Posts made in January, 2010

Paths of Self-Righteousness?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Formation

I enjoy a Friday morning bible study called Crosstalk. We meet in the Lower Fireside Room at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church at 6:30a pretty much each week. ┬áLately we’ve been going through the 23rd Psalm slowly and after 5 or 6 weeks we just finished verse 3. 1- The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2- He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. 3- He guides me in paths of righteousness for...

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Fill the Church with Spewage?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2010 in Formation

Picked up Bill Hull’s book “Choose the Life” this morning. ┬áSeveral quotes stood up and grabbed my attention this morning. The following is from George Barna and opens chapter 3. Christianity has no cost in America. We’ve made it way too easy to be “born again”–perhaps much easier than Jesus intended. When do we get to the point at which we accept smaller numbers of intensely devoted people rather than feverishly investing in...

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The Methodist Covenant Prayer

Posted by on Jan 5, 2010 in Devotional-Prayer, Formation

Today in the daily office I use, the reflection was a beautiful prayer that stands out to me each month when it comes up. THE METHODIST COVENANT PRAYER I am no longer my own, but Thine. Put me to what Thou wilt, rank me with whom Thou wilt; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for Thee or laid aside for Thee; let me be exalted for Thee, or brought low for Thee; let me be full, let me be empty; let me have all things, let me have nothing; I freely and...

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