Do The Work

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April 2, 2012 Bible Reading

Deuteronomy 21:1-22:30
Luke 9:51-10:12
Psalms 74:1-23
Proverbs 12:11

The following two pieces of scripture spoke to me today:

He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. (Luke 10:2, 3 NIV)
And…
Those who work their land will have abundant food,
but those who chase fantasies have no sense. (Proverbs 12:11 NIV)

I was fortunate to grow up around the people in my life that had a keen business sense. Although there are many, one lady comes to mind today when I read the scriptures. Tish Johnson. Tish is the mother of one of my best friends. She taught Steve and I much about business as we “cut our teeth” in the business world at the ripe old age of 16.

Steve and I, as budding young entrepreneurs, were full of “bright” ideas of how to build and grow a business. She would always ground us with one solitary statement. “Do The Work”. In other words, those bright ideas may indeed be bright, but you have to do the fundamental part of the business first… the work itself.

That simple solitary statement has followed me my whole life (Thanks Mrs. Johnson). I’m reminded of it each time I lose sight of what “the work” really is.

Now as I read the passages above and as I begin this Bible Study beginning Tuesday, I hear her voice in my head once again… “Do The Work”. I’m reminded to not make it about the blog posts, or about which coffee house we meet in, or even what time it will be. I’m reminded to do the work…

The Work

Provide a venue for community around the daily interaction with The Word of God.

Your Invited

Beginning this Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 7:00pm, The Revolution Bible Study will meet at Panera Bread at Mullins Crossing in Evans GA. Come join me and Jesus. I’ll buy you cup of coffee… He can tell the stories!

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Free Coffee, April Fools, and Palm Sunday?

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April 1, 2012 Bible Reading

Deuteronomy 18:1-20:20
Luke 9:28-50
Psalm 73:1-28
Proverbs 12:10

As we begin the Holy Week, I felt it was important to highlight that today is Palm Sunday. I’m not a Religious Authority so I thought I’d leave that to the scholars that contribute to Wikipedia do that part today…

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels. (Mark 11:1–11, Matthew 21:1–11, Luke 19:28–44, and John 12:12–19).

News About the Revolution

If you’ve been reading along, chances are you’ve picked up your Bible a time or two in the last few weeks. If you’ve been reading through Bible for a while, maybe you’ve gained a sense of community by reading along. If you are a friend, family member, or anyone else that “knows” me, you are no doubt wondering, “Who is this and what has he done with Ryan? What is he talking about in these blogs? Why is he doing all of this?”

Well, It’s not because it’s April Fool’s Day. Check this out…

Jesus says:

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40 NIV)

Those are two of the driving reasons that I write the Revolution Blog each day. Because I love and respect my Lord and Savior and because I want to share what Jesus has done for me by spending time each day in the Bible with my fellow man. Revolution is where I share my thoughts on my annual journey through the scriptures each year. I’ve spent the last 10 years or so, go through the Scriptures in One Full Revolution each year and it has absolutely changed me.

Revolution… The Bible Study?

Recently, as posted before here, I’ve recognized what God has been saying to my through The Holy Spirit. That I am to provide a venue for people to take this journey through One Full Revolution of the Bible each year along with me. Thus the blog.

In addition to the blog, The Holy Spirit has been telling me to begin a Bible Study group centered around the daily interaction with the Word of God. Although I’m not clear of the format except that the group will be traveling through the scriptures together in a year, I step out on faith. I suspect my first few meetings will be just me and Jesus sitting in a coffee shop. That’s not so bad either. As the group grows, I’ll keep you all posted of what we discover.

Your Invited

Beginning this Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Revolution Bible Study will meet at Panera Bread at Mullins Crossing in Evans GA. Come join me and Jesus. I’ll buy you a cup of coffee… He can tell the stories!