Studies, Lessons and Devotionals
Do you ever wish your kids acted more like people in the Bible? Well, you’re in for a surprise, they probably do! Jesus’ 12 disciples were plucked from their average lives to walk with Jesus throughout his ministry and they came to Him with all sorts of issues familiar to you and me as parents.
Ever wonder why some people, even amid dire circumstances, continue to be thankful, content, and happy individuals, while others, who have access to many good things, complain, are unhappy, and are easily annoyed?
La Paz is a large, hurting city in the second poorest country in our hemisphere, with only Haiti rivaling its poverty. If you are like me, who for years lived miles away, you know little about this city or about the country of Bolivia. Tonight I am feeling an intense need to tell the story, to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute...defend the rights of the poor and needy". Provide 31: 8-9.
As Jeanie Shaw of Boston shares experiences in her life that will amaze, scare, and amuse you, you will find yourself saying, “I can’t believe all this has happened to her!” This is a Christian book, so all the stories are true. But more important than the stories themselves is the spiritual “cup of learning” that Jeanie draws from them all…and shares with us in this fourth volume of the popular Wisdom for Life series of women's devotional books.
So often I have expectations about the way circumstances or relationships should be in my life. Even as a believing disciple, I can get my expectations and perspective skewed. In one of my Bible studies I was skimming through the life of Joseph (Genesis 37-50), and I thought, "I wonder if this dreamer ever thought his life would go the way it actually did?"
This entry in the series of quiet times from the Birmingham, England, church covers scriptures about examining areas of compromise in our lives, caring for our soul and others' souls, dealing with the planks in our eyes, and considering where we put our trust.