Sunday, November 20, 2011

100 Verses - Week 11

Going to keep it short and sweet this week (relatively speaking, it's still me after all, haha.)
We're at week 11, and this week's verses are rolled into another "double shot" - two consecutive verses in a single passage. I'll give you a sneak peak and tell you the first verse from next week is the 3rd consecutive verses, to complete a whole passage, in case you want to work ahead. We're in the gospel of John again, and still in the portion of Robert J. Morgan's section entitled: "Assurance - Inner Peace and Security."

Just as a reminder, you don't need the book 100 Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart that our Challenge is based on, but if you're looking for a good book, I would highly recommend this one. It's got some great insights into the verses and explains the reasons behind his choices. So, put it on your wish list. But to participate, you need to pop over here to the blog or onto the Challenge Page on Facebook to RSVP, and every Sunday around 6 PM PST, you can find out the new verses for the coming week. It's not too late to join, we still have 42 weeks (including this one) and some 80+ verses to memorize.

This week my kids and I were reviewing the verses we've been learning so far and it was exciting to see how much has stuck. I was especially proud of my daughter, she was nailing alomost every one! So, you're here, why not join in? What could you possibly regret?

Here is our passage (2 verses) for this week:

Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.
In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if not I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.

John 14:1-2

Morgan points out that the context of these verses are important. Let not your heart be troubled... These were not empty words shared in simple times. The Lord told them this just after informing them He would be leaving them. This is a passage of scripture to hold on to "in the most troubling times of life." Morgan encourages us with these words I want to pass on to you: "'s able to reassure us, too, in life's deepest valleys,darkest days, and strangest twists and turns.We trust in God and in God's Son!"

That, I believe is an encouraging word, and a Word to be thankful for! So as we enter into Thanksgiving week, remember these words, and know whatever you may be facing, God is for you.

By the way, we will soon be entering into the 2nd leg of our Challenge which requires a new RSVP for the second leg. It won't automatically transfer, so click on over HERE and sign back up for part 2, or join is for the first time.