William Knelsen

Advent 2019 – Day 15

I have heard it said that when someone starts following Jesus, they begin to experience at the same time greater joy and sorrow than ever before. This is because our eyes are opened more and more to what God sees in sin, and in redemption. Although we all have experiences of happiness at various times […]

Advent 2019 – Day 14

The constant bombardment of life’s demands makes it challenging sometimes to live with inner peace. There is a passage in Philippians 4 that helps with this: …whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of […]

Advent 2019 – Day 13

I’m leaving you well and whole. The message of Jesus as he was preparing for the last days of his time on earth was that of comfort: My parting gift to you is peace. “I’m telling you these things while I’m still living with you. The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send […]

Advent 2019 – Day 12

Reject not those who live contrary to yourself. If you reject anything, reject the practices in your own life that are contrary to your convictions. Today, I want to say no more than the statement above. Read it again. Reflect on how you are disrupting the peace between yourself and others. Allow the peace of […]

Advent 2019 – Day 11

Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using […]

Advent 2019 – Day 10

What does it mean to have peace with God? Romans 5:1-2 states the following: Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. English Standard Version This […]

Advent 2019 – Day 9

There is an ancient understanding of the concept of Peace that we likely don’t often think about. It is the concept of wholeness or completion. The Hebrew word for peace, shalom, was used to describe something that was complete. When you experience the complete shalom of Jesus, you are not in want of anything. Have […]

5 Questions Leaders Need to Ask Themselves

Take time to think! Oddly enough, dedicated thinking is one of the most important things leaders must do in order to be effective, yet it is often the most neglected tasks because it seems to be a waste of time when there is a long list of projects, meetings, deadlines, etc. Driven to Distraction at […]

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