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Mick Dobra

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 3

Knights and Ladies,

Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
(Matthew 9:37-38)

The harvest is plentiful! Recent studies and polls suggest there are fewer Christ followers in America today.

First, pray! Pray that Jesus would raise up and anoint more workers to witness to and win souls for the kingdom of heaven. Pray for a Christ awakening in your community and nation.

Second, consider the cost of being Christ’s worker yourself. In chapter 10 Jesus sends out the 12 disciples and warns them of the hardships and persecution they would face.

Third, pray about what your calling might be and how God might use you as a worker in the harvest field!

Reminder:
Weekly prayer and devotional meetings will be Friday mornings from 6:30 - 7:00am. Check the calendar for details: (www.ChaplainMick.com/calendar.aspx)

Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Matthew 15
Monday - Matthew 16
Tuesday - Matthew 17
Wednesday - Matthew 18
Thursday - Matthew 19
Friday - Matthew 20
Saturday - Matthew 21

“Christ is the Lord of the harvest. Let us pray that many may be raised up and sent forth, who will labour in bringing souls to Christ. It is a sign that God is about to bestow some special mercy upon a people, when he stirs them up to pray for it. And commissions given to labourers in answer to prayer, are most likely to be successful.”
(Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Bible)

“Where these marks are present – the preaching of the Word, the administration of the sacraments, the exercise of discipline, and the practice of community – the Church will inevitably transform the culture around it. . . When we are the Church as Christ commands us to be, we change and so does the world.”
(“The Faith: Given Once, For All: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters” by Charles Colson, Harold Fickett)

“It is always best to drink at the well and not from the tank. You shall find that reading the Word of God for yourselves, reading it rather than notes upon it, is the surest way of growing in grace. Drink of the unadulterated milk of the Word of God, and not of the skim milk, or the milk and water of man's word." ("How to Read the Bible" a sermon by C. H. Spurgeon)

Accept the challenge, take the quest!

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)



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Friday, April 17, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 2

Knights and Ladies,

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. . . Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. . . Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
(Matthew 7:15-27)

There is a lot of information and worldly knowledge (or false knowledge) to distract us from the truth. There are many false teachers that would lead us astray. What can we do?

Hear Jesus’ words! Read your bible and meditate on it so you will know His voice over all the others clamoring for your attention.

Then, act on Jesus’ words!

Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Matthew 8
Monday - Matthew 9
Tuesday - Matthew 10
Wednesday - Matthew 11
Thursday - Matthew 12
Friday - Matthew 13
Saturday - Matthew 14


“Tragically, postmodern culture has infected and weakened the Church, particularly in the West. Spain, once the most Catholic country in Europe, has become, within a generation, among the most secularized. A recent report among Spain’s bishops lays the blame squarely on heretical teaching as to the nature of Christ and his atoning work. . .

The majority of evangelicals – whom Barna calls ‘born-again Christians’ – do not believe in absolute truth. Sixty percent of Americans can’t name five of the Ten Commandments; 50 percent of high school seniors think Sodom and Gomorrah were married. . .

Christians must see that the faith is more than a religion or even a relationship with Jesus; the faith is a complete view of the world and humankind’s place in it. Christianity is a worldview that speaks to every area of life, and its foundational doctrines define its content. If we don’t know what we believe – even what Christianity is – how can we live it and defend it? Our ignorance is crippling us.”
(“The Faith: Given Once, For All: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters” by Charles Colson, Harold Fickett)

“It is always best to drink at the well and not from the tank. You shall find that reading the Word of God for yourselves, reading it rather than notes upon it, is the surest way of growing in grace. Drink of the unadulterated milk of the Word of God, and not of the skim milk, or the milk and water of man's word." ("How to Read the Bible" a sermon by C. H. Spurgeon)

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)


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Friday, April 10, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 1

Knights and Ladies,

Ray Vander Laan in Faith Lessons in the dust of the rabbi: becoming a disciple says, “Speaking, teaching, and living the Word of God was (and still is) what makes disciples.”

In the Great Commission, Jesus tells us to go into all the world and make disciples, not just baptised converts:

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
(Matthew 28:18-20)

In order to make and teach disciples, we must be disciples. We must speak, teach, and live out the Word of God!

Sunday, April 12, 2009 - Matthew 1
Monday - Matthew 2
Tuesday - Matthew 3
Wednesday - Matthew 4
Thursday - Matthew 5
Friday - Matthew 6
Saturday - Matthew 7

The Bible. It is the Word of God. It is infallible, inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient. It is the source and the norm of Christian theology.

“The Christian Bible, it is important to remember, was assembled over four centuries of the most painstaking study, open debate, discussion, and research. . . By the time the New Testament canon - the official compilation of books - was accepted by all Christians, the Christian Bible was the most studiously examined proclamation of faith ever compiled. . . Neither persecution nor so-called enlightened skeptics have shaken confidence in it. This is why thousands have been willing to lay down their lives for the Bible, from the Scillitan martyrs to the persecuted Church today. All true Christians affirm that God has spoken; that the Bible is the Word of God.” (Chuck Colson, The Faith)

“It is always best to drink at the well and not from the tank. You shall find that reading the Word of God for yourselves, reading it rather than notes upon it, is the surest way of growing in grace. Drink of the unadulterated milk of the Word of God, and not of the skim milk, or the milk and water of man's word." ("How to Read the Bible" a sermon by C. H. Spurgeon)

Accept the challenge, take the quest!

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)



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