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About andreamoormans

I was raised to be an independent, strong-willed woman. My earthly father prepared me for life by sending me to the best schools. I attended Wellesley College, the same school Hillary Clinton and a host of prominent women attended. Gloria Steinem spoke at my graduation. I was a Fulbright Scholar. I went to Harvard Graduate School. My father meant well, but his plans stemmed from worldly wisdom. "Church" was an event I put into my schedule, not the fabric of who I was. Amidst many successes that left me feeling empty, I began searching for meaning. My life was turned upside down when I realized how wrong I had been about God and the Church. I had accepted a diluted, unrecognizable version of both. Earnestly studying my Bible and realizing my need for repentance, I committed myself to a relationship with Christ, following his plan for salvation. That was the easy part. Then began the process of peeling away layer upon layer of religiosity. Now 23 years later, He is still stripping away layers of erroneous thinking and revealing to me how to bring greater glory and honor to Him through my thoughts, my actions, my speech, my life. Though I have been blessed in many ways and have a wonderful family, the desire to obey the Lord's commands has led me to a very different path in life than I would have ever imagined. Following Him has not been easy. In fact, it is harder than any of my studies at the best name schools, ever was. Jesus never promises a life of ease. In fact, He calls me to walk counter to the teachings of this society. But in trading in worldly wisdom for His, I have gained full confidence that Jesus Christ is truly the only treasure worth chasing.

John Chapter 20

In John Chapter 20, one of the first things that struck me was that the grave clothes were left neatly folded.  I really never noticed or thought about this before.  I know I had heard before that many were concerned … Continue reading

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John Chapter 19

Sorry, I missed yesterday!  It was, however my anniversary, so I think that is a good excuse..:-) I readily admit that I have never, ever liked reading any of the Crucifixion accounts.  I don’t like feeling pain.  I don’t like … Continue reading

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John Chapter 18 Part 4

I am sad that I cannot adequately convey through email all the excitement and emotions associated with the things I am learning as we study together.  I don’t think there are enough emoticons to express the passion that I feel … Continue reading

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John Chapter 18 Part 3

I believe with all my heart, that who I am when I am alone, is who I truly am.  What I truly believe and what faith I truly have, becomes evident when the only person that can see me is … Continue reading

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John Chapter 18 Part 2

Do you know what a “band”of soldiers is?  I didn’t, but we looked up the original Greek meaning.  Another word for it would be “cohort,” which is a military term that stands for 1/10 of a legion or 600 soldiers. … Continue reading

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John Chapter 18 Part 1

Well today, I got stuck right after the first few verses.  I saw so many things here that I had never noticed before. The chapter begins with Jesus going into a garden with His disciples.  The Scriptures tell us that … Continue reading

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John Chapters 13-17 Marks of a Disciple of Christ

1. Disciples are known by the world by loving each other as Jesus loved them.  (John 13:34-35) Was this a new command?  (v34-35)  What about the command was new? The new part of this commandment is that Jesus says we … Continue reading

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John Chapters 13-18 Marks of a Disciple

1. Disciples are known by the world by loving each other as Jesus loved them.  (John 13:34-35) Was this a new command?  (v34-35)  What about the command was new? How did Jesus just demonstrate his love? How did what Jesus … Continue reading

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John Chapters 13-17 Study

For the study, today I tried something different.  I really wanted to study out Jesus’ last “talk” with his disciples.  In order to do that, I read through chapters 13-17 in one sitting.  I was focusing on Jesus’ words after … Continue reading

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John Chapter 12 Study part 2

So many things yet left to study in chapter 12 and today, it right away, verses 9 and 10  caught my attention. Does anyone else find it interesting that the chief priests make plans to put Lazarus to death?  The … Continue reading

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