word for the weak: week twenty-one

 

The theme for this week’s reading in the Uncommon Truth for Common People project at MoSt Church is baptism. Here is the schedule for this week’s readings:

• Mon., May 21 – John 1.19-34; Matthew3.1-17
• Tues., May 22 – Acts 2
• Wed., May 23 – Matthew 28.16-20; Mark 16.15-20
• Thur., May 24 – Genesis 1.1-23; 7.1-8.22; Exodus 14.15-31; Joshua 3-4; Matthew 3.13-17
• Fri., May 25 – Acts 8.4-40

This week’s memory verse is: “Change your hearts and lives. Each of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.”(Acts 2.38 CEB)

this went thru my mind

 

Culture wars: The Cost of Waging the Culture War (part 1 & 2) by K. Rex Butts

* “I speak only for myself but if having a society where the laws reflect Christian beliefs and values means giving up the way of Christ, count me out. I believe in and follow Jesus, not a political movement that has hijacked the name ‘Christianity’ for its cause.”

* “What if instead of trying to force a vision of community based upon Christian values on the American society, what if Christians would simply love the American society regardless of what it becomes?”

Faith & works: Faith That Works: On the Meaning of “Works” by Jay Guin

“… is Romans almost entirely about an issue that no longer matters?”

History & the Mormons: The Mormons Sit Out the Civil War by John G. Turner

“A long war against the Confederacy, [Brigham] Young hoped, would distract the Union government from meddling in Utah affairs and finally leave the Mormons to govern themselves.”

Parenting: 10 Signs Your Kids Are Overscheduled

“We’ve all heard about the signs to look out for if your kid is using drugs—the glassy eyes, spending less time with friends and family, apathy towards everything—but what if the culprit isn’t pills but programming—and too much of it? … How do you know if your kid is too busy? Watch for these signs …”

Poverty: Defined as a Problem …

“… its really hard when you realize that you are regarded as ‘a problem’ by lots of people. It affects your self-understanding.”

Tests, temptations & trials: 3 “Weights” God Uses to Develop Spiritual Muscles by Ron Edmonson

“… my faith building has not always been that pleasant of an experience. As I’ve observed,God seems to use …”