“God gives His gifts where He finds the vessel empty enough to receive them.” ~ C.S. Lewis
Micah – Week Three Some families sat around the table this past Thursday and expressed what they were thankful for. A survey was done two years ago around Thanksgiving. I don’t know how many people were questioned, but their responses as to what they are most thankful for are fairly common, I would think. “84%Continue reading “How to Be Thankful”
Micah – Week Two We started studying the minor prophets in early September. Amos said to God’s people in the Northern Kingdom, “Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought out of the land of Egypt 2 You only have I loved soContinue reading “Thankful in All Circumstances”
Micah – Week One Today begins our study on Micah, the last minor prophet we’ll discuss. All of the minor prophets that we’ve covered (Amos, Jonah, and Hosea) are categorized as “minor” only because their written word in the Bible is much smaller than those considered to be major prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel & Ezekiel). Continue reading “Take Me to Your Leader”
Hosea – Week Four Not everyone will agree with me on this, but there is something magical that occurs the Saturday after Halloween. Daylight Savings Time ends. I’ve always thought of it as my very favorite night of the year. There’s something very empowering about literally changing time. We get that extra hour to spendContinue reading “Repent – It’s Past Time!”
Hosea 10 – Week Three It’s nearly November! There is a holiday that began a couple of days ago and runs through the second day of November. It’s called The Day of the Dead. It’s considered a Mexican celebration and “is a time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. It isContinue reading “From Honoring Saints to Trick or Treating”
Hosea – Week Two Last week, we left with heartbroken Hosea who had to purchase his wife Gomer off the auction block. Hosea, as we discussed, was chosen by God to actually live out the painful example of a one-sided relationship. We don’t hear any more about Gomer. Her written story ends in chapter 3Continue reading ““Doing” What’s Right But With Wrong Intentions”
Hosea – Week One In our study of minor prophets, we’ve discussed Amos. A Southern boy was sent to the Northern Kingdom to tell them God was displeased with them, and judgment is coming. The message Amos was given to deliver was not an easy one. It was filled with harsh accusations and scary threats.Continue reading “I Surrender All. And By “All” I Just Mean “Some””
Jonah – Week Two I spoke of parables last week and there is a very familiar one that’s known as The Prodigal Son. I’ve never given much thought to the word prodigal, but it actually means “wasteful” or “extravagant spending”. We are all familiar with the story. There are two brothers and the youngest oneContinue reading “Go Ahead! Tell God How You Really Feel!”
Jonah – Week One If you grew up going to church, the story of Jonah and the whale has always been a familiar story to you. Much like the presumption that it was an apple that was the forbidden fruit for Adam and Eve, it’s always been presumed that it was a whale that swallowedContinue reading “I Don’t Wanna”
Amos 9 – Week Four Let’s play a game. I’ll give a movie quote and you tell me what movie it came from. “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” – Wizard of Oz That was easy. How about “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never knowContinue reading “Would You Care for Some Extra Sugar With Your Scolding?”
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