Director of Online Communities
Monday, July 21, 2014
We are starting a series of studies on the Book of Mark and we encourage each of our online students and other readers to grab a Bible or online resource, notebook and pen and let's find the treasure that God has for each of us. Please comment as you are led and let us encourage each other in our daily walk with Jesus.
Let's read Mark 1:14-15 with our online community:
"Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel'."
I am intrigued that Jesus begins His earthly ministry with "Repent and believe the Good News!" because some three years later, He finishes His earthly ministry with the same message.
Mark 16:15-16a reads, "And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved."
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Know that we are praying for you. Please comment below and share with your friends using the social media buttons above.
Ted WhitneyPosted at 2:47 PM | Comments (0) | Permalink
Monday, June 23, 2014
Do we consider God's grace in our every day activities? Let's look at some passages describing God's grace:
One of my friends described grace as "Christ in us". Grace can also be described as being given a gift we do not deserve. Believers, we have Christ in us and we do not deserve His grace; therefore, how do we respond?
Do others see God's grace in us? God bless. Please comment below and share with with your friends.
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever." Psalm 118:1Posted at 9:44 AM | Comments (14) | Permalink
Monday, June 9, 2014
Where does faith begin? Does faith begin to take seed when we have control over our lives or does it begin when we have less control? Let's look at 3 different situations:
Note that in all three passages, Jesus speaks to each person about his or her faith." Perhaps our faith is made stronger when we have exhausted our options and we must look to Him.
Psalm 62:1-2 says, "Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken." Online Community, are you trusting Jesus today or are you trusting in your abilities and resources? Feel free to comment below. God bless.
Ted WhitneyPosted at 2:49 PM | Comments (16) | Permalink
Thursday, May 29, 2014
We're giving everyone a chance to tell us what you are praising the Lord for today! What is on your heart?
Read some passages with us:
I praise the Lord for His ongoing love. I cannot comprehend His love entirely; however, he gives me a glimpse on occasion. I praise the Lord for His love.
Ted WhitneyPosted at 3:02 PM | Comments (11) | Permalink
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Hello to our new and returning online students as well as other readers and participants. We took some time this past February to introduce ourselves and it's time to do that again. Please tell us about you. Suggestions include where you are from, what you are studying, favorite Bible verse, any hobbies, etc. We want to get to know our online community.
My name is Ted and I am from Savannah, Tennessee and now live in Lynchburg, Virginia. I graduated from the online program in 2005 with a B.S. in Religion. My wife and I have 3 children ages 13, 15 and 17. We are blessed beyond measure. My favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Please select "comments" below to introduce yourself. We look forward to getting to know you.
Ted WhitneyPosted at 12:23 PM | Comments (74) | Permalink