Welcome to the Covenant Group Study Blog. As we begin to study Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians, we will seek to establish a covenantal relationship. As United Methodists, our heritage dates back to John Wesley. In the early days of Wesley's movement, he formed a system or method for discipleship. The centerpiece of the system were covenant, or accountability groups called Classes - a handful of people who held each other accountable. Paul's letter is at once instructional, an admonition and encouraging. Our world has changed drastically in the past 15 years. Our group will start on the 15th Anniversary of the devastating attacks that happened on 9/11. Yes, a lot has changed - BUT our God, our Creator, our Savior and King - He has not. We will rely on His discernment through the Holy Spirit as we take a deeper look at this letter.
Monday, July, 24, 2017 | 8:01 PM | by ledington
As Paul closes his second letter to the Church at Corinth, he pronounces a benediction and so it is with this blog. Be blessed.
Thursday, July, 20, 2017 | 8:45 PM | by ledington
As Christians, do we adequately test ourselves? Do we seek to discern or do we simply accept whatever is nicely packaged (no matter what the contents are)?
Wednesday, July, 12, 2017 | 8:13 PM | by ledington
Why is it so challenging to be ready for Jesus?
Thursday, July, 6, 2017 | 8:38 PM | by ledington
It is possible to encounter grace even in the midst of pain.
Thursday, June, 29, 2017 | 7:27 PM | by ledington
Boasting does us no good. Quite frankly, it will take our eyes off the actual One being honored.
Thursday, June, 22, 2017 | 8:31 AM | by ledington
Suffering and Hardship
Why is suffering and hardship critical to our growth as Christians?
Wednesday, June, 14, 2017 | 10:06 AM | by ledington
It may not be Halloween, but do you wear masks?
Thursday, June, 8, 2017 | 9:33 PM | by ledington
A look at a different type of generosity.
Saturday, June, 3, 2017 | 6:14 AM | by ledington
Exploring the idea of godly jealousy through 2 Corinthians 11: 1 - 6 and what it means for us.
Thursday, May, 25, 2017 | 9:17 PM | by ledington
Who sets our standard for measuring? Why do we measure?
Thursday, May, 18, 2017 | 10:32 AM | by ledington
What is true authority?
Saturday, May, 13, 2017 | 8:39 AM | by ledington
What does it mean to be a warrior for God?
Saturday, May, 6, 2017 | 9:58 AM | by ledington
We must encourage one another towards obedience in our walk with Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, April, 26, 2017 | 8:48 PM | by ledington
Do we see that the Holy Spirit is enriching our lives in ways that we do not imagine?
Friday, April, 21, 2017 | 9:25 PM | by ledington
Reflections on what it means to be inspiring through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Wednesday, April, 12, 2017 | 11:59 AM | by ledington
Why do we call it Easter and where did the bunny come from?
Saturday, April, 8, 2017 | 2:03 PM | by ledington
Jesus has called us to turn from our selfish ways, take up our cross and follow Him. Will you?
Wednesday, March, 29, 2017 | 11:05 PM | by ledington
Monday through Saturday Worship
How deep does your worship extend? Do you attend church each Sunday and that's it? or is there more? Do you take your worship experience and extend it to the rest of the week?
Friday, March, 24, 2017 | 9:10 AM | by ledington
A thought, a reflection on how we serve willingly.
Friday, March, 17, 2017 | 10:15 PM | by ledington
What are all of the possible ways that our giving may be transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ?
Wednesday, March, 8, 2017 | 11:57 AM | by ledington
Sunday, March, 5, 2017 | 3:51 PM | by ledington
What does it mean to be generous?
Wednesday, February, 22, 2017 | 10:14 AM | by ledington
How do we receive encouragement?
Friday, February, 17, 2017 | 11:08 PM | by ledington
Holy and Encouragement 1
What does it mean to encourage someone?
Tuesday, January, 31, 2017 | 9:50 PM | by ledington
What does it mean to live a life that appreciates? How deep does that go?
Thursday, January, 26, 2017 | 10:25 PM | by ledington
The Cross is not a nice piece of jewelry to wear. The Cross is not a trivial event in the course of history. The Cross is His story. Be in awe of what God has done at the Cross.
Friday, January, 20, 2017 | 10:36 PM | by ledington
The life of a Christian is truly extraordinary and transformed.
Thursday, January, 12, 2017 | 9:59 PM | by ledington
Exploring what it means to be in the chrysalis stage in our walk with the Lord.
Saturday, January, 7, 2017 | 6:35 PM | by ledington
What does it mean to be resolved and in our right mind?
Saturday, December, 24, 2016 | 3:25 PM | by ledington
Search for a deeper meaning in the story of Jesus' birth. Listen for the Holy Spirit speaking to you.
Wednesday, December, 14, 2016 | 10:24 PM | by ledington
Saturday, December, 10, 2016 | 9:14 PM | by ledington
Never Give Up
What does it mean to never give up
Thursday, December, 1, 2016 | 6:26 PM | by ledington
Thoughts on 2 Corinthians 4: 6 - 12, especially during Advent
Thursday, November, 24, 2016 | 12:15 PM | by ledington
What is our purpose, as Christians? How do we testify to what we believe?
Wednesday, November, 9, 2016 | 9:56 AM | by ledington
Veiled and Unveiled
We who live an unveiled life must continue to serve those who are veiled. In spite of elections and disasters, we must focus on God, Who endures.
Friday, November, 4, 2016 | 7:49 PM | by ledington
Enduring, like righteousness, is of God.
Thursday, October, 27, 2016 | 10:13 AM | by ledington
This week we will be seeking to understand righteousness through 2 Corinthians 3:7 - 11
Monday, October, 17, 2016 | 5:00 PM | by ledington
Thoughts on what it means when there is a new covenant and the Spirit gives life.
Friday, October, 14, 2016 | 10:54 AM | by ledington
Your Father's Tablet
How is it that God speaks into our lives today?
Friday, October, 7, 2016 | 6:22 PM | by ledington
What does it mean to have a conquering faith?
Saturday, October, 1, 2016 | 6:18 PM | by ledington
How should we respond to conflict with our Christian brothers and sisters?
Thursday, September, 22, 2016 | 10:04 AM | by ledington
How to communicate in light of the trials that surround us.
Saturday, September, 17, 2016 | 8:25 PM | by ledington
Thoughts on what it means to go through trials
Friday, September, 9, 2016 | 4:18 PM | by ledington
Thoughts to prepare for discussing 2 Corinthians 1: 1 - 7