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Posts Tagged ‘QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

PHILIPPIANS 2:1-4 WHAT JOY BRINGS

February 26, 2014

BY STEVE DUNN As I looked at chapter 1 with my congregation I summed it up by saying, “If you want joy, you chose Jesus–because Jesus IS our joy.”   As we proceed into chapter 2 we see Paul drafting his scriptural ship in the wind created by that joy.  Listen to these words:  “Therefore if […]

SOMETHING GREATER THAN OURSELVES (PHILIPPIANS 1:1-3)

February 3, 2014

BY STEVE DUNN Haven’t gotten a lot of feedback on my questions for Philippians 1.1-9.  We would all benefit from your input.  In any case, let me highlight my observations and those of others you might find helpful. “I ALWAYS PRAY WITH JOY BECAUSE OF YOUR PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL” That testimony as the letter […]

I THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 – REJOICE, PRAY, GIVE THANKS

September 16, 2013

BY STEVE DUNN “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Tim Clutter, a long-time member of BIBLICAL JOY shared with us that this is his life verse.  Personally, this one is high on my list, as well. I sometimes tell people to be […]

A TROUBLED CHURCH IN A MORALLY CONFUSED COMMUNITY

May 14, 2013

BY STEVE DUNN Corinth, as we have seen was diverse, entrepreneurial, raucous and immoral.  The recipient of the letter was the fledgling church made up mostly of Gentiles. The population of Corinth was racially and culturally mixed. We know from archaeology and Scripture (cf. Acts 18:4-8) that there was a synagogue in Corinth.   Roman soldiers […]

JOHN PREPARES THE WAY

November 24, 2012

For this study of Mark, we will be using the New Living Translation, supplemented by the New International Version. John the Baptist Prepares the Way 1 This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. It began 2 just as the prophet Isaiah had written: “Look, I am sending my messenger […]