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Created to Look Forward Created to Look Forward
Theology

Created to Look Forward

Posted by Regi Campbell on January 24, 2019

Consider these verses . . . “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39…

When Tears Appear, the Spirit is Near When Tears Appear, the Spirit is Near
Theology

When Tears Appear, the Spirit is Near

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 20, 2018

Here’s a new one for you . . . when tears appear, the Spirit is near. Ok, it’s not in the Bible. My words, not His. But it’s my experience. Let me explain. And don’t go ‘deep theology’ on me, at least not until you’ve heard me out. There are two kinds of spirits people…

People Are More Committed to Their Own Ideas Than to Yours People Are More Committed to Their Own Ideas Than to Yours
Theology

People Are More Committed to Their Own Ideas Than to Yours

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 29, 2018

If you want to get someone behind an idea, help them come to it themselves. They never resist their own ideas but they’ll almost always resist yours. I believe this is why God came up with the idea of placing the Holy Spirit inside us when we accept His offer of forgiveness, redemption, and sonship….

The Holy Spirit (Part 2) The Holy Spirit (Part 2)
Theology

The Holy Spirit (Part 2)

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 23, 2018

On Monday, I explained how I’ve experienced the Holy Spirit. I used the analogy of the cellular network and how becoming a Christian activates the SIM card in our spirits, enabling God the Father to speak and listen to His children through the cellular network of the Holy Spirit. So if the Holy Spirit is…

The Holy Spirit (Part 1) The Holy Spirit (Part 1)
Theology

The Holy Spirit (Part 1)

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 20, 2018

Have we forgotten about the third person of the Godhead? Seems like it sometimes. Why? Because we can’t explain Him easily. Jesus? He is God’s son. ‘God in a bod.’ Not a simple paradigm but understandable. God? He’s the Father. Imagine the perfect father and you’re there. Any detailed questions go into the categories of…

Knowing All You’re Supposed To Knowing All You’re Supposed To
Theology

Knowing All You’re Supposed To

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 13, 2018

I don’t know about you, but every now and then, I get hung up on something and struggle to get by it. Sometimes, it’s a theological question, like if God is all good where did evil come from? I spent three months in a funk brought on by that question. When my wife’s sister died…

“God Told Me” “God Told Me”
Theology

“God Told Me”

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 16, 2018

There’s a little twinge in my spirit when I hear the words “God told me” come out of someone’s mouth (including my own). Did He? Does He? How do you know it was God? What’s our motive for qualifying what we’re about to say with “God told me.” Are we trying to sound ‘super-spiritual’? Do…

Guilt, Conviction, and Freedom Guilt, Conviction, and Freedom
Theology

Guilt, Conviction, and Freedom

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 9, 2018

After watching 10 episodes of The Staircase on Netflix, my wife and I feel like lawyers. Or jurors. We’ve been schooled in the difference between “guilty” and “not guilty” and a lot of other legal stuff. Did you realize our legal system never says someone is innocent . . . just that there’s enough evidence…

When You Lose Your Belief When You Lose Your Belief
Priorities

When You Lose Your Belief

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 31, 2018

There’s a finite amount of belief in a person. You can’t create more belief. You can move your belief around, believe more of one thing and less of another, but each human has a unique capacity for belief. Here are a couple of controversial examples. Colin Kaepernick lost his belief in standing for the national…

Three Phases of the Christian Life Three Phases of the Christian Life
Theology

Three Phases of the Christian Life

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 21, 2018

I see three phases in the lives of Christians. The first begins when someone “gets serious about their faith” or “comes to Christ” or “becomes genuinely aware” of God in their hearts” or “gets saved” or “surrenders to Jesus.” Whatever words we pick, we’re talking someone’s initial authentic personal engagement with the Lord. “I’ve been…

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