Let the Advent-ure begin, Part 4

Posted Dec 21st 2005, 09:00 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hi All,
Let the ADVENT- ure begin!
As you read this last installment on the Advent-ure, I pray that the presence of God in this season is very real for you and your families. My desire is that you would move through a season of Advent into a new year with renewed hope and purpose because of what God has demonstrated to us through the gift of His only Son

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Let the Advent-ure begin, Part 3

Posted Dec 14th 2005, 09:00 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hi All,
Here's part 3.
Blessings,
Patrick
Let the ADVENT- ure begin! Part 3
In part one of this four part look into Advent, I to a look at the birth and reign of Jesus Christ the King as written in Isaiah 9:2. The Advent or Onset of a Great Light. A great verse to summarize that thought is from Eph. 5:8-14.
"8For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9(for the fruit of...

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Let the ADVENT- ure begin! Part 2

Posted Dec 9th 2005, 09:00 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hi All,
Here's part 2.
Enjoy!
Blessings,
Patrick
Let the ADVENT- ure begin! Part 2
The Advent or Onset of a Great Increase
Again, to remind us where we were in Part 1, Advent is the observance just prior to Christmas when focus, prayer, fasting and personal reflection is made in preparation for Christ. Advent is the onset of something or 'a coming into being or use.'
In part one we looked into the birth and reign of Jesus Christ the King as written in Isaiah...

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Let the ADVENT- ure begin!

Posted Dec 6th 2005, 05:27 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hi All,
It's been about a month since the last post, but the next four are a series the Lord gave me in regard to this wonderful season of Advent we are in the midst of.
I hope this Christmas is one of great peace, revelation and promise.
In Jesus,
Patrick
Let the ADVENT- ure begin!
Most of us are aware to some degree or another that this particular time of year is referred to as the Advent Season. Advent is the observance just prior...

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Moving On

Posted Nov 2nd 2005, 07:20 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hi All,
I've attached a word from a man named John Beaumont from New Zealand. John's been pioneering stuff for years. He's now in his late 70's, but by the looks of this word - still carries a tremendous heart for what God is trying to do and say. This is an excerpt from a longer document and it's still long so you may want to print it out instead.
Blessings,
Patrick
Moving On - by John Beaumont
"Lean on,...

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In Him Are Hid All the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge

Posted Oct 21st 2005, 09:00 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hey All,
Hope this finds you seeking hard after the Lord our God. Here's a word from John Piper that I hope brings a blessing to you.
In Him,
Patrick
In Him Are Hid All the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge
Colossians 2:3
One reason to admire and trust Jesus above all other persons is that he knows more than anyone else. He knows all people thoroughly, their hearts and their thoughts. "He knew all men" (John 2:24). "You, Lord, . . . know the...

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The Hiding of His Friendship

Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 09:00 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

You are not abandoned, you are a friend of God. And He loves you very much!
The Hiding of His Friendship
"There are times in spiritual life when there is confusion, and it cannot be pushed aside by saying there should not be confusion. It is not a question of right and wrong, but of God taking you by a way which you presently do not understand. It is only by going through the confusion that you will get at...

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Something New, part 2

Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 09:00 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hi all,
Here's part 2 of the Something New word from Bob Nolan.
Blessings,
Patrick
Part 2
Peter argued with Jesus from the moment they met.
"Cast your net on the other side of the boat." "Why? I've been fishing all night." "I'm going to Jerusalem to be crucified." "No You're not." "I'm going to wash your feet." "You'll never wash my feet." "Before the rooster crows, you'll deny Me." "I will not."
Would you have chosen Peter for the first chief apostle of...

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Something New, part 1

Posted Sep 21st 2005, 01:15 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hi Everyone,
It's been a while, but I trust that you are staying well connected to the reality of who God is, what God has in store for you, and the awesome joy of living and serving Him in this day.
Today and tomorrow will be a two part message from a friend of mine who speaks God's langauge and shares God's heart by the name of Bob Nolan.
It would be a great idea to read Acts 10 prior to this reading....

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"Are You in a Difficult Situation? Rejoice!"

Posted Aug 21st 2005, 10:40 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hey All,
Challenges and adversity continue to shape the landscape of all of our journey's right now. Today is one of those days. This afternoon my Mom went home to be with the Lord. Her battle with cancer was brief and the Lord chose to bring her to His side. Thank you for the prayers for my mom and my family during this time. It's been a blessing.
I was encouraged to have found this...

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Great quotes from the last month

Posted Aug 17th 2005, 10:24 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hey All,
I love quotes. Especially ones that turn us away from ourselves and cause us to look unto JESUS and understand His heart and ways.
Below are a few I've picked up recently;
"The sick and maimed are not hot spots of contamination but potential reservoirs of God's mercy."

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Anointed for Business

Posted Aug 12th 2005, 09:00 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Good Morning All,
As the Lord continues to establish His "called out ones", there is a de-programing, re-programing, an equipping taking place in all of us. As we relinquish ourselves to this wonderful process and position ourselves to serve - I truly believe that un-precedented opportunity is before us.
Below is a critical encouragement to help us along.
Enjoy!
Patrick
ANOINTED FOR BUSINESS
Early Christians made the marketplace the focal point of their ministry because their occupations regularly took them there. As they conducted business,...

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Making Room for Atheism

Posted Aug 10th 2005, 02:21 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Here's a good read...
Blessings,
Patrick
Originally published in A Godward Life (Multnomah, 1997)
Our church exists "to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ." That is our mission. "All things" means business, industry, education, media, sports, arts, leisure, government, and all the details of our lives. Ideally this means God should be recognized and trusted as supreme by every person he has made. But the Bible teaches plainly that there...

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A New View of Glory

Posted Aug 3rd 2005, 08:30 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hey All,
I enjoy this brothers postings and wanted to pass this one on. One of the key quotes from it states, "What one does with the crucified Christ will determine their destiny now and forever."
Sounds simple, yet it is the key to a stumbling church in the west.
May the Lord grant each of us the grace to embrace.
Blessings,
Patrick
A New View of Glory - Dudley Hall
"...But to sit at my right hand or at my left is...

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Mega Shift

Posted Jul 18th 2005, 08:40 by Vertical Cafe on Christian Living

Hi All,
Hope this finds you well. This mornings forward is from a group called Friday Fax. The focus is on a book I've been reading and one that is certainly challenging the status quo.
Blessings,
PATRICK
Friday Fax 2005 Issue 28, 15 July
Megashift
That's the title of American author Jim Rutz's recently-published book. It's hotly debated on TV, and one of Amazon's top sellers. It has also caused controversy in broad swathes of self-contented US Christianity. 'Megashift' is a sharp-minded analysis...

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