The year is quickly coming to an end and so is another trip through God’s Word. I have prayed for you, and I’m confident that regardless of how far you’ve made it on this road God has met you in special ways.
Please start praying about next year and what the Lord would have you do. I will continue to provide encouragement next year to those who once again want to travel with me. I appreciate each of you.
Watch for an evite soon about our end of the year celebration dinner at my home. I can’t wait to welcome you and congratulate you! Have a very Merry Christmas!
What a rich message we heard preached today by Josh Harris titled, Trusting The Lord. I highly recommend you to listen to it as soon as possible – he spoke of 3 Exhortations we receive from Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.”
We are nearing the end of our journey together. Here is our last assignment for this study on the book of Hebrews:
Read Hebrews 13:18-25
Read Bible Speaks Today – pgs. 267-272
May you have a wonderful week celebrating all the things for which we are thankful!
…It’s THE PATH OF LIFE!
Tom recently discovered a great article that is only two pages long, but full of motivation for why we travel this road year after year.
It is titled: Importance of God’s Word To My life
I encourage you to take some time to delve into it – provided by christiancounseling.com, it is sure to help you if you’re struggling with motivation, or if you’re needing encouragement in difficulty. God’s Word is all we need!
The message given today by Danny was one of his best! It was full of faith and resolve as to why we do what we do! If you were unable to hear it – this is a must for all members! Thank you, Danny for the way you are leading us!
Read Hebrews 13:17-19
Read The Bible Speaks Today pgs. 263-267
Spend time this week praying specifically for our Leadership Team. They need our support and help to do the job God has given them.
Whenever I am away on a trip, and the time is approaching for it to be over; I’ve found there are two tendencies:
One is to suddenly find your heart ready to go home.
Two is to wish you didn’t have to leave.
It is the same with us. As we’ve traveled through God’s Word maybe now you find yourself longing to be with Him in the place we will one day call Home. This is the result of reading and absorbing the Bible. We realize the journey isn’t the end, but the destination to which it leads us – Heaven.
However, there have been wonderful trips where I didn’t want to come home! This was due in large part because of the ones with whom I was traveling. But it was also because the place I was vacationing was so beautiful.
Both are legitimate responses to a great trip. Maybe you’re in the second group and ended up throughout the year being caught up with other aspects of your life in God. You aren’t ready to stop because there is still so much you want to see! Or maybe you’re about to finish the goal and you’re wondering what’s next?
The good news is as long as God chooses for us to remain on this earth – we have another year! The road we travel next year will be the same – God’s Word…but I guarantee you the scenery will look differently; It always does!
So whether you’re finished or not – both are fine. God is faithfully leading us on the ancient road, and He alone will insure we see and enjoy all He has for us!
…and we couldn’t be more enriched as a result!
Have you felt the nearness of God as we’ve journeyed these 11 months through the book of Hebrews? I must admit there have been times when my feelings weren’t front and center, but God’s Word always was! I have learned more this year how to persevere diligently even when my feelings weren’t on board, than any other year. It has been a good year.
So as we’re nearing the end of this road for this year, it’s time to begin planning our end of the year party. Simply comment to this post if you’re planning to finish the trip. I can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Here’s your Weekly Oil for this week:
Read Hebrews 13:7-16
Read Bible Speaks Today pages 255 – 262
Good Evening! With only three weeks left in the Hebrews series, we are winding down. But the message couldn’t be more important!
Here is your assignment for this week. Enjoy the cooler weather!
Read Hebrews 12:28 – 13:6
Read Bible Speaks Today pgs. 248 – 255
This week’s assignment is posted below, but first I wanted to “fill you up” with some much needed encouragement. Our pastor, Danny Jones, sent the following message to spur us on in our pursuit of knowing God through the Scriptures:
“I wanted to send this note to everyone on the Route 66 list and let you know how much I appreciate your diligence, love for Scripture, the Savior, and our church! I absolutely love the way you are working through our statement of faith (see sidebar)! Brilliant idea and one that I trust will bear much fruit. May you be filled with encouragement to continue on your journey.”
Now that we’ve been duly encouraged, here’s our assignment:
Read Hebrews 12:18-29
Read Bible Speaks Today pages 236 – 247
Finish reading For Further Study assignment – Disciplines of Grace, by Jerry Bridges.
I don’t know about you, but this journey, although slower for me, has been more difficult. I have found it more of a challenge just to be still! It’s time to pull off to a Rest Area and enjoy the scenery for a moment. May you be encouraged!
Read AGAIN Hebrews 12:3 – 11
Continue reading Jerry Bridge’s Discipline of Grace