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Chapter I- The inner voice of the Messiah 2 Comments Read more »

Chapter I- The inner voice of the Messiah

By PAT HUTCHENS, A rework of Imitation of Messiah by Thomas A. Kempis— I will listen to what Yahweh my God will say to me. (Psalm 85:1) Blessed is the soul that listens when Yahweh speaks, and receives comfort from God’s own words. Blessed are…


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Chapter 54–Difference between nature and grace

By PAT HUTCHENS, A rework of Imitation of Messiah by Thomas A. Kempis— Greatly beloved children of mine, highly favored sons and daughters, I will now show you a great mystery.  Focus on it.  Learn from it. Pay close attention as I show you the…


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Chapter 1 – Turn the world from their vanities

By PAT HUTCHENS, A rework of Imitation of Messiah by Thomas A. Kempis— If you follow me, you will not walk in darkness” (John 8:12). These are the actual words of Jesus when he was on this earth. Think of it. Here he gives us…


Chapter 9 --Obedience and Subjection Leave a comment Read more »

Chapter 9 –Obedience and Subjection

By PAT HUTCHENS, A rework of Imitation of Messiah by Thomas A. Kempis— Learning to obey and be under the authority of others rather than always living to please self and get your own way – that is true greatness. It is far safer to…


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Chapter 8 – The Danger of Over Familiarity

By PAT HUTCHENS, A rework of Imitation of Messiah by Thomas A. Kempis— Open not your heart to everyone, but keep your inmost thoughts only for wise people who fear God. Young people need time and strangers are a risk. Do not flatter the rich…


Chapter 2- Thinking Humbly of Oneself Leave a comment Read more »

Chapter 2- Thinking Humbly of Oneself

By PAT HUTCHENS, A rework of Imitation of Messiah by Thomas A. Kempis— There is in everyone a natural desire for knowledge, but what good is knowledge without the fear of God? A lowly peasant who serves God is better off than a brilliant, proud…


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Chapter 6 – Inordinate Affections

By PAT HUTCHENS, A rework of Imitation of Messiah by Thomas A. Kempis— Whenever a person wants anything too much, immediately he or she becomes restless. People who allow pride and greed to rule their lives never get enough. Coveting and inordinate affections lead to…


Chapter 5 – Reading the Holy Scriptures Leave a comment Read more »

Chapter 5 – Reading the Holy Scriptures

By PAT HUTCHENS, A rework of Imitation of Messiah by Thomas A. Kempis— Truth is what we are to look for when we read the Bible, not clever or interesting words. The Bible should be read in the same spirit in which it was written…


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