Sharing My Notes
I plan on sharing my notes with you here once a week. I think it is so important for us to get in the Word; to find the promise that keeps us moving forward, to find the truths that root our feet, and to remember that we serve (and are served by) a Father who is for us.
Within the body of SOMA, we look at Bible passages with four key questions-
Who Is God?
What Has He Done?
Who Am I?
What Is My Response?
I have found this to be such a fruitful way for me to journal and seek out the truths that are held for me within the Word. Therefore, this is how I intend to share my notes with you here.
Right now, I am spending a concentrated amount of time in Hebrews in preparation of a new series I have entitled, Family Redeemer. I thought it might be nice to have you join me in my study.
19 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20 By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21 And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Who is God?
Life, holy, high priest, ruler, trustworthy,
What has He done?
Shed His blood for me, made a way through the curtain, cleansed me from my sin
Who am I?
Welcome, wanted, I belong, clean, washed, provided for
What is my response?
Hope, love one another, meet together to tell and remind of His goodness, encourage one another in truth through the love we have given in hope of His return
We will be resting in these verses at our next gathering on December 9, so I thought instead of me sharing my journaling on these verses I would encourage you to do some journaling on your own apart from my thoughts.
Some key questions to ask while you process..
What is worth adoring about Him in these verses? What do you feel it roots up for you, that you can confess and ask Him to free you from? What is there to celebrate and be thankful for? And what about Him and what He has done creates longing for something more; what are those longings rooted in?
As we dig into these verses together we too will be asking similar questions. We will be practicing listening,encouraging and ultimately returning to throne in light of His mercy to receive the grace He so longs to bestow.