Assignment 5

I will be short on words but I am hoping you will not be (short on words).

Luke 19

One verse to examine. 

 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.”  source

Depending on your translation it says What was lost

What has been lost?

What did Adam and Eve lose for all mankind in the Garden? 

Tips-to-ace-your-assignment-writing-tasks-1024x576Your assignment, if you will accept it and I hope you do, search the Scriptures and learn what did Adama and Eve lose?
And how much of it has mankind regained, if any? 

That’s it. 

Love, Kathie 

No Bucking, Please

As I scrolled a bit on Facebook this presented.

Sheep without a Shepherd. 

There is only One SHEPHERD but He has called His people to shepherd one another. 
When I look out what do I see?  A world of people without the Shepherd and without anyone to shepherd them.  Sadly from the evidence, neither do they want to be shepherded; not by HIM and not by His people (redeemed sheep).

People want to do their thing. 
And left to their own devices,  people want to SIN. 

And what does the Bible say? 

23 For what one earns from sin is death; but eternal life is what one receives as a free gift from God, in union with the Messiah Yeshua, our Lord.  source

But let me get back to sheep and the Shepherd. 

According to a Duck Duck search, there are 74 verses in Scripture addressing sheep and a shepherd.  LINK
I didn’t know that — did you? 

Sheep need shepherds. 
Sheep do really stupid, dangerous, even deadly things without a shepherd. 

Our SHEPHERD watches over His Sheep — we know that with certainty and we are grateful. I surely am!
Even so, we are one another’s keepers. Like it or not — it is what it is. 
Feed my sheep He said.   John 21:17

It’s a whole other session but husbands, you are to shepherd your wives. Read up on what a Shepherd does for the sheep — and take care of your wife that way. (Admittedly, it will take some spiritual insight and maturity to gasp this.)  Hopefully, she is truly a sheep and will not buck you. 

To purchase a copy LINK.
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You can also read all Four Gospels, start to finish, chapter by chapter, book by book, and observe JESUS as you read – what He said, how He said it, to whom, and what He did. You will learn a lot!

Love, Kathie

Let’s Practice, Shall We?

Actually, it is yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) reading but I am just now reading it at 9:26 pm on Tuesday.  Ephesians 4

Verse 1 Paul (in part) says:
I . . . beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called.

And in Verse 2 he tells us how we can lead that worthy life. 

Are you ready for it?

Always be humble, gentle and patient, bearing with one another in love, and making every effort to preserve the unity the Spirit gives through the binding power of shalom source

Let’s list how we lead this worthy life. 

Always be
humble
gentle
patient
make every effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit

What sums all this up? I mean what makes it doable? 

The Binding Power of shalom — peace

Peace with GOD and the 
Peace of GOD.

How do we stay in this Peace of GOD?

Well, let’s see; that would be by having (exhibiting)
humility 

gentleness
patience
with one another.

I suppose we could say we walk it out — this humbleness, gentleness, and patience. 
It would seem if our tongues, our hands, and our feet do not show us to be (do not give evidence that we are) humble and gentle and patient — then we are not living out the Peace of GOD.
And we surely then are not keeping the Unity of The Spirit with each other because it takes the BINDING POWER of PEACE to keep the Unity of The Spirit among us. 

Pretty simple to be so vital, isn’t it? 

And there’s one more word he uses: always.
Always be. 

This could be discouraging, couldn’t it?
But let’s not let it be.
Instead, let’s just 

Practice. Practice. Practice.
Until JESUS comes to get us. 

Love, Kathie

Shall We Read

Your assignment, if you choose to accept it is to read John 18:1-13

and as you do look, listen and see what you can see. 

Peter. What do you think Peter meant to do? 
What did Yeshua say? 
What does what JESUS said mean for you? 

We were meant for this,