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1 & 2 Timothy – Week 46 {66 in 52 Challenge}

This is part of the 66 in 52 Bible Journaling Challenge. Over the course of the 52 weeks in 2018, I will focus in on one verse from each book of the Bible with many others who have signed up to join me. Each week I will be posting a summary page with some thought about that week’s book(s) of the Bible along with some links that may help our reflection. Click here to sign up if you want to join us at any point along the journey!

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Week 46 - 1, 2 Timothy

The Big Picture of 1 and 2 Timothy:

Where the last two books were written by Paul and Timothy (and Silas) together, these  next two we’ll explore are written from Paul directly to Timothy. Many of the books in the New Testament were letters from church leaders to the churches but we get a bit more personal in this one as Paul talks about Timothy as his son. These letters are the encouragement and advice Paul longs to pass along to Timothy as he leads in his ministry.

1 Timothy outlines various instructions Paul has that he prays would help Timothy “fight well in the Lord’s battle”. These begin in chapter 2 and continue through the rest of the book. The first letter is guessed to be sent around AD 62-66. The second letter to Timothy was sent around AD 67-68 from Rome as he awaited execution. In this letter, he called Timothy to be bold and courageous in his work, to not be afraid of what could happen, but continue faithfully in the ministry no matter what. He also asks a few times for Timothy to come visit him before he is executed.

Instructions from 1 and 2 Timothy:

Most of these two letters are instructions from Paul to Timothy. Here are some of the those words of advice and encouragement:

  • Pray! (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
  • Worship freely (1 Timothy 2:8)
  • Pick leaders wisely (1 Timothy 3)
  • Listen to the Holy Spirit above all (1 Timothy 4:1-5, 2 Timothy 1:14)
  • Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter (1 Timothy 4:6-10, 2 Timothy 2:16)
  • Teach truth (1 Timothy 4:10-13, 2 Timothy 1:13-14, 2:19, 3:1-10, 14-17, 4:2)
  • Let your life match your teaching (1 Timothy 5)
  • Don’t take sides (1 Timothy 5:19-22)
  • Be content (1 Timothy 6:6-8)
  • Run from evil and pursue righteousness (1 Timothy 6:11-12, 2 Timothy 2:22-24)
  • Trust God to experience true life (1 Timothy 6:17-19, 2 Timothy 1:12)
  • Don’t be afraid (2 Timothy 1:7)
  • Be strong and endure suffering (1 Timothy 6:12-14, 2 Timothy 2:1-14, 4:5)
  • Live confidently in your calling (1 Timothy 1:12, 4:12, 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 2:15)

A Few Key Verses and Possible Reflection Questions/Prayers:

Some of us are planning to read through the whole book or books each week, while others are just focusing in on one verse per book. This section of the weekly intro post might help you narrow down a verse to reflect on for the week, but you do not have to choose one of these verse, pick any section of the book you want! These are just some ideas.

1 Timothy

  • “This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’–an I am the worst of them all. But God has mercy on my so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience even with the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.” (1 Timothy 1:15-16)
    REFLECTION: Who in your life (including perhaps yourself!) could use a bit more of our patience when it comes to being sinners in need of a Savior?
  • “In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.” (1 Timothy 2:8)
    REFLECTION: What keeps you from worshiping freely?
  • “Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6:12)
    REFLECTION: What does it look like for you to hold tightly to our eternal life to which God has called us? How can you consciously do that this week?

2 Timothy

  • “For God did not give us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
    REFLECTION: In which current life situations is it easiest for you to forget this truth right now? How might you be able to remind yourself of the power, love, and self-discipline that are inside you by God’s grace and spirit?
  • “Preach the word. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.
    REFLECTION: How could you prepare yourself this week to be able to correct, rebuke, or encourage your people with good teaching?

Some Other Resources:

The Challenge:

So now it’s your turn! Pick a verse and settle in this week, or read through the whole book. If you post any picture or blogs on social media, tag them with #66in52challenge so we can all share in this journey together!

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1 & 2 Thessalonians – Week 45 {66 in 52 Challenge}

This is part of the 66 in 52 Bible Journaling Challenge. Over the course of the 52 weeks in 2018, I will focus in on one verse from each book of the Bible with many others who have signed up to join me. Each week I will be posting a summary page with some thought about that week’s book(s) of the Bible along with some links that may help our reflection. Click here to sign up if you want to join us at any point along the journey!

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The Big Picture of 1 and 2 Thessalonians:

These two books were written by Paul, Silas (also known as Silvanus), and Timothy to the church in Thessalonica.

1 Thessalonians was likely one of the first letters sent by Paul (and his team) to various churches sometime around A.D. 50-51. It’s a letter mainly of encouragement. They had shared the good news about Jesus with the people of Thessalonica but were concerned that maybe hard times would have pushed them away from the faith. That wasn’t the case and Paul’s team was excited to see them standing firm in their faith and wanted to encourage them in that.

2 Thessalonians was sent a while later and echoes the charge to stand firm in the face of persecutions. They also clarify some things that were causing questions from the first letter, ask for prayers, and outline a picture of what living as a follower looks like.

Death and the End Times in Thessalonians:

Both of these books, though small, actually talk a lot about what happens after death and Jesus’ return. It was a key theme in the second letter as the people were concerned Jesus had already come back and they missed it. They also were becoming idle in their work since they didn’t see a point if Jesus was coming back for them soon. Here are some truths we learn about Jesus’ return from these two letters:

  • We have hope when we grieve. (1 Thessalonians 4:13) This doesn’t mean we don’t grieve but we have hope in it because…
  • Jesus died and was raised to life; the same will be true for believers who die (1 Thessalonians 4:14)
  • When Christ comes back, we can’t miss it, it’ll be loud! (1 Thessalonians 4:16)
  • Jesus himself will come back. (1 Thessalonians 4:16)
  • Both those who have died already and those believers still alive will be taken to heaven together (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
  • The news about the end times is GOOD news, worth encouraging each other with, not something to dread (1 Thessalonians 4:18, 5:11)
  • We cannot anticipate this return; it will happen unexpectedly (1 Thessalonians 5:2)
  • The day of Jesus’ return will be one of praise from those who believe (2 Thessalonians 1:10)
  • There will be people who will claim they are god before Jesus comes again (2 Thessalonians 2:4)
  • Jesus wins! Satan and all who follow him will be destroyed forever (2 Thessalonians 2:8)

A Few Key Verses and Possible Reflection Questions/Prayers:

Some of us are planning to read through the whole book or books each week, while others are just focusing in on one verse per book. This section of the weekly intro post might help you narrow down a verse to reflect on for the week, but you do not have to choose one of these verse, pick any section of the book you want! These are just some ideas.

1 Thessalonians

  • “As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 1:3)
    REFLECTION: Who do you know that fits these three characteristics of faithful work, loving deeds, and/or enduring hope. Take some time today to thank them and encourage them!
  • “… We sent him to strengthen you, to encourage you in your faith, and to keep you from being shaken by the troubles you were going through. …” (1 Thessalonians 3:2-3)
    REFLECTION: In what current troubles do you need strength and encouragement in order to not be shaken? Ask God to send people to stand alongside you in the midst of them.
  • “Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.” (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
    REFLECTION: How might you live out one or more of these commands this week?

2 Thessalonians

  • “So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.” (2 Thessalonians 1:11)
    REFLECTION: What is your faith prompting you to do right now? How can you depend on God’s strength and power in order to accomplish it and live a life worthy of His call?
  • “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situations. The Lord be with you all.”
    REFLECTION: Where do you need to depend on the Lord of peace to live in peace this week?

Some Other Resources:

The Challenge:

So now it’s your turn! Pick a verse and settle in this week, or read through the whole book. If you post any picture or blogs on social media, tag them with #66in52challenge so we can all share in this journey together!

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Colossians – Week 44 {66 in 52 Challenge}

This is part of the 66 in 52 Bible Journaling Challenge. Over the course of the 52 weeks in 2018, I will focus in on one verse from each book of the Bible with many others who have signed up to join me. Each week I will be posting a summary page with some thought about that week’s book(s) of the Bible along with some links that may help our reflection. Click here to sign up if you want to join us at any point along the journey!

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Week 44 Colossians

The Big Picture of Colossians:

Colossians is another book by Paul likely written while in prison in Rome. The purpose of this letter was to encourage the church in Colossae to stand firm against false teachers that were rising up around them. He raises up Christ as the only leader to follow after and imparts them to stay close to Him. There were many around trying to deceive them with empty philosophies and get them to follow after the things of the world. Paul reminds the church that in Christ they are made new and can live a new, free life.

Issues and Themes Discussed in Colossians:

  • Christ’s as God
  • Legalism
  • Suffering
  • Life in Christ
  • Putting off old behavior and taking up new behavior by Spirit
  • Family relationships

A Few Key Verses and Possible Reflection Questions/Prayers:

Some of us are planning to read through the whole book or books each week, while others are just focusing in on one verse per book. This section of the weekly intro post might help you narrow down a verse to reflect on for the week, but you do not have to choose one of these verse, pick any section of the book you want! These are just some ideas.

  • “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.” Colossians 1:28-29
    REFLECTION: Where do you need Christ to work his energy powerfully within you this week to proclaim Him?
  • “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”  Colossians 2:6-7
    REFLECTION: How has your life changed since you first knew Jesus as Lord? What do you roots look like? How does your ‘walk’ reflect your connection to Christ?
  • “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”  Colossians 3:16
    REFLECTION: What is a way you can connect with others as you dwell on Christ’s Word this week?

Some Other Resources:

The Challenge:

So now it’s your turn! Pick a verse and settle in this week, or read through the whole book. If you post any picture or blogs on social media, tag them with #66in52challenge so we can all share in this journey together!

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Philippians – Week 43 {66 in 52 Challenge}

This is part of the 66 in 52 Bible Journaling Challenge. Over the course of the 52 weeks in 2018, I will focus in on one verse from each book of the Bible with many others who have signed up to join me. Each week I will be posting a summary page with some thought about that week’s book(s) of the Bible along with some links that may help our reflection. Click here to sign up if you want to join us at any point along the journey!

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Week 42 - Philippians

The Big Picture of Philippians:

If grace seemed to be the theme last week in Ephesians, joy and thanksgiving seem to be the theme for Philippians. There are at least 15 specific references to the topic of joy (maybe more depending on your translation) in these 4 short chapters. Paul was thanking the church at Philippi for their partnership in the work he was doing and encouraged them to continue serving and sharing Christ. It is likely that Paul wrote this letter while He was in prison in Rome around AD 60.

Things we learn about joy from Philippians:

  • God brings joy when we work together well (1:3-5, 2:2)
  • When Christ is shared it is cause for joy and celebration (1:18)
  • True joy comes from God alone (3:1, 4:4)
  • Joy is not dependent on circumstances (1:12-18, 2:17-18, 4:11)

A Few Key Verses and Possible Reflection Questions/Prayers:

Some of us are planning to read through the whole book or books each week, while others are just focusing in on one verse per book. This section of the weekly intro post might help you narrow down a verse to reflect on for the week, but you do not have to choose one of these verse, pick any section of the book you want! These are just some ideas.

  • “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:13-14
    REFLECTION: What is something you need to leave behind this week to be able to move forward toward what God is calling you to?
  • But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.” Philippians 3:20-21
    REFLECTION: What evidence do you see in your life or the world around you that this world is not our true, forever home?
  • “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”  Philippians 4:8
    REFLECTION: Make a list today of at least one thing that fits each of the categories: true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, worthy of praise.

4:8 Your Brain

Here’s a list for my own life recently based on the last reflection option.

  • True: God loves me. He’s been reminding me a lot lately of this simple truth.
  • Honorable: Some of my teenager friends doing the right thing even when it’s hard
  • Just: following a process
  • Pure: the laughter of little kids
  • Lovely: the chance to visit my exchange daughter in her country
  • Commendable: friends who show up when you need them and celebrate life with you
  • Excellent: my teammates at work
  • Worthy of Praise: God, for the beautiful creation he’s made!

Some Other Resources:

The Challenge:

So now it’s your turn! Pick a verse and settle in this week, or read through the whole book. If you post any picture or blogs on social media, tag them with #66in52challenge so we can all share in this journey together!

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Ephesians – Week 42 {66 in 52 Challenge}

This is part of the 66 in 52 Bible Journaling Challenge. Over the course of the 52 weeks in 2018, I will focus in on one verse from each book of the Bible with many others who have signed up to join me. Each week I will be posting a summary page with some thought about that week’s book(s) of the Bible along with some links that may help our reflection. Click here to sign up if you want to join us at any point along the journey!

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Week 42 - Ephesians

The Big Picture of Ephesians:

Ephesians is a letter from Paul to the believers in the city of Ephesus. One summary of the whole book might be this phrase at the beginning chapter 4: “live a life worthy of your calling”. Throughout the book Paul paints this beautiful picture of what life in Christ is like. It is a life of freedom, faith, unity, light, peace, and more. He doesn’t say it’s always easy, but he does say it’s worth it. It’s a big calling to live as God’s children, but it brings the most abundant, fulfilling life we could imagine. He also talks of the tools and resources God provides for the journey including the armor of God and the Holy Spirit himself. Throughout the book we see what life practically looks like in families, churches, jobs, etc. as we follow after Christ.

Our Identity in Ephesians 1:

The first chapter of Ephesians is packed full with statements about our identity in Christ. Here are just a few:

  • Holy people (1:1, 18)
  • Faithful followers (1:2)
  • Blessed (1:3)
  • United with Christ (1:3, 11)
  • Loved (1:4)
  • Chosen (1:4, 11)
  • Holy and without fault in His eyes (1:4)
  • Adopted (1:5)
  • Purchased to be His own (1:7, 14)
  • Forgiven (1:7)
  • Showered with kindness (1:8)
  • His own (1:13, 14)
  • Called (1:18)
  • Filled with His power (1:19)

A Few Key Verses and Possible Reflection Questions/Prayers:

Some of us are planning to read through the whole book or books each week, while others are just focusing in on one verse per book. This section of the weekly intro post might help you narrow down a verse to reflect on for the week, but you do not have to choose one of these verse, pick any section of the book you want! These are just some ideas.

  • “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same might power that raised Christ from the dead…”   Ephesians 1:19-20a
    REFLECTION: Who can you pray this over this week? Who needs to know the incredible greatness of God’s power?
  • “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”  Ephesians 4:16
    REFLECTION: Where have you seen this lived out well in your community of faith? What’s your “special work” that you can do well as a part of the body?
  • “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”  Ephesians 3:18-19
    REFLECTION: Why do you think Paul suggests that we must understand God’s love in order to live a full life in God’s power? What might the connection be?

Some Other Resources:

The Challenge:

So now it’s your turn! Pick a verse and settle in this week, or read through the whole book. If you post any picture or blogs on social media, tag them with #66in52challenge so we can all share in this journey together!

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Galatians – Week 41 {66 in 52 Challenge}

This is part of the 66 in 52 Bible Journaling Challenge. Over the course of the 52 weeks in 2018, I will focus in on one verse from each book of the Bible with many others who have signed up to join me. Each week I will be posting a summary page with some thought about that week’s book(s) of the Bible along with some links that may help our reflection. Click here to sign up if you want to join us at any point along the journey!

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Week 41 - Galatians

The Big Picture of Galatians:

Galatians is another letter written by Paul. This one was to the believers in the churches of Galatia (1:1). The purpose of this letter is very clear: Paul heard that the people in Galatia has been wandering away from the truth of the Good News about Jesus. Verse 7 of chapter 1 explains that they were being “fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.” Before going into details about the grace and life in Christ, Paul reminds the readers how he used to be among those who were fighting actively against Jesus and those who followed Him. This, in essence, is Paul’s testimony of God’s grace in His own life. As the book goes on he outlines the gift of salvation and the freedom we have as God’s children. Freedom is actually a huge theme in the whole book and Paul longs for the followers in these churches to understand and experience the good news that Christ brings freedom.

Issues and Themes Discussed in Galatians:

  • Grace and legalism
  • Unity in the Body of Christ
  • Righteousness doesn’t come by the law but rather by Christ
  • The Holy Spirit and His gifts/fruits in our lives
  • Identity as God’s Children vs slaves
  • Freedom
  • Not giving up when things get hard

A Few Key Verses and Possible Reflection Questions/Prayers:

Some of us are planning to read through the whole book or books each week, while others are just focusing in on one verse per book. This section of the weekly intro post might help you narrow down a verse to reflect on for the week, but you do not have to choose one of these verse, pick any section of the book you want! These are just some ideas.

  • “Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.”  Galatians 1:10
    REFLECTION: Where are you most tempted to seek the approval of others instead of God? What does God say about that area of your life?
  • “But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace.”  Galatians 1:15
    REFLECTION: Spend some time in prayer asking God to show you some of the things He’s chosen and called you to by His grace in this season of your life.
  • “And because we are His children, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, ‘Abba Father.’ Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.”  Galatians 4:6-7
    REFLECTION: What does it feel like to be called God’s child? Where are you still living like a slave?
  • “So let us not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9
    REFLECTION: How can you plant seeds in faith today, knowing the harvest will come in the right time?

Some Other Resources:

The Challenge:

So now it’s your turn! Pick a verse and settle in this week, or read through the whole book. If you post any picture or blogs on social media, tag them with #66in52challenge so we can all share in this journey together!

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1 & 2 Corinthians – Week 40 {66 in 52 Challenge}

This is part of the 66 in 52 Bible Journaling Challenge. Over the course of the 52 weeks in 2018, I will focus in on one verse from each book of the Bible with many others who have signed up to join me. Each week I will be posting a summary page with some thought about that week’s book(s) of the Bible along with some links that may help our reflection. Click here to sign up if you want to join us at any point along the journey!

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Week 40 - 1,2 Corinthians

The Big Picture of 1 & 2 Corinthians:

These are two letters Paul wrote to the people who followed Christ in the city of Corinth. Corinth was on an important trade route in the world at that time and had a reputation for sexual immortality, corruption, and idol worship. 1 Corinthians was written around A.D. 55 while Paul was in Ephesus as a call to the believers to live lives in contrast to the world around them. There were some specific issues that came up as they tried to figure out what that looked like and Paul hoped to speak to some of those issues. The followup letter came about a year later and dealt with some of the same issues and some new additional ones.

Some Issues and Topics Discussed in 1 Corinthians:

  • Division in the Church
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Lawsuits
  • Marriage
  • Food offered to idols
  • The Lord’s Supper
  • Love
  • The Resurrection of Jesus

Some Issues and Topics Discussed in 2 Corinthians:

  • Some of the same issues in 1 Corinthians
  • Forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Unity among the church and leaders
  • Suffering and Joy
  • Gospel ministry and holy living

  • Giving

A Few Key Verses and Possible Reflection Questions/Prayers:

Some of us are planning to read through the whole book or books each week, while others are just focusing in on one verse per book. This section of the weekly intro post might help you narrow down a verse to reflect on for the week, but you do not have to choose one of these verse, pick any section of the book you want! These are just some ideas.

1 Corinthians

  • The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.”  1 Corinthians 1:18
    REFLECTION: Where have you seen this contrast to be true in your life and the lives of those who don’t know Christ?
  • When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.”  1 Corinthians 9:22
    REFLECTION: In what ways can you sacrifice this week in order to find common ground with someone who does not yet know Jesus?
  • Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.”  1 Corinthians 13:12
    REFLECTION: Journal about what it means to you to be known completely by God.

2 Corinthians

  • He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”  2 Corinthians 1:4
    REFLECTION: In what ways has this been true in your life?
  • Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.  Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.  2 Corinthians 12:8-9
    REFLECTION: What’s your “thorn” right now? Where have you seen God’s power despite your weakness?
  • And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.”  2 Corinthians 9:8
    REFLECTION: Where have you been living a life based on a scarcity mentality vs the mentality that God is a God of abundance and generosity?

Truth’s We Can Apply from 1 & 2 Corinthians Today:

  • Following Jesus isn’t always easy.
  • God’s Church is His beautiful bride and yet His Church and individual churches are filled with imperfect people. We have to seek forgiveness and wholeness and reconciliation when we hurt others. This sometimes involves tough conversations.
  • True love looks nothing like what the world has to offer.
  • Relationships are more important than being “right”.
  • Unity is possible, but takes hard work.
  • We each have gifts to offer and when we all work together, God gets great glory.

Some Other Resources:

The Challenge:

So now it’s your turn! Pick a verse and settle in this week, or read through the whole book. If you post any picture or blogs on social media, tag them with #66in52challenge so we can all share in this journey together!