Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesdays Nov 25th and Dec 2nd

There will be no Wednesday evening service on the 25th of November due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  On December 2nd we will meet for prayer, but the majority of the time will be devoted to a Quarterly Business Meeting.  Consider joining us for this important meeting dealing with issues of stewardship.

Look for a Bible study post at the usual time,  prior to the 9th of December.

In His grace,

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday November 18, 2015

So we managed to talk about two of the three things I wanted to discuss last Wednesday--that leaves us to investigate the topic of faith.  Specifically, faith as it relates to abiding in Christ and dealing with whatever challenges might come our way.  

So to start, consider Jn 3:14-15, which refers to a very interesting Old Testament event that involves faith.  What synonym is used for faith?  Would the line of reasoning laid out in these verses lead you to believe that faith is something intrinsic to human beings, or something special that God has to give to you?

Then read Jn 6:29 -- again, does this seem like Jesus is telling the people that faith is something they have to do or that God has to give them.  

Lastly, see if you can see a connection between Heb 11:1 and Rm 10:17.

See you on Wednesday,

Friday, November 6, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday November 11th

As we continue to ponder what it means to "abide", "bear fruit" and "bring glory to God"--I want to do something very practical this week, and something that I trust will be very beneficial to you.   So two things for you to ponder:

1)  To abide requires faith, or stated another way, abiding is really part of the walk of faith of the Lord's righteous-ones (Hab 2:4).  So what is faith, how do we develop it or stimulate it?  What kinds of things hinder it?

2)  And here is an even more challenging question--how do you think we should monitor ourselves with respect to abiding--bearing fruit?  By this I mean, how do we keep an eye on ourselves to make sure we really are abiding.  Furthermore, what should we do if we determine we have areas in which we have failed?  

See you on Wednesday,

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday November 4, 2015

We will continue our investigation of what it means to abide in "Christ" and bear fruit.  Among other things, this week we will try to understand what Jesus is teaching in v. 2 and 6.  So by way of preparation, what does it mean:

  - What does it mean to cut off a branch that bears no fruit?  

  - What does it mean to be "like" a branch that is picked up and thrown into the fire?  

See you on Wednesday,