Showing 7 results for the month of November, 2007.

You can make a comeback

November 26th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Being on your guard Judges 16:28 (NLT)Samson prayed… ‘Lord, remember me… please strengthen me just one more time.’ This reading is primarily about the comeback, but I want to focus on avoiding the fall.  Consider this: [Samson] was used by God as few men have ever been, but the enemy found his weakness – Continue reading →

Can you see God’s hand in it?

November 25th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus: Psalm 37:23 (NLT)The Lord directs the steps of the godly. This verse is a central theme for any Christian wanting to be true to the Scriptures.  If you are godly (follow what God has laid out in His word), the Lord will direct your steps.  This is reemphasized in Proverbs: Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)Trust in Continue reading →

Dan in Real Life

November 14th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Michelle and I went to a movie Saturday night while Bethany had friends over and we settled on Dan in Real Life (see my entry on RottenTomatoes.com).  I’d seen the previews and it looked like a good movie, but I’d heard that it was getting mixed reviews. My bottom line review:  This is the kind Continue reading →

But God (1)

November 14th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  God’s plans, not our plans 1 Chronicles 28:2-3 (NAS)I…intended to build…but God said. The writer of this reading related the following story: Vincent’s passion for ministry led him to the Belgian coalfields where he preached to miners, tended the injured, fed the hungry and earned a place in the people’s hearts.  His church was Continue reading →

Reaching the world starting at home

November 11th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

The church as a field vs. the church as a force Years ago when we lived in California we had a pastor (Butch Pluimer) who taught about the differences between viewing the church as a field (i.e. a mission field, the place where non-believers should be brought to come to Christ) and the church as Continue reading →

Those who matter

November 6th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Philippians 1:3 (NIV)I thank my god every time I remember you. The writer of this reading shares a story I thought was worth reproducing. There’s a true story of a little boy whose sister needed a blood transfusion.  The doctor explained she had the same disease that he’d recovered from 2 years earlier.  Her only Continue reading →

Living like a citizen of God’s kingdom

November 3rd, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Matthew 6:10 (KJV)Thy kingdom come, thy will be done. The writer summarizes the Beatitudes describing how citizens of God’s kingdom should act: They are humble. They are submitted to God’s will. They hunger and thirst for more of God. They show mercy to others. They have a pure heart. They are peacemakers. They rejoice, even Continue reading →