Have you read this week’s assignment of the next six devotionals? Days 19 thru 24. Really GREAT stuff packed in there and I’m a little jealous that Rob Miller gets to lead this week. In true “Rob-fashion”, he will have a dozen pages of notes that he’ll need to pack into 45 minutes!
All kidding aside, this week we continue with the story of Joseph….he’s now out of prison and has risen to the “number two” guy in Egypt! In what seems like a moment’s time…Joseph goes from prisoner and family-less, to the Pharaoh’s confidant and a new family.
It begs the question, “If today God gave you a new title, a new raise, a new opportunity, would you rise to the occasion?”
Let’s discuss this Friday.
Zoom option still on the table but I’ll also be set up in the treehouse for any who want to join in person. Will have camera and boom mic set up for the Zoom portion.
Enjoy the rest of the week! I’ll see you one way or another on Friday!
We’re up to daily devotions 13 – 18 this week and much of the storyline if focused on Joseph. Not “Joseph” husband to Mary….but that “other” Joseph that had a multi-colored jacket, was envied by his brothers, thrown into a well…..yada, yada, yada!
Apologies again if some ordered a different book with a similar title but by the same author.
David Parker leads us this week. Excited for him to share his thoughts on the six devotions for our group.
Remind me to bring up possibly gathering in person once a month, as folks feel comfortable. I want to make sure if/when we do meet in person that we still have the ability for others to gather virtually at the same time over Zoom.
Have a great rest of the week and I’ll see you on Zoom this Friday!
Did you catch that catchy question in this week’s devotional readings? Lots of great nuggets, as Rob Miller would say….but that little piece explained on Day 9, certainly caught my attention today.
Our devotional readings this week are Days 7 through Day 12. You’ll breeze through them in under 15 minutes….but then set the book down, and pick it back up a few hours later and read them again. Jott down what nuggets speak to you!
Mark Joyce will lead us this week! Very excited to hear Mark on Friday….and grateful he’s stepping up for the first time to lead our group! (Wink, Wink….no pressure on the rest of you to lead soon as well!) And hopefully Mark will include his thoughts on “program versus person”!
Same Zoom invite as before. Please gather at 7:30 am ET. Mark will introduce this week’s lesson at 7:45 am ET.
Happy post-Easter, gentlemen! I hope everyone enjoyed a brief break over the holiday and Spring Break. This week “begins anew”….a new series and a journey of 90 days of devotionals.
We’ll begin tomorrow, Friday, with the first six devotions of our book, “No More Excuses” by Tony Evans. If you haven’t ordered the book yet, please do that in the next day or so. (See my previous post on this site for the Amazon link to the book.) And plan to join us on Friday regardless if you’ve gotten the book, haven’t read the assigned devotions this week….or even both!
The scripture reading for the first six are as follows:
1 John 1:9
Also, if you have the book, read the author’s introduction section where he lays out a sports-minded theme, referencing the term “loser’s limp”. Think about the outfielder or wide receiver who misses the catch, stumbles down, but gets up limping as if to blame the error on a pulled hamstring.
“Not so fast” says our author!
As you prepare for the 90-days journey ahead, ask yourself are you blaming a fake injury on losing focus to God’s teachings….do you have a “loser’s limp”? I know at times I certainly do….and this next 90 days is all about developing some muscle memory so we no long use a false injury to mask what’s really causing us to lose focus.
Zoom invites are the same as before. I look forward to seeing you virtually in the morning and kicking off our new series.