Category Archives: Ministry

Graduation Reflections

This week a significant chapter in my life comes to a close: I’ll graduate for the final time in my academic career. In some form or another, I’ve been in school for 30 of my 37 years. No matter how … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 8: Humility in Ministry

Reading for Thursday, Sept 27: 2 Cor 8 In this chapter, Paul encourages the Corinthians to consider their practice of giving. He mentions “the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia” (v1). Despite their severe … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 5: The Love of Christ Compels Me

Reading for Monday, Sept 24: 2 Cor 5 This is absolutely my favorite chapter in the Bible. Which means I’ll have to work really hard to keep this from being a massively long post! Paul’s comments about the ministry of … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 4

Reading for Friday, Sept 21: 2 Cor 4 To participate in the new covenant is to take up the charge to ministry (v1). Paul will have more to say about this ministry in the next chapter. But Paul makes us … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 9

Reading for Thursday, Sept 6: 1 Cor 9 Paul defends his apostleship and ministry at the outset of 1 Cor 9, boasting that the Corinthian church is the result of his work in the Lord (v1). Others appear to be … Continue reading

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1 Timothy 4

Reading for Wednesday, Aug. 22: 1 Tim. 4 Several of our readings this year have reinforced the idea of “falling away”. Paul’s reflections at the beginning of 1 Timothy 4 is another such passage. Paul reminds Timothy of the Spirit’s … Continue reading

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Acts 6

Reading for Friday, April 13: Acts 6 Well, folks, this is two days late, but better late than later, right? I apologize for being behind a bit. We’re closing on our house on Friday and I also have a major … Continue reading

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Luke 5

Reading for Friday, March 9: Luke 5 In chapter 5, we find the ministry of Jesus growing as people begin to catch wind of His teaching and His miraculous ability to heal. As people continue to come to Jesus, we … Continue reading

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Luke 4

Reading for Thursday, March 8: Luke 4 Once again, I have to apologize for posting so late. All I can say is that this week finally caught up to me…I fell asleep last night at 8:30! Haven’t done that since … Continue reading

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Luke 3

Reading for Wednesday, March 7: Luke 3 This chapter focuses in on the ministry of John the Baptist. John’s central message: “Bear fruits in keeping with repentance,” (v8). Luke associates John’s ministry with the fulfillment of Isaiah 40, “the voice … Continue reading

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