200901.29
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Are you humble enough to follow God? (Mt 1:18-25)

Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph was given a difficult pill to swallow. His fiancé was pregnant. In those days this was incredibly embarrassing socially as well as repugnant personally to believe that the woman he loved had slept with another man. But the Lord spoke to Him in a dream and told him that he should put…

200901.29
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Your life is important in God’s plan (Mt 1:1-17)

Matthew 1: 1-17 The first half chapter of Matthew establishes the Messiah’s genealogy. From Abraham through Jesus, we see Kings and great men of God, but also screw ups who lived very far from God. We see Israelites, and we see Gentiles (those not members of God’s Chosen people). We see the mighty and the…

200901.22
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Reading Scripture: Final Thoughts

More about living the Word: Important Warning:  In the moment, when you first get a new insight, it might not seem all that powerful or important.  You might not take the time to write it down.  And that would be a mistake.  You don’t know what is going to happen in your life next week. …

200901.20
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Reading Scripture: Taking Action

Let’s continue our discussion on reading scripture: Once you’ve gleaned the real meaning of the passages you’ve highlighted, I recommend asking the Lord for an application for your life.  What is Holy Spirit telling you about this passage that can be applied to your daily life?  What is He revealing that you can share with…

200901.16
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Reading Scripture: Understanding Context

Today we’ll continue our discussion on reading scripture: I wrote earlier that we’ll typically be studying one chapter a day, but will occasionally break that into smaller chunks.  If you have time, read through the chapter or passage once straight through without stopping, just enjoying the story or the teaching.  Then, take a second pass…

200901.14
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Reading Scripture: Hearing the Word

A couple of posts ago, I gave advice on how to start reading scripture. The advice was pragmatic:  find a comfortable place to read, and make time every day.  My advice moving forward is more ephemeral. As you start reading, pray that God speaks into your life.  I typically pray that Holy Spirit come and…

200901.12
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How to Usher The Word into Your Life

We spoke last week about the vision to create – with your help –  the most complete study on Calling and Stewardship that exists, and to have that here, free and available to anyone in the world.  Every couple of posts or so,  I’ll pick a passage, discuss it, and ask for feedback, input and…

200901.09
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What does Jesus teach about living our Calling & Stewardship?

Focus at Kingdom Calling is on Calling and Stewardship.  We guide, teach, nudge, push and cheerlead you into being the fullest expression of who God created you to be, living the life He calls you to, and managing everything He’s given you to the fulfillment of Heaven on Earth in your life. Praying about what…