Going Deep with God #8: Pulling It All Together

I wrote in a previous post (post #6) how worship, our personal and individual worship centered on Him, must become a vital and essential part of our daily lives if we wish to go deep with God.  After reading my most recent post (post #7) that discussed practicing the presence of God as we go about our daily lives, do you see the connection between that and worship?  As you learn to practice......

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Going Deep with God #7: Practicing the Presence

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.             Acts 17:28

Paul the Apostle found himself at loose ends.  Forced to travel south from Macedonia because of heavy persecution, he landed in Athens.  He had left Timothy and Silas, his traveling companions and chief helpers, behind......

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Book # 3 is now live!!!

Well, it's live!  My third book, God Revealed: Finding God in the Marriage Relationship, is now available on both Amazon and Ingram Spark.  I put links to the Amazon listing and some samples below.  I haven't yet put the new book up on the website, www.johntreagan.com, but that will come sometime soon.  The book's theme is about how God has revealed Himself through the marriage relationship.  Every marriage is a mini-picture of how He deals with the church and with us as individuals.  We get to see Him and get to know Him by looking at our

Going Deep with God #4: Upcoming Discussions

In my last post I challenged you to consider the question, how badly do you want God?  One cannot answer that question quickly so keep pondering on it for a while.  Sometimes I wonder if it might take a lifetime to find the real answer.  Here are some other topics I want to cover before we finish this series.  I have already mentioned the concept of praying in the spirit along with a promise to cover that topic.  The concept of praying in the spirit is very connected with the idea contained in Paul’s command to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17).  Look that reference up, check o

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Going Deep with God #1

Every Christian, every person who has chosen to follow Christ and call himself or herself by His name, comes, in the course of life, to times that demand that they go deep into God.  For instance, a time of deep, unmet material needs can force us to seek Him.  Perhaps a battle with sickness, either in one's own body or in someone close and important to us, can become an imperative that forces us to go deep into our relationship with the Lord as we seek resolution.  Then there are times when we find ourselves attacked by our enemy the devil.  When we are under spiritual attack, victory can o

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Eggshells

Author's Note:  We moved to Butte, Montana in 2007 with the dual purpose of caring for Ruth's elderly mother, and planting a church.  That church plant was eventually unsuccessful, but through that process, the light still managed to shine and dispel the darkness of that city.  When we first started taking concrete steps towards establishing the church, we expected that God would be bringing others to us who would grasp the vision and join us in the work.  Butte is/was very dark, in a spiritual sense, and I knew that anyone joining us would need help as they entered into th