July 7, 2019, Lectionary

Naaman had to dip in the Jordan seven times before the cleansing "took." How about let's be sure there is a river of joy in the gospel for anyone to dip into for their seven times. 2 Kings 5:1-14

In God's favor is life. Psalm 30

Evangelism and restoration must be attempted in gentleness, meekness, and listening, and let no one be tempted to boast over another. Galatians 6:1-16

When Jesus sent out the evangelists, he instructed them in 10 things to do or not do, and 3 things to say. Does the proportion 10/3 tell something about the importance of doing and listening? Luke 10:1-20

Thoughts about Listening

I don't always have good argments on my tongue to help someone decide to do what that person already knows is good for him or her. I wish I did. 1 Kings 5:1-14

Communication happens best when all parties feel favor from each other. Psalm 30

Let's be careful in our giving, that we give in a listening spirit rather than in superiority or condescension. Galatians 6:1-16

Let's see, on my "to do" list for today, do I have more "doing" projects or more "saying" projects? Luke 10:1-20