Trina's Journaling Blog
This is Pastor Trina's Journaling Blog. You can follow along with Pastor Trina as you do your own Journaling. You can access the Life Journaling Bible Reading plan under the Life Journal Button in the Extra's section of the Grace Point Website.
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9/17/2012 by Trina Petrash
S – Revelation 22:7 “And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
O – This is a timeless promise for all believers in Christ in every age.
A – Revelation is such a hard book for me to understand. It says that in verse 6 that God “has sent his angel to ...
9/10/2012 by Trina Petrash
S – Lamentations 3:40-42
40 Let us test and examine our ways,
and return to the Lord!
41 Let us lift up our hearts and hands
to God in heaven:
42 “We have transgressed and rebelled,
and you have not forgiven.
O – I read the introduction to Lamentations for the first time. This is a book with only 5 chapters so it is easy ...
9/3/2012 by Trina Petrash
S – Ezekiel 20:11-13 I gave them my statutes and made know to them my rules, by which, if a person does them, he shall live. Moreover, I gave them my Sabbaths, as a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them. But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness. They did not walk in my ...
8/15/2012 by Trina Petrash
S – John 17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”
O – John 17 is Jesus’ prayer for all believers past, present and future. This is His prayer for me. I can put my name in where it says “they/them”. It is very amazing to think that Jesus is praying this just for me. It makes is very ...
7/30/2012 by Trina Petrash
S – John 1:41-42 41 He (Andrew) first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).
O – Andrew had been a disciple of John....
1/23/2012 by Trina Petrash
S – Exodus 8:29 (AMP) 29Moses said, I go out from you, and I will entreat the Lord that the swarms [of bloodsucking gadflies] may depart from Pharaoh, his servants, and his people tomorrow; only let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.
O – This is the 4th plague that God has ...
12/12/2011 by Trina Petrash
S – Hebrews 8:1 1NOW THE main point of what we have to say is this: We have such a High Priest, One Who is seated at the right hand of the majestic [God] in heaven,
O – The writer of Hebrews stresses over and over the supremacy of Christ as our priest. In the OT the High Priest made sacrifices for the people. He also had to make ...
12/5/2011 by Trina Petrash
S – Psalm 119:25-32 My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes! Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! Put false ways far from me and ...
11/28/2011 by Trina Petrash
S – 1 Thessalonians 3:9-10 9For what [adequate] thanksgiving can we render to God for you for all the gladness and delight which we enjoy for your sakes before our God? 10[And we] continue to pray especially and with most intense earnestness night and day that we may see you face to face and mend and make good whatever may be imperfect and ...
11/14/2011 by Trina Petrash
S – 1 Corinthians 14:39 So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
O – Paul sums up the complex discussion on spiritual gifts by clearly stating the main point; prophesy is more desirable of the spiritual gifts because it builds up others, but speaking in tongues is still for today and a ...
11/7/2011 by Trina Petrash
Dave is doing a series on Kingdom Discipleship and the Holy Spirit. He posed a question this past Sunday: “If the only way we knew about the Holy Spirit was through the Bible and not through all the misunderstandings that our Christian culture has placed on this “Forgotten God” how would we act?” I have decided to focus on ...
10/31/2011 by Trina Petrash
S – Job 22:5 “Is not your evil abundant? There is no end to your iniquities”
O – This is what Eliphaz says to Job. My study notes state: “Eliphaz continues to assert that Job’s circumstances on earth are transparent and exhaustive indicators that can and ought to be read only as signs of God’s judgment.&...
10/24/2011 by Trina Petrash
S- Acts 19:30 30Paul wished to go in among the crowd, but the disciples would not permit him to do it.
O – There is a riot that breaks out in Ephesus because Demetrius, a silversmith, had gotten everyone worked up, basically Paul and The Way were threatening their livelihood. Paul wants to go in and defend or argue the Way – like he ...
10/17/2011 by Trina Petrash
S – Job 1:5 5And when the days of their feasting were over, Job sent for them to purify and hallow them, and rose up early in the morning and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed or disowned God in their hearts. Thus did Job at all [such] times.
O – ...
10/10/2011 by Trina Petrash
S – Nehemiah 3:1 1THEN ELIASHIB the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set up its doors; they consecrated it even to the Tower of Hammeah or the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hananel.
O – The story of the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem is one of obedience, ...
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