Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Bread of Life

Our lifegroup has been going through a Bible study on John chapter 6, and spent our time in group this week on verses 22-40. This passage is about how Jesus addresses the crowd on the Bread of Life.

I found myself spending a lot more time on this passage then I thought possible... So much going on here with the questions and answers being ask by Jesus and of Jesus. Many observations here, but too many for one single blog. Take some time to read this passage, and as you do, consider your answers to these questions:

  1. Read John 6:26... Why do you seek Him?
  2. Read John 6:27... What "food which perishes" do you need to stop working for, so that you have time to work for food that does not perish, "the Bread of Life"?
  3. Read John 6:28-29... How do you (or have you) complicated "working" for the Bread of Life?
  4. Read John 6:29-31... What "signs" have you asked God to do so that you would believe?
  5. Read John 6:35-40... What does this passage say? What is the significance of this reality in your life?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

River of life

"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the
Norstand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers." Psalms 1:1-3

The law of the LORD is the river of life. As we stretch out our roots towards Him and His Word, we find life. We find everything we need to grow in Christ from the firtle banks of His Word. Our delight is in doing the very thing that He created us to do; abiding in Christ; to remain planted by the River of Life.

By feasting on His Word, savoring on every morsel, we become nourished. As we are nourished, we become strengthened. Stregthening allows growth. Growth produces fruit in its season. Fruit is returned to the Lord of the Harvest, for His good pleasure and purposes.

The water of everlasting life flows through our veins, producing leaves that do not wither with the changing seasons. His Word continually flows through us as we continually abide in Him.

Abide in Christ. devour His Word. Make the Psalmist' delight yours; find the joy of your life in the hearing, reading, studying, memorizing, meditating, and applying of the Word of God to your life. Submit to His Lordship and find life.

Friday, April 3, 2009

I love the 3rd of the month!

For the past few weeks, i have been reading a proverb a day; the chapter number for the calendar day. Today's reading is Proverbs 3.

Up until today, i would sit in my car before going into work and read a chapter, looking for that one or two verses that I wanted to take with me that day. Today, I am at my desk early, reading proverbs from, an online bible and community. On it, you can read the contributions of other readers, and "star" verses that you would normally underline in your bible.

Most days, i'll read proverbs and find a couple of verses that are noteworthy in my book, and share them with others. Today, that will be hard, because the whole blessed chapter is awesome!

Ever heard the verse, "Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways aknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." it's in Proverbs 3, verses 5-6.

What about this one: "My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in." Proberbs 3, vs 11-12

Want to see more? go to, type in Proverbs 3.

As you read, ask God to challeng you, to show you where these proverbs apply to your life. Don't just read them; study them. memorize them. meditate on them. APPLY them.

Hope you have an awesome God filled blessed day - Let God pour into you, so that He can pour you out on others.