24 They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’ 25 Your wrongdoings have kept these away; your sins have deprived you of good. – Jeremiah 5:24-25
God often gets blamed for the bad things that happen in our world. And when good things do happen He doesn’t get credit for them.
“And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life He promised us.” – 1 John 2:25
Growth groups can be loads of fun! Those of us who have been in growth groups know that while there is a great deal of seriousness in getting together to study God’s word, there’s also excitement in having opportunities to just relax and enjoy recreational activities with those whom we have close fellowship with in the body we call the church.
1 Samuel 17:37-40
37 The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you.” 38 Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. 39 David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.
With summer ending, many of us are also ending our travel and vacation plans somehow. Continue reading
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” – Hebrews 10:24-25
- Tent – $120
- Airbed – $40
- Cooler – $25
- Fun and Fellowship – priceless!
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! – Psalm 27:13-14 (ESV)
The GO train that I take daily in the morning got delayed by over 30 minutes today. It’s a good thing though that GO has a service guarantee that credits your fare should your trip get delayed.