Influence


The person who is perceived, by comparison to others, as having less importance or influence among men is brought from least to greatest (having more importance or influence than even the greatest among men) when he or she enters into the kingdom of God found in Christ.

 


Providence

Posted by on Aug 29, 2021 in Influence, Purpose | 7 comments

Providence

The lady asked, “How did you learn to summarize large bodies of thought?” It happened not by my design, but by Another. Following is my answer, but first why I began this path. The Founders of this country believed that to learn to think like great people one had to read, reread, contemplate and discuss the thoughts of great people. The Founders read the Bible, including the law and the prophets. They read the classical Greek works, as well as those of the Romans. They read about the reformation in Europe, particularly in Britain during the...

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A good God and bad wealth

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in Influence, Spiritual Warfare | 0 comments

A good God and bad wealth

Luke 15:1-10 Heavenly people trump earthly wealth The tax collectors and nonreligious Jews were remaining close enough to Jesus to listen to Him speak, Luke 15:1. The religious Jews, that being those in leadership, began to grumble among themselves at the behavior of Jesus. The leaders didn’t believe it was a good thing for Jesus to spend His time with people they viewed as unconcerned about the ways of God, Luke 15:2. Therefore, Father had an opportunity to speak to them about God’s economy in life (Luke 15:3), and the He did through the...

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Influence and Importance

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Influence | 0 comments

The crowds measured John the Baptizer from a horizontal, human level – comparing him to themselves and others. They were obviously impressed with his life, and Jesus understood why. Jesus identified the Baptizer, as the greatest among men. Among people, John was a prophet, being able to both understand the times in which he lived as well as speak accurately of the future, Luke 7:26. John didn’t cater his teaching to any pressure men sought to apply to him (Luke 7:24), nor was his head easily turned by creature comforts, Luke 7:25. Even more,...

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