New post–Coming Friday, May 21, 2021 Hearing another person and listening for divine wisdom, these are high and spiritual characteristics of disciples. I look forward to seeing your comments and suggestions.
Scripture Resource Passage: Revelation 14—of course, please read the passage before, or as you read the post. Thunderous Super-naturals, forceful images amidst dramatic scenes flow from the Book of Revelation—God’s message forecefully proclaimed. During turbulent times disciples of Jesus find revealed truths meant for all of life’s seasons. Accompanying the descriptions of universe-changing events come carefulContinue reading “Patient Endurance, A Disciple’s Invitation for Turbulent Times”
Scripture Resource Passage: Romans 8:22 Describing the pain of a woman near-term in pregnancy, with active-labor occurring, Scripture sets out the message of anticipation and struggle. Disciples have long pondered the signs of the Day when Christ returns—Scripture provides a hint. Anticipating the hours prior to the Return: “For I am convinced that neither deathContinue reading “Mercy While Waiting Pregnantly”
Coming Friday, October 23, 2020 a stand alone Reflection in the Thoughtful Study format. Thank you for continuing to share the postings. You are always welcome to make copies and use them for small groups and classroom gatherings. Blessings to each of you.
Ignoring Heaven’s Voice Scripture Resource Passage: Nehemiah 13:1-22 The post works best when you read the passage first–just a suggestion. She felt prompted to ask, “Was it a slow fade?” Another skeptically asked, “The Word of God, it disappeared overnight?” Apparently the written Word’s influence disappeared during bleak and silent nights when Heaven’s voice was ignored. WithoutContinue reading “Slowly Fading”
Faith’s Heartbeat Scripture Resource Passage: Nehemiah 7 I thought persistence during a pandemic was going to be the source of disruption and the leading news story for 2020. Tonight (as I shape these sentences) riots continue in the streets of North America. Anger flows like a swollen river across cities as supposedly aggrieved citizens burn,Continue reading “Persistence Persists”
The current series of Thoughtful Studies continues with this week’s blog. Coming Friday, September 4, 2020
Leadership, Plugging the Leaks Scripture Resource Passage: Nehemiah 5 Living in a time of thundering silence Nehemiah is willing to speak. He provides a voice for the voiceless. He champions oppressed people. He does so fully aware that his commitment will not be popular; at least it will not be popular in the court yardsContinue reading “Social Injustice”