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March 2011

March 31, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Ander Chen, Gracepoint Berkeley. John 10:11-18 “‘Authority’ means that he was not the helpless victim of his enemies’ violence but that he had both the right and the power to become the instrument of reconciliation between man and God and between Jew and Gentile.” What are the characteristics of a good shepherd?  Reflect […]

March 30, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by James Chao, Gracepoint Berkeley John 3:1-14 How must Nicodemus have felt upon hearing that he must put aside all his past religious accomplishments and start over (be “born again”)?  What might be some things I want to hold on to, even while seeking to draw near to God? Given that Nicodemus was such […]

March 29, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by John Ko, Gracepoint Berkeley John 2:13-17 Think about the values represented by a market.  Why was it so offensive to Jesus that they had turned the “Father’s house” into a market?  What kind of marketplace values threaten to influence the church today? Values represented by a market: Bottom-line – Cold à it’s about […]

March 28, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Devotional sharing based on John 2:1-11, by Kelly Kang, Gracepoint Berkeley —————————- Submitted by Timothy Rhee, Gracepoint Minneapolis John 2:1-5 Consider the irony of wine running out on the wedding day—the most well-prepared and supposedly happiest day of one’s life.  What truth about life and about the limits of human abilities does this scene depict? […]

Devotion Time: March 21 – 27, 2011

Here are the DT Packets from March 21 – 27, 2011 on Proverbs: 1. Proverbs_DT_Mar21-Mar26 2. Proverbs_DT_Mar21-Mar26_questionsonly 3. Proverbs_DT_Mar21-Mar26_chinese

March 23, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Alice Rhee, Gracepoint Minneapolis ANALYSIS List all the words that describe a foolish response to rebuke, correction, instruction, and advice. -despise wisdom and discipline -resents rebuke -insults the rebuker -heaps abuse -ignores it and leads others astray -hates -pride -scorns -spurn -stiff-necked

March 22, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Ahmi Kim, Gracepoint Berkeley What attitude is urged regarding wisdom? (List all the words used in the text.) Urgently respond (Prov 1:22-28) Earnestly seek it and look for it (Prov 2:4) Call & cry out for it, search for it (Prov 2:1-6) Take aggressive and proactive action to find and look for it […]

March 21, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Karen Maghamil, Gracepoint San Diego Describe the characteristics of a fool and a wise person. A fool despises wisdom and discipline, relies on his own thinking to plan his course and blames God for results that come from his own foolishness. He boasts about tomorrow and envies others. A wise person fears the […]

Devotion Time: March 14-20, 2011

Here are the DT packets for the week of March 14-20, 2011: The Life of Apostle Paul 1. LifeOfApostlePaul-DT-Mar14-Mar19 2. LifeofApostlePaul-DT-Mar14-Mar19_questionsonly 3. LifeOfApostlePaul_DT_Mar14-Mar19_chinese

March 19, 2011 Devotion Sharing

  Submitted by Hannah Yang, Gracepoint Riverside As I reviewed the DT this week, one thing that stuck out to me was A. Paul’s consistent and unswerving confidence in God.  In every mention of hardship, difficulty, trial, suffering, and persecution, A. Paul affirms a truth about God and his spirits are lifted.  God and eternity with God […]