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|... who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a |
word has even been spoken” (p. 10). Donald Blum, from the indie-rock band the
Von Bondies, describes how “we are born anew within every stranger's eye.
|Discovering how Professed Believers Can Still be Strangers in the Eye's of God |
Sharon D. Meadows ... If you are a born-again Christian,Jesus lives within you. ...
We all have either the ability to change or remain engaged in our evil desires.
|forget, we are now God's children, and it is now time to begin a new way of |
thinking. ... to deliver us in this day and time from spiritual confusion,
misunderstanding of what our spirituality and heritage is really all about, who and
whose we really ...
|Peter and some followers of Jesus prayed in one accord and the building shook, |
they began to preach the resurrection of Jesus Christ, ... We are not strangers to
the kingdom of God anymore. ... Jesus replied, "With all earnestness I possess I
tell you this unless you are born again, you can never get into the Kingdom of
|And this is what the sacred scriptures every where require, and that in the |
plainest expressions, in rthe case of ... That which is done in us and for us when
we are said to be born again, I take to be this; the infusing of some inward
principle ... are regenerate know it by experience of what has been done in
themselves : and, however those that are strangers to this ... As we have the
same eyes, ears, and senses ; so we have also the same understanding, will,
and affections, that we had ...
|We were both put under the water in that old churchyard pool under the apple |
orchard in West Virginia, the old ... I have never made a big whoop-de-do about
being a born-again Christian, but I speak as a born-again Christian. ... So they
brought in all the beautiful virgins — perhaps not all of them, but they brought
enough to dazzle the king's eyes — and they ... The upshot of it was there
appeared before him one day a stranger who offered him all the land that he
could cover in a day, ...
|to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on |
you which I have brought on the Egyptians. ... Your land is desolate, your cities
are burned with fire, your fields strangers are devouring them in your presence (
no fruit is ... Judges 17:6 explains: "In those days there was no king in Israel;
everyone did what was right in his own eyes." No one to guide them (and us, too,
if we are not born again and have His Holy Spirit within us) daily as they moved
|can find it more readily when we receive the stranger with openness and even |
vulnerability. ... We are born anew in hope for a dream that we expect will
become reality. ... That perfection is a becoming, undergirded by reconciling work
in this age, luring us on toward the vision of all creation existing in the full
presence and ...
|This is what Jesus spoke to Nicodemus about when He said in John 3:3, Unless |
one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. ... One day, He will be
revealed to all, but today we can see Him with our inner eyes. ... When the Lord
called Abraham, he became a stranger in this world (Hebrews 11:9-10, 13-16).
|Three Pastors Offer a Hopeful Vision for the Church Martin B. Copenhaver, |
Anthony B. Robinson, William H. Willimon ... We speak to God in worship, in song
, in prayer because we have been addressed by God. Our claim is that one ... "
Every time I hear the story in one of your sermons," said one of our parishioners, "
I turn just a little bit." That's not a ... That's not a bad way to speak of being born