Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Then one day there came consultants among the troops who pointed out the problems of the current system. They said if the army would listen to them, they would fix the problems. So they suggested new marching patterns that lacked the old interlocking row of shields and took much more practice to make work. And they put the leaders behind the army, where it was harder for the ranks to see where they were directing them. They issued softer and gentler weapons and shields in the hopes of doing less harm to the enemy and making it more likely that the enemy would join their side. Many started making forays on their own or with a few trusted companions, rather than staying with the army. Some even stayed at home to watch the action through a telescope. And there grew more divisions in the army, as groups fought over which of the new methods to adopt. These new methods did cause some inconveniences and the occasional unnecessary wound due to lack of a firm shield wall. But in spite of this the army moved forward, accomplishing the purposes of the King.
Monday, September 26, 2011
What does this tell us about salvation? How should it affect how we live afterward?
Friday, September 23, 2011
What things here are ascribed to Christ? What difference does this make to us?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
What things are involved in running the race? How do we carry them out?
Friday, September 16, 2011
What are these weapons? How do they accomplish the purposes stated?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
What are the implications of this statement? How should it affect how we live?
Friday, September 9, 2011
What do these verses say about how we should live? What does it mean to live as a soldier?
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Who will build Christ's church? What is that church? What does this mean for us today?
Friday, September 2, 2011
What does this tell us about God? How should it affect how we live?