Here is a cool interview where Dave Ramsey discusses how Matt and Kate Hickman paid off $86,000 in student loans!
Good morning, the light has come! How do you like saving daylight? Today we begin reading The Gospel According to John. In this first chapter we hear that actually the Light has come to save us.
The Gospel is God’s plan from the beginning to give life to all people. The very purpose of Creation is fulfilled in this man Jesus who came to be with us in depths of our sin so we can be with God forever.
The SOAPY Devotional Reading Method
S: What does this chapter Say?
O: Observe what it means
A: Apply it to my life
P: Pray for grace to actually follow the application
Y: Yield to the Holy Spirit as he leads you.
Common English Bible (CEB)
Story of the Word
1 In the beginning was the Word
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
2 The Word was with God in the beginning.
3 Everything came into being through the Word,
and without the Word
nothing came into being.
What came into being
4 through the Word was life,[a]
and the life was the light for all people.
5 The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light. (continue reading in your Bible in John 1)
Willow will be playing at the Gospel Opry on the following Saturday evenings at 6:30pm
2013 Sehedule January 5, 12, 19, 26. February 2, 9, 16. March 2, & 16. April 20, September 21, October 19, November 16
Please come out and enjoy this wonderful Bluegrass Gospel Music. Bring a dessert to share at time of fellowship afterward.
We all need wisdom from above. Proverbs is a great book of the Bible to find it. I’m going to list several quotes, can you identify the one from Proverbs?
- A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Wherever a man goes there shall he also be.
- It is better to know a few things for certain, than to be sure of a lot of things that ain’t so.
- Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.
- The wise drink from the fountain of knowledge but the fool only gargles.
What a great word we have as Christians in the word “grace”. It tells us so much of God and His dealings with us. It is the Greek word “chairs”, where we get our English words charm, charisma and charity. It is a word that means to bring delight or favor. It shows kindness and generosity, and speaks of that which is free not earned. Paul uses it 101 times in his letters. All of his epistles begin and end with it.
When we see the grace of God in the Bible, we see how wonderful our God is. Grace is the power of God’s loving-kindness. It is “God’s action of kindness in giving us that which we do not merit and cannot give ourselves for spiritual life.” It has often been said that G R A C E is: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. While that is true, it is just the introduction of this great Christian word. Read some of the ways Paul used this word:
Eph. 2:7-8 In order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved.
1 Cor. 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect.
2 Cor. 12:9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us…
We see from Paul that God’s grace saves us, enables us, empowers us and teaches us. It is a wonderful word but an even more wonderful thing to experience.
May 23, 2012
Thank you guys for all of the beautiful cards and notes that you have sent us. We have been so blessed and encouraged by them.
Ian seems to be having a much better week. They are attempting to wean him from the ventilator that he is on. We are praying that he is able to come off of this vent. It would mean that he would be able to be awake and move to a de. He is currently paralized which causes it’s own set of problems and has been that way for 3 weeks. They would also be able to attempt to feed him because as of now he hasn’t had any food just iv fluiids. THey have had to go very slowly because he is very sensitive and still very dependant on the vent to breath. They are continuing to try inorder to get him healthier.
We are so gratful to be at ACH it is an amazing facility and the doctors and nurses have all been great.
We continue to pray for Ian’s heart and lungs. Due to the pressure in his lungs his heart is still having some pressure issues. Also are praying for him to heal from head to toe as he has many minor issues created from being in the hospital for such a long time on so much support.
You guys are amazing and we are so gratful to you all! We love you!
Psalm 91: 9-10
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,