KDs are designed/developed/inspired/mused/auto-suggested/indigested to make folks think; an especially uncommon experience among Democrats, Republicans, and jingoistic mainline denominationalists who continue to discourage dissent with their ever-threatening thought police.
Following up on "Intimacy Before
Incarnation" in the 7/11/17 edition...
Scratching the Surface
A Personal Relationship with God
I’m often asked what Christians mean by a personal
relationship with God by grace through faith in Jesus.
Before talking about how to get it,
let’s talk about what it means.
It feels something like this: “And He walks
with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own, and the joy we
share as we tarry there none other has ever known.”
It includes “strong calm sanity” and
irrepressible joy, happiness, and overall well-being amid the meanness,
madness, misery, and miscreance of life in the modern world.
Does that sound good to you?
If that’s something you’d like to
have/experience/express, you can have/experience/express it/Him.
It’s yours by grace through faith in Jesus.
Specifically, here’s how to
have/experience/express a personal relationship with God.
or admit you’re messed up a little or a lot but definitely messed up and
need Him as Savior.
Repent or pledge
right now that you’re going to change the direction of your life from
egocentric to Christocentric according to the book.
in Jesus as Lord and Savior; trusting Him for this life and after life so you
have/experience/express confident living in the assurance of eternal life in
paradise/heaven immediately after you exhale your last breath.
His love! That’s right! He loves you!
Or as Eugene says, “The sooner we get the message, the better off we’ll
be, for the message is good, incredibly good: God is here, and He’s on our
Lord, I invite You for the first time…[or really this
time or to renew/recharge my relationship with You]…into my heart as Lord and
Savior. I am sorry for how I have hurt
You and hurt others which is the same as hurting You. I need Your love, mercy, and forgiveness. I welcome You into my heart. I thank You for being in my heart now and
forever. I ask You to help me to be
Yours from now on in all things at all times in all places with all people for
Christ’s sake; as I pray in His name.
Here's a hint from Brian and Bob or
preview of coming attractions.
For a hint before the hint, go to the
picture of a prototype being prepared for production (copyrighted).
If you are familiar with Alpha through
Omega, your spirit is stirring.
Reclaim the Bow
(copyright pending, 2017)
For over a decade of increasing intimacy
with Him and each other, Brian and Bob have known He brought them together for
a reason/purpose/mission to honor Jesus by the book as guided by the Holy
Church planter Brian is the lead pastor
of The Grove in Poplar Grove, Illinois.
Iconoclastic mainline denominational
credential-holder Bob is undershepherd of Belvidere, Illinois' First
Presbyterian Church primarily known as "Our Family of Faith on the Corner
of Lincoln and Main."
Profoundly compelled by our Lord's great
commandment, great commission, and high priestly prayer, a vision for
incarnating the merciful message of the rainbow has been forming in their
spirits and coalesced on July 13, 2017 between 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Anyone familiar with the rainbow's
symbolic and covenantal assurances will take the hint; yet the message in the
movement is staggering, seismic, salty, enlightening, leavenating, and
The preceding paragraphs are the first
hint of what's to come through Reclaim the Rainbow (Discovering Original Mercy).
Though tempted to, uh, disclose some of the plans to show His mercy that
will stun left, right, up and down and all around by the movement's radical and
uncompromising devotion to the agape love of God so elegantly and romantically symbolized in the
bow, exemplified in Jesus, and explained in Holy Scripture, let's just say, for
now, those who have used the bow in the past from left, right, up and down and all
around to promote their idiosyncratic ideologies only coincidentally related to
the merciful message of Biblical Christianity will be shaken to salvific
inquiry if not enthusiasm in the next several months.
Really, while those familiar with the symbol
may have some guesses, it's waaaaaaay beyond whatever you're thinking in a Colossians 3:1-4 kinda
Brian, who is much better at this than
moi, says we need seed money to get the ball rolling.
He's referring to domains, webs, social
networking, legal stuff, material investments, promos, and, uh, I don't know.
He estimates start-up costs of around
10-15K with expectations of quick self-and-expanding support.
So if you're feeling nudged by the Holy
Spirit right now to plant some seed $, you can send a check to The Grove (4210 Countryside Estates Poplar Grove, Illinois 61065) or First Presbyterian Church
(221 N. Main Street, Belvidere, Illinois 61008) and write "Reclaim the
Bow" in the memo.
You will be glad you did as we
joins hands with Him to Reclaim the Bow!
So why did I lump
a follow-up onto this hint? Duh! Because intimacy precedes
Blessings and Love!
Shatter the sound of silence!
Wake up! Look up! Stand up! Speak
up! Act up for Jesus!