Posts from November 2016

Posts from November 2016

November 30, 2016

(1 Cor. 15:3–4) 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,   Aside from all the personal benefits both for yourself as well as for those whom you gather with each Sunday there also is…

November 29, 2016

(Eph 5:28–32) 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become…

November 28, 2016

Acts 1: 6 So when they had come together,……. Acts 2:1 …….they were all together in one place. Hebrews 10 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,…

November 25, 2016*

John 9: 24So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.” 25He then answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”   “It feels weird”, have you ever said or thought this trying to bring someone to Origins or Jesus?  I am an…

November 24, 2016*

Romans 10: 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”   “My life is my witness” is another…

November 23, 2016*

Ephesians 4: 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,   “Evangelism (Bringing) is not one of my spiritual gifts” is another feeling that rises up in most of us.  It is true, as we see in this text, that some believers have been given the gift to be “evangelists”.  However, a spiritual gift is really just a specialization…

November 22, 2016*

Luke 12:  12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”   We hear a message like Sunday on Loving People = Bringing People and then follow that up with yesterday’s daily minute and most of us nod our heads in agreement, but leave with more of a feeling of I’d like to…. but I’m not so sure I’m ever going to be a big…

November 21, 2016*

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”   All things considered, the thought of how powerful the Holy Spirit is can blow your mind.  Omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, those words can get us all geeked up for sure.  My mind can…

November 18, 2016

2 Corinth 3:2-3 2 You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. 3 And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.   Showing up on Sundays isn’t easy for everyone, but committing to a…

November 17, 2016

Jam 1:27 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.   I don’t believe it was an accident that Jesus used a small group (12 disciples) to “turn the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).  When you are being cared for on an emotional or spiritual level,…

November 16, 2016

Heb 2: 10-12 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,   Most roads in my life are interconnected with…

November 15, 2016

Ro 1:11–12 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.   Paul was a man’s man and yet, listen to how intimate he writes to these followers of Jesus in Rome – “I long to see you”.  You see, Paul’s love for…
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