Every small group has a different DNA made up of interests, needs, desires, passions, and perspectives. Selecting a curriculum is not as easy as slipping on a one-size-fits-all t-shirt. In fact, choosing a Bible study can be the most difficult part when launching any small group.
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I recently had my Bible rebound.
I’ve had it for well-over a decade and it’s literally traveled tens of thousands of miles with me—physically and spiritually.
It’s pages provided comfort during the long dark winters in Alaska, hope during times of transition when we returned to Colorado, and wisdom for various steps along the way. In the end, I had the wrinkled pages of my Bible pressed, additional blank pages added to the back, five new ribbons, and a genuine leather cover that smells, well, like fresh cow skin.
But in all honesty, what I was really paying for were the things money couldn’t buy: the years of notes, the prayer lists, the underlined and circled passages, the dates where particular scriptures were the most impactful. Continue Reading...
God is on the move through the #LentChallenge.
And it’s not just that more than 40,000 people have joined in.
It’s that the Holy Spirit is teaching, correcting, challenging, encouraging and breathing life into those who are reading the Bible in profound and downright amazing ways.
Consider the following story we just heard: Continue Reading...
The day we come together as an expectant community to unwrap the story of God.
We never expected the thousands of individuals, churches, small groups, families, youth groups, and more who are joining in the #LentChallenge.
Still not sure if the #LentChallenge is for you?
I don’t know exactly what the next 40 days will look like in your life. You may be facing a pile of bills, a heart-wrenching diagnosis, the pieces of a broken relationship, a schedule that just.won’t.stop.
But I do know that God has something wonderful in store for you and for me. Verses that will breathe life to your soul. Passages that will come alive in a whole new way. Facets of Jesus’ character that will seep their way into your heart. Challenges and convictions. Whispers and echoes.
And here’s the one requirement: Continue Reading...