Prayer Father, help us to trust you, to maintain our faith in you when every other force would pull us away from you. Open our ears, your eyes, our hearts and our minds to your will for us and to the gentle voice of your Spirit. In Jesus' name, amen. The Annunciation In the sixth … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 5
Day 4 Prayer Father, open my heart and mind to receiving your Word and your will. Help me to understand the times in which your Son entered the World and how that relates to the World as it is now. Show me how to apply the lessons he taught to this present time, and give … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 4
What is Lent and why does it last forty days? Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation … Continue reading Let’s Take On Lent!
Day 3 Prayer Father, open my heart that I can be healed, encouraged and changed by Your word. Open my mind, that I may see in myself what You see in me. Help me to understand my place in Your plan. Help me to realize and accept my position as Your child. In Jesus' name, Amen. … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 3
Day 2 Prayer Father, thank you for another opportunity to receive the Word. Help me to focus. Empty my mind and heart of doubts and disbelief. Free me from my preconceived notions and ideas. Grant me a new beginning. Fill me with your light. In Jesus name. Amen. Preparing for Time Travel Normally, you don't read … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 2
So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story’s … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 1
We're starting a new study in MVUMC YAA January 8, and I am so excited to bring it to you! As you know, we're going to be "Seeing Red" (focusing on the red-letter passages of the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) to learn what Christ taught through what He said. I discovered Renegade Gospel … Continue reading Renegade Gospel
Our walk in the light isn't supposed to be just on Sundays, but sometimes things - school, extra activities, friends, family, work, life - distract us from that walk. That doesn't mean we can't participate in those things. It just means we need to find ways to help us focus on our faith walk all the days in … Continue reading Get Your Worship On!
Looking for something to do to celebrate New Years? Try a simple gathering of like-minded friends settling in around a special, cozy fire talking about and praying corporately for peace. Join others around the globe in a united prayer for peace by shining a light (building a fire, lighting candles/lanterns) wherever you are on New Year's Eve.
You survived confirmation! Now what? Now we learn what to do with what you've already learned. AND, we make some armor! Yes, armor. Seriously ... (You'll need it for the zombies!) About this bible study: This study leads us through the richness of the book of Ephesians and helps us establish a foundation for living … Continue reading Ephesians – Building On the Lessons of Confirmation