Weekly Challenge 12-07-17

(On 2 Cor. 9:8) “You know you are living in grace when there is an abundance. You don’t just have joy, but ‘joy inexpressible and full of glory’ (1 Peter 1:8). Not just peace, but ‘peace which surpasses all comprehension’ (Phil. 4:7).” -Tony Evans, Free At Last “For it is by grace you have been saved…

Weekly Challenge 11-30-17

“If He sparked a dream in your heart, He’s got a plan for bringing it to pass. If He gave you a gift, He’s got a plan for how He wants you to use it. So for those of us who entertain thoughts like, ‘I can’t do that,’ I’d say, ‘No, you can’t. But Christ…

Weekly Challenge 11-22-17

“We know living for God and His ways over our own is the best choice we can make, but it can be tough. To relinquish control. To trust someone else, especially when we’ve been hurt or disappointed. But in Christ, that trust won’t be misplaced. God is faithful, and He will see you through.” -Lyndsey…

Weekly Challenge 11-16-17

“Hope is faith waiting for tomorrow.” -John Ortberg “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NKJV Let’s break this verse down: Romans 15:13a- God is the source of hope. If we have…

Weekly Challenge 11-09-17

“Don’t get so lost in planning for tomorrow that you miss out on the purpose for today.” -Christa Cottam   “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23   We can rest assured that every single morning we will wake to…

Weekly Challenge 11-2-17

“Sorrow is temporary but joy is enduring and eternal. One can have joy and sorrow simultaneously, because joy isn’t an emotion, though today’s modern dictionary defines it as such. In biblical times, joy had a much richer, deeper, much more enduring meaning. “Biblical joy isn’t something we muster up from within. It’s not dependent on…

Weekly Challenge 10-26-17

“When I try to be the hero of my own story, my story is worthless – but when God is the hero of my story, He can use it in more ways than I can imagine.” –Sarah Conaway “…it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human…

Weekly Challenge 10-11-17

“When you know who you are, you’ll live with deep confidence in God’s calling. Rather than living a timid, halfhearted, shallow Christianity, you’ll boldly live in the confidence of the God who believes in you.” Craig Groeschel, Altar Ego “For the Lord will be your confidence, And He will keep your foot from being caught.” Proverbs 3:26 NKJV…

Weekly Challenge 10-05-17

“Want to leave an eternal impact? A legacy of grace? For God to use you to transform lives? Then be intentional about your spiritual growth. The best evidence for the gospel is a life changed.” ~Jennifer Slattery “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is…

Weekly Challenge 9-28-17

“Fear grows in the shadow of timidity. Fear shrinks in the light of courage.” ~Chaka Heinze   “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 2:1 (NIV) “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love…

Weekly Challenge 9-21-17

“Words like surrender and submit can leave a bad taste in our mouth. We look at those words as if we are failures, quitters, or giving up. Surrender in the right time, the right place and to the right one can also bring peace, hope and a future no longer dependent on our circumstances.” ~Lyndsey…

Weekly Challenge 9-14-17

“It’s relatively easy to serve Christ in our safe Christian bubbles or in our planned and church-supported outreach events. It’s another matter entirely to live for Christ in our neighborhoods and at the workplace.” ~Jennifer Slattery “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Those exact words appear in seven Scripture verses. (Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 19:19, Mark 12:31,…