Nov 3, 2013
Free In 3: A New Frugality
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Philippians 4:10-20
10 I was very glad in the Lord because now at last you have shown concern for me again. (Of course you were always concerned but had no way to show it.) 11 I'm not saying this because I need anything, for I have learned how to be content in any circumstance. 12 I know the experience of being in need and of having more than enough; I have learned the secret to being content in any and every circumstance, whether full or hungry or whether having plenty or being poor. 13 I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength. 14 Still, you have done well to share my distress. 15 You Philippians know from the time of my first mission work in Macedonia how no church shared in supporting my ministry except you. 16 You sent contributions repeatedly to take care of my needs even while I was in Thessalonica. 17 I'm not hoping for a gift, but I am hoping for a profit that accumulates in your account. 18 I now have plenty and it is more than enough. I am full to overflowing because I received the gifts that you sent from Epaphroditus. Those gifts give off a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice that pleases God. 19 My God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus. 20 Let glory be given to God our Father forever and always. Amen.
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  • Nov 3, 2013Free In 3: A New Frugality
    Nov 3, 2013
    Free In 3: A New Frugality
    Series: Free In 3
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    Philippians 4:10-20
    10 I was very glad in the Lord because now at last you have shown concern for me again. (Of course you were always concerned but had no way to show it.) 11 I'm not saying this because I need anything, for I have learned how to be content in any circumstance. 12 I know the experience of being in need and of having more than enough; I have learned the secret to being content in any and every circumstance, whether full or hungry or whether having plenty or being poor. 13 I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength. 14 Still, you have done well to share my distress. 15 You Philippians know from the time of my first mission work in Macedonia how no church shared in supporting my ministry except you. 16 You sent contributions repeatedly to take care of my needs even while I was in Thessalonica. 17 I'm not hoping for a gift, but I am hoping for a profit that accumulates in your account. 18 I now have plenty and it is more than enough. I am full to overflowing because I received the gifts that you sent from Epaphroditus. Those gifts give off a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice that pleases God. 19 My God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus. 20 Let glory be given to God our Father forever and always. Amen.
  • Oct 27, 2013Free In 3: A New Opportunity
    Oct 27, 2013
    Free In 3: A New Opportunity
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    Luke 12:13-34
    13 Someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 Jesus said to him, “Man, who appointed me as judge or referee between you and your brother?” 15 Then Jesus said to them, “Watch out! Guard yourself against all kinds of greed. After all, one's life isn't determined by one's possessions, even when someone is very wealthy.” 16 Then he told them a parable: “A certain rich man's land produced a bountiful crop. 17 He said to himself, What will I do? I have no place to store my harvest! 18 Then he thought, Here's what I'll do. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. That's where I'll store all my grain and goods. 19 I'll say to myself, You have stored up plenty of goods, enough for several years. Take it easy! Eat, drink, and enjoy yourself. 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool, tonight you will die. Now who will get the things you have prepared for yourself?' 21 This is the way it will be for those who hoard things for themselves and aren't rich toward God.” 22 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Therefore, I say to you, don't worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23 There is more to life than food and more to the body than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither plant nor harvest, they have no silo or barn, yet God feeds them. You are worth so much more than birds! 25 Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? 26 If you can't do such a small thing, why worry about the rest? 27 Notice how the lilies grow. They don't wear themselves out with work, and they don't spin cloth. But I say to you that even Solomon in all his splendor wasn't dressed like one of these. 28 If God dresses grass in the field so beautifully, even though it's alive today and tomorrow it's thrown into the furnace, how much more will God do for you, you people of weak faith! 29 Don't chase after what you will eat and what you will drink. Stop worrying. 30 All the nations of the world long for these things. Your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, desire his kingdom and these things will be given to you as well. 32 “Don't be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights in giving you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Make for yourselves wallets that don't wear out—a treasure in heaven that never runs out. No thief comes near there, and no moth destroys. 34 Where your treasure is, there your heart will be too.
  • Oct 20, 2013Free In 3: Challenge Of Change
    Oct 20, 2013
    Free In 3: Challenge Of Change
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    Luke 16:1-13
    16 Jesus also said to the disciples, “A certain rich man heard that his household manager was wasting his estate. 2 He called the manager in and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give me a report of your administration because you can no longer serve as my manager.' 3 “The household manager said to himself, What will I do now that my master is firing me as his manager? I'm not strong enough to dig and too proud to beg. 4 I know what I'll do so that, when I am removed from my management position, people will welcome me into their houses. 5 “One by one, the manager sent for each person who owed his master money. He said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?' 6 He said, ‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil.' The manager said to him, ‘Take your contract, sit down quickly, and write four hundred fifty gallons.' 7 Then the manager said to another, ‘How much do you owe?' He said, ‘One thousand bushels of wheat.' He said, ‘Take your contract and write eight hundred.' 8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he acted cleverly. People who belong to this world are more clever in dealing with their peers than are people who belong to the light. 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves so that when it's gone, you will be welcomed into the eternal homes. 10 “Whoever is faithful with little is also faithful with much, and the one who is dishonest with little is also dishonest with much. 11 If you haven't been faithful with worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 If you haven't been faithful with someone else's property, who will give you your own? 13 No household servant can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
  • Oct 13, 2013iQuit: Blaming
    Oct 13, 2013
    iQuit: Blaming
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    Genesis 1:26-31
    26 Then God said, “Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us so that they may take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the crawling things on earth.” 27 God created humanity in God's own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and master it. Take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, and everything crawling on the ground.” 29 Then God said, “I now give to you all the plants on the earth that yield seeds and all the trees whose fruit produces its seeds within it. These will be your food. 30 To all wildlife, to all the birds in the sky, and to everything crawling on the ground—to everything that breathes—I give all the green grasses for food.” And that's what happened. 31 God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good. There was evening and there was morning: the sixth day.
  • Oct 6, 2013iQuit: Denying
    Oct 6, 2013
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    Psalm 62:5-8
    5 Oh, I must find rest in God only,
    because my hope comes from him!

     

    6 Only God is my rock and my salvation—
    my stronghold!—I will not be shaken.

    7 My deliverance and glory depend on God.
    God is my strong rock.
    My refuge is in God.

    8 All you people: Trust in him at all times!
    Pour out your hearts before him!
    God is our refuge! Selah

  • Sep 29, 2013iQuit: Lying
    Sep 29, 2013
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    John 8: 31-47
    31 Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teaching. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They responded, “We are Abraham's children; we've never been anyone's slaves. How can you say that we will be set free?” 34 Jesus answered, “I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 A slave isn't a permanent member of the household, but a son is. 36 Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you really will be free. 37 I know that you are Abraham's children, yet you want to kill me because you don't welcome my teaching. 38 I'm telling you what I've seen when I am with the Father, but you are doing what you've heard from your father.” 39 They replied, “Our father is Abraham.” Jesus responded, “If you were Abraham's children, you would do Abraham's works. 40 Instead, you want to kill me, though I am the one who has spoken the truth I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this. 41 You are doing your father's works.” They said, “Our ancestry isn't in question! The only Father we have is God!” 42 Jesus replied, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God. Here I am. I haven't come on my own. God sent me. 43 Why don't you understand what I'm saying? It's because you can't really hear my words. 44 Your father is the devil. You are his children, and you want to do what your father wants. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has never stood for the truth, because there's no truth in him. Whenever that liar speaks, he speaks according to his own nature, because he's a liar and the father of liars. 45 Because I speak the truth, you don't believe me. 46 Who among you can show I'm guilty of sin? Since I speak the truth, why don't you believe me? 47 God's children listen to God's words. You don't listen to me because you aren't God's children.”
  • Sep 22, 2013iQuit: Fearing What Others Think
    Sep 22, 2013
    iQuit: Fearing What Others Think
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    John 12:1-8
    1 Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, home of Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Lazarus and his sisters hosted a dinner for him. Martha served and Lazarus was among those who joined him at the table. 3 Then Mary took an extraordinary amount, almost three-quarters of a pound, of very expensive perfume made of pure nard. She anointed Jesus' feet with it, then wiped his feet dry with her hair. The house was filled with the aroma of the perfume. 4 Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), complained, 5 “This perfume was worth a year's wages! Why wasn't it sold and the money given to the poor?” (6 He said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He carried the money bag and would take what was in it.) 7 Then Jesus said, “Leave her alone. This perfume was to be used in preparation for my burial, and this is how she has used it. 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you won't always have me.”
  • Sep 15, 2013Itsy Bitsy Spider World
    Sep 15, 2013
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    Matthew 25:31-46 CEB
    31 “Now when the Human One comes in his majesty and all his angels are with him, he will sit on his majestic throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered in front of him. He will separate them from each other, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right side. But the goats he will put on his left.
    34 “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who will receive good things from my Father. Inherit the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world began. 35 I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. 36 I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.'
    37 “Then those who are righteous will reply to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? 38 When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?'
    40 “Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.'
    41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Get away from me, you who will receive terrible things. Go into the unending fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 I was hungry and you didn't give me food to eat. I was thirsty and you didn't give me anything to drink. 43 I was a stranger and you didn't welcome me. I was naked and you didn't give me clothes to wear. I was sick and in prison, and you didn't visit me.'
    44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn't do anything to help you?' 45 Then he will answer, ‘I assure you that when you haven't done it for one of the least of these, you haven't done it for me.' 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment. But the righteous ones will go into eternal life.”
  • Sep 8, 2013Say What
    Sep 8, 2013
    Say What
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    2 Kings 5:1-14 CEB
    1 Naaman, a general for the king of Aram, was a great man and highly regarded by his master, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. This man was a mighty warrior, but he had a skin disease.
    2 Now Aramean raiding parties had gone out and captured a young girl from the land of Israel. She served Naaman's wife.
    3 She said to her mistress, “ I wish that my master could come before the prophet who lives in Samaria. He would cure him of his skin disease. ”
    4 So Naaman went and told his master what the young girl from the land of Israel had said.
    5 Then Aram's king said, “ Go ahead. I will send a letter to Israel's king. ”
    So Naaman left. He took along ten kikkars of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing.
    6 He brought the letter to Israel's king. It read, “ Along with this letter I'm sending you my servant Naaman so you can cure him of his skin disease. ”
    7 When the king of Israel read the letter, he ripped his clothes. He said, “ What? Am I God to hand out death and life? But this king writes me, asking me to cure someone of his skin disease! You must realize that he wants to start a fight with me. ”
    8 When Elisha the man of God heard that Israel's king had ripped his clothes, he sent word to the king: “ Why did you rip your clothes? Let the man come to me. Then he'll know that there's a prophet in Israel. ”
    9 Naaman arrived with his horses and chariots. He stopped at the door of Elisha's house.
    10 Elisha sent out a messenger who said, “ Go and wash seven times in the Jordan River. Then your skin will be restored and become clean. ”
    11 But Naaman went away in anger. He said, “ I thought for sure that he'd come out, stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the bad spot, and cure the skin disease.
    12 Aren't the rivers in Damascus, the Abanak and the Pharpar, better than all Israel's waters? Couldn't I wash in them and get clean? ” So he turned away and proceeded to leave in anger.
    13 Naaman's servants came up to him and spoke to him: “ Our father, if the prophet had told you to do something difficult, wouldn't you have done it? All he said to you was, ‘Wash and become clean.' ”
    14 So Naaman went down and bathed in the Jordan seven times, just as the man of God had said. His skin was restored like that of a young boy, and he became clean.
  • Sep 1, 2013Be Wowed
    Sep 1, 2013
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    Psalm 65 CEB
    1 God of Zion, to you even silence is praise. Promises made to you are kept—
    2 you listen to prayer—and all living things come to you.
    3 When wrongdoings become too much for me, you forgive our sins.
    4 How happy is the one you choose to bring close, the one who lives in your courtyards!
    We are filled full by the goodness of your house, by the holiness of your temple.
    5 In righteousness you answer us, by your awesome deeds,
    God of our salvation—you, who are the security
    of all the far edges of the earth, even the distant seas;
    6 you establish the mountains by your strength; you are dressed in raw power;
    7 you calm the roaring seas; calm the roaring waves, calm the noise of the nations.
    8 Those who dwell on the far edges stand in awe of your acts.
    You make the gateways of morning and evening sing for joy.
    9 You visit the earth and make it abundant, enriching it greatly
    by God's stream, full of water. You provide people with grain because that is what you've decided.
    10 Drenching the earth's furrows, leveling its ridges, you soften it with rain showers;
    you bless its growth.
    11 You crown the year with your goodness; your paths overflow with rich food.
    12 Even the desert pastures drip with it, and the hills are dressed in pure joy.
    13 The meadowlands are covered with flocks, the valleys decked out in grain—
    they shout for joy; they break out in song!