Year: 2021
Day 4 – Galatians 2:11-21

Day 4 – Galatians 2:11-21

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 4Galatians 2:11-21from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 2:11-21 | Acts 15:1 | Romans 3:20-25ReflectIt’s tempting to think that, once we become a believer, life will be smooth sailing. Paul’s story is a good...

Day 3 – Galatians 2:1-10

Day 3 – Galatians 2:1-10

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 3Galatians 2:1-10from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 2:1-10 | 2 Peter 2:1 | Colossians 1:3-6ReflectThe second chapter of Paul’s letter to the Galatians reads more like a political thriller than a biblical...

Day 2 – Galatians 1:11-24

Day 2 – Galatians 1:11-24

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 2Galatians 1:11-24from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 1:11-24 | Acts 8:1-3 | Acts 9:1-19ReflectPaul was getting pushback from believers who doubted his authority, so he takes these verses to outline his...

LPKids Experience June 20

LPKids Experience June 20

In Judges 6-8, we discover more about when God called Gideon to lead the Israelites. Gideon doubted God would want him to help. After all, Gideon was from the smallest tribe, the smallest family, and he was the smallest of his family! God wanted him anyway....

A Theology of Work

A Theology of Work

One-third of our lives are spent at work. When you consider errands, chores, hobbies, or raising children, the percentage of our lives we spend working can be significantly higher than 30 percent. Considering how much time we spend working, is there a connection...

The Lens of Gratitude

The Lens of Gratitude

The Lens of Gratitude Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Philippians 4:11 went to the eye doctor a few weeks ago, for a much-needed checkup. I’d suspected my lenses were off and,...

Survival of the Sabbath

Survival of the Sabbath

Survival of the Sabbath God’s purpose for weekly rest and the importance of incorporating it into our lives. In the beginning, God worked for six days. He created the heavens and the earth: the sun and the moon, oceans and land, velociraptors and squirrels. He then...

LPKids Experience – June 13

LPKids Experience – June 13

This week our K-5 friends head to Joshua 5:13-6:20. God recently chose Joshua as the next leader of the Israelites. Joshua’s first task was a doozy. He was leading God’s people into the promise land, including taking the giant city of Jericho. God’s plan might have...

From the Inside Out

From the Inside Out

To be spiritually healthy is to be thriving in your desire to pursue Jesus and walking in the strength of the Holy Spirit. But spiritual health is tricky. We might be so obsessed with looking good outwardly that we fail to pay attention to what’s going on inside us....

Opportunities to Trust

Opportunities to Trust

Opportunities to Trust We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an...

LPKids Experience – June 6

LPKids Experience – June 6

Our K-5 friends kick off the month with the most famous verse ever: John 3:16. “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life” (NIrV). John is quick to remind us that our life is best when...

Encore: Becoming Unoffendable

Encore: Becoming Unoffendable

Seems like there’s plenty to be upset about in our world. We can even get personally offended by the actions and comments of others around us. Here’s a radical, relational idea: What if you can become unoffendable? That’s right—unoffendable. It’s rare but possible....

Everything Else

Everything Else

Everything Else I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 eturning to life after the Pandemic has felt a little like emerging from a cave. I’m finding that I’m not the same person who went into...

Bearing Good Fruit: The Miracle of Medical Missions in Haiti

Bearing Good Fruit: The Miracle of Medical Missions in Haiti

Bearing Good Fruit: The Miracle of Medical Missions in Haiti In 2011, Keeley Murphy, then in 9th grade, approached her father Sean with a simple request. She really wanted to go on a mission trip. Sean wanted to honor his daughter’s request but was reluctant to take...

Discovering and Doing the Will of God

Discovering and Doing the Will of God

Finding the will of God is both a mystery and an adventure. Certainly, we would be short-sighted if we didn’t curiously and diligently pursue the path God wants us to walk. If Jesus is our Lord, it makes sense for us to do what He wants us to do. Can we know what He...

Kids Experience – May 30

We can LIVE for God in everything we do.We will hear today about a woman who did not have a lot, but still gave what she had to the church.  Jesus could see that the widow had given her two coins as a way to LIVE for God. She wasn’t worried about herself. She wasn’t...

Where We Most Need To Be

Where We Most Need To Be

Where We Most Need To Be Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. 1 Peter 4:19 “In Jesus the places we don’t want to go are the places we most need to be. They connect us to the power of the...

Kids Experience – May 23

God has given us the chance to talk about what we believe.This week we hear about how when asked, Peter tells others that Jesus is the Messiah.  We can talk with our friends and family about what it means to follow God. We can ask questions when there’s something we...

Where You Do Not Want to Go

Where You Do Not Want to Go

Saying that Jesus is Lord, implies surrendering to His will over ours. No matter how you frame it, surrender is frightening. When we surrender, we are vulnerable. When we surrender someone else determines our path and can take us where we do not want to go. Jesus...

It’s Personal

It’s Personal

It's Personal And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.  1 John 5:14 od is so good at giving us personal glimpses of His faithfulness. Answered prayers are such a special way that...

Day 1 – Galatians 1:1-10

Day 1 – Galatians 1:1-10

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 1Galatians 1:1-10from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 1:1-10 | Acts 15:24 | 1 Thessalonians 2:4ReflectHave you ever heard or read something that you thought was legitimate but later found out was not true? In his...