Simplicity Series

/Simplicity Series

A series of Field Notes Gene wrote to highlight the simplicity of the christian life.

Building the House of the Soul

  Building the House of the Soul “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Mat 7:24 I recently taught this class in a jungle village in Papua New Guinea. The pastors present [...]

Six Principles of Spiritual Power

  Six Principles of Spiritual Power “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears [...]

You Shall Call His Name Immanuel

  You Shall Call His Name Immanuel “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, ‘God with us.’” Mat 1:23 An Ancient Sign to Israel (Isa 7:10–17; Isa 8:10; Isa 9:6–7) In the days of Isaiah, in [...]

The Shepherd-King

  The Shepherd-King “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; now this is [...]

The Free Gift of God—An Insult to Man’s Pride

  The Free Gift of God—An Insult to Man’s Pride “… being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Rom 3:24 The Righteousness of God The basic theme of the book of Romans can be followed along several different, but connected, lines of thought. [...]

Your Battles Belong to the Lord

  Your Battles Belong to the Lord “Then all of this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.” 1Sa 17:47 To The Pilgrims To all who joined us on our [...]

Complete in Christ?

  Simplicity Series #18 Complete in Christ? “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.” Col 2:9–10 A Faulty Conclusion Many believers have come to a dangerous and faulty conclusion from a [...]

Sauntering Through the Land, Looking to Eternity

  Sauntering Through the Land, Looking to Eternity “Lift your eyes now and look … northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever … Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give [...]

Eating and Drinking in the Kingdom of God

  Eating and Drinking in the Kingdom of God “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber [drunkard, NASB], a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children.” Mat 11:19 In our last post, we addressed [...]

Are You Living in the Kingdom of God?

  Are You Living in the Kingdom of God? “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Rom 14:17 A Kingdom Not of this World Paul is addressing problems that existed in the Roman church. These issues are [...]