Author Archives: Joe Ginder

A man who lies to himself….

“A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for … Continue reading

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The Bible is the Language of God’s Heart

When it comes to hearing God, the Bible is the language of his heart. Nothing he says in any other way in any other context will ever override, undermine or contradict what he has said in the Scriptures. That’s why … Continue reading

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The Word of God

‘It is Christ himself, not the Bible, who is the true word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to him’ C.S. LewisThe Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, … Continue reading

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On Adversaries

“Loving, forgiving, and doing good to our adversaries is our duty. Yet we must do this without giving up and without being cowardly. We shall resist whenever our adversaries demand of us obedience contrary to the orders of the Gospel. … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina for Resurrection Week

Back in 2020, I made a series of lectio divina readings for Palm Sunday through Good Friday. The title pages have 2020 dates; but there is nothing dated about the readings – except they are keyed to the scriptures that … Continue reading

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What does it mean to know God?

“To Know God means to look like Him and to live in a way that reflects his character.” Rikk Watts

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Seeing Color Newsletter/Journal of John Woolman

In the recorded message this week, I mentioned the free newsletter Seeing Color. This note is to make the link to it available. If you subscribe, it will come in email each month. I also mentioned the Journal of John … Continue reading

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On Knowing God’s Will

I was asked a question by a young friend in the congregation recently: In what ways can we know God’s will? For example I feel sometimes I want to know all of God’s will for my life up front so … Continue reading

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A Special Christmas Message from Ray Bakke

This is a timely and timeless Christmas message from Ray Bakke, given at Every Nation Church in Seattle. Ray’s son and my friend Brian Bakke thoughtfully provided a link to the recording – one of the best Christmas gifts ever! … Continue reading

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2021 Advent Resources

I mentioned in a Zoom worship time that there are many Advent resources that you may find helpful during this Advent season. This is the list of links to resources that I promised. I may update the list from time … Continue reading

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