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Author: Jon Clayton

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12, NKJV) The negative way of stating this command was known long before Jesus. It had long been said, “You should not do to your neighbor what you would not want him to do to you.” But it is a significant advance for Jesus to put it in the positive, to say that we should do unto others what we want them to do unto us. “The Golden Rule was not invented by Jesus; it is found in many forms in...

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The Giving Nature Of God

 The Giving Nature Of God 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:9-11, NKJV) Jesus made it clear that God does not have to be persuaded or appeased in prayer. He wants to give us not just bread, but even more than what we ask...

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Keep Praying

Keep Praying Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8, NKJV) \We see a progressive intensity, going from ask to seek to knock. Jesus told us to have intensity, passion, and persistence in prayer. The fact that Jesus came back to the subject of prayer – already dealt with in some depth in Matthew 6:5-15; shows the importance of prayer. In this three-fold description of prayer as asking, seeking, and knocking we see different aspects of...

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Odds and Sods Vol 2 Issue 22

Odds and Sods Vol 2 Issue 22 This is Labor Day weekend! Hope you are enjoying a safe, restful time with family and friends. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. Therefore, it is the beginning of fall. Really sad to see the summer end, but excited about fall and all that God has for us. The work on the site is progressing slowly. There is so much to do and never enough time to do it all! Such is life. There will be more posts out this week. Should have a newsletter out on Wednesday God is...

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Christian Links Vol 2 Issue 21

Christian Links Vol 2 Issue 21 You Are A Child Of God! But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: (John 1:12, NKJV) You are a child of God Most High! Can you fathom that? If you have accepted Jesus, this is true of you right here and now as well as for all eternity! This is true even when you do not feel or act like a child of God. God did not save you because of who you are or what...

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Today’s Bible Verse & Christian Quote

Today’s Bible Verse:

Colossians 2:9-10; For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Today’s Christian Quote:

“In the Ephesian Epistle the church is the primary object, and the thought passes upward to Christ as the head of the church. In the Colossian Epistle, Christ is the primary object, and the thought passes downward to the church as the body of Christ.” – William Sanday