Posts from March 2017

Posts from March 2017

March 31, 2017

In Sharing Life   And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecc. 4:12   It’s not easy to get through some of the things that this life can throw at you. It can be rough sometimes. We’ve talked about that. It’s pointless to have great moments in life if you’re alone when you have them.…

March 30, 2017

In Sharing a Meal (conversation) There is something cool about sharing a meal with someone. Sometimes it’s going out to eat, other times it’s all about sitting around a table sharing a bowl of chips and salsa. There is something truly deep about sharing a meal.   One thing I love about the early church is the comment they “broke bread together.” In some places, this…

March 29, 2017

In Sharing Struggles We’re told we can handle it. We’re told to “suck it up and deal.” We’re pushed to hide away our struggles and never show the pain because it’s weakness. Men, especially, are told that they should be tough. Show no signs of struggling. Be a “real” man.   We live in a culture that has a hard time expressing struggle. We want people to know we’re…

March 28, 2017

In Sharing Victories   When someone has a “victory” in life, we often say “good job”, or send a facebook message, and leave it at that. However, what people usually don’t realize is how important it is to be with someone through their victories. We know people need us when they’re hurting, but when someone accomplishes something, it is just as important…

March 27, 2017

This Sunday we talked about making a difference in the lives of those around us. We talked about making a true impact on others and how we go about doing that. Through our devotions this week we want to look at a few things you can start doing to make an impact on others.   In Sharing Our Faith We are called to make a difference in someone’s life, and the biggest…

March 24, 2017

Scripture Memorization.   The last way we abide in God comes from John Piper’s Blog. It is the reason he gives for us memorizing scripture that I think so clearly lets us know why we should dive into scripture until it becomes part of the way we think. Read below… Communion with God in the Enjoyment of His Person and Ways The way we commune with (that is, fellowship…

March 23, 2017

Journaling   Sometimes it’s hard to keep things straight in your head. Prayers can becomes confused and unfocused. Studying can seem pointless and uneventful. Even fasting can seem more about misery than about seeking God.   Journaling is a great tool to help your mind focus and your thoughts come together to form real ideas. For a long time, there was a journal…

March 22, 2017

Fasting   People don’t talk much about fasting. There are lots of reasons for it, but the honest and most simple answer is to seek God.   In Acts 14:23, we see the church seeking guidance from God. Trying to find men who were capable of carrying out the mission of God they prayed with men, and fasted, seeking God, so they he would bless them.   Fasting has…

March 21, 2017

Studying Scripture   A huge part of abiding in God is focusing on his word. Ever wonder what God would think about something? Curious why it seem like God is not answering your questions? Spending time in prayer, waiting for a sign from God to tell you what you should do?   Sometimes we spend a lot of time asking questions that God has already answered for us.…

March 20, 2017

When we face trials and doubt, the one thing we need most is to abide in God. So, over the next week we’ll be looking deeper into our anchor of abiding in God and ways in which we can all learn to know and love him better as we become more like him.   Time in Prayer Prayer seems to just be a last resort for some people. It’s the “nothing else has worked, might as…

March 17, 2017

  Focus on the Spirit I definitely believe there are times God moves us and wants us to do something very specific. I don’t think we need to freak out and worry about “missed opportunities”, but God definitely nudges us at times to do things. If we miss it, He is so great that things still get done, you just may not be a part of it. So, how can we focus in on these…

March 16, 2017

Seek Counsel The Bible tell us that iron sharpens iron and a three fold cord cannot be broken. There is strength in numbers and there is edification in seeking the advice and counsel of others. It’s why we encourage groups. Two people hear the same story and see the same events and usually walk away with very different opinions. Someone else’s eyes on your situation may…
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