Freedom For The “Demon-Possessed” Man

A few of you reading this post are familiar with the biblical account that I am about to discuss. Others of you have never heard the account before. For the latter, I will walk you through the story. For the former, I hope to show you something in the account that you have never thought…

Broken Hearts, Broken Lives and Broken People (Growthpoint Week 3 Notes)

For those in my Growthpoint class, I am posting my notes here (randysthoughts.wordpress.com). BROKEN HEARTS, BROKEN LIVES and BROKEN PEOPLE (Reaching out to the desperate and hurting, the way Jesus intended)… Week 3 We can’t see what is going on inside of someone else, but we can look for signs. -What are some signs that…

Broken Hearts, Broken Lives and Broken People (Growthpoint Week 2 Notes)

For those in my Growthpoint class, I am posting my notes here (randysthoughts.wordpress.com). BROKEN HEARTS, BROKEN LIVES and BROKEN PEOPLE (Reaching out to the desperate and hurting, the way Jesus intended)… Week 2 Let’s start out this week by looking at a couple of verses about loving each other: [1John 4:19-21 NIV] 19 We love…

Broken Hearts, Broken Lives and Broken People (Growthpoint Week 1 Notes)

For those in my Growthpoint class, I am posting my notes here (randysthoughts.wordpress.com). Week 1 BROKEN HEARTS, BROKEN LIVES and BROKEN PEOPLE (Ministering to the desperate and hurting, the way Jesus intended) Week 1 [1 Peter 4:8-11 NIV] 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. -Whose sin is…

Stop Trading Your Joy For Happiness

“Stop trading your joy for happiness.”  When I say “joy” I am referring to the thing that comes from God: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13). When I…

Jesus, the Man in the Crowd, and Me

In the twelfth chapter of Luke, a man comes to Jesus with a request. This man was in a crowd of thousands of people that were clamoring to get to Jesus, so much so that they were stepping on each other. The man, like everyone else in the crowd, wants something from the celebrity. Undoubtedly…

All Men Are CREATED Equal…

Thomas Jefferson wrote in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” This same idea was referenced by President Abraham Lincoln when he stated that “all men are created equal” in his famous address at Gettysburg. Man is created in God’s image,…

the story of “ME”

The most important person in the world today is ME. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out. Everywhere I turn I am being bombarded with messages about ME and how important I am. Let me introduce you to ME… The most important person in most wealthy countries, such as…