I Have Hope in God :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the in just. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. (Acts 24:15-16) And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgement to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 15) :: The Consummation of Love (1 John 4:17-19)

Good morning! Welcome to week 15 of the Quietly Through 1st John online Bible study. I’m sorry that this post wasn’t posted as early as normal. I hope I haven’t thrown your morning routine too far off. Would you please pray me as we finish up our study.  We only have a few weeks left and I want to finish just as enthused as when we started. I’ll be praying for you, too. Speaking of prayer, do you have any other prayer requests? Email me, contact me through social media, or find me on Voxer. […]

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I Have Even Called You by Your Name :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link Up)

“Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut:   ‘I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.   I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 14) :: Seeing God Through Love ( 1 John 4:12-16)

Seeing God Through Love 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and […]

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5 Tips for Keeping Up With Your Bible Reading Plan {Plus Link-Up}

I’ve got a question (or several) for you. How are you doing with your current Bible reading plan, whether it’s the Quietly Through plan or another? Do you frequently find yourself struggling to keep up with the reading schedule? Are you currently behind? Guess what. You’re not alone. There definitely are times when I get behind in my reading, too. Like when I have a writing deadline fast approaching. When the kids have been sick and no one is sleeping well. When I find a good book or Bible study that I can’t put down. […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (week 13) :: Knowing God Through Love (1 John 4:7-11)

Knowing God Through Love 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. […]

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Constant Prayer :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. (Acts 12:5, emphasis added) Constant prayer. Constant prayer offered to God. Constant prayer offered to God by the church. This shouldn’t strike me as odd or different or out of the ordinary. But it does. It should strike me as wonderful and ordinary and just-part-of-life. Oh, but it doesn’t. Maybe it’s the Christian circles I run in… or maybe it’s just me, but I don’t witness or practice constant prayer. Even when times are desperate. But what if […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 12) :: The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error (1 John 3:24 – 4:6)

Happy Independence Day and welcome to week 12 of our online study of 1st John. This week we are studying the difference between the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error and how we can spot them. Let’s get started. The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of […]

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Persecution, Scattering, Preaching, Heeding :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-up)

Saul Persecutes the Church “Now Saul was consenting to (Stephen’s) death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison. Christ Is Preached in Samaria Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. Then Philip went down […]

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When Your Blog Isn’t Bearing Fruit

“…first remember what I taught you: ‘Apart from me you can do nothing’ (John 15:5). “Come, relax in me and let my Spirit work through you. I know you are unskilled, clumsy and awkward, but the Spirit is the Master-worker. If he controls your heart and your hands, he will work through you. Now turn around.” Then putting his great strong arms around me and his hands under mine he picked up the tools and began to work through me. “Relax. You are still too tense. Let go — let me do the work!” (Robert […]

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