You are God’s field, God’s building.

Dear Friends, This morning I read Paul's words to the Corinthian church, "...You are God's field, God's building." These two metaphors for the church stood out to me as I have reflected on the last 6 months as we have transitioned into some news things in our church. First of all, as God's building I am [...]

2016-08-31T12:15:51+00:00 Categories: Devotions|

“I Say”

Jesus knew who He was. He knew He was “the only begotten Son of God.” The term, “only begotten Son,” in the Greek means, “unique, one of a kind.” The term also identifies Jesus as being “One” in essence of nature with God. In Mt. 5:18, Jesus does not say, “Thus saith the Lord” as [...]

2017-06-02T16:30:05+00:00 Categories: Devotions, Gordon Kler|

Ownership

We have currently launched a several month Sermon Series in Portlaoise on the Parables of Jesus. Parables were a way that Jesus took something ordinary and familiar and used it to teach deep spiritual truths. For some, like the Pharisees, sometimes they got it and sometimes they did not, as we recently noted in the [...]

2017-06-02T16:30:06+00:00 Categories: Devotions|

Decisions

In becoming a Christian you made the greatest decision of your life. Through your salvation you opened a phenomenal supernatural world of wonderment – the spiritual world of the Lord. Foremost in this realm is the workings of the blood of Jesus. In receiving his salvation you are covered by the blood of Jesus – [...]

2015-07-01T13:07:42+00:00 Categories: Devotions|

Gifts and Giving

One of Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” items pictured a plain bar of iron worth €5.00. The same bar of iron made into horseshoes would be worth €50.00. If the bar would be made into sewing needles it would be worth €5,000.00. If it would be made into balance springs for fine Swiss watches it [...]

2017-06-02T16:30:14+00:00 Categories: Devotions|

Mind of Christ

Nothing is created by its own power; neither does it exist nor is it sustained by itself. Everything in the universe, from the smallest particle or atom to the largest stellar star is dependent upon God’s laws, God’s purpose and God’s provision. Nothing exists by itself. Our being like-minded with Christ Jesus is God’s primary [...]

2017-06-02T16:30:16+00:00 Categories: Devotions|

The Holy Spirit

To many the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Indeed he is! The Scripture sheds limited light on his work. He is portrayed in a variety of roles; creator, mighty wind, breath, a cloud, a burning bush, the Word or simply – the Spirit or spirit. When compared to the Biblical activities and purpose of Jesus, [...]

2014-09-15T11:39:00+00:00 Categories: Devotions|

God or god

Did you ever have to make a choice that determined the course of your life – take this young woman or man for your mate; choose to become an accountant or a fireman? Of course you did! Choice began with your most ancient ancestors, Eve and Adam. The Creator God gave them the prime choice [...]

2014-09-08T18:30:26+00:00 Categories: Devotions|

Breath

Of course, breathing is our most vital, natural function. We all like to breathe! As a youth I helped rescue two women from drowning in the Pacific Ocean and another from the Columbia River. It amazed me how fiercely they struggled when breathing became difficult and they thought they would drown. Years later while aboard [...]

2014-09-01T09:00:31+00:00 Categories: Devotions|

How Full is Full?

As Christians you and I are “full” spiritually to the point of abundance. “God’s fullness” stretches and expands us. It brings us new revelation and spiritual insight. We can contain only so much of “God’s fullness” before we have an overflow of his fullness to be given to others. What is the “fullness of God?” [...]

2014-08-25T09:01:42+00:00 Categories: Devotions|