TMS Challenge: Review, Series B, “Proclaim Christ”

As we continue through the Topical Memory System, let's take a look at where we've been. We began with Series A, "Live the New Life," in which we populated an illustration of a wheel: This illustration and the verses it includes was intended to help us see the critical components of our walk with Jesus.  That... Continue Reading →

2019 TMS Challenge – The Word, Part 2

On Monday, we introduced the vertical spoke of "the Word" with 2 Timothy 3:16.  How are you doing storing up that verse of Scripture in your heart? Today, we look at a second verse, Joshua 1:8 from the Old Testament.  For context, we are asked to read Joshua 1:6-9, but first let's think about what... Continue Reading →

2019 TMS Challenge – Wk 2b – Obedience

Note: This is part of the 2019 Topical Memory System challenge.  We'd love to have you join us! As I wrote Monday, it can be easy to substitute legalism for obedience, and in a series from two years ago, I suggested that legalism comes in the form of four traps:  brinksmanship, rigorism, hopelessness, and hypocrisy.... Continue Reading →

Starting a Daily Quiet Time

A survey by LifeWay indicated that 90% of "regular church-goers" in the United States agreed with the statement "I desire to please and honor Jesus in all I do."  That is wonderful. But that same survey indicated that only about 1 in 5 of those same respondents read their Bible daily, and 2 in 5... Continue Reading →

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