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February 28, 2011 Devotion Sharing

ACTS 9:1-31; ACTS 11:19-30 How does today’s text apply to you? Immediately following Saul’s conversion, he spent several days with the disciples in Damascus, to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.  He started to do the very thing that he was persecuting others for doing after his powerful encounter with […]

February 25, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Acts 20:17-38 Note the frequent occurrence of the words “you know …” in this passage. (Also from yesterday’s passages.)  What is the significance of this? Apostle Paul was very confident in the fact that his life was an open book.  It’s one thing to be able to say you are a certain type of person […]

February 24, 2011 Devotion Sharing

1 Corinthians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 3:17; Hebrews 6:12; Hebrews 13:7; 1 Thessalonians 1:5–7; 2 Timothy 3:10–15; 2 Timothy 1:13-14; 2:1–2:2 Not all arenas of life require imitation to learn or grow in.  Why is personal imitation and following a real example such an important way to grow in Christian life? Personal imitation and […]

February 23, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ; 1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:17 What duties and attitudes are described in these passages? From the perspective of the leaders, the duties are preparing God’s people for works of service, speaking the truth in love, working hard, admonishing, directing the affairs of the church, preaching and teaching, and keeping watch over […]

February 22, 2011 Devotion Sharing

What words from the text highlight the urgency and high stakes involved in ministry? In Ezekiel 33 God highlights the urgency and high stakes involved by presenting the imagery of an army invading God’s people with swords drawn to kill .  God makes it clear that if the leaders, who were supposed to be the […]

February 21, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Consider the fact that God describes His people as His flock, and that he charges human “shepherds” to care for them.  What does this tell us about the nature of Christian community? The fact that God describes His people as His flock and that he charges human “shepherds” to care for them tells me that […]

Devotion Time: February 21-26, 2011

Here are the DT Packets for Christian Community Week 5 1. DT Reflection, Small Calendar. 2. DT Reflection, Side by Side. 3. DT Reflection, Questions only. 4. DT Reflection, Chinese.

February 18, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Will Sam, Gracepoint Berkeley Hebrews 5:11-14; 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 What two categories of Christians do these passage mention? What characterizes each? These two passages show that there are two different categories of Christians.  There are those who are “mere infants in Christ” and those that are “mature” or “spiritual.” Those who are infants of […]

February 17, 2011 – Devotion Sharing

Matthew 18:15-20 What responsibility does each Christian have towards the sins of his brother/sister?  What responsibility does the church have? Each Christian has the responsibility not to ignore the sins of his brother or sister, but to show him his fault and speak the truth in love so that ultimately that person will repent. The […]

February 16, 2011 Devotion Sharing

Devotion Sharing, Submitted by Daniel Kim, Gracepoint Berkeley It is notable that these passages assume certain negative realities. It assumes that there are people within the church whose heart will be hardened by sin.  There are people who turn away from God.  It also talks about the reality of some people fading away from the […]