Posts made in January, 2015

Undivided Devotion

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Beverly Headen, Bridgehaven Team | 0 comments

       As a single person, have you ever felt like a second-class citizen, or that your life is on-hold until you are married, or that surely you are not favored by God because he has not yet given you the gift of marriage? As a single woman, I understand these questions. Yet, the Apostle Paul gives us a perspective that is often viewed as contrary to the popular worldview; marriage equals self-worth and happiness.        Paul’s admonition to the Church at Corinth on the subject of marriage includes an encouraging verse for single believers. “I wish that all men were as I...

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Limping Together to the Table: A Reflection on ‘Grotesque Broken-ness’

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Bridgehaven Team, Chris Ball | 0 comments

In Spike Lee’s 2002 movie ‘The 25th Hour’ Edward Norton stars as a New York kingpin, who is convicted for drug distribution. The film follows Norton’s character Monty as he spends his last 24 hours before reporting for his 7 year prison sentence. In this last day, Monty spends time connecting with his Dad, his girlfriend, his two best friends, and his dog. Monty’s dog is a pit bull that he found on the side of the road left to die by his Russian mob friends’ who were involved in a dog fighting ring. The dog had been badly injured, suffering a broken hip. When Monty approaches the...

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The Who in Waiting

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Kathy King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People “The longer we have time to think about what we are waiting for, the longer we have time to consider how we have no ability to deliver it; and the longer we have to let ourselves wonder why we have been selected to wait, the more our faith weakens. But not so with Abraham. We’re told in this passage [Romans 4] that during this time of protracted waiting, his faith actually grew stronger, and the passage tells us why. Rather than meditating on the impossibility of his situation,...

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Biblical Maturity is Never Just About What You Know

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Bridgehaven Team, Dangerous Calling, Neale Davis | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People     “Biblical maturity is never just about what you know; it’s always about how grace has employed what you have come to know to transform the way you live.” P. 26.   It has always been easy to agree with the idea that God wants to conform us to his image. That is, the “good” that Romans 8:28 is speaking about is the process and the result of our becoming more Christ-like. In his thoroughly redemptive ways God uses all the events and circumstances in our lives...

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