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Bible Questions / Study / What Revelation Reveals
« on: Today at 05:26:44 AM »
What Revelation Reveals

Revelation does not reveal the future. Revelation reveals us—exposes our privilege and proximity to power and, by God, offers a way out.

Source: What Revelation Reveals

Bible Questions / Study / On Distance
« on: November 20, 2019, 05:20:50 AM »
On Distance

Everybody knows how holy touch can be. But coming up and touching me, or my kid, or anybody, without their permission? According to God, that’s a vaporizable offense.

Source: On Distance

Bible Questions / Study / The Truths in Triggers
« on: November 19, 2019, 05:09:11 AM »
The Truths in Triggers

Restorative relationships can heal trauma. As we find clarity through restoration, it is easier to distinguish sources of present danger from the residue of past pains.

Source: The Truths in Triggers

Bible Questions / Study / Right Directions
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:05:30 AM »
Right Directions

When we allow our religious practices or political affiliations or ideological connections to give us absolute certainty, there is no room for correction when necessary.

Source: Right Directions

Bible Questions / Study / Be A Burden
« on: November 17, 2019, 05:15:24 AM »
Be A Burden

If you always insist on relieving others of the burden of you, how will they fulfill the law of Christ? If you never let anyone bear you, how will they bear witness to Love?

Source: Be A Burden

Bible Questions / Study / Ask and Receive
« on: November 16, 2019, 05:16:06 AM »
Ask and Receive

Go find a window. Open it. Give it a little shoulder. Get up tomorrow morning and give yourself help to get over old injuries. Those who ask and search, receive and find.

Source: Ask and Receive

Bible Questions / Study / Toss Off Those Blankets!
« on: November 15, 2019, 05:05:11 AM »
Toss Off Those Blankets!

Troubles both public and private are enough to send a person diving back under their blankets. But this very morning, the Day of the Lord is one day closer than ever before.

Source: Toss Off Those Blankets!

Bible Questions / Study / Why Love is the Greatest
« on: November 14, 2019, 05:06:06 AM »
Why Love is the Greatest

Why does Paul say the greatest is love? Love is pretty cool, of course, but greater than faith and hope? It’s rather like ranking air, food, and water.

Source: Why Love is the Greatest

Bible Questions / Study / Like Parent, Like Child
« on: November 13, 2019, 05:05:09 AM »
Like Parent, Like Child

Jesus mimicked all that he saw the Parent doing. How potent it can be for us to do the same as Children of our Divine Parent.

Source: Like Parent, Like Child

Bible Questions / Study / Face to Face
« on: November 12, 2019, 05:05:17 AM »
Face to Face

All the written words in the world cannot substitute for the poignancy of personal interaction.

Source: Face to Face

Bible Questions / Study / Until the Morning Star Rises in Your Heart
« on: November 11, 2019, 05:05:48 AM »
Until the Morning Star Rises in Your Heart

Hold on to this liberating truth through your doubt and suffering, until the morning star rises in your heart and you can’t help but share your song with the world.

Source: Until the Morning Star Rises in Your Heart

Bible Questions / Study / Fluff
« on: November 10, 2019, 05:15:16 AM »

Our neighbors are generous and loving. The world as God envisions it is near. Fluff wins. Repent of fearmongering, and believe it.

Source: Fluff

Bible Questions / Study / My First Hobby
« on: November 09, 2019, 05:25:06 AM »
My First Hobby

I suspect Claude Monet would have painted lilies differently if he had been paddling through sedge against the current of the muddy Mississippi river in an inflatable kayak.

Source: My First Hobby

Bible Questions / Study / No Tears Left
« on: November 08, 2019, 05:05:21 AM »
No Tears Left

It’s not all up to me. Or to you, either. When the well is dry, someone else has a drop left to give. That drop is God incarnate, Word made flesh, help in the very time of trial.

Source: No Tears Left

Bible Questions / Study / When?
« on: November 07, 2019, 05:08:23 AM »

Most everything happens slowly, especially change in our lives and in our churches. God has God’s own time and schedule. My job is to do my job and let God be God.

Source: When?

Bible Questions / Study / Rejoicing Instead of Complaining
« on: November 06, 2019, 05:05:29 AM »
Rejoicing Instead of Complaining

Complaint doesn’t have to be our default. I’m learning from friends that there is always reason to rejoice in the goodness of God, even when nothing seems to be going their way.

Source: Rejoicing Instead of Complaining

Bible Questions / Study / Stature
« on: November 05, 2019, 05:05:16 AM »

Jesus both lowers and elevates. That’s how the gospel works: the high are humbled and the lowly lifted so all stand on the same level.

Source: Stature

Bible Questions / Study / Down
« on: November 04, 2019, 05:34:16 AM »

Sometimes I think Christian life consists not so much in right thinking and good deeds, but in a flustered objection to divine humility and a daily consent to the unthinkable.

Source: Down

Bible Questions / Study / Don’t Pray for Me
« on: November 03, 2019, 11:05:49 AM »
Don’t Pray for Me

Prayer has never been, and prayer will never be, a substitute for accountability.

Source: Don’t Pray for Me

Bible Questions / Study / Jesus Can Be a Little Much
« on: November 02, 2019, 05:32:45 AM »
Jesus Can Be a Little Much

Lovey-dovey Jesus doesn’t do much for me. But a Jesus that’s holy and grumpy, empathetic and impatient, who has no time for my bull? I’ll follow him anywhere.

Source: Jesus Can Be a Little Much

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