Resources from June 2021

Study God’s Word, Part 1

By Adam Pursel It can be a struggle to consistently spend time in God’s Word for so many of us. We forget to do it. We feel like we don’t understand it. We weren’t very good in school and don’t like to sit and read.  Whatever the reasons, we can go days, weeks, months, or even years without spending time in God’s Word.   We want to help.  Here are three simple ideas that will help you begin a habit…

Study God’s Word – Part 2

By Sam Romine As Christians, we understand the importance of reading and studying the Bible. This book contains the very words of God, it is the means by which He chose to reveal Himself to us, and in it, we find everything we need to live a godly life (2 Timothy 3:16). The problem is that this task can be incredibly overwhelming, and many of us do not know where to begin.  While there are so many good books that…

How to pray in your Lifegroup

Charles Spurgeon once said, “Prayer is the powerhouse of the church.” His statement was true then and it is true now. Unless God’s people are actively praying for His hand on His Church and His leading in His Mission, they will be devoid of power and without direction.  Luke tells his reader in Acts 2:42 four things that the followers of Jesus devoted themselves to: the apostle’s teaching, prayer, communion, and fellowship with other believers. At its core, it was…

John 21:15-19

John 21:15-19 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because…

John 20:1-10

John 20:1-10 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were…

John 13:1-20

John 13:1-20 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. – John 13:1 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that…

Matthew 17:1-13

Matthew 17:1-13 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you…