Archive for June 5, 2012
Let’s slow down. There are such treasures to be gleaned from the remaining chapters in this book and I don’t want to feel like we are flying through them. I want us to have time to savor the flavors, to reflect on the truths and how they impact our lives, and to be still so that God can speak to our spirits. So … we are not going to read John in 8 weeks (which was the stated plan in the introduction of our study). We are going to take more time than that. Keep your journal or notebook close More >
First let me thank you for taking this journey with me. James gets right in our faces – no “beating around the bush”! He rebukes us, challenges us, encourages us and calls us to a more Christ like life. James provides a message that is sorely needed in our self-indulgent culture. This little letter is all about growing up – maturing in our Lord. How I wish we were sitting around a table to talk about what has been most striking to you. This summer, where will you place your focus in your own growth plan?
Several years ago a More >
read the bible in a year: day 84 Matthew 21:28-46
28 But how does it seem to you? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go and do work today in the vine-garden. 29 And he said in answer, I will not: but later, changing his decision, he went. 30 And he came to the second and said the same. And he made answer and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31 Which of the two did his father’s pleasure? They say, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that tax-farmers and loose women More >
Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love. The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one. We are not of the world even as our Lord Jesus was not of the world. Into the sin, the gaiety, the pursuits of the multitude we cannot enter; we cannot play in the streets of Vanity Fair with the children of darkness, for our heavenly Father has shut us in. Noah was shut in with his God. “Come thou into the ark,” was the Lord’s invitation, by More >