Showing posts with label Journey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Journey. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  Luke 5

REFLECT:  What caused Peter to respond this way to Jesus when the boat began to sink?


RESPOND:  List 3 things the gospel has given you power to "leave to follow Him."


*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him."

Monday, January 27, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  John 1

REFLECT:  What did Jesus bring that Moses could not?


RESPOND:  Identify all terms which describe Jesus in this chapter.  Which ones especially speak "good news" to you?


*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

Friday, January 24, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  1 Corinthians 1 - 3

REFLECT:  What caused the divisions among the Corinthians?


RESPOND:  List 3 people in whom you have attempted to find your identity.


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"I don’t want to hear any of you bragging about yourself or anyone else. Everything is already yours as a gift—Paul, Apollos, Peter, the world, life, death, the present, the future—all of it is yours, and you are privileged to be in union with Christ, who is in union with God." (The Message)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  Deuteronomy 2

REFLECT:  Who had to die before the Lord would allow His people to move forward into the promised land?


RESPOND:  Describe one way you have attempted to "go to war" without God.


*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: 'Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay,' says the Lord...Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good." (Romans 12:19-21)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  2 Peter 1:1-11

REFLECT:  How did we obtain the "faith of equal standing?"


RESPOND:  Identify 3 things you feel like you really know.


*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received!" (The Message)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  Matthew 22:1-14

REFLECT:  What were the limits of the king's ultimate invitation to the feast?


RESPOND:  Identify 2 ways you have attempted to enter the feast without the "wedding garment."


*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ’s life, the fulfillment of God’s original promise." (Galatians 3:26-27 - The Message)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  1 John 3:11-24

REFLECT:  What is "the message we have heard from the beginning?"


RESPOND:  List 3 practical ways you have seen God share His love with others through you.


*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves."  (The Message)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  Acts 14:8-17

REFLECT:  What was the means that God used to heal the man?


RESPOND:  List 5 works of God that you could not accomplish by your own doing.


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"We don’t make God; He makes us, and all of this—sky, earth, sea, and everything in them...When your bellies were full and your hearts happy, there was evidence of good beyond your doing.”  (The Message)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  Luke 4:14-21

REFLECT:  What part of this experience was most shocking to the crowd?


RESPOND:  Identify the aspects of Christ's ministry that can only be realized through His power.  How do these aspects correspond to you personally?
 

*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"You’ve just heard Scripture make history. It came true just now in this place.” (The Message)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  1 Peter 1:10-25

REFLECT:  How valuable must this gospel be if "angels longed to look into it?"


RESPOND:  Name 3 of the oldest living things in our world.  Then, describe how they compare to the Gospel.
 

*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"The old life is a grass life, its beauty as short-lived as wildflowers; Grass dries up, flowers droop, God’s Word goes on and on forever.  This is the Word that conceived the new life in you." (The Message)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  Romans 7:21 - 8:11

REFLECT:  How did Paul feel bound by "another law in his members?"


RESPOND: List your 5 greatest strengths.  Then, describe how these "strengths" are powerless in the battle of overcoming temptation without the true power of the Spirit.


*Share your thoughts on Comments.


"Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God!" (The Message)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  Colossians 1:3-14

REFLECT:  How did Paul know the Colossians had been affected by the gospel?


RESPOND:  List 2 areas of your life that seem to remain attached to the "domain of darkness."  Pray for the power of God to break these bonds.


*Share your thoughts on Comments.


"The lines of purpose in your lives never grow slack, tightly tied as they are to your future in heaven, kept taut by hope." (The Message)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  John 8:31-38

REFLECT: What is the "truth" that sets us free?


RESPOND:  Acknowledge one person, activity, or thing in your life that has promised more freedom than the Gospel.


*Share your thoughts on Comments.


"Freedom is the desire, ability, and opportunity to do what gives you the most joy a thousand years from now." (John Piper)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  Romans 1:1-17

REFLECT:  Why does Paul call the gospel - "the power of God?"


RESPOND:  Name one person who has used the Gospel to break through a seemingly unbreakable barrier.

*Share your thoughts on Comments.



"I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome." (Romans 1:14-15)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  1 John 2

REFLECT:  What does it mean to "walk in the same manner as Jesus walked?"

RESPOND:  List the barriers that make it difficult for you to love those who are difficult to love.

*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked." (1 John 2:5-6)

*A New Journey begins on January 1st:   
Living in Step With the Gospel

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READNehemiah 13

REFLECT:  What "heart" issue is most likely the reason for neglecting to give? 

RESPOND:  Commit to giving something away today...something you are prone to treasure that you don't need.

*Share your thoughts on Comments.

“Why is the house of God forsaken?”

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READNehemiah 13

REFLECT:  What was left undone due to lack of leadership?

RESPOND:  Identify one weakness in your character.  Then, look for a positive leader in your life who demonstrates this character component.

*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, 'God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'  6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:5-7)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READNehemiah 13

REFLECT:  What happens when leadership leaves town?  Even though God had finished the walls, who did He need to keep the good stuff in, and bad stuff out?

RESPOND:  List the leaders who have played an integral part in your spiritual growth through the years.

*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you." (Hebrews 13:17)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS

REFLECT:  Of what items did the people commit their "first" to God?

RESPOND:  Consider these three aspects of your life.  How can you give your "firstfruits" to God?
1 - Physical fitness
2 - Financial blessings
3 - Social interactions

*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"We obligate ourselves to bring the firstfruits of our ground and the firstfruits of all fruit of every tree, year by year, to the house of the Lord..."

Monday, June 10, 2013

Faith WOD

TODAY'S STEPS
READ:  Nehemiah 9:38 - 10:39

REFLECT:  Why did they sign a covenant in writing?

RESPOND:  Consider a covenant you may need to make in writing with someone else.

*Share your thoughts on Comments.

"Because of all this we make a firm covenant in writing; on a sealed document..."