6/14/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

June Memory Verse James 1:5 5 If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. James 1:5 Rooted Reading Plan
 DAY                                                                             TEXT                                                  14 Sunday                                               Genesis 25:27-34, 27:1-40 15 Monday                                               Psalm 26-28 16 Tuesday                                              Psalm 29-30 17 Wednesday                                         Psalm…

6/7/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Sermon Notes Act 1- The Tension between God’s promise- and the reality that we see… Act 2- The Watering Hole Type Scene- The heroes of the Bible came to the watering hole and met wives The differences in clue us in to who they are Act 3- The Faithful Servant… Rebekah waters 10 camels- git…

6/1/15 – Psalms 1-3

How well God must like you— you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to GOD’S Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in…

And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel

05/27/2015-And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel 2 Timothy 1-2 Second Timothy is just full of great advice to Timothy, to pastors, to elders and by extension to all Christians. Paul says in 2 Tim. 2:14, “Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.” Again…

05/25/15 – Welcome to 1 Timothy!

  1 Timothy 3-4   Note: I’ll be entering another season where my blog posting will be erratic, and the times when I’m not able to write a blog post, I’ll put the passage for the day in the text of the blog using the Message translation. I’ve got a fair bit of work to…

05/18/15 – Welcome to Colossians!

  Colossians 3-4   I have a construction project coming up in Whatcom County which falls within the Lake Whatcom Watershed.  In case you haven’t heard, building in the Watershed is a rather complex task, and I’ve communicated with over fifty people over the last fifteen months in order to get the necessary approvals to…

05/11/15 – Philippians 1

Note: I’m very sorry I didn’t write a blog post this week.  Below is today’s passage, Philippians 1, in the Message translation.  See you next week!       Paul and Timothy, both of us committed servants of Christ Jesus, write this letter to all the Christians in Philippi, pastors and ministers included.  We greet…

5/10/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Sermon Notes– The Pervasive Spirit- Acts 10:1-44 Witnesses to the outer ends of the earth Act 1- The Spirit gives Visions Cornelius’ Vision Peter’s Vision Act 2- The Spirit speaks Act 3- the Spirit falls in power The pervasive work of the Holy Spirit Attend and Obey  Intergenerational Question– When have you heard from the…

5/8/2015 – Just Tell Me What to Do

Ephesians 6:1-24 Stalled If you have ever wondered how exactly road construction people close off lanes of the freeway to begin their nightly work tasks, it is like this: they slowly coast along in the carpool lane (which you’ve already merged out of as per the giant flashing arrow truck indicated), and then, when there’s…

05/06/2015 – A Mature Christian’s Instructions For Christian Living

Ephesians 4:1-32 The titles that the NIV version of the bible gives to Chapter 4 of Ephesians “maturity in the body of Christ” and “Instructions for Christian Living” creep me out. Please get out your pencil and put a one by the statements you follow 100% Be humble Be gentle Be Patient Be pure Turn…