Your Personal Grow-Pray-Study (GPS) Guide


Easter Hope: See, Bring, Meet


Monday: Read John 20:1-2. What if Jesus' body is missing instead of resurrected? What happens to the Christian faith? What happens to your faith?

Tuesday: Read Romans 8:28. Easter hope sees good news in what seems like bad news because God is present. Where have you experiences the good news of Easter hope amid bad news? Where could you use Easter hope awareness today?

Wednesday: Read John 20:3-8. Fast John beats bold Peter to the tomb. At first, John is curious, Peter theorizes and wonders, and then John sees again and gets it. When did Easter come true for your life.

Thursday: Read John 20:9. Easter brings God's promise into the present. Part of the disciples challenge that first Easter is they forgot Jesus' promises of His death and resurrection.  What Easter appearance questions do you have?

Friday: Read John 20:10-15? Mary couldn't see Jesus because of her focus - she's looking for a dead body, not a risen Savior. What hurts your focus on Easter hope? What helps you focus on Easter hope?

Saturday: Read John 20:16-18. As you have read the Easter story this week, what have you heard God speak into your life? How does it feel to have Jesus as your Brother.

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Obedient Faith In Times Of Trial


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Monday: Read John 12:12-13. When are you tempted to tell God what to do? What helps you to keep God in the chair to call the shots in your life?

Tuesday: Read Revelation 7:9-10. How does this glimpse of heaven inspire you for your future life in heaven? How does this glimpse of heaven inspire you for your life here on earth?

Wednesday: Read Psalm 118:25. Hosanna means us “save us now” and “grant us success”. Where are you praying for God to save in your life today?

Thursday: Read Luke 19:41. Why does Jesus weep over Jerusalem? What leads you to weep for our world today? Why? How can you turn those tears into prayers?

Friday: Read John 12:14-15. What message does Jesus send to the crowds with his entrance? How does He fulfill their desires and their needs? How does He fulfill your desires and needs today?

Saturday: Read Philippians 2:6-8. Why was Jesus willing to be thoroughly humiliated? Why did Jesus have to die? In what specific ways is this a gift to receive? An example you can apply? A life changing story you celebrate and share with others?

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Experience The Power Of Easter


Pastor Burkey delivered this week’s Easter message from God’s Life-building Word based on John 20:18 (NIV).

Monday: Read Acts 10:39-40 (NIV). Who are the witnesses that have lead you to experience the power of Easter? Who is God calling you to witness the power of Easter? Why are Peter’s words essential to understanding and experiencing Easter’s power?

Tuesday: Read Acts 10:43 (NIV). How does Peter’s personal experience with forgiveness impact the message he shares with Cornelius? What sins do you need to bring today before Jesus to ask forgiveness? Who might you need to forgive?

Wednesday: Read John 20:4-8 (NIV). John and Peter go to the tomb and John puts the pieces together to believe Jesus is risen. As you look at God at work in your life, what is your theory for where He might be leading you? How does that match up with God’s Word? With experiencing the power of Easter in your life today?

Thursday: Read John 20:15 (NIV). Mary Magdalene hurts and Jesus brings her hope. What hurt do you need to bring before Jesus to receive His gift of hope? Where might Jesus be leading you to help someone hurting to experience the hope Easter brings?

Friday: Read John 1:38 (NIV). Take some time to think through and pray through Jesus question, “What do you want?”  Picture Jesus asking you that question, what is your answer?

Saturday: Read John 20:18 (NIV). When you experience the power of Easter, joy leads you to share the message. Mary Magdalene goes and tells the disciples. Who is God calling you to share the Easter story with? When will you share the Good News with them? Who can you pray for to know and experience the power of Easter?

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Palm Sunday: Building Castles With Jesus


As we gear up for Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter), Pastor John delivered this week’s message from God’s Life-building Word based on Luke 19:31-32 (NIV).

Monday: Read Colossians 2:6 (NIV). You received Christ by faith, how then should you live? from these passages how would you define faith:  Acts 27:25 (NIV), Romans 4:20-21 (NIV),  and Hebrews 11:1 (NIV).

Tuesday: Read Matthew 21:22 (NIV), Romans 15:13 (NIV), Ephesians 3:12 (NIV), and Ephesians 6:16 (NIV). What does faith make possible?

Wednesday: Read John 15:7 (NIV), Romans 8:28 (NIV), and Galatians 6:7 (NIV). What promise or truth do you see in these passages, and is there a condition placed on the promise or truth? Why do you feel God places conditions on some of His promises?

Thursday: Read Psalm 33:16-17 (NIV), Proverbs 28:26 (NIV), and Jeremiah 9:23 (NIV). What are some unworthy objects in which people may place their faith? Read Mark 11:22 (NIV). Who should be the object of our faith?

Friday: Read Hebrews 11. This is an incredible chapter in the Bible on faith. Read through this entire chapter, taking note of the things accomplished by faith. Which of the things accomplished by faith do you consider to be the most significant? Why did you choose this?

Saturday: Discover how Jehoshaphat used the promises of God. Read 2 Chronicles 20:1-30. What was the first thing Jehoshaphat did? (2 Chronicles 20:3 & 2 Chronicles 20:6-12). How did God answer him? (2 Chronicles 20:15) What was a promise? What was his next response? (2 Chronicles 20:18) How did he encourage others? (2 Chronicles 20:20) What was the result? (2 Chronicles 20:22 & 2 Chronicles 20:27) How can you apply what you've learned here to your life?

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Pray To Live The Story


From now until Easter (April 20, 2014), pray: