Little gods – Scripture Dissection

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Little gods - Scripture Dissection
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As we explore “Little gods,” I’m thinking about a superhero movie – The Avengers. There’s an exchange between the Black Widow and Captain America. Oddly, they are discussing whether to go after Thor and Loki. If you’re familiar with the Marvel superhero movies, you’ll remember the conversation –

Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow): I’d sit this one out, Cap!

Steve Rogers (Captain America): I don’t see how I can!

Natasha Romanoff: These guys come from legend. They’re basically gods.

Steve Rogers: There’s only one God, Ma’am, and I’m pretty sure He doesn’t dress like that!

You know, it’s one thing to talk about make-belief superheroes as “gods.” But to talk about people like you and me being gods? Realistically, that’s a stretch! Interestingly, Scripture does. Consequently, what practical application does “little gods” have for you?

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What Jesus Predicted

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Have you given much thought to what Jesus predicted? All my life, I’ve heard about end times. When I googled “the end of all things,” I saw all kinds of entries –

  • A book title.
  • Definition of “the end of all things.”
  • A song.
  • Movie.
  • Cartoons.
  • Videos.
  • Even the Lord of the Ring – When Sam helps Frodo on a journey of hardship to destroy a ring of evil power in Mount Doom.

 

But none of these give any definitive help in exploring what life will look like in end times. So, let’s look at what Jesus predicted.

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God’s Humor – Scripture Dissection

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God's Humor - Scripture Dissection
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What situation comes to your mind when you hear that old saying – “God has a sense of humor?” I have numerous scenarios that come to mind. Oddly, it seems God’s humor is at play more often than we realize. And it’s a brilliant sense of humor. As humans, we try to develop a sense of humor, especially in teen years. And since we are made in God’s image, the quality of humor is there to be developed. I want to look at God’s humor as we continue Part 2 of our Scripture dissection of 1 Kings 18. (See Part 1 in a recent article – God’s Timing.)

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Prepare For Easter – FREE Devotional Activity!

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“Prepare For Easter” Devotional Focus/Activity!

You can prepare your heart for Easter!     to participate!

 

“Prepare For Easter” is – –

Meaningful!   Brief!   Fun!   Refreshing!   Read or Listen!    FREE!

Starts Monday through Easter Sunday.

Because this content is concise, quality material – busy people with full schedules can easily participate.

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Quick overview:

Prepare For Easter” features:

  1. Brief Daily Focus – Using a short reflective thought to focus your heart for Easter, each day explores a special role Jesus has in your life. It’s very encouraging!
  2. Fun Activity – Additionally, engage a fun activity each day – by yourself, as a family, with a friend, or with a group.
  3. Teaching Point –By combining the Daily Focus and Fun Activity, each day’s content becomes deeply meaningful.

 

The reason this Easter resource is so meaningful is . . . 

Because each session explores how Jesus provides for you!

Here’s a list of topics we will cover, one each day:

  • Sacrifice
  • High Priest
  • Lover of Your Soul
  • Intervener
  • Intercessor
  • Interconnector

 

As you explore these special roles, you can know without a doubt that God’s love for you is sincere!

You’ll also receive a BONUS POST – 

“When You Run Out of Ideas of Where to Hide An Easter Basket.” 

Since Easter brings hope, joy, and cheer . . . take this opportunity to prepare your heart! 

IMPORTANT and TIMELY Heads-Up! . . .

Since Day #3 Fun Activity uses Resurrection Eggs to tell the Easter story with a little reminder token in each egg, get your set before Wednesday’s Fun Activity:

  • Order NOW (amazon – or another online vendor) OR
  • Visit/call your local Christian Bookstores to inquire about a set OR
  • Make your own.

 

To make your own:

Incidentally, it’s really fun to make your own set! But it’s also simple. By filling empty plastic eggs with little items, each part of the Easter story can be told. Since the online set (above link) shows detailed pictures of items needed, use that example. And not only kids love this set, but every age!

However, if you decide not to make or order this tool, our content gives additional options for an activity.

Alive and Active Life wants your Easter week to be special by connecting with Jesus.

So –  to participate! – www.aliveandactivelife.org/Easter.

You’ll be glad you did!

 

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Pass The Baton

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Pass The Baton
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During the Olympics, relay races are run with a team of superbly trained athletes – and with a baton. In one critical moment, a race is often won or lost. What is that moment? It’s the moment when runners pass the baton. Races are lost or won based on speed, of course. Yet, an accurate baton placement secures the race. This element is drilled again and again by coaches.

To pass the baton in a race is a big deal. It’s an even bigger deal to pass the baton in daily life.

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