Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Canon

Re:Verse reading–Acts 1:1-14 (day four) As we begin our new study in Acts about the beginning of the early church, let’s put some things in perspective.  One of the biggest differences between today’s church and the early church was the lack … Continue reading

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Rethink

Re:Verse reading–Acts 1:1-14 (day three)  “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”  Yes, powers will rise and fall, cultures will conquer and get conquered, and nations will go from ruler to ruled.  But Jesus invites … Continue reading

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Waiting

Re:Verse reading–Acts 1:1-14 (day two)  So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” – v. 6 Waiting is the worst. When you are ready to … Continue reading

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Those who wait upon the LORD

Re:Verse reading–Acts 1:1-14 “And gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised.”–v 4 “Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait … Continue reading

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Other people’s things

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day seven) “Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”–v 4. When Paul thought about unity,he realized pride is always the problem. When he thought about pride, he realized … Continue reading

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Active Humility

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day six) “…he did not count equality with God and thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. -Paul, Philippians 2:7 Jesus emptied himself. There is … Continue reading

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Obedience

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day five) V. 8 He humbled Himself by becoming obedient All of Jesus’ choices, decisions, and priorities were grounded in obedience. Jesus would say His greatest desire is, “to do the will of Him who sent me”. (John … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Meek

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day four) “Jesus humbled himself by becoming obedient…”  He did not give up His power or His authority.  He submitted it all to the authority of God.  Jesus was willing to suffer and even die to fulfill … Continue reading

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Honesty

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day three) “In humility consider others better than yourselves.”  Well, that’s not going to happen.  Honestly.  It should happen.  But for many of us—probably for most of us—that is just not something we will do.  Think about … Continue reading

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Unity

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day two) Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Vs. 2 It is one of the questions that comes up frequently to the leadership … Continue reading

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