Dwelling in the Word

2018: Goodness

As a community, Bering Drive selects a virtue to cultivate together throughout the year. After several weeks of prayerful consideration, the virtue for 2018 is Goodness as follow up to previous years’ virtues of gratitude, joy, peace, patience, and kindness.

Dwelling in the Word for 2018

As a community, Bering Drive selects a passage of scripture to meditate on throughout our year together. Our “Dwellings with Jesus” passages for 2018 are Mark 1:1-3, Psalm 25:4-5, John 10:11-14, and Philippians 4:8, as we focus on practicing goodness.

Mark 1:1-3, about Jesus:
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,
“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’”

Psalm 25:4-5, a song of the people:
Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.

John 10:11-14, from Jesus:
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me…”

Philippians 4:8, for the people of Jesus:
…whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is good,
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy,
think about such things.