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God’s Helicopter View times two Read Luke 2:21-39 The two questions that I have in my study did not speak to me, but I just kept seeing this unfold in my mind while I read these verses: God’s helicopter view…times two… In case you are new to the term “helicopter view,” I’ll try and briefly explain it. We as humans were placed in “time,” which was created by God. It’s easy to conceptualize God creating mountains and animals, but it is easy to forget or not even consider that God created everything. Concepts more difficult to quantify like the ebbs (1 comments)
Tremendous Humility Before John could be John Read Luke 1:57-66 Here we find Zechariah and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist, giving birth to John. Many people, neighbors and relatives heard about the birth and shared in her joy. This seems normal except for one thing. Elizabeth was not able to have children her whole life and now she was very old. Because of this, you can imagine that this birth was "relatively" famous in the area. The Bible says that the people "shared in her joy." This is important as we will see ahead. Now they are on (2 comments)
Unveiling Mary’s Melody Read Luke 1:39-56 The question: What does Mary’s song reveal about: (a) the character of God, and (b) His way of working among men? How were these facts demonstrated in the manner of the Savior’s coming? Just from the first few lines from Mary we can see several characteristics of God. He is praise worthy, mindful of Mary’s humility, generous, Holy, mercy giving (for those who fear him), and patient. In the next few lines there is a style reminiscent of the proverbs where both end of a certain spectrum are given, along with their reaction from (0 comments)
Take some time when you can be alone and follow the instructions listed. Read the verses of scripture out loud to yourself because of what Romans 10:17 says. Read them again if they do not make sense. Continue reading them until you can answer the question or until something rings true inside of you. Then move on to the next question. Romans 10:17 - consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
Read this verse out loud: Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and fall (4 comments)
Can a mother’s son be her father? Read Luke 1:26-38 How many features of the person and mission of the promised child can be discerned in the words of the angel? Make a list of them. Whenever you are doing a Bible study and you get a question like this, seemingly simple to put on paper. “Just a list? I can do that…” But then ask yourself, why this list? What does it mean? Is there a pattern to the list at all? Here is the list from the reading: Son of Mary Name him Jesus He will be great (0 comments)
What can John the Baptist’s father teach us? - 02/16/10 08:24 AM
What can John the Baptist’s father teach us? Read Luke 1: 1-24: What was the cause of Zechariah’s punishment? What made him hesitate to believe the angel’s message? What similar temptations to unbelief do you face? Why ought Zechariah to have believed and why ought we to believe? Zechariah was punished by not being able to speak until his son was born. He did not believe that God could/would give him a son because he and his wife were too old. Zach made a very common mistake. He looked at his situation thru the eyes of the world and not the (2 comments)
Free advice from an appraiser to a real estate agent:
In any market there are opportunities. Most people in the real estate business that I know do a lot of complaining about the market, however the real achievers are doing fine because of the ability to take any market and find their niche. The common homeowner lags behind the professionals in their conception of the market for 1-2 years. Example: 3-4 years ago there were areas of the Twin City Metro area (and your area too) that started to show signs of stabilization to decline. 1-2 years (1 comments)
Collecting Appraisal Fees There is a fine balance between collecting appraisal fees and keeping clients happy. Between collecting up front and being “user friendly” to your clients. Do I make all clients pay up front and sacrifice business? Do I let all of them pay through closing? Do I let my good ones pay by HUD and the new ones pay up front? If I do that will I get any new ones? …And I’m just talking about your local client with whom you already have a relationship. …I’m not talking about AMC’s. That is for a wholly different post. (2 comments)
Classic Business Book Review - 02/05/10 03:07 PM
Classic Business Book Review The first book I will be reviewing is a classic: How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie. This book was printed in 1937 and has since sold millions and millions of copies. The reason is simple and will be on the bottom of this review. Carnegie argues that nothing is more important for a business “star” than the ability to manage and persuade people. Good old fashion “people skills…” It is not: great ideas, tons of contacts, over work, etc. Rather, people skills. His findings are from years of counseling others and listening to (0 comments)
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