God is Supreme (from The Never-Ending, Ever-Growing List of the Character Traits of God)

 God is Supreme (From The Never-Ending, Ever-Growing List of the Character Traits of God) via www.JeanWilund.comWho’s Supreme This Week?

The College Football Playoff Committee deliberated for hours. Last night they presented their decision on who’s supreme on November 1, 2016.

Alabama is the supreme college football team in the nation. This week.

Next week it could be Clemson (Yay!) or Michigan. Or an unexpected sleeper school. It just depends on how the teams perform and the committee looks at their performance and talent.

Thankfully that’s not the way God works. There’s no committee to determine who’s supreme in the universe this week.

God alone is supreme forever.

GOD IS SUPREME

To say that God is supreme means no one and nothing is greater than God. No one even matches Him.

He’s it — The Supreme One.

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Jesus said, “Abide in Me, and I in you.” I said, “Huh?”

If you've ever wanted to understand Jesus' parable of the Vine and the Branches, you've found the right place. David Tryon explains it well. (www.JeanWilund.com)

Jesus said, “Abide in Me, and I in you.” I said, “Huh?”

Then He said, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

That sounded important, yet still my response was, “Huh?”

Maybe if I’d lived on a vineyard in Italy this would’ve made sense, but I grew up outside of Atlanta, GA, better known for peaches, peanuts and red clay.

I couldn’t wrap my brain around how one could actually “abide in Christ.” Until . . . David Tryon and his article “The Vine and the Branches.”

Tryon made sense of this confusing, but life-changing truth.

I re-wrote all of it into more modern English, but I have no idea where it’s disappeared to, so I’m including the version my dear friend and mentor Grace gave me years ago.

Yes, this is long, but I didn’t want to leave any of it out for those of you who, like me, desperately want this truth to sink in and make a difference.

For those who don’t have the time to delve into this long article, I’ll be addressing this in much shorter clips soon, but please consider studying this. It changed me.

If God can use this to change me, why would He not do the same for you?  


 THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES

By

David Tryon

 

There are many Christians, struggling to live the Christian life, who have never discovered where the strength to live that life is to be found.

There are many earnest believers, young and old, who are continually being disappointed and cast down because they are finding their own resources so inadequate to meet the demands of real Christian living.

There are hundreds of Christians of all ages who are hungering and thirsting after a fuller, deeper life than that which they now experience. [Read more…]

Memorizing Bible Verses Just Got Easier — The Best Free Bible Verse Memory Apps

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I never saw a purple cow. 

I never hope to see one;

But I can tell you, anyhow, I’d rather see than be one!


My high school English teacher quoted the Purple Cow poem constantly! 

Thirty-four years later, I still can’t banish it from my mind. 

Memorization works.

Over the years I’ve memorized many Bible verses, but my skills aren’t working as well as they used to. I’m glad I now have Bible Memory apps to help me.

Check out these Bible Memory Apps and download one today. It will be one of the best things you remember to do today. [Read more…]

My Top Five Favorite Bible Study Apps

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Ever try to snuggle up with your Bible, an unabridged commentary, Bible dictionary, and a couple other resources? It makes me thankful to live in a time when we can hold an entire library in our hands. 

With the advancement of the internet and smart phones, I’m thrilled to have an app for that. I feel so free! 

Here is a list of my top five favorite Bible Study apps in no particular order: [Read more…]

Stand Your Ground – Lessons From Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand” – The Path To Christian Maturity – Part Five: STAND!

Stand Your Ground (Lessons From Watchman Nee's Classic "Sit, Walk, Stand") -  The Path To Christian Maturity - Part Five: Stand!

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In reality, I laugh at this picture, but I don’t laugh in the face of danger. 

I flee. 

I flee fast and far. 

Unless, of course, someone’s messing with one of my children, then they’d better flee fast and far.

(But then again, my son is a black belt, so I think he can handle himself. And for that matter, my youngest daughter is pretty tough with a plastic rifle and pirate hook, as you can plainly see.)

The attacks of the Enemy, however, are nothing to laugh at. [Read more…]

No One Can Sleepwalk Into Christian Maturity (Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand”) – The Path to Christian Maturity — Part Four: WALK WISELY

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Part Four — Walk Wisely! (No One Can Sleepwalk Into Christian Maturity) Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand.”

 

Parents do the strangest things, because our kids do even stranger things.

At least mine do, like the night I awoke to the sound of our young son heading out on a midnight run to the bathroom.

I waited for the creaking of his bedsprings to signal his retreat back into bed.

It never came.

Trudging out of my own bed, I schlepped to his room to investigate.

The photo above shows how I found him.

Are you impressed with his midnight prayer vigil?

I was, until I realized he was sound asleep.

Before guiding him back to bed, I naturally grabbed my camera and recorded the moment — as all good parents would do.

We’ll never know what prompted Bobby to kneel down in the middle of the playroom because he had no memory of it the next morning, but we all had a good laugh.

Bobby’s next late night adventure wasn’t so funny. [Read more…]

Working Out What God Has Worked In (Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand”) — The Path to Christian Maturity — Part Three: PROGRESS

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Working Out What God Has Worked In (Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand”) — The Path to Christian Maturity — Part Three: WALK 3

 

I should’ve listened. 

I knew the Lord was speaking to my heart, lovingly telling me to shut my mouth.

I should’ve listened, but of course I didn’t, and now it’s too late. [Read more…]

The Starting Point For How Christians Are To Walk (Lessons from Watchman Nee’s Classic “Sit, Walk, Stand”) — The Path to Christian Maturity — Part Two: WALK

Getting Started on the Path to Christian Maturity (Lessons from "Sit, Walk, Stand" - Part 2)

Getting Started on the Path to Christian Maturity (Lessons from “Sit, Walk, Stand” – Part 2)

 

Our son Bobby’s first word was “kitty.”

Thanks a lot, son! I didn’t notice the cat getting up to feed you in the middle of the night. 

Bobby took his first steps when he was nine months old.

Getting Bobby to walk and talk was the focus of much of our energy.

Getting him to sit down and be quiet became our next focus. [Read more…]