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These scriptures encouraged me. The scriptures from Hebrews remind me of how pleasant my life following Jesus is compared to some others who are mistreated and abused. Yet, I often act like I’m risking so much when I know God wants me to trust Him and follow Him. The scriptures from first Corinthians encouraged me to follow Christ and celebrate the gospel power of God working through my...
So what happens now when that person’s gone? The one you thought you could...– Rufio (via creatingaquietmind )
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These scriptures reminded me that religious people wanted to kill Jesus. Jesus called them out on their sins repeatedly in the scriptures leading up to this point. He told them the truth: that people are so filthy in their sinfulness, that even the best do-gooders are doomed unless Jesus, the son of God, is destroyed and resurrected to save them. These scriptures make me think that people want...
Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like...– Nelson Mandela (via rudolove ) maybe slavery, apartheid, poverty can be eradicated by human beings if human beings are truly like Christ.
Kaleo: The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,... →
mdalz: The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of…
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I was greatly helped again by Dr. Tim Keller’s sermon at Redeemer abut culture. It is too deep with helpful thoughts and motivating truths to take good notes. It is too much because everything seems so importantly helpful that I can’t leave anything out. . sermon text: Isaiah 60:4-11, 17-21 http://sermons2.redeemer.com/sermons/culture
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These scriptures helped me reflect on and confess my failures to be trustworthy, patient, and a thoughtful communicator at work as well as at home. While most people identify me as a thoughtful person in other areas of my life, the vast majority of my conflicts with others are a result of my failure to consider their emotional responses to my words. Proverbs 25:13-15 (CEV) 13A messenger you...
Is wrong of God to demand from sinners a standard of moral perfection else they...– Rett Copple (via conformingtotheson )
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These scriptures helped engage my imagination as I thought about the disciples reaction to Jesus saying the temple will be destroyed right after a disciple describes the beauty of the temple. Jesus keeps them focused on reality and the real eternal beauty of Himself. Mark 13:1-2 (CEV) 1As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, look at these beautiful...
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be...– Philippians 4:4-5 (via thesnarkybeliever )
5 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Have →
world-shaker: I’m cool with this list (though it still lists a lot of the common ones) for two reasons: 1) There actually are some interesting apps on here. 2) There are more than five apps. Here’s a sample: Pi83 Graphing Calculator A simple calculator isn’t enough for most math students once they hit high school, so having a graphing calculator handy is always welcome. And since...
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.– GK Chesterton (via myquotelibrary )
Great books give you a feeling that you miss all day, until you finally get to...– Kathryn Stockett (via queritor )
Sober questions for those who don't believe in... →
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These scriptures help me remember why it is silly to focus too much time on understanding all the commandments of God when I can’t even keep the first and second commandments that hold all the other commandments together. Thankfully and incredibly, God has chosen to not remember my sins by enabling me to be in Christ. Mark 12:28-34 (CEV) 28One of the teachers of the Law of Moses came up while...
The most reliable callings are born from reflecting on a situation that is more...– Roger Mehl (via wesleyhill )
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These scriptures about Jesus gave me three helpful thoughts: 1. Jesus tells people they are wrong and argues with scripture towards a correct understanding. 2. Jesus reveals that we will be enjoying God in our new upgraded resurrected bodies when this body dies. 3. I should ask myself, “do I know what the scriptures teach?” “Do I trust in the power of God?’ Mark 12:18-27 CEV 18The Sadducees...
Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study one self in...– — Bruce Lee (via thesearepeopleyouknow )
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see...– Isaiah 43:19 (via hisstorythroughmine )
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Every time I listen, I have been deeply impacted and strengthened through this sermon titled “Christ our life” by Tim Keller. He explains being in Christ as the primary foundation of the gospel, not following or emulating Christ. Then he explains what being in Christ really means. http://sermons2.redeemer.com/sermons/christ-our-life sermon scripture: Collosians 3:1-14 (NIV 1984) ...
Psalm 31:22, In my alarm I said, “I am cut off...
specialagentofthelamb: This… on so many levels.
I like the dark part of the night, after midnight and before four-thirty, when...– Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius)
hours: “Symbolism exists precisely for the purpose of conveying to the imagination what the intellect is not ready for.” — C. S. Lewis, letter to Sister Penelope CSMV (BOD), March 25, 1943, The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis: Books, Broadcasts, and the War, 1931-1949, Volume 2 (edited by Walter Hooper)
Let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me...– A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (via mdalz )
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These scriptures helped me by reminding me that Jesus gave His life to God perfectly. He was perfectly obedient to God, trusting in God’s good will and perfect love despite the suffering that God was leading Him through. The scriptures below from Hebrews and elsewhere in the gospel accounts show that Jesus is not insane. He asks God to rescue Him from the suffering and death that He knew God...
If he got a “C” in a course, nobody cared, but if he went to school three...– Noam Chomsky (via creatingaquietmind)
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These scriptures helped me last night when I was terrorized by terrible dreams and feelings in the middle of the night. They reminded me of God warning Isaiah and his people not to be overly distracted or trapped by fear of their circumstances and approaching enemies. Isaiah 8:11-13(CEV) The LORD took hold of me with his powerful hand and said: I’m warning you! Don’t act like...
The Global Campaign for Education (a coalition of international aid agencies...– How to teach … global education | Education | The Guardian (via teachersworldwide)
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These scriptures reminded me of how much better life is when I am praising God for His faithfulness and love. Psalm 117 (CEV) 1All of you nations, come praise the LORD! Let everyone praise him. 2His love for us is wonderful; his faithfulness never ends. Shout praises to the LORD!