Tag Archives: obedience

Monday Morning Munch No. 164 – Betrayal and Obedience

pexels-photo-426613.jpeg

“So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to Him, came forward…” -John 18:3-4a

Tears. Every time.

Jesus didn’t shrink back from betrayal; He walked right into it, joyfully enduring the Father’s perfect plan.

Thank You for stepping forward, Lord.
That step of obedience rescued me.
I am eternally grateful.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

The one where I talk about writing

IMG_9893

“I want to write always,” I texted one of my friends a couple weekends ago.

“You were created for such,” they responded.

They probably don’t know how much those five words meant, how deeply they penetrated my crusty heart or how much resistance they would have been met with had they been said 15 (or 10) years ago.

Flashback to 7 year old Sophie. The year was 1996, the Chicago Bulls and my dad held my entire heart (except for the part I shared with Columbo. I was a weird kid), and my dreams in life were to play in the NBA, meet Michael Jordan and be a cashier at Kroger.

I repeat: I was a weird kid.

IMG_8825

Obviously I was unconcerned with writing and preoccupied with more important matters. Like fashion.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Monday Morning Munch No. 30 – Call and Response

missions

Jesus: 

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV)

Us:

“I’ll take that under consideration.”

Every call demands a response.

Jesus’ command is to go. Most of the time our response is to sit.

This is a problem.  Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Monday Morning Munch No. 28 – Humiliated

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. –Philippians 2:4-8

Over the past few days my mind has been continually blown as God is showing me more and more of the humiliation of Christ and what it meant for Him to humble Himself.

We know from the text that He emptied and humbled Himself, but what does that mean? Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

True Beauty Lesson Outline 4 – Respecting Authority

All True Beauty lessons on this blog are my unedited outlines. Feel free to ask questions regarding anything that may seem unclear, since some things are written down to jog my memory.   

True Beauty, Wednesday June 22, 2011, Respecting Authority Part One

Prayer
Cards
Recap Modest Behavior
Memory Verse- Luke 9:23
Remind them to answer questions and give input

1 Timothy 4:12 – “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”

In that day, age and experience was a big deal. The older you were the more respect you were given, so Paul, writing this letter to Timothy who was in his thirties, told him he would have to earn respect from older people by the way he lived.

In what ways did Paul tell Timothy to be an example?

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,