Monthly Archives: November 2007

Personal Spiritual Growth

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” —1 Peter 2:2-3 NIV When it comes to personal spiritual growth, God’s … Continue reading

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Points of Interest #1,002

Recently, my family enjoyed a day at the beach. As evening was drawing near, I took this picture with my cell phone camera. Join with me in marveling at God’s glory as we gaze on a beautiful sunset behind Pier … Continue reading

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Wonderfully Blessed

Through the years, we have seen numerous takes on the Thanksgiving holiday. A number of phrases have been employed in an effort to creatively capture the essence of this holiday. We’ve been exhorted to realize that “thanks” is best offered … Continue reading

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Living Generously x

A few words spoken by Jesus have been on my mind lately. They are recorded in Matthew 5:38-48. (Click this link and you can read them in the three versions: TNIV, NIV and KJV.) As I’ve reflected on these verses, … Continue reading

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Accepting One Another x

While preparing for a Bible class last week, I ran across a little gem that I would like to share here. One study that I am currently teaching focuses on the one another passages. We recently looked at Romans 15:7, … Continue reading

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Pulling Together! x

…the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. —Ephesians 4:16 Have you ever seen a “Mule Pull?” This is a very popular attraction at … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit at Work in the Early Church x

Here’s something a little different from what you normally find posted here at the Spiritual Oasis. I put this together as a supplemental handout for a class I was teaching last year. While this is not a complete summary of … Continue reading

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