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The Way Of Escape | a few minutes of meditation on Scripture with H. M. Snow

The Way Of Escape | a few minutes of meditation on Scripture with H. M. Snow

By Heather Snow
If you need a break from the pressures of life, take a few minutes out of your day to consider what the Bible says. Hosted by H. M. Snow, writer and Bible study leader at Southeast Christian Church (Minneapolis)
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Defensiveness, or Resisting Correction
How can we escape from the instinctive resentment we so often feel toward correction? [Lamentations 2:14, Colossians 1:28]
May 17, 2022
Escape from fear of people
How can we say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?" without naivety or hypocrisy? What do we really mean by that saying? [Hebrews 13:5-6, Luke 12:4-12]
April 29, 2022
What does the Bible say about the relationship between God and his people? How do we keep faith with him when the fashion of the world is for faithlessness? [2 Timothy 2:11-13]
February 04, 2022
Bitterness (nostagia)
How do we escape the tendency to idealize the past, thereby quarreling with God's mercy and providence in the midst of a difficult present? [Ecclesiastes 7:10, 2 Peter 3:9-13]
January 14, 2022
How do we as believers escape the temptation to set our own narrow boundaries instead of participating fully in the life of the Church? [1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Romans 15:5-6]
January 06, 2022
A brief history lesson about willfulness and the need to set aside what I want until God's will is done.
December 03, 2021
Corrupting talk
What does the apostle Paul mean in Ephesians 4:29 when he speaks of "corrupting talk"? How do we prevent such talk from entering our conversation?
October 29, 2021
Bad thinking
What habits of thought can we cultivate to escape being carried away by the ideas of the day? [Philippians 4:8]
October 07, 2021
Why is self-indulgence a problem, and what is the remedy for a life that gratifies the old self? [Colossians 2:8-3:17]
September 17, 2021
Vain discussion and speculation
Diverting as they may be, speculations that seek to go beyond revealed truth only lead to vain (empty, futile) discussion and useless controversy. How do we escape from these? Aim.
September 10, 2021
How are we to foster an unwavering spirit of gratitude in all circumstances? [2 Timothy 3:2-5, Luke 6:27-35, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18]
August 24, 2021
Although you won't find "a spirit of pettiness" in any of the Biblical lists of vices, don't you think it's time we talked about escaping from pettiness into graciousness?
August 08, 2021
How do we make sure we're really escaping from the temptation to deceit? And how is this connected to personal identity? [John 8:31-47, Ephesians 4:20-29, Romans 1:21-32]
July 12, 2021
How do we deal with divisive elements in a local church congregation? [Titus 3:8-11; 1 Corinthians 3:10-17, 12:4-26]
June 25, 2021
How do we counter the insidious temptation to malice in everyday life? [Romans 1:28-31, 5:6-11; 2 Peter 1:3-11]
June 19, 2021
A brief meditation on temptations to impatience [Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 103, James 5:7-11]
June 10, 2021
This present age
How is a disciple of Jesus to deal with the demands and allurements of things that belong strictly to the here and now? Why can't we have both this age and the next? [Hebrews 10:32-39, 11:13-16]
June 05, 2021
We can't afford to be ignorant of spiritual realities like the presence of active, malevolent evil. How are we to keep aware of Satan's schemes and take our stand for Christ? [2 Corinthians 2:10-11, Ephesians 6:10-18, Colossians 3:1-2]
May 28, 2021
Often we mistake greed as wanting a lot when it actually manifests in wanting "just a little more" than we have. How do we free ourselves from this spiral of dissatisfaction? [Matthew 6:19-21, 25-34; Luke 12:13-34; 1 Timothy 6:3-19; Philippians 3:7-14]
May 21, 2021
What the world considers worthy of pride doesn't match up with what the Bible commands, but real humility is elusive at best. How do we find our way forward? [2 Corinthians 11:22-12:9, Philippians 2:3]
May 14, 2021
What measures can we take to prevent our spiritual lives from growing stagnant? The solution may surprise you... [Hebrews 5:11-12]
May 07, 2021
Recognizing folly in ourselves is sometimes difficult, but it's important to escape from it and somehow obtain true wisdom. How do we know what folly and wisdom look like? [Proverbs 9:13-18, 1 Corinthians 1:17-31, James 3:17, James 1:5-8]
April 30, 2021
When doubts arise through overthinking, second-guessing, or distractions, what can we do? [Luke 24:38-40; 1 Kings 14; 1 John 3:18-4:1, 2 Corinthians 13:5]
April 16, 2021
Has a little sloth (laziness) crept into your life? Let's talk about the hidden dangers of the temptation to sloth [Matthew 25:14-30]
April 09, 2021
When confronted with a choice between ease or effort, indulgence or discipline, self-preservation or obedience, too often our nerve fails and we take the easy way out. How can we escape from this temptation of cowardice? [2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 1:6-14]
April 02, 2021
The forked tongue
It's all too easy to let all kinds of ungodly speech come out of our mouths, casting doubt on the authenticity of our words of faith. How do we gain control of our uncontrollable tongues so that our words match our beliefs? [James 3:6-12, Luke 6:43-45, Matthew 12:33-37]
March 26, 2021
Escape from shallow roots
Stability in life is determined by the strength and depth of your spiritual root system. How do we make sure our roots are deep enough? [Ephesians 3:14-19, Romans 8:35-39]
March 19, 2021
Escape from shame
When is shame necessary? When is it unnecessary, and how do we escape from it when it is unnecessary? [Romans 6:21-22, 2 Timothy 1:8-17]
March 12, 2021
Escape from envy and jealousy
What's the difference between envy and jealousy? And how do we escape from them both? [Psalm 73]
March 05, 2021
Escape from despair
What can you do to escape from despair when hope seems too far away to grasp? Maybe embrace perplexity... [2 Corinthians 4:8]
February 26, 2021
Escape from neglect
How do we make sure we aren't allowing neglect to seep into the church? [Hebrews 10:24-25]
February 19, 2021
Escape from [the myth of] independence
Independence isn't all it's advertised to be. How can we escape from the traps it sets for us? [Romans 6:13-22]
February 12, 2021
Escape from confusion
When we're tempted to put our enthusiasms and affiliations ahead of everything, it causes instability in relationships, especially in the Church body. How can we escape from this confusion? [text: James 3:13-18, 1 Corinthians 14]
February 05, 2021
Escape the devil's snare
When facing opposition or controversy, how do you keep out of the enemy's snares? How do you rescue others from the trap? [text: 2 Timothy 2:24-26, Ephesians 6:11-12]
January 29, 2021
Escape from the fear of death
We can't escape from death, but in Jesus Christ we have been set free from being unduly influenced by the fear of death [Text: 1 Corinthians 15, Hebrews 2:14-15]
January 22, 2021
Escape the corruption: sinful desire
When your conscience runs out of fuel and you start to get pulled down by sinful desire, how do you escape corruption? [Text: 2 Peter 1:3-9]
January 15, 2021
The Way of Escape: thoughts on 1 Corinthians 10:13
When it comes to dealing with temptation, it's important to recognize it for what it is. It's also important to know which way to go when escaping from it.
January 08, 2021