Tag Archives: Discipleship

Passion Points

Here are some good posts for your weekend reading: The Many Ways God Changes Us – David Powlison (Crossway) We live with a God who has many, many, many ways of meeting us, and it’s good to become aware of … Continue reading

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Don’t Stagnate

Without a disciplined life you will stagnate as a Christian. – Peter Jeffrey as quoted in Ten Questions To Diagnose Your Spiritual Health

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Reflections on Judges 13-16

Our passage today focuses on Samson.  He was a man used mightily by God despite his many moral flaws.  Note: Disobedience – The list of Samson’s sins is long. God told Israel not to intermarry with the inhabitants of the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Judges 11-12

Our passage today focuses on Jephthah. Consider: Lack of peace –Jephthah delivers Israel from the Ammonites, but then we see him leading some of God’s people to fight against another tribe of God’s people. As a result, 42,000 people die.  … Continue reading

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Judges 11-16: Learning From Samson

(13) A whole chapter is given to Samson’s parents. What details are given, and what do those details tell us about their relationship with God?  Be specific. In what ways should we follow their example? What does Manoah want to … Continue reading

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Passion Points

Here are some really good posts for your weekend reading: Stop Having Quiet Times– David Powlison (TGC) In the verbal actions of the psalms—rejoicing in who God is, asking for needed help, expressing heartfelt thanks—we’re talking to someone. It’s fair … Continue reading

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Sermon Songs: Ephesians 6:1-4

Obey your father and mother O children – this is right And show to your parents honor As pleasing in God’s sight Fathers – do not provoke to wrath Give godly discipline Raise your children to walk God’s path With … Continue reading

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Reflections on Judges 9-10

In our passage today, God raises up Tola and Jair as judges.  One man raises up himself – Abimelech.  Observe: Self-exaltation – God raised up judges to help the people of Israel. Abimelech raised up himself to the harm of … Continue reading

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Family Collection

Here are some good posts on parenting: Fathers (and Mothers), Do Not Provoke Your Children! – Tim Challies 7 Ways Parents Unfairly Provoke Our Children – Tim Challies Seven Principles for Angry Parents Disciplining Angry Children – Kevin DeYoung

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Prayer Quote of the Week

What if the main object in God’s idea of prayer be the supplying of our great, our endless need – the need of himself? – George MacDonald

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