But If It Dies, It Produces Much :: Plus #QuietlyThroughThursday Link-Up

“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.” (John 12:24-26) Can I be honest? Really, truly, not-about-to-give-the-“Christian”-response honest? I don’t like this verse. I don’t. […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 8) :: The Children of God (1 John 2:28-3:3)

It’s Tuesday and time to look at another chunk of 1st John. I’m so glad you are here. Have you been following along since week one of Quietly Through 1st John? What have you learned that has made the biggest impact on you so far? Please let me know in the comments below. The Children of God 28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices […]

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Quietly Through Your Bible in June :: Plus #QuietlyThroughThursday Link-up

For those of you following along with the Quietly Through 2-Year Bible reading plan, I thought I’d share some resources to go along with the books we’ll be starting this month. In the Old Testament we will start and complete Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. We’ll also begin the Book of Isaiah. In the New Testament we’ll get started in the Book of Acts. Each of these links will take you to a short video or a podcast, giving you an overview or a more in depth commentary. Ecclesiastes Read Scripture Ecclesiastes Wisdom Literature: Proverbs, […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 7) :: Let Truth Abide in You (1 John 2:24-27)

It’s Tuesday! Which means we’re taking another look at 1st John. We are in week seven. If you missed any of the previous weeks of this online Bible study I encourage you to go back and take a look. Even if you just read the previous passages and skim over the earlier content, it will help you to better understand today’s and future studies. Let Truth Abide in You 24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide […]

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Train Up Your Children in the Way they Should Go :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus LinkUp)

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 This almost sounds like an awesome promise, doesn’t it? A promise that says, “Lead your kids to salvation and they will stick with Christ forever.” Yes, that would be an awesome promise. But that’s not what this verse is saying. Each person is responsible for working out his or her salvation with the Lord (Philippians 2:12). This includes our children. Mommas, we can not “make” our babies be saved. No matter how […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 6) :: Deceptions of the Last Hour (1 John 2:18-23)

Week six of Quietly Through 1st John is here. Have you learned anything new through this study? Is your faith growing? Have you been challenged to walk a little closer to Jesus? I hope so and I hope you continue to as we keep moving through this short, but powerful book of the Bible. Please leave me a comment at the end of today’s study and let me know what verse or insight has made the greatest impact on you so far. Deceptions of the Last Hour 18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard […]

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The Wise Woman Builds Her House :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus LinkUp)

The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:1 When I read this verse Monday morning I had just finished day one of the new Hello Mornings study, At My Savior’s Feet (aff. link). The parable of that day’s focus? Build on a Rock. 46 “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 5) :: Do Not Love the World (1 John 2:15-17)

It’s Tuesday! Welcome back. Can you believe we are already in week 5 of our Quietly Through 1st John Bible study? If you’ve missed any of the previous posts in the series, please check them out here. Do Not Love the World 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the […]

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John, the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Today I’m over at DoNotDepart.com sharing a few interesting facts about John, “the disciple whom Jesus love.” The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved Today in our series on the New Testament writers we focus on the Apostle John, the man who referred to himself as the “disciple whom Jesus loved.” The truth is that anyone of the disciples could have said this about themselves. Jesus did (and does) love all of them, but I think this statement tells a little bit about John’s relationship with Jesus. John knew He was loved. And when we know we […]

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At My Savior’s Feet :: A New Hello Mornings Bible Study {plus a giveaway}

Looking for a new Bible study? How about one that covers the teachings of Jesus Himself? (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) At My Savior’s Feet: Life-changing Lessons From the Master Storyteller is Hello Mornings’ latest study. —from the back— Our HelloMornings Bible studies are specifically designed to help you consistently dive deep into Scripture whether you have five minutes or fifty. “At My Savior’s Feet” is a six-week Bible study that invites you to listen intently to Jesus, the Master Storyteller, as He instructs your heart and mind through His […]

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