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Day 3 – Avoidance Tactics

Day 3 – Avoidance Tactics

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 3Avoidance Tacticsfrom the Jonah reading planRead the WordJonah 1:4-16 | Luke 8:23-25A blinding flash fills the sky, followed a crack of booming thunder that seems to shake the whole house. The wind howls like an other-worldly...

Day 2 – Running Away from Home

Day 2 – Running Away from Home

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 2Running Away from Homefrom the Jonah reading planRead the WordJonah 1:1-3 | Genesis 10:9-12 | 1 Kings 10:21-23 | Genesis 3:8-9When you were a child, did you ever try to run away from home? Maybe you were angry at your parents for...

Day 1 – God’s Wide Mercy

Day 1 – God’s Wide Mercy

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 1Running Away from Homefrom the Jonah reading planRead the WordExodus 34:5-7 | Joel 2:13 | Jonah 4:2Even if you didn’t grow up going to Sunday School, you’ve probably heard the story of Jonah and the whale. A favorite of the...

Kids Experience February 28

Kids Experience February 28

Be kind to the people who are different from you.Today we hear a story that Jesus told to an expert in the law.  When Jesus finished, He asked, “Which of the three do you think was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by robbers?’ The [man] replied, ‘The one who...

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan Week 4

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan Week 4

WEEK FOUR Songs of Judgment The notion of blessing is one that Christians are quite comfortable with - the idea of cursing not so much. While we don’t want to spend time with people who abuse power or commit injustices, we don’t like the idea of wishing harm on them....

Kids Experience February 21

Kids Experience February 21

Be kinder than you have to be.When Jesus told His friends to ‘go the extra mile,’ He meant that they should go farther than they had to. But He wasn’t just talking about walking and carrying a heavy pack. He meant that we should show kindness because we WANT to . . ....

Law of Christ

Law of Christ

Welcome to week 4 of our study in 1st Corinthians! In this session, we’ll be looking at Chapters 8 through 11-1, with a focus on “The law of Christ”. As believers in Jesus Christ, we know there is only one God in whose image we are made. It’s only through Jesus Christ...

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan Week 3

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan Week 3

WEEK THREE Songs of Lament When we are heartbroken or angry at the way life has turned out, it can be tempting to turn away from God and write Him off. But David and the other psalmists didn’t hide their feelings of disappointment in God. They felt all the feels and...

Kids Experience February 14

Kids Experience February 14

Be kind to your family and friends. This week we take a peek at the Bible story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz and their little one Obed (see the book of Ruth in the Bible). Because of the kindness of Boaz and Ruth, Naomi now had a home with them. And get this— Obed later...

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan Week 2

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan Week 2

WEEK TWO Songs of Confidence Have you ever been awake in the middle of the night feeling overwhelmed or afraid? When David and the other psalmists were feeling this way, they expressed their unfailing confidence in the goodness, power and deliverance of God. This week...

Kids Experience February 7

Kids Experience February 7

Be kind to others because God is kind to you. This month we will be talking about Kindness—Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.  It might not always be easy to show kindness to others. But it helps when we remember that our kindness comes from God...

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan week 1

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan week 1

WEEK ONE Songs of Praise Majestic. Glorious. Excellent. Perfect. True. Gracious. Merciful. Awesome. The Psalms of Praise help put into God’s greatness into words. This week as you read through these songs that worship God for who He is, may you be filled with awe and...

Common Cents Part Four: Giving It All To God

Common Cents Part Four: Giving It All To God

CONTRIBUTORS Larry and Linda: Owners of a successful private dental practice turned career missionaries in West Africa and then Papua New Guinea. Currently reside in Owings Mills nearby to their grandchildren and daughter Kristen, who is the Nursery Coordinator here...

Kids Experience January 31

Kids Experience January 31

Use your words wisley.WORDS. Our words have a LOT of power—maybe more than we even realize. That’s why Paul thought it was so important for us to use words that build each other up and help us heal. We have the responsibility to choose words that will help the people...

Common Cents Part Three: Managing Dollars with Sense

Common Cents Part Three: Managing Dollars with Sense

CONTRIBUTORS Rob and Cora: A couple whose debt nearly caused the demise of their marriage before discovering Dave Ramsey’s program.  They’ve dedicated themselves as teachers of Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) and head up this ministry at LifePoint. Dave and...

Kids Experience January 24

Kids Experience January 24

Make the most of what you've been given.When Jesus told the story we will hear this week,  everyone listening would have known exactly what He meant. The message was clear: those who are responsible with what they’ve been given will be trusted and given more. But...

Common Cents Part Two: Delivered from Debt

Common Cents Part Two: Delivered from Debt

CONTRIBUTORS Rich and Stephanie: A financially comfortable couple who decided to get serious about overcoming their debt and changing their spending habits as their children approached college age. . Rob and Cora: A couple whose debt nearly caused the demise of their...

Kids Experience January 17

Kids Experience January 17

We can work hard. This week we hear some wise advice from Solomon (see Proverbs 6:6-8).  We can do our best at whatever we are doing. We can work hard.  Hard work is one way we can show love to God—and to the people He made. This week we hear about a Rule for Life...

Common Cents Part One: Finances and Faith

Common Cents Part One: Finances and Faith

CONTRIBUTORS Rob and Cora: A couple whose debt nearly caused the demise of their marriage before discovering Dave Ramsey’s program.  They’ve dedicated themselves as teachers of Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) and head up this ministry at LifePoint. Abang and...

Kids Experience January 10

Kids Experience January 10

Share what you have.This week Jesus’ story gives US a great Rule for Life. We can choose to be generous with the things we have.  We can share ANYTHING God has given us—like our time, our talents, our money, or the things we own. We have a responsibility to share what...

Celebrate Recovery January 7

Celebrate Recovery January 7

There's a story in Daniel, chapter 3, about three young boys, Sadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo, who are thrown into a fiery furnace for daring to honor God by not bowing to a golden image.  But there was another in that fire with them.  Many believe it was God Himself,...