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Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Monday, May 18, 2020 “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  Proverbs 3:1-7 SO WHAT:     REFLECT ON THE TEXT How do I know the way that the Lord is directing me?1. Consider the scriptures The Bible gives us clear guidelines on correct living as opposed to improper living (3:1; cf. Proverbs 6:20-23, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 2 Timothy 3:14-15). Only the Bible does not tell us exactly where to go to school, who to marry, what job to take, where…

An Ode to Women

Light from the Hill Monday, May 11, 2020 An Ode to Women WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  Proverbs 31:10-31 SO WHAT:     REFLECT ON THE TEXT: 1. An Excellent Woman The calling upon every woman’s life is to one of excellence in the Lord. To the married woman, be a faithful spouse. To the businesswoman, be a reliable partner or boss at work. To the friend, be a trustworthy confidante in conversation. To those in need, be a grace-filled servant who extends…

What Wisdom Requires

Light from the Hill Monday, May 4, 2020 What Wisdom Requires WHAT:     Read the Text:  Proverbs 1:1-7 SO WHAT:     Reflect on the Text: 1. Wisdom requires an application of knowledge Become a lifelong learner. Push yourself intellectually. But becoming knowledgeable in and of itself is not enough. It might make you a great trivia night team member, but it stops short of wisdom.Wisdom means applying that which we know to everyday situations of our lives.2. Wisdom requires a mindfulness of others The…

Struggling with God

Light from the Hill Monday, April 20, 2020 Struggling with God   WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  John 21:1-19 SO WHAT:    REFLECT ON THE TEXT: 1. Power of Personality Everyone who is of the church and everyone called to lead in the church will, at times, wrestle with God because of our shortcomings and failings. Yet, take encouragement in knowing that the Lord ministers to us amid our fears and doubts, just as He did with Peter.Peter often spoke and acted before…

That You Might Believe

Light from the Hill Sunday, April 12, 2020 That You May Believe What:     Read the Text:  John 20:30-31 So What:     Reflect on the Text:      John writes his gospel so that you may believe the Good News of Christ. Prior to this text, we see four different accounts in chapter 20 of individuals who come to believe in the resurrection of the Lord. 1. The Searching:  What are you running after? Mary Magdalene had discovered, with a few other women, that Jesus…

Take your pick

Light from the Hill Friday, April 10, 2020 Take your pick WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  John 18:33-19:6a SO WHAT:     REFLECT ON THE TEXT: Pontius Pilate was the governor that Tiberius, the second Roman emperor, had appointed to oversee Judea. Twice in our text, Pilate declares about Jesus before the crowd, “I find no fault in this man.” The issue is never whether or not Jesus was innocent or guilty. The issue is what Pilate would choose when he was…

Just be loved

Light from the Hill Monday, March 30, 2020 The One who prays for us WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  John 17:1-6 SO WHAT:     REFLECT ON THE TEXT: The purpose of prayer is to talk to God. And Christians talk to Him as our Daddy … as Abba. At least that is the pattern of prayer that Jesus teaches; it is the pattern of prayer that Jesus takes. We always look to our Father. In doing so, we commune with God…