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Saturday, August 05, 2017
First Timothy – Becoming a Good Minister of Christ Jesus – by Gregory Brown – A Timely Word and Study for Today
Pastor Gregory Brown presented me with the opportunity to read his most recent Bible study, the Bible Teacher’s Guide in the book of First Timothy – Becoming a Good Minister of Christ Jesus.
Once again, Pastor Brown has done an excellent and thorough job of expositional teaching of the Bible. Going verse by verse, he helps the reader/student to understand Scripture in context. He uses Scripture to interpret Scripture.
He’s deals straight with the truth and the Bible is the standard by which he measures truth or falsehood and right and wrong. It’s clear he desires that the church be equipped to know and teach God’s Word and live it out in their daily lives. He asks hard questions, challenges Christians to examine themselves and be serious about their faith.
I found the questions throughout the book to be challenging, sobering and very convicting. He doesn’t shy away from dealing with topics that are controversial in today’s culture. He uses Scripture, Old Testament and New Testament, to back up his assertions and interpretations.
First Timothy – Becoming a Good Minister of Christ Jesus by Pastor Gregory Brown is an excellent book and resource for Bible study. It would be a great help to prepare someone who is going to be leading a study, or for group or individual study.
I highly recommend Pastor Gregory Brown’s newest Bible study, First Timothy – Becoming a Good Minister of Christ Jesus.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The day our family grew by one
So very unexpected, certainly not planned
Not pregnant, but it’s every bit as exciting
We thought we would welcome into our home
For a few weeks one summer
An orphan from a land far away
Little did we know
Our hearts would be knit together as one
Our children would embrace this precious child
This little one had a hard beginning
While still so young, was now alone
But LORD willing, not for long
Far too soon the day would come
When we had to send this young one back
This child whom we’ve come to love
What better way to celebrate and remember
Than a picnic, together as a family
On a beautiful warm summer day
Of course, we took pictures to remember
When we beheld the photos in our hands
We knew, this child was meant to become our own
Sadly, the day came for a tearful goodbye
We embraced, declared our love
Made promises to write and stay in touch
Thus, our unexpected journey began
Covered with prayer
Dependent upon the wisdom and guidance of God
We will rely on the support of family and friends
The loving care of our dear church family
As we walk the path of adoption, one step at a time
Seemingly endless paperwork to be completed
Funds to save and raise
To make what seems impossible happen
We will watch and pray
Delays may come
But our hearts will remain full of hope
Dependent upon God
Who goes before us
For His heart is close to the orphan
by Susan Bunts Wachtel
August 2, 2017
Have you ever heard a story and felt inspired and moved by what God was doing? This poem was inspired by a story I recently read. While I don’t know the all the details about what the family has experienced, I rejoice at the work the LORD is doing to give a precious orphan a family and change a life forever for good.
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