Showing posts with label Bible study. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bible study. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wisdom Concerning Arguing

The book of Proverbs in the Bible is the accumulated wisdom of the elders and experiences of life over generations that is gathered together to make the lives of those who read and abide by them easier. Such is the case when the topic is argument, which is so common in our society today. 

I'm sure we've all gotten into heated debates with an individual (or two or a dozen), knowing full well we had little to no chance of changing minds during the debate. Everybody in that sorry situation is left extremely frustrated at the whole pointless exercise. 

Before entering into another argumentative exercise in futility, remember the words of wisdom from Proverbs 20:3:

"It is honorable to refrain from strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel." 

If we're wise, that single verse will save us many hours and much aggravation.


Have a blessed day ... and drop by on Sunday for an hour's worship and more inspiration. We'll keep a pew open for you.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Making Jesus' Commission Our Own

In the early years of Christianity, believers were called Christians or "Little Christs" as a form of derision. Early believers sought to own the term as Christ followers. In Luke 4:18-19, Jesus reads in the synagogue in Nazareth verses from the scroll of Isaiah. The verses read:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
  because he has anointed me
    to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to
    the captives
  and recovery of sight to the blind,
    to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's
    favor.
As Christ followers, we would do well to keep this passage before us as our own commissioning to ministry in this life. Seeking to bring good news to the poor (and all those considered outcasts in our society today), working hard to get captives released, seeking to clear the sight of those who are spiritually blind, and to help the oppressed (including those refugees who flee terrible violence in their homelands) to go free. Working toward the original concept of the Jubilee year wouldn't be such a bad idea either.

Have a blessed day.  

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bible Study Begins Again, Fall 2015

Our fall Bible study class has begun again. We have chosen to study to books of Luke and Acts, tracking the life and mission of Jesus, along with the life and times of the early Christian church. Along the way we will be exploring the modern day life applications for the powerful messages in these two books written by Luke.

If you wish to join us, we meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Cooper Room (office wing of the church right next to the parking lot). Bring your lunch and join us. We'll be glad to see you.