Posts from October 2016

Posts from October 2016

October 31, 2016

Matthew 22 …38“This is the great and foremost commandment. 39“The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ 40“On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”   I challenged/ bribed my five children to memorize verse 39 last week and they all quoted it this morning for me.  I followed their…

October 28, 2016

17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Ti 3:17)   “Complete, equipped” doesn’t that sound so nice.  Oh, that I could be complete and be equipped for all that I have coming at me as a man, husband, father, and friend.  I believe we all want it if we know Jesus, and I believe with all there is in me we can get there with the Bible…

October 27, 2016

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, (2 Ti 3:15–16)   So now that we are spending consistent time in prayer and we have at the very least 5 conversation points, if we want to keep those conversations vibrant and robust we need to add Consistent Daily Bible.  You see here…

October 26, 2016

9 Pray then like this:               “Our Father in heaven,               hallowed be your name.         10    Your kingdom come,               your will be done,   on earth as it is in heaven.         11    Give us this day our daily bread,         12    and forgive us our debts,   as we also have forgiven our debtors.         13    And lead us not into temptation,   but…

October 25, 2016

7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Mt 6:7–8) I recently had a friend share with me a conversation that they were having with someone they were considering going on a date with.  It was painful, it…

October 24, 2016

6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Mt 6:6)   For our first 3 days of this week we will focus on Consistent Daily Prayer and then for the last two we will focus on Consistent Daily Bible.  We see here that Jesus says essentially that just making this…

October 21, 2016

Psalm 119 159 Consider how I love your precepts!    Give me life according to your steadfast love. 160 The sum of your word is truth,    and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.   I gave a list on Sunday of some basic things I do when I read the Bible.  Here is a more extensive version.  Take a minute and write down in the front of your Bible some of…

October 20, 2016

1 Peter 5:7 cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.   Praying for stuff can definitely monopolize our prayers, which I wouldn’t think is good, however He cares for us so we also need to realize that our longings aren’t in competition with God; in fact, He is the source of all that is good and beautiful in this world.  Tim Keller says it beautifully…

October 19, 2016

For the rest of the week, let’s focus on three ways to abide that I personally believe we shouldn’t go without having in our weekly, if not daily, routine.  Sabbath, Prayer, and Bible Study. Exodus 20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. I read this years back and felt so overwhelmed with conviction, because I hold tightly onto the idle of productivity…

October 18, 2016

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Which Are You? I truly believe beauty is found in the midst of our disciplines.  It is not uncommon for people to read about Jesus in their Bible and only see His contemplative or activist scenes at the expense of seeing the healthy tension that Jesus lived in. As a result, when a contemplative thinks of…

October 17, 2016

Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: The tension of the abiding, which could also be considered spiritual disciplines, comes from the fact that they fall into two broad and general categories: contemplative and active. There are many ways to simplify this distinction. The contemplative disciplines are about being,…

October 14, 2016

Greg Laurie And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. —Philippians 1:9-11 The Bible tells us…
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