The Importance of God’s Word…

In our New Members’ Class this week, I mentioned a story from Ravi Zacharias that showed an outcome of obeying God’s word. It’s similar to John Wilfinger’s story, as told by John Soper, but the outcome is different — even intriguing. I told the class members that if they were interested, I’d dig up that story.

Jann asked for it, so I did about 30 seconds of googling and found it here. Enjoy!

Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success.

ThruTheBible: What Was the Strange Fire?

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 2/23/2014

At Curwensville Alliance we are reading through the Bible. This past week we’ve spent some time in Leviticus, a difficult book for most of us to relate to. This is likely the case with Nadab and Abihu.

In Leviticus 10, two sons of Aaron, Israel’s high priest, are killed by God for offering what the King James calls Strange Fire. That’s one catchy phrase, isn’t it? Strange Fire. Maybe that’s why the term has been so often capitalized upon by people wanting to put down anything different from what they have experienced or what they believe in.

But what is the strange fire?

This podcast attempts to answer the question in ways that speak to our hearts.

PS: I hope you’re listening to the morning services from Curwensville Alliance Church. They can be found by clicking here.

Spending Time with God…

Recently, I was reading James Emery White’s latest book, A Traveler’s Guide to the Kingdom, thinking of how, since I am reading this, I really could skip my Bible reading today, when White hits me between the eyes with this….

It’s no secret that when it comes to relationships there is a direct link between time and intimacy. Your closeness to someone is tied to how much time you spend with them. If you spend five minutes a month with someone, then you’re five-minutes-a-month close. If you spend five minutes a day with them, then you’re five-minutes-a-day close. I’m much more intimate with someone that I see every day than someone I see once or twice a year. It’s no different with God. If you want to develop your relationship with him, you have to spend time with him. And the more time you spend with him, the closer you’ll be, and the more your relationship will develop. ~White, p 49.

OK — maybe it wasn’t White that hit me. 🙂