Monthly Archives: November 2011

Journey in the Word: The Life and Ministry of Samuel

Week 8 Read: 1 Samuel 3:19 If you thought we went through the first eight books of the Old Testament quickly, “hang on to your hat.”  We’re going to fly through the historical books as well.  Again, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Care: A Practical Idea

We have now spent more than a year on five passages:  Acts 20:28, Mark 1:17, Mark 3:13-19, Mark 6:30-31, Luke 5:15-16, and 1 Peter 5:1-4 I’m going to suggest that you consider taking these passages and having conversations about them … Continue reading

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First Day: Considerations

Hello, Oboedire Family! I am discovering that this monthly posting is important for me, and I hope it is worth your while too.  It gives me a reason to step back and evaluate—something I believe is essential in our overall … Continue reading

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Journey in the Word: Judging the Judges

Week 8 Read:  Romans 15:4 Stott brings our brief look at the Book of Judges to an end by taking us outside the Old Testament.  Today’s verse from Paul provides us with the way to go into any part of … Continue reading

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In-Sight: No Happy Ending

A while back, I was given pause by these words from Henri Nouwen, “Many people live with the unconscious expectation that eventually things will get better….But Jesus doesn’t support such an optimistic outlook…..For Jesus there is no happy ending in … Continue reading

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Desert Wisdom: Obedience

Chapter 14 of The Desert Fathers brings us into the world of obedience. One rather long story (Saying 1) tells of a monk who followed Arsenius’ instructions “to the letter,” but didn’t take time to eat when he should have.  … Continue reading

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