• OK, so this is not the best format (since we don’t have bulletins) nevertheless it is a good way to stay up to date. What do you think?
    1. I loved reading 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 how we are all important to God that we all have a part in Him that He can use for His Glory. What a reassurance to us all
      1. Abigail’s funnel it: The ministry of the church doesn’t cease in conflict or suffering, but perseveres. When we witness, we shouldn’t do it to please man, but to please God. This will take time and will cause us to work hard, but the results will make us thank and praise God constantly. Sharing the gospel isn’t easy, but it is worth it.
        1. Thank you Abigail for sharing.
        2. Well done, Abby!!
        3. Note the similarities between the final summary by Abby< , and . Really encouraging!
      2. Ok so i have done my scripture for today and am very confused about the head covers in 1corinthians 11. I read my commentary on it and i do understand the head from every man is Christ - the head of women is man - the head of Christ is God but what im not understanding is the hair covering thing
        1. that is a tough one. Particularly because there really is not much to cross-reference elsewhere in the Bible. I do think it is clear from the text that hair is given for the covering. ‘The ESV notes mention that married women were to have their head covered inRoman society at that time, do that is probably part of the background.
        2. Thanks for the info
        3. David had a really good thought on this subject but not sure if he will share a minnie sermon lol i told him to call you
        1. Sorry! I only get to listen to Charity’s music list on YouTube when I’m in town, so I try to make the most of my time in the car, and Abigail drives, so I cram as many of these songs in! Abby doesn’t mind but she objects to me having the music too loud😂. Can you worship too loud?
        2. No! You cannot 😃
        1. We will be praying and will continue to pray for his mom, Mary, as well! Also will pray for Philip and his work place/others who work there.
        2. Thank you. My mother in law is feeling better, but had herself worried after getting a headache. Philips temperature hasn’t gone up, for which we are grateful.
        3. (My nieces have been tested for COVID19. They are Lylah (age11) & Zoe (15). Their mama, my sister Tonya is battling cancer. Lylah’s results were negative, but we are waiting on Zoe’s.)
      3. If a rich uncle left his huge inheritance to the person named in his will, and you knew that you were that person, you would be very zealous to see that the court interpreted his will in a way consonant with the author’s intended meaning. Or if you were desperately sick with a terminal disease, and you heard of a doctor who knew the cure, and he wrote down a health regimen for you, you would do everything in your power to understand what the doctor meant in his health regimen and do whatever the regimen called for. How much more should we, like Wesley, regard the Word of God to be precious and most worthy of study! Tom Steller in Biblical Exegesis
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          Chariots & Horses

          I was recently reviewing verses I had memorized several years ago, and I found them applicable to our current situation.  

          As an aside, I use Bible Memory (formerly called Scripture Typer) not for memorizing itself but for keeping track of what I have memorized and helping me to continually review it.  If you are not using a tool like this, or the Fighter Verses app, I would strongly encourage you to start the discipline. It really does all the administrative work for you; all you have to do is review your verses.

          Anyway, back to my story.  The verses are from Psalm 20.  Verses 6-8 read:

          Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;

          he will answer him from his holy heaven

          with the saving might of his right hand.

          Some trust in chariots and some in horses,

          but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

          They collapse and fall,

          but we rise and stand upright.

          This led me to think about what are the “chariots” and “horses” in which we trust today?  In the time of the Psalmist, this would have represented safety and security. Chariots were the dominant weapon of warfare at the time and he who has the most horses wins!  But the Psalmist makes the observation that they collapse and fall. And they do. Therefore, the Psalmist has placed his trust in the “name of the Lord our God” and he stands upright.

          What are some of our “chariots” and “horses” that COVID-19 has caused to collapse and fall?  I think this is worth considering at this time. Some are painfully obvious and some may be more hidden.

          • Finances, retirement savings, etc.  The market is a mess and may not recover for quite some time.  I heard a recent story of a guy who had planned to retire recently but in light of our current situation, he could not do it financially due to the market disruptions.  Many are facing lay-offs and reduction in hours and therefore loss of income. Even if neither of these has affected you, can you buy your way out of infection? Of course not!  A virus is no respecter of net worth.
          • Government or military protection. We live in a great country and we have great men and women who are willing to serve and to give their lives if needed for our safety and protection.  For this I am grateful. However, our defenses are no defense against an unseen virus. Our chariots and horses cannot stop the infiltration of the coronavirus.  We like to think we live in perfect safety at all times and we are never threatened. I think this has proven otherwise.
          • Advanced medical skill and technology. As stated concerning our military, we have wonderful people working in medicine and research, and we benefit greatly from them.  But the fact is, this virus has shown that we have not tamed this fallen creation.  There are things we cannot stop and cannot control, even with our advanced techniques and technology.
          • Physical fitness and diet. Speaking of health, how many of us have thought that if we eat right and get the proper exercise we are no longer vulnerable?  We can begin to place confidence in our physical condition or even our youth. Both of these have proved to “collapse and fall down” as professional athletes and twentysomethings are contracting the illness.

          I’m sure we could add others, couldn’t we?  Maybe it is time for the Christ-follower to follow the lead of the Psalmist and evaluate where we place our trust.  How can we do this? Here are a couple of thoughts I have had, feel free to add yours below as well.  

          In order to determine where your trust is placed, fill in the blank: “If I lost ____________, then I would be devastated!”  What is it that you think you simply cannot live without? That may be your “chariots and horses.”

          What do you value more, physical life or spiritual life?  You can determine this by looking at the time and effort you give each of them.  Are all of your efforts on the physical and temporal needs, protection, and satisfaction for you and those you love?  Or, do you give time and effort to your soul and the souls of those you love?  

          Our “chariots and horses” in which we place trust will “collapse and fall down” brothers and sisters.  I would exhort you to take this time of quarantine as an opportunity from the Lord to evaluate where your trust is placed.

          1. I couldn't help but think of this song while I was reading this... It's an old one... but it got stuck in my head again (it was stuck in my head a week or so ago too...) so I decided I'd post it... lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Qh_nv-SH8 I'm hoping and praying this time is not just for us to take stock of our lives, but I'm hoping people outside the church are as well. Sharing in this together may give us some common ground with alot of people afterwards as well. An open door to use this as a conversation starter. Hopefully we can say, "This is what I did with my spiritual life during quarantine. What did you do with yours?" lol Or that we have an answer to why we weren't fearful and trembling in a corner somewhere. And I feel like this should be something we do just in this situation! It shouldn't take something this drastic to make us evaluate where we are spiritually. This should be something we do often! I hope I remember that when all this is over...
          2. I'm not into the new choruses that much, but this is a wonderful song. It makes Psalm 20:7 come alive.
          3. I use to sing this song in the emmaus walk