What Does it Mean to Know the Truth?

January 27, 2009

The Western world worships the intellect.  We prize rational thought.  We believe that we can come to know and understand anything through logic and observation.  This is directly the opposite of what Biblical writers meant when they spoke of “knowing” something.  To know something in the Hebrew culture meant to become that thing – to do that thing.  The idea that you could read someone else’s teachings and repeat them to show that you understood the teachings would have been preposterous to them.

In Jesus’ time, when a boy wanted to study under a rabbi, he would go and plead to study under him.  The rabbi would then test the boy to see if he was an acceptable candidate.  If he was, he would enter a long period of training.  The purpose of this training was not to simply show you could repeat back to the rabbi what he taught you to prove you had learned and mentally understood it.  It was to learn to be just like the rabbi.    Only through this experiential living, could he really know what the rabbi knew and understand what the rabbi was teaching. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reading Scripture: Final Thoughts

January 22, 2009

More about living the Word:

Important Warning:  In the moment, when you first get a new insight, it might not seem all that powerful or important.  You might not take the time to write it down.  And that would be a mistake.  You don’t know what is going to happen in your life next week.  But God does.  If you’ll actually follow through with each step of this process, He will prepare you for things to come.  Over and over, you’ll find yourself in situations you’ve prayed about.  And you’ll be equipped.  This is the power of the Kingdom of God  Read the rest of this entry »


What does Jesus teach about living our Calling & Stewardship?

January 9, 2009

Focus at Kingdom Calling is on Calling and Stewardship.  We guide, teach, nudge, push and cheerlead you into being the fullest expression of who God created you to be, living the life He calls you to, and managing everything He’s given you to the fulfillment of Heaven on Earth in your life.

Praying about what to share in this blog, we believe the Lord is leading us to create the ultimate bible study on Calling and Stewardship.  The only problem is that that job is far bigger than just us.  Which is where you come in.  We need your help.

We’ve been studying these things for some time and as we read the scriptures, Holy Spirit again and again reveals truths involving these subjects.  We fully expect that He will reveal more of these over the coming year.

However… Read the rest of this entry »