I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin

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Mimi

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Children of the Day: Beth Moore Video Session 6

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A short snippet of Beth Moore’s  Session 6 talk from Children of the Day.

The Session 6 talk is available for purchase at Lifeway, click here.

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Mimi

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Children of the Day: Week 6 Recap

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The time is just flying by y’all!  We have only 2 more weeks left in this Fall Bible Study Session.

On Day 1 of our study, we began to identify what God has called us to do in our lives.  We looked at the works, ministries, and/or gifts He has given us to determine our calling.

The lesson on Day 2 encouraged us to remember that we’re made to serve as a team.  God put others in our lives for us to accomplish the work He has given each of us to do.  Other people help us develop and grow in our ministry callings.

On Day 3, we focused on the important key to equipping us in the work God has called us to do.  That key is His word.

” All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  2 Timothy 3:16,17

Beth Moore also shared with us the story of William Tyndale and his pursuit of translating scripture into english and how that pursuit cost him his life.

Sometimes, the journey to complete the work God has called us to do is difficult and requires determination and resolve.  This theme was our focus on Day 4.  

On Day 5, we explored the theme of working out our God-given callings by faith.

Questions to Consider

  1. What activities or things do I do that make me feel closest to God?  Do I recognize these activities as gifts of God?
  2. What activities am I currently doing that bring me the most joy or energize me? Do I recognize them as coming from God?
  3. Do I help others accomplish their callings for God?
  4. What people have helped equip me for the ministry God has given me?
  5. Do I turn to scripture to be equipped in my service for God regularly?
  6. Am I in a “serving rut”?  Have I replaced my trust in God to help me accomplish the task or in a pattern I designed to accomplish the task?

You’re doing great!  Start Week 7 this week.

Blessings,

Mimi

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Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

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I found this wonderful site that gives a biblical history lesson of Paul’s missionary journeys and includes pictures of the archaeological sites.  If you have the time, I’d suggest reading and looking through Paul’s Second Missionary Journey.  If your time is short, click on Thessaloniki on the right hand sidebar when you go to the link and you’ll be able to read only about his journey there.  I hope you enjoy it! Click here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,

Mimi

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Famous Thessalonians

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If you click on the pictures, you will find more information concerning each of these famous Thessalonians.

Isaac Carasso: Founder of Groupe DanoneDannon yogurt

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Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius:  Creators of  the Glagolitic alphabet whose descendant is the Cyrillic alphabet used mostly by Slavic nationalities: Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, etc…

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Saint Demetrius: Patron Saint of Thessaloniki

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk : Founder of the Republic of Turkey and the first President of Turkey

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Eva Kaili: Architect, Television News Anchor and former Politician

Eva Kaili Eva Kaili of the Social Democrats party PASOK, who announced yesterday that she is not giving her vote in support of Prime Minister George Papandreou, looks on as the confidence vote takes place in the Greek parliament on November 04, 2011 in Athens, Greece. A positive end of the confidence vote is key to Greece receiving a financial aid package worth 130 billion Euros from the E.U. Without this deal sources say Greece will run out of money by the middle of December.image via Zimbio, by Vladimir Rys/Getty images Europe

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Mimi

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Children of the Day: Week 5 Recap

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What a week we’ve had in our study!  We’ve concluded our study of 1 Thessalonians and we will move on to 2 Thessalonians starting this week.

We were encouraged in our Day 1 lessons to not be misled with perceptions or distortions about truth but to seek it.  In the passages that we read about the Day, we learned that the deceived will continue to say and think there is peace and safety when there is none.

“for you know that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.  While people are saying, “Peace and safety, ” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:2,3 NIV Bible

On Day 2, we were introduced to the verse that inspired this study.  We were reminded as children of the light and of the day, living in a dark world, not to become detached or complacent but to be shaken out of slumber and to awake.  Beth Moore used a passage from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit to share that Jesus is looking for us to share in a grand adventure with him.

She also issued to us a call to intercessory prayer on Day 3.  We studied about the wrath of God and that His wrath, according to Aristotle, is desire with grief.  We also learned that the Greek word, orge, also means anger that is decisive, deliberate, and doesn’t stem solely from emotion.   This Greek word always makes me think of an ogre and ogres are usually grumpy in movies which helps me remember that orge is about anger.

On Day 4, we explored the connections that we have with others.  We mulled over the differences of interference and interaction and how that affects our relationships.  Beth Moore also pointed out a strange phenomenon that has happened with social media: People are more apt to ask bolder questions of a personal nature with strangers online than they are with their closest friends.  She feels that we fear that we’re prying.

Our week concluded on Day 5 considering the treasures of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV Bible

Questions to Consider

  1. Do I create my own personal blend of scripture based on the influence of culture in my life or do I seek to know God’s truth about everything?
  2. Do I bend and distort scripture to fit my own personal beliefs?  Do those beliefs line up with God’s truths?
  3. How prepared and expectant am I for God’s judgment?
  4. How bright do I shine in this dark world?  What do I need to do to become more awake?
  5. Am I ready to share an adventure with Jesus?
  6. Does having a proper understanding about God’s wrath draw me closer to Him?
  7. Do I long for others to hear the gospel?  Am I willing to put myself out there to share the message with them?
  8. How do I connect with my local community of believers?

Begin Week 6 this week!!

Blessings,

Mimi

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People Get Ready

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Week 5 Recap of Children of the Day by Beth Moore will be posted on Monday.

 

Happy Friday!

Mimi

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