Aug 14, 2014

The Watering Can

The Bad Kind of Change Change can be viewed 2 different ways: good or bad. But good change is always pretty easy to deal with. It’s the bad change that can be hard to deal wit…
How do we deal with change? Does your view of God affect the way you deal with hardship?

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Aug 01, 2014

Jealousy & Envy

What do Jealousy and envy look like? Jealousy and envy are two words with very similar meanings. I like how Rory explains it in the chapter. “Envy occurs over something you w…
Are you jealous or envious of someone? How do we deal with that? Is there a way to rid yourself of those thoughts?

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Jul 25, 2014

Responding to Grace

This week I’m helping out with the worship for a church camp. Growing up I went to church camp every year and it reminded me a lot of my own church camp experiences. For every…
What does it mean to live by God’s Grace? Are we living by cheap grace or are we truly responding to God given grace?

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Jul 18, 2014

Connect: Criticism

How we take criticism says a lot about us as a believer. Over the past few weeks we’ve picked apart different characteristics of our faith and how they influence our walk wit…
What’s your first response when someone criticizes you? Do you cringe? Do you get defensive? Do you put your fingers in your ears and lalalalala it until the critic walks away? Or do you listen and then adjust?

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  Are you a perfectionist? It’s easy to be a perfectionist and not even realize it. A perfectionist is a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection. And…

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Jul 04, 2014

Connect: Community

But how can we build community? 3 ESSENTIAL ACTIONS: 1. Unity – (1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12:3) Scripture refers to us as one body. We each have different gifts and dif…
COMm-UNITY: COM – a prefix meaning with, together, in association UNITY - the state of being united or joined as a whole. Community then is a feeling of fellowship with others because of shared attitudes or interests. We see this idea over and over a…

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A servant shows HUMILITY The gospel screams humility. Jesus came to earth to be a servant to all: the great, the powerful, the lowly, and the hurting. He came to serve becaus…
A true servant doesn’t look to GAIN glory from his service; he looks to GIVE glory by his service.

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Jun 20, 2014

Becoming a Kite

What is the character of a believer? Christian love. Check out Romans 5:3-4 and 1Timothy 1:5. The qualities that make us different are perseverance, love, a pure heart, a …
What is character? A set of qualities that make a place or thing different from other places or things (Merriam-Webster)

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Jun 13, 2014

Living out our Faith

We had a great turnout at our first week of Connect! If you know all about Connect, skip down to the Key Scripture area… where the meat starts. If you’re asking “What’s Con…

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