Week 4: Yeah….Homework Sucks
Howdy Folks! I hope you guys all took your weekend to recharge your battery, and that you guys are all ready for yet another school week full of tests, quizzes, and an endless list of assignments!
Bible Study Recap
13 “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”[a]
6 So we say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”[b]
7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
9 Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.
11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. 14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. 19 I
20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
22 Brothers and sisters, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for in fact I have written to you quite briefly.
23 I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.
24 Greet all your leaders and all the Lord’s people. Those from Italy send you their greetings.”
25 Grace be with you all.
(Hebrews 13, NIV)
This passage is pretty straightforward: don’t be set astray by ungodly matters like adultery, submit to your authorities, remember those who are in prison, etc. (For a somewhat wordy, but sincere commentary on this passage click here)
– We need your $5 Dues ASAP!
– Weekly Meeting Events (Monday Morning Prayer (at the flagpole), Tuesday Fellowship Luncheon (Rm. 121), Thursday Bible Study Luncheon (Rm. 121), Friday Afterschool Club Meeting (Rm. 121))
– We split up into small groups and discussed Jesus’ Commisioning Address to his disciples from Matthew 28
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
– We had some good ole’ fashioned hang out time after which, we ended with sanctuary. (Gene Xie’s voice was wonderful)
This Friday we will be having an open Q and A session, so come with questions already in your heads that you feel like asking.
Format: You will get to handwrite your question on a scratch piece of paper, and you will then place it in a box of sorts from which we will randomly select questions to answer. (Note: some of the questions that we don’t get to will be answered via the blog on the weekend)
As always, I’ll end it here with a moment of zen.
Peace and Thanks,