Good News: New Age! | Isaiah 61:1 Meditation

June 13, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

In this familiar passage, the foretold Anointed Messiah-Servant-King announces the Good News of the inauguration of a New Age — the just and righteous reign of God.

Jesus reads these very words at the inauguration of His ministry, identifying Himself as the the Anointed One who will usher in the Kingdom of God.

Age-Appropriate Action | 1 Corinthians 13:11 Meditation

June 11, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Spiritual gifts are for the present; love is everlasting. Paul tells the competitive Corinthians to act in “age-appropriate” ways. Not only are spiritual gifts useless without love, spiritual gifts are only appropriate for this age. On the other hand, love is the virtue of supreme value in both this age and the age to come.

Medicinal Memory | Psalm 77:5 Meditation

May 28, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

The Holy City of Jerusalem had been conquered. God’s chosen people were dragged away to Babylon as slaves. Was it not reasonable for the psalmist to express his doubts and question God? Yet, these questions lead the psalmist to remember the past mighty acts of the holy, sovereign, and compassionate God — who is worthy of his and our trust. 

Exodus 39:42 Commentary | + Memorization Tutorial (Video)

May 2, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Exodus 39:32-43 tells of how the Israelites completed the work on all of the items that were to be placed in the tabernacle. In the NT, we read how Jesus made His dwelling (literally: “tabernacled”) among us (Jn 1:14), allowing His followers to become temples of the Spirit of God (1 Cor 6:19, etc.).

Proverbs 10:19 Commentary [+ Memorization Tutorial Video]

April 25, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Throughout the Book of Proverbs, (godly) wisdom is contrasted with (worldly) foolishness (Prov 1:7, cf. 9:10, etc.). Proverbs 10:19-21 offers godly wisdom concerning word economy. In a nutshell, when it comes to words: “the fewer the better.” Like a rare treasure, the words of the wise are often few but valuable.

Proverbs 9:6 #VOTD | Commentary + Memorization Tutorial (Video)

March 6, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Today, C4C is studying Proverbs 9:1-18 — a juxtaposition of rival feasts hosted by Woman Wisdom and Women Folly. While the fools, scoffers, and mockers accept the invitation to the feast that leads to death, the wise accept the invitation of the feast that leads to life and understanding. The theology of the ‘Two Ways’ continues in the New Testament, leaving us all with Christ’s invitation to the Great Banquet — and a choice to make.