Category Archives: Garden Two

Two Trees Bible Studies: Recovery for Ministry Burnout

Introduction Our Father is personal and specific when He desires action. Throughout the Biblical accounts of His dealings with His children, there were clear directions. A willingness to act without God’s direction was punished just as severely as was disobedience to His commands. No matter how good the idea, He asks us, “Did you seekContinue Reading

What Is My Calling, Lord?

Our “calling” is the function Christ has for us as part of His Body, the church. Once we give our lives to Christ, each of us becomes a vital organ within the Body of Christ with functions and responsibilities determined by God. When each member of His Body functions as God intends, the body becomesContinue Reading

John 12:10, Love the Sheep Within You

Christ’s sheep know His voice.  A stranger’s voice is ignored because it is not recognized. This is discernment and discernment is acquired by frequent exposure to the Shepherd’s voice.  After several exposures, His voice is easily recognized and other voices are ignored. But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep.Continue Reading

John 7:24, Judgment vs. Righteous Judgment

Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.  John 7:24 Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, was given a mission.  When and how this mission came to her we can’t know but that it was inspired by God is undeniable.  She took very expensive oil and poured it on Jesus’ feetContinue Reading