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Monday

Engaging with God through Prayer

Monday is a day devoted to prayer, because let's be honest what Monday doesn't need some prayer.  The amazing thing is that we have a God who is more ready to hear than even we are to speak.  God invites us to come to Him.  He even longs to hear our voice. 


As a part of our message this week, we walked through the story of David and his men dealing with tragedy in 1 Samuel 30.  In the midst of that moment, David’s men were blinded by their situation and in the process forgot who they were, where they came from, and how they got to that moment.  David’s response was to turn to God for the strength to deal with that tragedy and to remind his men that all that they had and all that they were was a result of God’s grace.  I think many of us have had those moments where our situation or successes or devastation blinds us to the grace of God that is truly all around us.  

 

On this Monday as we seek to engage with our great God in prayer, let’s spend some time praying asking God to open our eyes to see the fingerprints of His grace that are all around us.  Then spend some time giving thanks to God for who He is and all that He has done for us. 

Tuesday

Encouraging One Another in  Community

Tuesday is a day that is all about encouraging one another and being encouraged within the context of community.  The reality is that we were created by God to be in relationship with Him and other people.  This is a day to invest in your relationships with other people.

 

As we continue to think through 1 Samuel 30, it is so easy to cast the proverbial stones at David’s men for wanting to cast literal stones at David.  They had forgotten all of the great things that David had done for them and how without him they would still be just an outcast stuck in the wilderness. 

 

The reality is that we have all had people who have come along side us throughout our life whether it be for a lifetime or a just a season that have helped us get to where we are today.  Who are those people in your life that have helped you become the person you are today?  Who are those people who have helped you get to where you are today?  How can you take a moment today to thank and encourage those people who have been such an influential part of your life?  

Wednesday

Wednesdays in the Word

Wednesday is a day that we turn our hearts and minds to diving in to God's Word that we might be a people of the book.  We remember the words of Jesus from John 8, "if you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  Let’s join one another for a night to dive into God’s Word together.  

 

This Wednesday we invite you to join us online for a Bible Study beginning at 7:00 PM using Zoom.  This week we are going to continue our  study taking a look at the book of Jeremiah.  Jeremiah is one of the big books in the Old Testament that honestly doesn’t get nearly enough airtime.  Jeremiah, also known as the weeping prophet, lived in some of the darkest days for the nations of Israel.  The journey of the book of Jeremiah shows God doing some awesome things in Jeremiah as God uses him to convey a message of hope for all people.   

 

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Thursday

Equip for Life as a Follower Jesus

Thursdays, we turn our attention to equipping you in very practical ways as a follower of Jesus.  On Thursday, we will look at some of the practicalities of following Jesus including things like spiritual disciplines, a special written devotion, a Bible Study to work through, or diving into the hard questions of the faith with honesty and humility.  


Throughout the months of July and August, we are going to lean into some questions that the world around us asks about Christianity and the church.  As we consider these questions, we want to do so with honesty and humility.  We want to take them seriously and not just give quick and dismissive answers.  

 

This week, we are going to start a new conversation around the question that is often asked of Christianity (and religion in general): How can you take the Bible literally?


Think about it.  Pray about it.  Research it.  Struggle with it.  Then join the conversation on Thursday evening as we together grapple with this very real question that has faced believers and non-believers for millennia. 


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Friday

Launch into Mission

Friday is a fun day.  It's the end of the work week.  It's the beginning of the weekend.  And it's the day that as a church we really want to launch each and every one of you into mission.  You were created and called to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a world in need of hope, love, and especially Jesus.  Each Friday there will be a challenge to be on mission in the specific context in which God has placed you.  

 

One of the awesome organizations that we have been blessed to partner within our community is Shepherd’s Gate.  They work with women and families who are in need of a fresh start for any number of reasons and do some awesome ministry with them.  The ministry of Shepherd’s Gate is not just with women but with their children as well.  As Shepherd’s Gates is preparing for school to once again (even remotely), they are in need of school supplies for their residents and the families that they work with.  A list of their needs can be found on the PDF that you can find by clicking HERE.  We invite you to gather some of these school supplies and you can bring them to the church office on Friday between 9 AM and 3 PM or to church with you on August 9th and we will then take those supplies to Shepherd’s Gate next week.  Let’s love these children and families in our community.  

Saturday

A Day of Sabbath Rest

God’s Word makes pretty clear that we were created to work and to rest.  We need rest, and yet in a go-go-go society that can be pretty hard.  Rest doesn’t just mean sitting on our couch and doing nothing while mindlessly watching television.  Rest looks different for each of us, but rest involves investing in our relationships with God and our families.  It is a time to recharge to get ready for the week ahead.  We urge you to spend your Saturday as a day of sabbath rest.