I. This Month (January 2019) in Church - Lectionary and Sermons
Bible Readings (Lectionary), Sermon Notes, etc. for
week1 (Tuesday, January 1) -
Circumcision of our Lord - New Years Day
week 1 (Sunday, January 6) - Denho Feast
week 2 (Sunday, January
- 1st Sunday After Denho
week 3 (Sunday, January
20) - 2nd Sunday After Denho
week 4 (Sunday, January
27) - 3rd Sunday After Denho
II. This Month's Supplement: Discipleship
When We Follow Christ
God teaches us differently from men. They deal in peradventures and
surmises; He with certainties - "Ye shall know the truth." ...
A Bondservant of Jesus
The passion of Christianity comes from deliberately signing away my own rights
and becoming a bondservant of Jesus Christ. Until I do that, I will not begin to
be a saint. ...
Big Assignments begin with Tiny 'Yeses'
God will never entrust someone with a big assignment who has not proved
herself trustworthy in the small. ...
Faithful in the Little Things
Do you want to be used by God? Then be faithful in the little things. ...
Why Would God Want to Use Me?
Abraham was the first man chosen by God for a role in the plan of
Will Only a Few be Saved?
Start small, finish big. That seems to be God's motto. He begins salvation
history with two people from what is now Iraq. ...
What Makes a Disciple?
What is a disciple? Technically defined, a disciple is a listener, a learner, or
a hearer. ...
The Road of Discipleship
Like Paul, you are the Holy Spirit's student, and the knowledge you reap
from Scripture should be changing your life. ...
To pick up the cross and follow Jesus means to be willing to go anywhere and
do anything for your Lord. ...
The True Nature of Discipleship
Growing in faith is something that can be served by others, but ultimately must
be owned personally.
Who Were the 12 Disciples and What Should We Know about Them?
Twelve men responded to the call. They were Jews, uneducated commoners, and
simple men of faith who gave up everything to be followers of Christ. ...
III. Bible Special: Psalm 90
Unique among the Psalms, Psalm 90 is attributed to
Moses, making it the first Psalm to be written chronologically. The Psalm is
well known for its reference to human life expectancy being 70 or 80
("threescore years and ten", or "if by reason of strength ... fourscore
years" in the King James Version), although the Psalm's attributed author,
Moses, lived to 120 years, according to Biblical tradition. (Source:
Psalm 90 (Text)
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
Commentary on Psalm 90
Psalm 90 is a kind of response to the problem of exile articulated at the
end of Psalm 89. ...
Numbering and Being Glad in Our Days: A Meditation on Psalm 90
Psalm 90 is ancient wisdom, but it is the kind of ancient wisdom that is
timeless. It is the only psalm written by Moses, at least as far as we know, so
it predates most of the psalms by several centuries. ...
Teach Us to Number Our Days
The shortness and weakness of human life are the fruit of sin and judgment
in the world. ...
Who Is God And What Is Man?
Psalm 90 begins with a majestic affirmation of the awesomeness of our God,
our Lord (Adonai) the word means Master. ..
Dwelling in the Lord Always
God is that dwelling place. He always has been. If we go to him, life will
be full. If we ignore him, we’ll always be searching. ...
Live Long, Live Well, Live Wise
Within these brief verses is contained the words of wisdom that teach us how
to live long, live well and live wise. ...
A Matter of Life and Death
When Moses speaks of the Lord as our dwelling place, he’s talking about a
relationship, not a particular location. ...
I Shut My Eyes to See
Moses reflects on the brevity of life. He compares it to the grass "which
sprouts anew. In the morning, it flourishes; toward evening it fades, and
withers away." ....
Lord, I Have Time
Teach me, teach us, Lord, to number our days that we may gain hearts full of
IV. Featured: Family
Your Family System - Open or Closed?
Jessie's family was a dramatic example of a closed family system. It
required conformity. It tried to keep the outside world out. It didn't allow
for growth and development, and it didn't welcome outside influences. ...
The World's Most Opposite Couple
If there's hope for the World's Most Opposite Couple, there's hope for the
rest of us, too. ...
13 Steps to Keep Hobbies from Overtaking Your Life
As you move forward with your life in a better balance, remind yourself often to
model your lifestyle on the one that Jesus lived - one of service to other
people. That's the kind of life that will lead to the fewest regrets, because
loving well means living well. ...
We Are All The Duggars -The Saga of a Family
The greatest witness that Christians can present to the world is not their
own morality, their ideal family, or their dream marriage, but their
weaknesses and sins and failures, all of which have been atoned for by the
crucified and resurrected Jesus. ...
The Sacredness of Marriage
Jesus says in Matthew 5:28 that adultery begins in the heart. It is more
than an outward action, but a lust that comes from within. ...
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