Entries by sarahp

From Temptation to Triumph

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 4 As we learned in last week’s LivingItOut, the Gospel of Matthew so far presented a methodical and meticulous case to the Jewish people that their savior had arrived, and that Jesus Christ was indeed the one true Messiah. Stepping into Matthew Chapter 4, we are presented with four distinct passages that […]

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 3 Growing up, I remember my mom telling me frequently, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” I think she was trying to teach me a huge life lesson: don’t judge people on how they look, instead notice their character and actions. Reading about John the Baptist reminded me of this. If […]

You Are Here – 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.

Trust His Plan

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 2 Emergency rooms—they are never fun! Well, at least not unless you are watching one of your favorite medical dramas on TV. About a week ago, I found myself in the emergency room at Toledo Hospital with a bit of a health scare. My body had been telling me for the last […]

Introducing the Savior

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 1 Today we start the Gospel of Matthew. As we read Matthew Chapter 1, we see that Matthew is introducing his readers to Jesus the Messiah, the son of David and Abraham. Matthew was written with the Jewish audience in mind. This is why he starts his book off with Jesus’ genealogy. […]

Loving One Another

Today’s Scripture: Galatians 6 Galatians 6:1-3 1 Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. 2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way […]

The Sweet Spot of Freedom

Today’s Scripture: Galatians 5 The Christian walk is a journey that can take us from one extreme to another. One extreme is relying on our own rule-keeping or do-gooding to make us right with God. The other extreme is to feel that we can do whatever we want, taking advantage of the grace that Jesus […]

Living By His Will

Today’s Scripture: Galatians 4 Let’s be honest—we all want something. That’s an accurate statement, right? And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. As Christians, we’re called to be content, but not complacent. We’re told not to hurry and worry, but we’re still working for and running toward something. As they say, “If you’re […]

You Are Here – 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.

Training Wheels

Today’s Bible Reading: Galatians 3 Galatians 3:2-4 (MSG) Let me put this question to you: How did your new life begin? Was it by working your heads off to please God? Or was it by responding to God’s Message to you? Are you going to continue this craziness? For only crazy people would think they […]