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Romans 8:26-28

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit  himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

And we know that in all things God works for the good  of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

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Categories: Romans, Spirit, will of God

Sad Will of God

In Acts 20:25-27, Paul explains that he is willing to teach the will of God whether or not people want to hear it.

He makes his friends sad that they’ll never see him again.

But it’s God’s will.

Jesus’ “Will of God” Claim

In John 7:14-21, Jesus enters Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles.

Some in the crowd are accusing Jesus of false teaching.

His response is to tell his accusers to follow “the will of God” to test the truth of his claims.

This does not answer the question, “What exactly IS the will of God?” but it’s a start.

Categories: jesus, john, will of God

Called to Controversy by Ruth Rosen

I am a bit too young to remember Moishe Rosen’s founding work with Jews for Jesus.

After reading this book, I feel like I might have been there in the middle of it all.

The author is one of Moishe’s two daughters, and she clearly didn’t hold back. There is insider information and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories in every chapter.

I also enjoyed learning more about his leadership style, the good and the bad. It is interesting to learn more about a great leader’s strengths and faults.

Each chapter begins with a quote, and the text is peppered with many other memorable sayings: “Don’t let yourself become a desk jockey. People spend too much time sitting at their desks.”

“We take God seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.”

“A shepherd doesn’t let the wolves meet the sheep.”

If you’re at all interested in learning more about one of the most influential Jewish Christian evangelists of all time, then I recommend you pick up this book. I highly recommend it!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.

Categories: book review, BookSneeze

The Will of God

The phrase “will of God” appears in the NIV 14 times.

Categories: will of God

Mercy

In 1 Kings 21:28-29, God explains that Ahab’s punishment will be delayed because of his sincere, humble repentance.

If Ahab can receive forgiveness, so can we!

Categories: 1 kings, elijah

Sarcastic Prophet

In 1 Kings 18:20-40, we read about Elijah’s showdown with the prophets of Baal.

Funny how sarcastic Elijah becomes when he senses victory.

Categories: 1 kings, elijah
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