On The Journey

A BLOG FROM JOURNEY STAFF

  • August 15, 2022

    The American Bible Society has posted a blog: How to Study a Bible Passage. Studying helps us understand Scripture in its context, setting the stage for us to hear how God continues to speak to us through it today.

     

    Try these ten steps.

     

    1. Pray

    Begin your time with prayer... 


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  • August 8, 2022

    Conflict.  There seems to be so much of it right now.  Living in state of perpetual conflict can be so exhausting.  But is all conflict unhealthy?  No.

     

    Not all criticism is necessarily bad.  Criticism becomes toxic only when it’s unfair and is continual.  A cantankerous spirit may be annoying, but it’s not necessarily toxic.

     

    Conflict can be healthy.  But how can you know the difference between conflict that’s healthy or toxic?  First, as my mom used to say, “consider the source”.  ...


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  • August 1, 2022

    Are you spiritually mature?  How do you know?  Rick Warren has identified five marks of spiritual maturity based on the teaching of the New Testament book of James.

     

    A spiritually mature person . . .

     

    1.  Is positive under pressure.  “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”  James 1:2-4 (NLT) ...


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