Weekly Devotionals

Advent Conspiracy

Posted by David Stippick on Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 9:16 AM

Don't forget to look at The Advent Conspiracy website to learn more. Take this season back, celebrate the expectation of Jesus!

Worship

Posted by David Stippick on Friday, December 7, 2012 @ 2:15 PM

Worship is living a lifestyle that gives God the glory that's already his. God deserves to get glory (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-2) in everything that we do (Colossians 3:23-24).

So what are you assigning worth to, or glorifying, with your time, money, thoughts, actions and words? Are you like me and watching too much TV? Or maybe it's video games, or sports. It could be a boyfriend or girlfriend.

I'd love to tell you that you're the only one who knows what you're worshiping, but most people could look at your life and pretty easily tell you what it is you're giving the most worth to. Is it God? If not, what  do you need to re-prioritize, or get out of your life?

Discipleship

Posted by David Stippick on Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 1:16 PM

Here are the B.L.O.C.K.S. we talked about last night. Where are you strong in these? Where could you use some work?

  • Bible study - this is more than just a cursory reading of a verse or passage. It is learning what the Bible has to say about any number of things that speak into our lives.
  • Love the church - This is really what this whole series is about. It's not enough for us to serve in the area we find ourself in or like, we're called to serve the body of believers we associate with as a whole.
  • Other relationships - Our relationship with God is first, but it's important for us to have close accountability relationships with other believers as we walk this faith journey together.
  • Cheerful giving - As people who have chosen to follow Jesus with our lives we have Biblical imperative to give so the Body of Christ may do the work she is called to do.
  • Know God - God is our primary relationship. How do we develop any relationship? Spend time together learning about their character. We ought to spend intentional time with God daily.
  • Scripture memory - We have to be prepared to battle Satan and others with the words God chose to give us as part of His revelation of Himself.

Celebrate!

Posted by David Stippick on Thursday, October 4, 2012 @ 3:38 PM

What are you going to celebrate this week? Who are you going to celebrate?

Don't feel like you have to be able to celebrate everyone and everything right now. Start by looking for one person or one thing to celebrate before next Wednesday. We encounter things that we can celebratre more often than we realize; all we have to do is begin to look for what to celebrate.

Pray this week that God would help you see as He says, that you might encuonter the joy that comes from being celebrated by Him and in turn celebrating others, and that He would guide you to who, what, and how to celebrarte.

 

Grace & Peace,

Stippick

Serve Secretly

Posted by David Stippick on Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 2:47 PM

Who have you decided to serve secretly?

Before we left last night I presented you with the option to find an accountability partenr for this project. It shouldn't be just anyone, and it shouldn't be more than one person. Remember the idea is still that this is a secret. We talked about this not being something that we go around and tell everyone about the great thing we did, but it can be important to have someone help us as we serve.

Decide who you're going to serve, and how you're going to serve them. Then, do you best job at it!

 

Grace & Peace,

Stippick

Alone on Purpose

Posted by David Stippick on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 1:24 PM

Have you made your plan to get alone with God on purpose? What is the best time for you? Is it in the morning or in the evening?

The great thing is that it doesn't really matter when we get alone with God as long as we get alone with Him. He's wired some of us to love mornings, and some of us to be night ouwls. You know yourself and the way you're wired. Find the time that works best for you to get alone with God and protect that time. Don't let anything get in the way of it. Don't answer the phone (or text), don't get on Facebook and Twitter, keep that time separate and let people know.

What is your plan to get alone on purpose?

 

Grace & Peace,

Stippick

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