TMS Week 23b: Give Generously – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

God is not our heavenly slot machine or Ponzi scheme.

TMS Week 23a: Give Generously, Proverbs 3:9-10

We are almost through Series D in The Topical Memory System!  It would be a good time review.  In fact, the book calls for us to complete the topic and reference quiz on page 55, writing out the topics and references for Series A-C in a simple worksheet (Series A uses the Wheel Illustration, Series B... Continue Reading →

TMS Week 22b: Serve Others – 2 Corinthians 4:5

This week in The Topical Memory System, we are considering the call to be disciples of Jesus Christ by serving others.  On Monday, we saw that Jesus himself set the example of coming not to be served but to serve (Mk 10:45).  Today, we are reminded yet again that the purpose of our faith is not... Continue Reading →

TMS Challenge: Week 18b – His Help in Temptation, Psalm 119:9,11

Throughout Scripture, starting in Genesis 3 and until the institution of the new heaven and new earth in Revelation 21, we find the presence of sin, rebellion against God. Even the most godly find themselves slave to sin at times.  David, whom God calls "a man after my own heart" (1 Sam 13:14; Acts 13:22),... Continue Reading →

TMS Challenge: Week 16 – His Peace, Isaiah 26:3

This year has been an especially challenging one for our family due to significant health problems.  In times like these, we often want physical healing, answers, cures... but what we need more is his peace.  That was a key part of what Jesus offered in his teachings: "I have said these things to you, that... Continue Reading →

TMS Challenge: Week 15b, His Faithfulness, Numbers 23:19

In the second half of this week as we continue the Topical Memory System, we go to the book of Numbers, to a portion of Scripture spoken by God not through a man of God, but a pagan seer named Balaam.  Balaam had been summoned by Balak, king of Moab, who was at war with God's... Continue Reading →

TMS Challenge: Week 12b, John 5:24

Well this is why we have rest weeks!  It's a week late when I'm writing this, when I should be covering a review of series B, "Proclaim Christ," in the Topical Memory System challenge.  But we're still at the second half of the last week in that series, "Assurance of Salvation." How is your memorization coming?  Are... Continue Reading →

2019 TMS Challenge: Witnessing – Rom 1:16

Here we are: the last verse of Series A in the Topical Memory System!  12 verses that give us a framework to rely upon as we live the new life in Christ Jesus!  Praise God for bringing us this far! Two days ago, we began working on Matthew 4:19.  How is that going?  In looking at that... Continue Reading →

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