Entries by sarahp

Use What God Has Given You

What good is a gift if you never unwrap it? Bill Hybels, founding pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, is famous for saying that the local church is the hope of the world. He has championed the investment in the gift of leadership found in Romans 12:8 through development of the Global Leadership Summit. Why? […]

Buried Treasure

Ephesians 2:8-9    8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Verses 8 and 9 in Ephesians 2 set […]

Do I Really Know Him?

Love. The word conjures countless emotions, thoughts, and ideas in every person’s mind. It appears about 700 times in the Bible, depending on which version you choose. 1 John 4:8 tells us that “God is love,” so using that measure, love is mentioned more than 5,000 times in the New Living Translation. Perhaps the most […]

The Latte Factor

How much is your coffee worth to you? A latte at Starbucks costs $4. If, instead of buying that latte, you invested the $4, and it grew at a rate of 8% annually, in 40 years you’d have over $98. If you save that $4 every day, in 40 years you could just open your […]

21 Days of Prayer – Day 19

It is hard to believe that our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting is almost over. Our prayer for you throughout this journey has been for you to connect with God in a powerful way and to know him more. As we enter this final weekend, our Senior Director of NextSteps, Marna Ward has an […]

21 Days of Prayer – Day 18

We start today off with an inspiring talk from our Perrysburg Campus Pastor, Tom Martin, as he encourages us to persevere, to grow, and to move closer to God during the 21 Days of Prayer, and even beyond that.  He reminds us to live for what really matters!  Today’s LivingItOut Study: The Right Place […]

21 Days of Prayer – Day 17

It’s hard to believe that we are already at Day 17 of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. To start today’s study off, here is Senior Director of Students, Josh Whitlow, sharing a few words on prayer, heaven, relationships and restoration.  Today’s LivingItOut Study: Does My Past Disqualify Me? Today we will continue […]

Do You Have What It Takes?

This weekend Ben Snyder asked the question, “What will we be surprised by in heaven?” Ben went on to share that we will be surprised by the fact that our lives on earth had tremendous potential for God. When our life is reviewed in heaven, we will see that our past experiences prepared us to […]

21 Days of Prayer – Day 15

Today is the start of the final week of 21 Days of Prayer. We are excited that so many have joined together on this journey of prayer and fasting! As we enter this final week, Lead Pastor Ben Snyder has some encouragement for you to finish the journey well!  Today’s LivingItOut Study: Why Am […]