what am I reading?

Here’s a great article on understanding what you are reading in the Bible. It divides the Bible into three sections: God’s Plan for all people, God’s covenant People, God’s new covenant People. It’s an interesting and helpful way of organizing scripture. thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2011/04/05/the-story-of-the-bible-in-three-acts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+between2worlds+%28Between+Two+Worlds%29

NT reading for week of March 7th

This week we’ll be starting our three week look at the book of Romans. Great theological book. It covers so much: the gospel, justification, sin, worship, godly relationships. Looking forward to it. Monday the 7th — Acts 26 Tuesday the 8th — Acts 27 Wednesday the 9th — Acts 28 Thursday the 10th — Romans … Continue reading

NT reading week of Feb 6th

It was great start in Acts this past week. We saw: the church take steps of courage, strong preaching, power from the Spirit, and the church loving and caring for each other. Here’s what to read. Monday the 7th – Acts 6 Tuesday – Acts 7 Wednesday – Acts 8 Thursday – Acts 9 Friday … Continue reading

How we serve

Acts 3:6 “Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” NIV As I read this section this morning I am reminded of how we serve. Peter and John didn’t have what the man wanted. They were … Continue reading

NT reading for week of Jan 30th

Here’s our readings for this week. The Gospel of John was so good. I saw some brand new things I never noticed. I can’t wait to see what God shows us this month in Acts. Monday the 31st – Acts 1 Tuesday the 1st – Acts 2 Wednesday the 2nd – Acts 3 Thursday the … Continue reading

You a 9 or a 5?

This chapter contains one of the most beautiful eyewitness accounts of Jesus given in the New Testament. Jesus heals a man born blind. This leads this man to joy and courage. You see the Pharisees or as John likes to say “the Jews” didn’t like that Jesus healed on the Sabbath. So the Pharisees felt … Continue reading

John 6

Wow there is truly so much in this chapter. I’ve been thinking of how many powerful themes arise is this section. Think about …. Jesus‘ challenge to the disciples, “You feed them.” This blows the disciples out of the water. “We can’t pay for this?? We only have a boy with a small lunch.” And … Continue reading

How much we don’t know

Mark Driscoll tweeted this article. It highlights how little we Christians know about our faith. The reason we teach and disciple folks to dig into the Bible is exactly because of where so many of us are at. This should make us want to teach and expand our people’s knowledge. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_rel_religious_literacy_poll

More on Job: stupid words

Watch what you say to those in pain. Too many times we say awkward, even hurtful things to those suffering. I am so grateful for my two Senior Pastors I’ve had at The Chapel, Knute and Paul, who’ve pushed us to speak little when around those¬†in pain. While in midst of suffering people don’t need … Continue reading

Thoughts from Job

I just finished up reading through the book of Job. What a powerful book. The depth of that this book mulls over the issue of pain is¬†powerful and scary. Pain has its all encompassing effect on our lives. When you are in the midst of a struggle it saps all your mental and physical capabilities. … Continue reading