Author Archives: Jeremiah

About Jeremiah

My name is Jeremiah. I was born at a young age to parents who were older than me.

Consecrate YourSELF (Joshua 3)

Leadership and Consecration- Joshua 3 and 4 3/11/12 Falls HC Retreat- Jeremiah Ramsey             My friend, Neil Brooks, is preparing a teaching on Joshua 3 for our home church retreat. I say that he’s preparing it but really, we both are. We’re co-teaching. I couldn’t believe it when he asked if I’d like to do […] Continue reading

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Part 2: The Success of Imperfection

Recap In my previous blog I took a pretty harsh look at the role “The Rules” can have in the context of relationships and evangelism. That role can definitely be detrimental. I’ll pick up pretty much where I left off by letting you know that I’m not saying people (at my new church) were becoming saved […] Continue reading

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Part 1: The Success of Imperfection

Whenever a fellow Christian gets tied up in arguing about God’s law and seems to salivate every time You broke it just now and I caught you! Ha! the first thing that comes to my mind is that that Christian probably has zero non-Christian friends. For my part, when I’m actively involved in evangelism, I don’t have […] Continue reading

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From Disneyland to The Real World.

Preface: I originally had posted this on Facebook, using the little “notes” feature. I tagged a whole bunch of people, both friends from Xenos as well as friends from my old church. I thought this would provoke some interesting conversation about different values systems, namely a grace-oriented life versus a law or rules-oriented one. Boy […] Continue reading

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Go Love Someone

We’re Shooting Ourselves in the Head There is a grievous misunderstanding in the modern church that Christ calls us to revolution of action and that there is where He stops.  It is similar to Israel’s misunderstanding that the Messiah would overthrow governing bodies and establish a kingdom on earth.  Christ calls us to so much more than […] Continue reading

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An observation on two verses in 1 Peter

For some reason I have had a particular passage of Scripture stuck in my head of late.  I don’t mean for the last day, or week.  For the last two months or so I’ve had 1 Peter 1:3-4 just rolling around in my noggin. I’ve been reading and re-reading and re-re-reading it.  I’ve researched it […] Continue reading

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The Withered Hand Retracts

Those who grew up singing hymns may notice similarities between those songs of yore and the writing style I adopted for this poem. I don’t like singing hymns but I cannot deny the talent and the Spirit-filled way in which those writers were able to convey a message of truth to a lost and dying […] Continue reading

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Shiver Slave

I wrote this poem about 8 years ago while working night shift making printing plates. My supervisor was lax enough that I could frequently get away with breaking the monotony of my work duties by penning epics such as this. In remembering the writing of this poem, I can only recall that it came so […] Continue reading

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The Beauty of Ugliness!

Preface: WordPress does not have any way to format actual footnotes, so I had to invent my own way of doing it.  Keep in mind that this entry is complete satire.  I wrote it trying to be silly.  I hope you think it is funny!  Enjoy! ________________________________ “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” […] Continue reading

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God is so unpharIsee

Several astute readers have pointed out the seeming discrepancy between my two most recent blogs posted before this one. In one blog I identified the reason for my hesitancy in committing to Xenos- cussing. In the next blog I posted a diatribe written by me while I still attended a church of the institution- and […] Continue reading

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Harbinger…but not of Doom.

I’m prefacing the main entry of this blog with a few notes. First, the reader should be aware that I originally penned this in approximately 2003.  At that time I was still largely connected to the institutional church- I even wrote it during a Sunday morning service! In trying to recall what it was that […] Continue reading

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What the &*%! Is Wrong With Cussing?

What the *#$! Is Wrong With Cussing? When I first starting coming to Xenos, my biggest point of conflict with the group was not the smoking.  My problem did not lie with the group’s condoning of alcohol or the absence of singing.  I already was a smoker and took the occasional nightcap.  In my former […] Continue reading

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Oh, JOY!

What a great Summer Institute!  There were so many great speakers, it was difficult to listen to them all in person- you were almost guaranteed to miss out on something.  Thank God for the technology of the internet, so we who did not get to listen firsthand can still benefit from the talks! I have […] Continue reading

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Living…Breathing

In remembering my conversion to Christ as well as the means responsible for reconciliation to God, I cannot say enough about the glory of God represented in nature. I was a child and thought as a child. I looked at … Continue reading Continue reading

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