Posts from January 2021

Posts from January 2021

The Strategy of Generosity

To be generous entails more than giving an amount; it requires possessing an attitude. Learn how to be wise with what you give and how you give it. JESUS ON GENEROSITY Matthew 6:1–4 ESV 1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 31, 2021

God wants to equip us for good works and He knows we need correcting and training in order for this to happen.  Therefore, we need to be reading the Bible and allowing Him to mold us and shape us.  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)  Allow the Scriptures to work…

RC Students – In Times of Need

Do you recall a time when you needed help? Or, maybe you dreamt of a time when you would be in a situation that you needed help? In Joshua 2:1-24, the people of Israel went to Jericho to search out the land. Joshua dispatched spies to go into the land to see the inhabitants, landscape, dangers, and simply to gain some information about the land. While there, the spies met a lady named Rahab, who by profession, was not an…
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January Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 3

January Missions Prayer Newsletter January 25, 2021 (#3 of 3) Click Here to Download a Printable PDF Version of the Newsletter. Greg Queen – IMB Church Mobilizer – GQueen@imb.org Prayer Focus: • My hope for this year is to see God work to help reach the 154,937 people who are dying daily without Christ. The need for Global Missions is more urgent than ever. May the Lord use me to inspire & equip churches in NC, SC, & GA to…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of January 31

On Sunday, January 31 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying James 2:14-26.  Below are some questions for you to think about as you read the passage in preparation for your group.  Be in prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you from this passage.  Then be ready to share what God is teaching you with your group. As followers of Jesus, what is our responsibility to the poor? What…

How to Handle Your Anger

Living in this world guarantees that anger will be a common emotion. God’s Word provides helpful wisdom regarding how to handle our anger. The Perception of Anger Ephesians 4:26–27 ESV 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. Anger is not evil but certain expressions are. Anger provides an indication that something is not the way it should be. If handled correctly, anger can…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 24, 2021

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”  As you read this week, allow God to perform surgery on you and remove the sinful thoughts and actions.  May this living book meet you where you are and give you what you need.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus…

Gospel Group Questions for the week of January 24

On Sunday, January 24 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying from selected passages in Romans 1:11 (Trusting in the Gospel of Jesus).  Below are some questions for you to think about as you read the passage in preparation for your group.  Be in prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you from this passage.  Then be ready to share what God is teaching you with your group. Q. How…
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January Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 2

January Missions Prayer Newsletter January 18, 2021 (#2 of 3) Download a Printable PDF Version of the Newsletter Here. Alton Lanier – West Africa Ministry – alanier@charter.net Prayer Focus: • Our goal this year is to increase a presence in our village for sharing the Good News and for Follow Up. • In March we will meet with local church leaders near our village to hopefully be able to partner with them for ministry. Brenda Bagwell – Piedmont Women’s Center…

When Trust Is Broken

Since our words are consistently unreliable, it causes distrust to grow as we relate to one another. When trust is broken, we must find biblical ways to find forgiveness and healing. How Trustworthy Are You? How Much Do You Trust Others? Proverbs 10:7-12 Proverbs 10:7 ESV 7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. Our legacies will be determined by how we lived (10:7). Proverbs 10:8 ESV 8 The wise of heart will…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 17, 2021

“Oh how I love your law!  It is my meditation all the day.  Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.  I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.” (Psalm 119:97-99)  May the readings this week focus our attention on God, and may the Bible give us wisdom and understanding as we meditate on it.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups…
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January Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 1

January Missions Prayer Newsletter January 11, 2021 (#1 of 3) Download a Printable PDF Version of the Newsletter here. Cassie – Office Manager of a Non-Profit in West Africa – Desert.land2020@gmail.com Prayer Focus: • Pray for me as I seek to learn my language, as I work to establish/start the nonprofit, and for me to personally continue to grow closer to the Lord. • PTL – My visa has been approved and is ready to be picked up in Atlanta.…
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