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May 2011

May 30, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Bryan Song, Gracepoint Austin John 12:1-8, 23-24 “Spices and ointments were quite costly because they had to be imported. Frequently they were used as an investment because they occupied a small space, were portable, and were easily negotiable in the open market. Mary’s offering was valued at three hundred denarii (v. 5) approximately […]

May 28, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Andrew Iskandar, Gracepoint Minneapolis Luke 18:20-23 How would the giving away of his “great wealth” be the key to gaining the one thing that the rich ruler lacks? By giving away his “great wealth,” the rich rule would gain the one thing he lacked, treasure in heaven. As a rich person in this […]

Devotion Time May 23 – 28, 2011

Here are the DT Packets for the week of May 23 – 28, 2011 on Money & Worldliness: 1. MoneyWorldliness-DT-May23-May28 2. MoneyWorldliness-DT-May23-May28_questions-only 3. MoneyWorldliness-DT-May23-May28_Chinese

May 27, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Wilson Fong, Gracepoint Berkeley. Luke 16:3-8 Why is the manager’s response commendable? The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly.  Anticipating the termination of his employment, the manager acted quickly and decisively to ensure that “people will welcome [him] into their houses” (v. 4).  What he did was called in […]

May 26, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Suzanne Suh, Gracepoint Berkeley If a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions, what does it consist of? Well in v.21 it refers to being “rich towards God.”  What does this mean? If a man’s life is not about the abundance of possessions and if Jesus is calling this rich […]

May 25, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Devotion Sharing, Submitted by Susanna Lee, Gracepoint Devotions Matthew 6:19-34 What is the relationship between worries and storing up treasures in heaven? The relationship is that worries about one’s life (what to eat and drink and what to wear–the mundane things of life) will prevent you from storing up treasures in heaven because these worries […]

May 24, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Devotion Sharing Submitted by Sieun Choi, Gracepoint Berkeley Malachi 1:6-8 What is the cry of God’s heart as demonstrated in these verses? The cry of His heart is that He wants them to relate to him properly, which they are not doing. He points to different relationships they have and how they relate to them […]

May 23, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Sarah Song, Gracepoint Austin Malachi 1:6-8 What is the cry of God’s heart as demonstrated in these verses? The cry of God’s heart is that his people, his priests would stop dishonoring him. That they would stop relating to God in this meaningless, hurtful, mechanical way. He’s addressing them to stop and think […]

May 21, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Phil Choi, Gracepoint Hsinchu Amos 8:4-6 What was the Israelites’ attitude towards God as revealed through the expression: “When will the New Moon be over … and the Sabbath be ended?” A lot is revealed through the Israelite’s attitude towards the New Moon and Sabbath. Ultimately, they viewed God’s laws as burdensome and […]

May 20, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Nancy Cheung, Gracepoint Berkeley Amos 6:1-2 ·What was wrong with the fact that those in Zion and Samaria felt “complacent” and “secure”? It was wrong that those in Zion and Samaria felt complacent and secure b/c their sense of security was ungrounded. They felt secure b/c they lived in strong fortresses, but the […]