Pretentious Spirituality

August 20, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Galatians 5:1-26  Pretentious spirituality can deceptively lead disciples for a walk in the low-land of foolishness. Carefully investigating the life of Jesus while employing the wisdom of the Spirit, sometimes corrects this low-land hike, taking us to a better and higher country. Spirituality can descend to special days, specialContinue reading “Pretentious Spirituality”

Ill-lit Fires of Destruction

June 11, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Acts 9 When you don’t know what you don’t know, ignorance could be dangerously compounding. According to the historical record of Acts 9 spiritual ignorance once achieved a deadly level of “murderous threats” (Acts 9:1). The fires of destructive spiritual passion leapt from one burned-life, torching many others. NoContinue reading “Ill-lit Fires of Destruction”

The Imperfect Disciple

Initial Post Arrives Easter Week, 2021 Perfection? What? Surely you jest. As for my discipleship, life continues to be marked with imperfection. To me and possibly you as well, a series delving into The Imperfect Disciple (TID) is precise and appropriate. Please read along as the series develops, offering comments and suggestions as 2021 flowsContinue reading “The Imperfect Disciple”

Lasting Instructions

Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5–this week’s challenging read and reflection. I trust you don’t find either as dry as dirt! Ibrahim said, “I had a teacher whose favorite summary was: ‘Finally, therefore and in conclusion….’ it drove me crazy but it helped me pay attention because I knew his instructions were going to be on theContinue reading “Lasting Instructions”

Recovery When Life Tumbles

            “Even though I know words about the Bible, and have investigated Bible-words, I am always like the prodigal son coming back to the Father after making poor choices.” Painfully aware of his troubles Richard sorrowfully spoke these words (Luke 15:11-32).             Satan means such awareness to be a stone over which he would stumble. God intendsContinue reading “Recovery When Life Tumbles”

The Restraint of God

Resource Scripture Passage: John 2:13-25               Emphasize the anger? Did I miss the active sustaining Divine kindness?             Hearing lessons and sermons throughout my life, today’s passage (John 2:13-25) does not arrive like a foreign visitor. However, I now see something I had not seen before. Wondering if you will see it as well—the restraint of God.Continue reading “The Restraint of God”

Authority for Work

Developed from 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13             John did not like it and Joanna agreed. However, if you care about safety the roadside stop sign is not a suggestion. You must stop! No hesitation. Stop!             If you care about your health’s safety the words of the diabetic educator are not a suggestion. “You must monitor your bloodContinue reading “Authority for Work”