Daily Bible Readings: Monday, January 17. Read Isaiah 6:1-8. 1) What did Isaiah see in Isaiah 6? 2) How did it affect Isaiah? 3) What did Isaiah do as a result? Tuesday, January 18. Read Exodus 3:1-6. 1) What did Moses see when he was tending Jethro’s flock of sheep? 2) What effect did it have on Moses? 3) What did God tell Moses?
“Don’t panic” seems to be the right message for beleagured, stressed Christians. In this pandemic world there always seems to be another thing coming around the corner at us. But the big message for Christians is “don’t panic.” Panic, in whatever form it comes, knocks us off course, refocuses our attention, and redirects our energy.
Daily Bible Readings: Monday. Read 1 Timothy 1:18-20. 1) What athletic metaphor does Paul use in this text? 2) How is the metaphor appropriate for the Christian life? 3) What was Paul’s goal for Timothy? Tuesday. Read 2 Timothy 4:6-8. 1) How many metaphors does Paul use to describe the Christian life? 2) What
I heard a conversation recently about the knowability of virtue, and it put into crystal-clear perspective the chasm that exists between Christian faith and the relativism of our age. In the conversation, one person said, “I believe truth is knowable and certain such as the existence of absolute virtues.” The other person said, “It
Long before Crosby, Stills, and Nash sang, “Teach Your Children,” Moses told ancient Israel to “Keep these words….recite them to your children….and write them on the doorposts of your house.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9. Moses knew that the survival of his nation depended on families passing on to their children the stories of the nation and God’s
Daily Bible Readings Monday, December 27. Read Colossians 1:19-20. 1) What is Jesus to the church? 2) What is his relationship to God? 3) How do humans benefit from this relationship? Tuesday, December 28. Read Romans 8:14-17. 1) What does it mean if one is led by the Spirit of God? 2) What change does adoption bring us? Wednesday, December 29. Read 1
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, January 3. Read Ephesians 4:11-16. 1) For what did Paul say that spiritual gifts are given? 2) Against what did Paul say we must protect ourselves? Tuesday, January 4. Read 1 Timothy 4:6-8. 1) What did Paul tell Timothy would nourish him? 2) In what discipline should Timothy train himself? 3) What would that training would resemble?
Paul’s words in Ephesians 1 tumble out like a waterfall. One long sentence with no punctuation. Daily Bible Readings: Monday, December 28. Read Colossians 1:19-20. 1) What is Jesus to the church? 2) What is his relationship to God? 3) How do humans benefit from this relationship? Tuesday, December 29. Read Romans 8:14-17. 1) What does it mean if one is
Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8. Except A Poem by Bruce Logue You won’t find obligations in a jail cell There is no negotiation No contract is signed or pledge given In a prison, rules are imposed A code of
Prejudice is defined as (1) a preconceived judgment or opinion (2) an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge, and it is a nearly universal human experience. The term, prejudice, can be used to describe preconceived notions about people as well as ideas. Common features of prejudice include: Negative feelings Stereotyped, unexamined beliefs