Entries by sarahp

God’s Extravagant Love

Scripture Reading: 1 John 3 1 John 3:1 (NIV) See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Christmas is less than three months away. […]

Growing in Faith

Scripture Reading: 1 John 2 “How old are you?” As a kid, I had to be told a few times that whatever I was asking at the time was not a polite question to ask. It struck me as unfair at the time—why was it fine for people to ask about my age but not […]

The Lighter Side

Scripture Reading: 1 John 1 Sometimes life can feel stagnant, boring, bleak – like we are in a rut. We may feel hopeless at times. But have you ever looked through a kaleidoscope? It is a toy consisting of a tube containing mirrors and pieces of colored glass, whose reflections produce changing patterns when viewed […]

Anxious For Nothing – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study.  Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

Kindness Doesn’t Have a Contingency Plan

Scripture Reading: Titus 3 For some of us, anxiety has had a place in our lives from the beginning. I remember the feeling I experienced as a 4-year-old when I noticed for the first time my skin color was different than all the kids around me. I tensed up when an adult called me outside […]

Lead by Example

Scripture Reading: Titus 2 The three most important ways to lead people are: by example… by example… by example.” ~ Albert Schweitzer If you think about the best leaders by whom you have been led throughout your life, chances are they understood the importance of leading by example. Perhaps you experienced this kind of leadership […]

Way of Life

Scripture Reading: Titus 1 I am instantly humbled when I ask myself, “Do people realize I am a Christian by the way I live my life?” My stomach churns and I automatically think about all my faults, weaknesses, and sins. I honked my horn yesterday at the driver who cut me off and said not […]

Fulfill Your Ministry

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 4 Our daughter just transferred to a university out of state. As we were saying our goodbyes when we dropped her off, we gave her some last-minute reminders: Remember who you are. Be strong and courageous. You got this! Keep first things first. Jesus loves you so much! We love you! […]

False Teachers

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 3 We are constantly being fed information about how to better ourselves. People are prioritizing diet and exercise regimens, lessening carbon footprints, and they view a lack of fulfilment in their jobs as a deal-breaker. And that is great. (I mean, I grew up in the 90s when Fruit Roll-Ups were […]

Anxious For Nothing – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study.  Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.