Category Archives: salvation by grace

“Always Learning But Never Able…” Thoughts on 2 Timothy 3:7 and Aging (Prankster) Idols

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth… (2 Timothy 3:7). His Stack of Books I live in a lush  valley of the Pacific Northwest where not too far from here several … Continue reading

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How to Know if You Are a “Wise” or “Foolish” “Virgin”–On The Matthew 25: 1-13 Parable

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila (Sound of suspense): One of the nagging questions on the minds if not the lips of a lot of believers these days is: Am I “in” or am I “out”?–when it comes to the parable of the … Continue reading

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On Abigail and Submission: The Much Greater Significance of Her Story–Gender Notwithstanding

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It is no secret on my blog or among the people with whom I fellowship that when the topic of biblical heroes comes up, mine is Abigail, of 1 Samuel 25 fame. I have written about her … Continue reading

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Is It REALLY “God Talking” or Commanding? Three Ways To Know–and What Jesus Said

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila SHORT ANSWER Note–the 3 verses below are taken from the Interlinear Bible, thus, the unfamiliar syntax  and (lack of) punctuation. For three there are bearing testimony in heaven the Father the Word and the Holy Spirit and … Continue reading

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What They Told Him in Hell

Once in a while, I come across a testimony of God’s saving grace that strikes a cord…reminds me of somebody, something, or some time. This is one of those testimonies. May God bless all who view this with His hope, … Continue reading

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On Receiving God’s Blessings: Religion versus Grace

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I just heard a preacher say that if you cannot receive the love of God you cannot receive His blessings. (It reminded me of the religion of my youth: do this to get that.) I stopped listening. For … Continue reading

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The Power of Joy Over Breached Walls

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila JOY? WHEN THE WORLD IS SUCH A MESS? I read an advertisement the other day featuring underground bunkers “the elite” are having made for themselves in order to escape the coming global whatever. Besides subterranean hideaways there … Continue reading

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