our dream

For those inside and outside of our church community to connect with God, to meet Jesus and interact with who He is and how He seeks to love them.

We encourage you to spend time each day in God’s Word, to see the redemptive plan of God and the character and beauty of Christ so we can learn to enjoy Christ. As we enjoy and love God, we begin to live like Him, which is the essence of being on mission for Him.

Fearless Word – July 14

Luke 19:8-10

Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

BIBLE STUDY METHOD

Grow closer to God and act on His direction. 

Getting the Most out of Reading Your Bible — Studying Scripture can feel like a daunting task. This is where a simple practice going through a Bible passage can be tremendously helpful. The ultimate goal for interacting with Scripture is not only to read it, but to also to understand it and apply it. It’s not just about getting into God’s Word, it’s about God’s Word getting into you. Here is a simple method we recommend.

Bible Study Method

What it Says — After you have read the passage, pray for guidance and paraphrase it. As you think of different ways to put into words what you’ve read, the Holy Spirit will begin to guide you to a deeper understanding.

What it Means — Now dig deep and uncover the full meaning of the text. Go through the passage slowly and examine specific words (words you don’t understand or intrigue you). Ask specific questions of the text (Why did Jesus say that? Who is the audience this was originally written to?) A Study Bible (Bible with commentary) or a study guide (like we are providing here) will help.

What I’ll Do — This is probably the most important (though difficult) part of your study. Come up with a specific application, (i.e. something you are going to do today, a new thought you are going to focus on throughout the day, a prayer you are going to pray now and then again before bedtime).

JUNE 2020 WORD OF THE DAY

The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have...

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JULY 2020 WORD OF THE DAY

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to...

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