Reworking old series on devotional time

Spent no little time yesterday reworking an old series on spending an hour with God in devotional time. It suggests 12 movements centered mostly around the Word and prayer. One class or chapter had no text (where could it have gone?), so I wrote up probably the best and fullest information of all the chapters. I had saved the series in a new file, reformatted it, made not a few typo and other corrections, and redid the scripture citations (removing parentheses and such). I also standardized book citations and created a bibliography at the back. Now to go back through it and beef up the other chapters.

Maybe I’ll print up a few copies and offer it in digital format. Dunno.

Busy day

Breakfast with Douglas at 7.30 am was great. May have a study with Sidney at 2.30 pm. Baptism of Eliseu and Fabiana at 3.30, but they’ll probably be here around 3. Vicki has a study with Malu at 6.30. All good.

Tomorrow is a holiday, so we’re going to get together at 9 am, learn some new songs (Douglas’s part), have something for couples (my part; our Valentine’s Day was the 16th), and have a brunch (everybody’s part). Will be another good one.

Good feedback

  1. Started an email newsletter in Portuguese for disciples called “Primeiro.” First. Inspiration taken from Mt 6.33.

  2. Feedback on dictionary of biblical vocabulary: group study in Taubaté used entry on repentance in its entirety. Good to know.

  3. Hard at work on next issue of magazine, after delivering one to the printer yesterday. That issue on “Summing up the Gospel.” Next one, “The True Grace of God.”

  4. The greatness of God’s plan is shown in it being planned before the world began. He has carried it out according to his wisdom and timetable.

  5. Cooler day today, no rain. Lower temperature is a relief. Made it easier to work out tonight at the gym.

  6. An original verse: If anything from God we ought to learn, / It’s this: the world’s salvation is my concern.

  7. A Bible verse: “Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him” Col 2.6.