A Confidence Boost

I was young, inexperienced and totally out of my depth. 1 Timothy 1:12-20 Reference: I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. (1 Timothy 1:12 NIV) Explore: I had only been attending a church for six months when they asked me to head up their…

A Million Dollars

A Million Dollars

What started out as an inconceivable amount of money soon whittled down to very little. Psalm 27:1-14 Reference: One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and…

Hard Advice

She knew that I loved her and wanted what was best for her 1 Timothy 1:1-11 Reference: The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5 NIV) Explore: A few years ago my friend started going out with a guy…

The Baby of the Family

The Baby of the Family

My mother tried not to laugh Philippians 4:10-23 Reference: Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. (Philippians 4:14 NIV) Explore: My parents tell me of a time when I was a child, when I started to become emotionally removed from my family. I was sullen and downcast and they couldn’t seem to raise my…

Stress Test

Stress Test

Relaxing will only make things worse. Philippians 4:1-9 Reference: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6 NIV) Explore: Have you ever been stressed? I actually feel ridiculous even asking that question! I’m not sure I’ve ever met someone who…

Slicing Apples

Slicing Apples

Every time I do this I think of my mother. Philippians 3:15-21 Reference: Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. (Philippians 3:17NIV) Explore: This morning I was cutting up some apples. Every time I do this…

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