Our Bible study, Babies and Old Age Part One, focused on the age of Abraham as mentioned in the following verse:
ESV Genesis 21:5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
Although Sarah’s age is absent in the verse above, reading cross references and commentaries for this verse takes one to verses that mention Sarah’s age.
It is one thing for a man to father a child in his old age.
But for a woman to give birth in her old age? This is most unusual!
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I was going to share part 2 of the previous post today.
But I have a change of plan.
This change of plan is inspired from last Thursday evening.
A group of my fellow staff, church members, and myself were returning from attending the Exponential Conference in Orlando.
Our flight had been late to leave the gate so we already knew we would probably miss our connecting flight in Atlanta. We were also spread out throughout the plane so the person who was closest to the front planned to ask the flight crew or first flight attendant after deplaning to call the other gate to request if they could hold the flight for our group of 15 people. Our thinking was that they might not hold the plane for one person but hopefully would for a group of our size.
We began to taxi away from the gate to get in line for flight.
The picture above is what forced another change of plan.
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My husband and I have raised five dogs thus far.
Most were usually quick to respond with obedience.
Our current dog, Meghan, in general is obedient except when told no.
Not that she is disobedient when told no.
Rather, she comes towards us with the question “why?” on her face.
- When asked to do something do you respond with obedience?
- Does your desire to respond with obedience depend on who is asking?
- Are there times you respond with obedience but in a begrudging manner?
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- What determines your desire to respond with obedience?
Consider the following synonyms for the word laugh:
- break up,
- crack up,
- belly laugh,
- (or boffo),
- How many of these synonyms describe your laughing tendencies?
- What triggers your laughter?
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- Have you ever responded with laughter when God speaks to you?
Did you get the pay raise or promotion when you were promised or are you still waiting?
How about promises made by friends or other family members?
What about promises you made to yourself?
Is there any value in being in a state of “still waiting”?
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For as long as I can remember, something inside of me wants to immediately prove people wrong when I they tell me no.
Especially if it is about something I deeply want or believe I can accomplish.
I have observed that a no response challenges most people.
Humans are not alone in this response.
Our eldest cat is quite brazen that no is an unacceptable response for her desires. Hissing, growling, meowing, and pouting in addition to repeated attempts to get what she wants are the normal response from her when told no. Giggling.
And our current dog comes toward us with a bewildered “why not?” expression on her face when told no. We realize it is not because she is stubborn or brazen like the cat though. She genuinely does not understand why usually. Giggling again.
But what about when God says no?
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I recently read Francine Rivers novel, Redeeming Love.
Today I had the privilege to attend the movie adaptation of this novel along with close friends.
The subject matter is difficult. Dark in fact.
Having read the book, I was pleased with how closely the movie version stayed true to the author’s vision.
How does this relate to Bible study?
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I enjoyed a snow day on Sunday, January 16th.
Living in South Carolina snow is a rare treat for this Midwesterner.
Because snow days are so rare in this area our city shuts down except for emergency workers and those dealing with any power outages that occur.
Thankfully, my household never lost power. We were able to enjoy watching the snow fall from the safety of our warm home.
I chose to not work on a post yesterday because I wanted to cherish the snow day.
Today, as the winter storm has finished dusting the earth with this fascinating white frozen water and the sun is starting to melt it away, I decided to share with you some favorite references to snow from scripture.
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Have you been making lists recently?
What kinds of lists?
Do you write your lists down or just think about them in your head?
Or do you use a computer program or other fancy technology for making lists?
Are some lists more important than others that you make? Why or why not?
Or are you someone who eschews making lists of any kind?
What does making lists have to do with Bible study?
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