Author: John W Nichols

By My Spirit Says The Lord

I Will Make Low this Mountain by My Spirit Says the Lord

Obstacles come between us and the things we hope God will do. Our ideas and striving—fall short. “By My Spirit,” is the Word of Him who called us. We will overcome, not by our ability, but by connection to the LORD Almighty. “Not by Might, Nor by Power” Overwhelming the horizon spans a mountain between…
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April 27, 2018 2
Press On to the Heavenly Kingdom

Press On to the Heavenly Kingdom

What are we living for? Are our eyes on the earthly or heavenly reward? Christ Jesus calls you upward, citizen of heaven, to grasp what He died for you to take. Let go of worldly accomplishments so you can gain the prize that will not fade. Press on towards the goal— … the surpassing value of knowing Christ…
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April 20, 2018 0
Make Eternal Impressions

God Uses Us to Make Eternal Impressions

God has a plan which He works tirelessly to accomplish. As believers in Christ, we have the opportunity to join with Him and make eternal impressions in our lives and the lives of people around us. He desires to, and will, unify everything to give Jesus the glory He deserves. “He has showered His kindness…
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April 13, 2018 2
Risen Indeed

He is Risen Indeed, and So Are You

Since I came to the Lord as a young adult, I didn’t grow up knowing all the peculiarities of the church. The first Easter I heard someone expectantly greet me with a peppy, “He is risen!” An awkward silence fell as I tried to respond. My gracious friend whispered the code, “You’re supposed to say,…
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April 6, 2018 6
Freely Give

Freely You Have Received—Freely Give

Jesus’s whisper echoed in my spirit, “Freely you have received; freely give.” My heart is tender this morning as I pray and thank Him for giving His life on the cross. When I write, I always want my words to be from Him to you. So I had asked Jesus, “What do you want to say?” Jesus…
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March 30, 2018 2
Repent and Renounce — You're Stronger Than You Think

Repent and Renounce — You’re Stronger than You Think

Do you believe the practice of repenting and renouncing sin should be a normal part of our life? When I gave my heart to Jesus, I was a big mess and it was painfully obvious I needed change. But now, sin pulls at me in more subtle ways. I’m learning the importance of practicing what God’s…
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March 23, 2018 6
Why Did Jesus Die

Why Did Jesus Die?

In a couple weeks, Christians will be celebrating Good Friday and Easter Sunday. These days represent when Jesus went to the cross and was raised three days later. But why did Jesus die? I thought it would be good to consider these Bible passages and remember what He did for us. To Reconcile You to…
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March 16, 2018 3
Good Deeds

Use Good Deeds to Make God Like You!

Do you ever fall into the trap of believing good deeds increase your favor with God? We are approaching Good Friday in a few weeks when we celebrate Jesus’s sacrifice. On that day, Jesus put the final touch on the masterpiece of His life of good deeds. As the Son of God died, the veil…
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March 9, 2018 4
Unity

Unity with God and Each Other

Is the world seeing Jesus in the Church? Last night, as I read Jesus’s prayer in John 17, the Son of God touched my heart. It was as if I could see His tenderness and love poured out these moments before going to that old rugged cross. I echoed part of His prayer in my…
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March 2, 2018 4
King of Glory

King of Glory

Prepare the way for the King of glory. Lift up your head and open the ancient doors. Make the path to His kingdom straight. Declare the good news, we can repent of our own ways that lead to death, the Prince of peace has come ushering in light and life. Behold, He rides in to…
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February 23, 2018 4