Your Personal Grow-Pray-Study (GPS) Guide

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January 2023

GROW IN WISDOM

WEEKLY PRAYER:

Dear God, I yearn to learn about You and Your world. The breadth and depth of Your creative will are all around me. Help me to see a love for learning as a way to continue to embrace You. As I learn every day, show me how to use my new understanding in ways that honor You and serve Your people. In Jesus' name. Amen.

DAY ONE (MONDAY) – READ 1 KINGS 3:5-12 & KINGS 4:29-34

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention:
  • Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY TWO (Tuesday) – READ PROVERBS 15:30-33.

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention: Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY THREE (Wednesday) – READ PROVERBS 1:1-7.

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention:
  • Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY FOUR (Thursday) – READ JAMES 1:2-8.

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention:
  • Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY FIVE (Friday) – READ JAMES:13-18.

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention:
  • Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY SIX (Saturday) REVIEW.

  • Which reading(s) spoke most directly to you this week?
  • What is God saying to you in this reading?
  • How are you?

Cultivating health

Our annual theme for 2022/2023 is "DEVOTED" from Acts 2:42. 

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PURSUE WELLNESS

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DAY ONE (MONDAY) – READ 1 CORINTHIANS 6:12-20

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention:
  • Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY TWO (Tuesday) – READ 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention: Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY THREE (Wednesday) – READ 1 CORINTHIANS 10:23-33

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention:
  • Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY FOUR (Thursday) – READ JAMES 5:13-16

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention:
  • Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY FIVE (Friday) – READ DANIEL 1:1-21

  • Words or phrases that catch my attention:
  • Major thought:
  • What impressed me the most, and what I’ll do about it:
  • What does this lead me to pray about?

DAY SIX (Saturday) REVIEW

  • Which reading(s) spoke most directly to you this week?
  • What is God saying to you in this reading?
  • How are you?

Cultivating health

Our annual theme for 2022/2023 is "DEVOTED" from Acts 2:42. 

Recent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ads):

You can also watch this week's sermon or read the full message & GPS here.


Recognize God's Call

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Day 1 (Monday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 4:18-19.

Day 2 (Tuesday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 4:21-22.

Day 3 (Wednesday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 10:1-3.

Day 4 (Thursday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 15:32.

Day 5 (Friday): Practice Lectio Divina with Mark 1:20.

Day 6 (Saturday): Practice Lectio Divina with Mark 3:13-14.

Our annual theme for 2022/2023 is "DEVOTED" from Acts 2:42. 

Recent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ads):

You can also watch this week's sermon or read the full message & GPS here.


Becoming Who God Made You To Be

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In addition to the daily devotions listed below, please consider saying this prayer as you wash up in the morning this week:

Lord, as I wash up to face the day ahead, I remember my baptism.Wash me in your grace. Forgive me my sins. Fill me with Your Spirit. Renew my soul. I seek to live as Your child today and honor you in all that I do. Thank You for making me Your child now and always. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Day 1: Read Romans 6:1-3. Have you been baptized? What do you know about your baptismal story? What does Paul know about your baptismal story? How does that impact your life as you begin a new year?

Day 2: Read Romans 6:4-5. In baptism, you are given new life. Baptism doesn’t only unite you with Jesus death but also with His resurrection. That’s not just a promise of heaven, but Jesus alive and active in your life right now. Where do you need to live alive with Jesus’ presence today?

Day 3: Read Romans 6:6-7. How does Paul describe our lives being free from sin? Why are we no longer a slave to sin?

Day 4: Read Romans 6:8. Dorothy Bass observed: “For all Christians, baptism embodies release from yesterday’s sin and receipt of tomorrow’s promise: going under the water, the old self is buried in the death of Christ; rising form the water, the self is new, joined to the resurrected Christ.” No matter how great or how horrible you feel today, know this truth: When you are baptized, you are God’s child. Jesus lives in you then through you?

Day 5: Read Romans 6:9. Bob Dylan had a song, “Gotta Serve Somebody”. Paul makes it clear we no longer serve death or are a slave to death because of what Jesus has done and what Jesus gives in your baptism. For Paul you can either serve sin or God, but everybody’s gotta serve somebody?

Day 6: Read Romans 6:10-11. How can you remind yourself God is your boss?

Our annual theme for 2022/2023 is "DEVOTED" from Acts 2:42. 

Recent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ads):

You can also watch this week's sermon or read the full message & GPS here.


The Magi Visit The Messiah

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Day 1 (Monday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 2:1-2.

Day 2 (Tuesday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 2:3-4.

Day 3 (Wednesday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 2:5-6.

Day 4 (Thursday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 2:7-8.

Day 5 (Friday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 2:9-10.

Day 6 (Saturday): Practice Lectio Divina with Matthew 2:11-12.

Our annual theme for 2022/2023 is "DEVOTED" from Acts 2:42. 

Recent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ads):

You can also watch this week's sermon or read the full message & GPS here.