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
Elisha was grumpy. He didn’t want to be there and he really didn’t want to be talking with the three foolish kings who had come to ask him to seek Yahweh on their behalf. Yet here he was, having joined the marching armies of Israel because God’s Spirit had moved him to follow them. Yet, one of those kings......
I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.
1 Corinthians 14:15
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
You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you…
Most Christians, when we find ourselves seeking to go deeper with God, think first about the practice of fasting. It’s almost a knee-jerk kind of thinking, but we go that direction because that’s what we see modeled for us by the heroes of the Bible. Those guys knew.........
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
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
I found it deeply disheartening last January when Joe Biden took office and moved into the White House. America has fallen, once again, to the rule of those opposed to Christ, to those opposed to all that is good. Most serious Christians are deeply disappointed in the outcome of the elections and in the man who now sits in the White House. Since then it has been especially difficult to watch the President and the Democrats in Congress systematically destroy freedom in America, establish unrighteous laws and policies, and squander our taxes. They seem to be especially zealous in their di
Author's Note: My mother passed away several years ago, but I still have, mixed in with other papers, stories, and other writings penned by her. She actually did quite a lot of writing and was sometimes published in a few, small magazines. Always her words are insightful. I ran across this piece a few days ago and thought I'd share it here. The original is typewritten (Mother did most of her writing before computers were prevalent) so I scanned it and ran it through an OCR engine. Surprisingly, the OCR scan required very little correcting and what you see below is mostly just as she typed it. Enjoy the read.
THE UNHAPPY SHEEP
by Roselee Reagan
Once upon a time there was an unhappy sheep. Life had not been good to this sheep. The farmer who owned her always beat her. The other sheep were always kicking Unhappy away. Sometimes......