At least once a week, MNT members are challenged to share what they're studying in God's Word and what Christ is doing in their lives and/or in the lives of those around them.
"Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." - Proverbs 27:17
|Posted by Laura Shores on January 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Today I was researching information for my job and, randomly in the search engine, I see Calvary Baptist Tabernacle. To be honest, I completely forgot about all of the awesome work Brandon did on this updated site, and the "Accountability Zone". Reading the previous posts has blessed me, and I thought that I would share that with everyone. I especially relate with the post Erica wrote, and definitely feel that I too make excuses for not studying my Bible more. The "I'm too busy" excuse comes to my mind much too often.
It seems the last post was made last spring, which is understandable, because if I wasn't utilizing this great tool for accountability & sharing with my church family, then I'm sure everyone else either forgot about it, like me, or was discouraged by the lack of use. Even if no one else is using this space, I will do my best to post something once a week, and hold my self accountable for my walk. Thanks again for the great verses & thoughts that you all have shared!
|Posted by Mr. Morris on April 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
I was reading in Galatians 6:6 today about sharing "good things" with your teachers. This passage has challenged me to share "good things" with those who have taught me the Word and who have poured into my life. Sometimes these "good things" could be just a "thank you" or letting them know their message encouraged you in your walk with the Lord. Other times, these "good things" could be physically blessing someone. How will we be bless those who teach us this week? What "good things" will we share with those God has placed in our lives?
|Posted by Erica on April 19, 2013 at 2:55 PM||comments (1)|
I read an online devotional today about God's love. It said that all God asks in return for His love is to "Place me like a seal over your heart" (Song of Songs 8:6). I don't do this. I don't cling to God like he does to me. I often reason that I don't have time to read my Bible - I'm just too busy. But I remember a speaker one time saying that when we say we don't have time to read the Bible, its like telling God that we don't have time for Him - that the God of the Universe, our Creator, is not important enough for a few minutes of my time. Its hard to share a love with God, when I don't invest in a relationship with Him! I hope that we can encourage one another - maybe through this blog, through Bible study, in person, or other ways - to help each other grow. Ephesians 5:19, "speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord".
|Posted by Cassie on April 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM||comments (0)|
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:5, 6 KJV)
If Christ has suffered this much for us, shouldnt we give him some of our time?
|Posted by Hope on April 2, 2013 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
I agree I haven't been doing as much as I should have by any means. Even if you keep failing this challenge its never too late to start spending time with God! Be pushed to do your best with spending time with Him. I've had times where I felt that I was disconnected with Him just to be reunited even better than before. Never give up on Him.
|Posted by Calvary Baptist Tabernacle on April 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
Our study in Ephesians 5:15-21 (and the correlating Psalms) has widened my understanding of God's will and God's holiness; at the same time, this Bible study has made me more aware of my sinfulness and constant need of relying on the Savior and his work on Calvary. I must confess, however, that I've failed to complete the challenge (set forth in week 1 of the Spring Semester) of studying God's Word daily. And it didn't take long to realize that failing to get into His Word stunted my desire to be sanctified. "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth" (John 17:17). So as we approach the half-way mark of the Spring Semester, let me re-encourage you to walk daily with Christ and complete our mission to daily study, obey, and share God's Word!