Humility Avoids Arrogance

January 7, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Peter 5 Instructing an entire group of disciples our brother Peter writes, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time”Continue reading “Humility Avoids Arrogance”

Humility or Arrogance

A new post arrives Friday, January 7, 2022 Arrogance is over-bearing pride wrapped in self-importance. Arrogance is not attractive. Arrogance certifies the attitude, “I am never wrong.” When my own self-importance overrules another’s need, my discipleship has fallen to the ground like a forgotten coat. Blessings on your week. I look forward to reading yourContinue reading “Humility or Arrogance”

Greater Than Jewelry

December 31, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Acts 5 Wearing a piece of jewelry in the shape of a cross, or inserting a fish symbol within a business presentation may be an indicator of discipleship. Such things may also simply be an appreciate for shiny objects or clever design. Sports teams and schools find themselves inContinue reading “Greater Than Jewelry”

Silence Seldom Sounds

December 17, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 2 Thessalonians 2 Wisps of foul noise blow across our world. Silence seldom sounds. Raucous voices demand to be heard. Abundant confusion spreads misinformation across many platforms. Writing of Christ’s return and prompted by false rumors an apostle encourages, “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our beingContinue reading “Silence Seldom Sounds”

Suffering’s Painful Noise May Be Anger

November 26, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Peter 2 Today there is very little talk of giving up personal license or freedom for the sake of others. There are shouts of: “You’ve infringed on my rights! You can’t take my rights away from me!” The painful noise feels like fire ants with thousands of toothsome-friends,Continue reading “Suffering’s Painful Noise May Be Anger”

Courageous Commitment

Friday, November 19, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Peter 2 Competition’s commitment motivates athletes to follow tightly structured lives. Following through with good diets, their discipline includes completing sport-specific mental and physical training. Truly, a holistic spiritual strategy. Spiritual commitment motivates disciples of Jesus to tightly hold Scripture’s truths. We are committed to “working out,”Continue reading “Courageous Commitment”

Communion Gathering

August 27, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Corinthians 11 Communion blossoms from the words of Jesus. A key leader adds color to the adapted Passover evening. Adding to our understanding he writes, “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,and whenContinue reading “Communion Gathering”

As The Imperfect Disciple

July 2, 2021 Two posts for Imperfect Disciples are available for your reflection. Check them out by date. April 6, 2021 June 17, 2021 These are the first posts in an occasional series which continues throughout the year. Grace and peace to each of you. To all friends throughout the United States of America–happy JulyContinue reading “As The Imperfect Disciple”

The Imperfect Disciple

June 18, 2021 When the Spotlight Feels Like Fire Scripture Resource Passage: Exodus 6 Moses’ words of self-description, “…I speak with faltering lips,” are emotionally bracketing bookends within his soul (Exodus 6:12 & 30). Today’s Scripture resource is held together with identical-twin statements.  When we repeat our words and phrases, when we repeat ourselves inContinue reading “The Imperfect Disciple”