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September 2011

September 22, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Colossians 2)

Submitted by James K. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Colossians 2:1-5 What can I learn about Apostle Paul’s heart for the church at Colosse and Laodicea from this passage? Apostle Paul’s heart for the church at Colosse and Laodicea was all about them knowing Christ fully. He struggled for them, and even for those people he […]

September 20, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Colossians 1)

Submitted by Jammy Y. from  Gracepoint Riverside Church Colossians 1:21-23 Reflect on how much .v21 was true of my life before Christ, and is true today of people outside of Christ.  21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior Verse 21 was definitely true of […]

Devotion Time September 19 – October 1, 2011

Here are the DT Packets for September 19 – October 1, 2011 on Colossians 1. Colossians-DT-Sep19-Oct1 2. Colossians-DT-Sep19-Oct1_questions-only 3. Colossians-DT-Sep19-Sep24-Chinese-1 4. Colossians-DT-Sep19-Sep24-Chinese-Questions-1 5. Colossians-DT-Sep26-Oct1-Chinese 6. Colossians-DT-Sep26-Oct1-Chinese-Questions

Devotion Time August 29 – September 17, 2011

Here are the DT Packets for August 29th – September 17th, 2011 on 2 Samuel: 1. 2Samuel-DT-Aug29-Sep17 2. 2Samuel-DT-Aug29-Sep17_questions-only

Commentary on 2 Samuel 19

To help us better understand the context of 2 Samuel 19, here is an excerpt from New Bible Commentary: 19:1–15 Preparations for David’s return. This section is concerned with three distinct groups of people: David’s army, Absalom’s northern supporters, and the representatives of the tribe of Judah. David could easily have offended any of these. […]

September 7, 2011 Devotion Sharing (2 Sam. 17)

Submitted by Steve K. from Gracepoint Riverside Church 2 Samuel 17:1-14 “Hushai’s successful effort to counter the advice of Ahithophel is a classic use of the principles of rhetoric being used to convince a person to take a certain action. He appealed to fear, to the desire for military glory, and to Absalom’s strong desire […]

September 6, 2011 Devotion Sharing (2 Sam. 16)

Submitted by Sue Y. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Reflect on David’s response to Shimei.  What is amazing about David’s response?  What does this show about David’s view of God? 10 If he is cursing because the Lord said to him, Curse David, who can ask Why do you do this? 11 …Leave him alone; let […]

September 5, 2011 Devotion Sharing (2 Sam. 15)

Submitted by Sarah S. from Gracepoint Austin Church 2 Samuel 15:13-14 What can I learn from David’s response in these verses? It’s a different kind of action that David takes than someone would who really wanted to hold onto their title or retain their position, who is really into retaining their own honor. Initially, I […]

September 3, 2011 Devotion Sharing (2 Sam. 11-15)

Submitted by Sara H. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Did the text provide a truth, wisdom or lesson I need to affirm or apply? This week’s DT passages in 2 Samuel provide sobering insights into what happens when we take ourselves out of the front lines of spiritual battle.  David stayed behind during a time when […]

September 2, 2011 Devotion Sharing (2 Sam. 15)

Submitted by Patrick L. at Gracepoint Berkeley Church What about human nature can I learn from Absalom’s success in gaining the hearts of the men of Israel? I can learn that men’s hearts are easily taken when another affirms their pain.  After trying to make my case to the one who wounded me and finding […]