Chapel Time


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Every Sunday we are going to have a little “Chapel Time”. I was sitting in church and was brought to a scripture that I had once read in Hebrews, but I honed in on it. I sat in the back row and just started recalling other scriptures like it and frantically looking up the cross references. (Unfortunately,  I did not hear another word the pastor said, but I did hear a Word from God).

So each Sunday, in the comment section,  I would love to hear about a scripture you heard today in church, a podcast, or just thumbing through a Bible that God clarified for you. I hope by the end of the day there are 194 comments for me to read through.

25 thoughts on “Chapel

  1. The verse that stood out to me today was Galatians 6:8…”For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”

    Our sermon today was on giving…Every blessing in our lives is from God, not from our doing alone. God gives us the ability to work hard and accomplish things. Share our blessings with others in His name so that we may “reap” the comfort and blessings of eternal life, the best gift of all!!

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    1. Our sermon was about 2 different types of time: chronological time… (day to night/ hour to hour) and about seasons of time. The seasons of time made my heart skip a beat…. and this is why: The last time/errr…. season of reading through the Bible with you, I know God was preparing my family for loss. I did NOT like that season. At all. And to be honest, I’ve had a few talks with God about “this season” of reading through the Bible, and asked him if we could perhaps prepare my family this time for a blessing. 😬. ANYWAY, Like you Trish, I completely zoned out of what the preacher had to say and just read. I ended at Ecclesiastes 5 and circled/underlined the verses that told me: (paraphrased). Shut your mouth and stand in awe of God.

      So….. I’m once again reminded that I have no business trying to control my world. I just need to leave it all in His hands and INTENTIONALLY GLORIFY HIM.

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  2. We visited some friends church today at first baptist goodlettsville. Music and sermon was great. really good word. The pastor spoke on genesis 12 and acts 9. He said are you saying yes to God but let me add my plans to yours Lord. In Genesis God told Abram to leave his land and relatives. But he still took Lot. Acts 9 Ananias was to go lay hands on Saul before he was Paul so he can regain his vision and start preaching the gospel. Ananias was like Uh Lord. This guy is horrible. Do I really have to go talk to him? The pastor said God doesn’t always give us specifics and tell us His plan. He just wants us to go! And encourages us in Gen 12:2-3.
    Trish I’m so excited to read through again with you. The last 2 times were amazing. God has given you wisdom to do this for His glory. Now I’ve got to get caught up!!

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    1. BTW, you are K.Love in my head. How cool is that because that was in our reading today too!! Job 7. “What is man that you make so much of him, that you give him so much attention, that you examine him every morning and test him every moment?” I too was rocked by that! Do we really appreciate that horrible little me is on God’s mind, not just his radar. Who am I that he even takes the time to think of me..clearly you have bigger and better things to do. (I am going to go write a little note in my Bible about this KLove with your name next to it)


  3. I taught today the 4 and 5 year olds. We talked about Jesus’ example of baptism when John baptized him and how He was sinless but followed God’s will.


  4. James 4:7-10

    7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.


  5. My pastor opened in Hebrews 10. “The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming-not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices be repeated endlessly year after year, make those who draw near to worship. If it could, would they not have all been stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once and for all, and would no longer have felt guilt for their sins. But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins”. I “knew” the sacrifices were a shadow of Christ’s sacrifice. I ‘knew” Christ’s sacrifice fulfilled the Law, and it was complete (Christ’s once and for All) but what hit me was how incomplete the Old Testament sacrifices were. I just never thought about how often they HAD TO (because of the incompleteness) sacrifice. I just don’t want to take advantage of the finality of the once and for all sacrifice Jesus made for me. I think I do take advantage of it because I don’t think about it when I sin. Today I had to sit and apologize for taking advantage of His Grace.


  6. We got to hang out with the preteens this morning, and the word they are focusing on this month is “knowledge.” Part of a verse we looked at this morning was, “The Lord gives Wisdom,” I love how He was reminding me to pray for Wisdom as we go through His word this year, and for Him to reveal “knowledge and understanding” that come from Him! (Proverbs 2:6). So applicable for all stages of life :)!

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  7. I took six pages of notes in church today. The topic was Healthy Self Esteem. A healthy self esteem is only found in Christ. II Corinthians 10:12-18


    1. Christa, I just went and looked at those scriptures. Were your notes about us thinking too highly of ourselves when we compared ourselves to others? Those were tough scriptures. I know it’s his second letter and Paul is defending himself…usually when I think of self-esteem, I think about low self esteem. Is this scripture the flip side of that? Too high?


      1. Yes, the sermon was the last in a series and it’s aim was to help us see that we CAN esteem ourselves too highly….another name for that sin is pride. I think it just really hit home with me.


  8. I just sent you my favorite scripture from a long list of scriptures. What topic was it that got you cross-referencing what the preacher said?


  9. “Since you have purified yourselves by your obedience to the truth, so that you show sincere brotherly love for each other, from a pure heart love one another constantly,”
    ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭CSB‬‬

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  10. Our pastor was on fire today preaching the gospel. Roman’s 1: 18-32…and then when you’re all fired up and ready to get rid of the bad guys he comes in with Roman’s 2:1-4…so so good.. I’m so happy to have read/heard/talked about these verses today…

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  11. Mine came from a song. A song that I would raise the volume and sing to the words. Today I felt that song in my heart as if it were the 1st time that I had ever heard it. My word for 2020 is STRENGTH… God has reminded me numerous times that this is EXACTLY the WORD for ME because that song was STRONG 💪

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  12. Yep…. Today’s sermon was the sweetest reminder that He has me doing what I’m doing purposively. Yesterday while reading through Job I was infatuated with the fact Job sacrificed for himself and for his family. Today’s sermon talked about everything changed when Jesus came and the only sacrifice we need to give is of ourselves. What a beautiful reminder that was just what I needed.


  13. “And he said, This is what the Lord says; Make this valley full of ditches.”
    2 Kings 3:16

    Faith is digging ditches in preparation before you see the first rain cloud in the sky. God wants my faith of action before He will move in my life.

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