Oct14MonOctober 14, 2019
We are going to engage with a short passage in Matthew 10 through Imaginative Gospel Contemplation. These are the words that Jesus spoke to his disciples when He first sent them out into ministry…into giving…into building the kingdom.
Read the following verses out loud and imagine yourself as one of the disciples listening to...
Oct7MonOctober 7, 2019
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
The kingdom, the territory ruled by a king or queen.
Questions to Engage With :
- If the kingdom of God were to come right here, right now, in its fullness, what would be different?
- What can I do to make that more of a reality?
It seems that there are a number of aspects in relation to the kingdom. We have to enter the...
Sep30MonSeptember 30, 2019
The Last Prayer Practice for the Series: All In (The She’ma)
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength . (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
To love the Lord our God with all our strength means...
Sep23MonSeptember 23, 2019
The Shema: Love the Lord your God with all your SOUL
The Hebrew word for soul is Nephesh and although it has various expressions examples, it actually entails the whole of a person. A person doesn’t “have” a soul, a person “is” a soul. A living soul.
One of the descriptions of where the soul is known is in the...
Sep16MonSeptember 16, 2019
Prayer Exercise – The Shema Part 2 – Sept. 15-21, 2019
Loving God with all our hearts…
We are a people that focus a lot on the need to know that God loves us. This is good. We do need to know how to receive God’s love, to allow it in, to believe this about God. But I wonder if our relationship with God is sometimes...
Sep3TueSeptember 3, 2019
Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the...
Aug26MonAugust 26, 2019
Read Joshua 2; 6:17-23; Hebrews 11:31; Matthew 1:5
What a story! A prostitute living on the outer wall of Jericho. An outcast in her town. But a woman who had a father and mother, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. A woman who had enough smarts to know that the Israelites were powerful, they were coming and Jericho would not survive the...
Aug19MonAugust 19, 2019
Read Luke 5:1-11
There are four pictures for you to engage with in prayer.
#1 Pic: A Shore Place yourself in this picture. Picture yourself as Peter on the shore, washing out the nets. You are listening to Jesus teach. You hear His invitation to leave the shore and to try again, only this time He will go with you. When you think of leaving the...
Aug6TueAugust 6, 2019
Read the story as found in 1 Samuel 17.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you who what where your present giant is.
Reflect on the following points and talk to God about what you realize as you reflect with the Holy Spirit’s help.
1. Where does your giant’s power lie?- In...
Jul29MonJuly 29, 2019
Read the following:
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 New International Version (NIV)
15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity , death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will...