Category: Bible

Tim Keller: Luke 15

I’ve read Keller’s book on the prodigal son and really enjoyed it, especially the way he describes the True Older Brother. As one of my assignments for my Connect Program I was told to listen to this talk. Here are my notes on it (as always, this is my interpretation of what I heard, not…

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BRT – Numbers

Given that very few people end up reading this blog I don’t feel like I have to apologize for stopping my BRT posts for a while…The summer was quite relaxing and what usually happens when I begin having a lot of free time is that my routines go out the window! That included blogging and…

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I get Israel’s Commission

Part of my preparation for my new job working with the Navigators this year has been to complete a lengthy study on what it means to be “Laborers” for God’s Kingdom. Through this study and a few other things in my life that God is seeming to be working all together (the books I’m reading,…

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BRT – 1 & 2 Thessalonians

1 Thes 4:11 “make it your ambition…work with your hands…so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders”. I was reading this part on my way to work, where I work manually using a lot of my physical body to lift things and put them down. This verse was a really great encouragement…

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BRT – Colossians

1.5&27 “Christ in you, the Hope of Glory”…As I was reading Colossians, the word hope stood out to me. When I consider the hope I have because of the gospel: eternal life, a glorious inheritance etc, my perspective on my current situation changes. I want to live my life in light of this hope. I…

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BRT – Philipians

1.6 God will carry out to completion the good work in me. The longer I walk with God the more I see of my sin and brokenness. At first my sins are obvious and obviously bad, however as God continues His work in me I see me of my “respectable sins”. Pride, independence, unbelief, fear,…

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BRT – Ephesians

1.17-18 To be honest there were several times in Ephesians where I was reminded about how hard Paul prays for the Church in Ephesus. It was a strong reminded to me about the power and importance of Prayer. Particularly as I come closer and closer to working with the Navigators and the Youth Camp this…

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BRT – Galatians

1.10 “If I were trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ”…This verse challenged me about my expectations of being a Christian. I find it so easy to slip into thinking that I deserve a comfortable life. But actually being a Christian, does make people who don’t know God uncomfortable, and…

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