Christian Teaching

5 May 2022

Spiritual Warfare 101

Submitted by John T Reagan

I know a young couple who, a few years ago, lived in a housing co-op, full of duplexes, that was located in a rather pleasant spot on the edge of a mid-sized town.  They have since moved on, but they shared with us how, before they moved, there was a changeover taking place amongst the other residents of the co-op.  A number of new families had moved in and these new residents seemed to be quite unfriendly, even hostile, towards them.  Their children, in similar fashion, treated this couple’s seven-year-old badly out on the playground.  Besides being unfriendly, most of these new residents

12 Apr 2022

I wrote in a previous post (post #6) how worship, our personal and individual worship centered on Him, must become a vital and essential part of our daily lives if we wish to go deep with God.  After reading my most recent post (post #7) that discussed practicing the presence of God as we go about our daily lives, do you see the connection between that and worship?  As you learn to practice......

6 Apr 2022

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.             Acts 17:28

Paul the Apostle found himself at loose ends.  Forced to travel south from Macedonia because of heavy persecution, he landed in Athens.  He had left Timothy and Silas, his traveling companions and chief helpers, behind......

10 Mar 2022

Going Deep with God #6: Worship

Submitted by John T Reagan

Elisha was grumpy.  He didn’t want to be there and he really didn’t want to be talking with the three foolish kings who had come to ask him to seek Yahweh on their behalf.  Yet here he was, having joined the marching armies of Israel because God’s Spirit had moved him to follow them.  Yet, one of those kings......

18 Feb 2022

In my last post I challenged you to consider the question, how badly do you want God?  One cannot answer that question quickly so keep pondering on it for a while.  Sometimes I wonder if it might take a lifetime to find the real answer.  Here are some other topics I want to cover before we finish this series.  I have already mentioned the concept of praying in the spirit along with a promise to cover that topic.  The concept of praying in the spirit is very connected with the idea contained in Paul’s command to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17).  Look that reference up, check o

2 Dec 2021

Going Deep with God #1

Submitted by John T Reagan

Every Christian, every person who has chosen to follow Christ and call himself or herself by His name, comes, in the course of life, to times that demand that they go deep into God.  For instance, a time of deep, unmet material needs can force us to seek Him.  Perhaps a battle with sickness, either in one's own body or in someone close and important to us, can become an imperative that forces us to go deep into our relationship with the Lord as we seek resolution.  Then there are times when we find ourselves attacked by our enemy the devil.  When we are under spiritual attack, victory can o

23 Nov 2021

Eggshells

Submitted by John T Reagan

Author's Note:  We moved to Butte, Montana in 2007 with the dual purpose of caring for Ruth's elderly mother, and planting a church.  That church plant was eventually unsuccessful, but through that process, the light still managed to shine and dispel the darkness of that city.  When we first started taking concrete steps towards establishing the church, we expected that God would be bringing others to us who would grasp the vision and join us in the work.  Butte is/was very dark, in a spiritual sense, and I knew that anyone joining us would need help as they entered into th

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