As we come to the close of the book of Acts Dr Jeffrey Garner will walk us through the defenses and circumstances of Paul's arraignment and court trials and lead us in a reflection of the nature of defensiveness, self-regulation, and how to live in the defense of a higher purpose. We will investigate what we are living our lives in defense of and how we can act this week to live into a higher justification.
I have spent a great deal of time trying to understand God, to categorize Him, to come up with a theology that will allow me to predict His response to any given stimuli. I have failed. I’m not sure if it’s because God is simply unpredictable, or because we humans are too small to comprehend the systems He employs in his decision-making, but God has never been successfully pinned down, mapped out, or dissected. He resists systematic study.
Here is an update and prayer requests from Brother Isaac-
As disciples and biblical teachers, Brother Vahram and myself (Brother Issac) are requesting prayer for ourselves and the inmates. We pray that Jesus Christ our Lord continues to guide us in our group studies in the Holy Spirit and his revealing.
Summer becomes real for me when I get to the mountains, smell the pine-y air, dip my toes in a lake, stay up late watching the sun drop behind the mountains and the stars peak out. So I was anxious to get out of the city as soon as I finished my commitments to teaching the last week of June. I hit the road with some friends to backpack on the Lost Coast in Northern California.