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Chronicle: an account of history, story, historical record.

Written by Reagan Chaney | February 25, 2011 |

Today I struggled with the reading and figuring out honestly what I was reading. There was a lot of naming of mighty men and meetings with leaders and calling of relatives to Israel, all very important. However I was still struggling. Ironically the definition of chronicle is an account of history, story and historical record. Most historical records don’t make you rethink life and its big questions…or do they?

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What’s in a name?

Written by Kurtis Parks | February 23, 2011 | 1 Chronicles 1 - 5

Well, at first glance, it can seem that 5 chapters of countless names might be a pretty boring read. And if you’re not paying attention to the details, that might certainly ring true. But what I love about these genealogy chapters in 1 Chronicles, are the little stories that follow a few of these names. It’s cool enough to have your name in the Book of all books, and to …

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Now Choose Life!

Written by Nina Schmidgall | February 22, 2011 | Deuteronomy 31 - 34

I am going to cheat a little.  Today’s reading is technically Deuteronomy, chapters 31-34.  But I was so moved by a Scripture in Deuteronomy 30 that I have to focus there. 

Going back a few weeks…I was reading “Soulprint” and Pastor Mark writes how our earliest memories are often some of our most defining.  He encourages an exercise to try to remember some of your very first memories.  As …

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I Do Declare

Written by Sarah Magallanes | February 20, 2011 | Deuteronomy 25 - 27

Deuteronomy 25-27 are chapters full of declarations - strong declarations of laws and decrees for living in functional and just community and also ones for living in relationship with the Lord. Chapter 26 caught my eye in particular because in this passage, God gives specific instructions for how Israel is to place the basket of firstfruits before the Lord in the dwelling of His name (1-2). God also gives specific …

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Promises, promises…

Written by Andy Pisciotti | February 16, 2011 | Deuteronomy 5 - 8

Did you know that God promises the new land to the Israelites 69 times in Deuteronomy? 
That’s a lot of promises.  In fact, it comes out to be a little over 2 per chapter.
 
What kinds of things do you promise?
 
“I promise to keep in touch.
“I promise to be home by 7:00.”
”I promise I won’t …

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No thanks to me

Written by Kurtis Parks | February 16, 2011 | Deuteronomy 9 - 12

Often times when I am given the opportunity to blog about Scripture, I’ll hunt and hunt within a passage until my eyes get crossed, for something that is so profound, that I’m positive whatever my spin on it is, will enlighten the way that humanity thinks about that certain passage, from the most sacred book of all time.
Not this time.
See, right from the beginning of this …

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Fight the Good Fight

Written by Heather Corsi | February 11, 2011 | 1 Timothy 5 - 6

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

I’m a pretty practical girl.  Unfortunately, that same practicality often manifests itself through cynicism.  Cynicism comes easy to me.  One of my most vivid memories from elementary school was sitting at my desk, reading …

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Mentoring- A Fancy Word For Discipleship

Written by Amanda Giobbi | February 8, 2011 | 1 Timothy 1 - 2

What we already know:

• Author: Paul
• Receiver: Timothy
• Timothy’s profession: A pastor in Ephesus
• Paul is writing towards the end of his own life
• Timothy was converted during Paul’s first missionary journey
• Paul LOVES Timothy!  He calls him his “true son”!

Mentoring- A Fancy Word For Discipleship

What you may or may not know is that my profession is …

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Solomon>Shakespeare

Written by Kurtis Parks | February 2, 2011 | Song of Solomon 5 - 6

I’m not going to pretend that I know all of these metaphors, and exactly what they represent, and how they tie in to us now, as the modern day church. I’m not even going to pretend that I know the reason why Song of Solomon was placed in the Bible. Scholars have wrestled with that for centuries, and unfortunately, I don’t have the answer. Many believe that this book was …

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Solomon>Shakespeare

Written by Kurtis Parks | February 2, 2011 | Song of Solomon 5 - 6

I’m not going to pretend that I know all of these metaphors, and exactly what they represent, and how they tie in to us now, as the modern day church. I’m not even going to pretend that I know the reason why Song of Solomon was placed in the Bible. Scholars have wrestled with that for centuries, and unfortunately, I don’t have the answer. Many believe that this book was …

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