Monthly Archives: January 2011

Purpose #4 and Day 29 – You Were Shaped For Serving God

  It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.  – Ephesians 2:10 (LB) I … Continue reading

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PDL Day 28 – It Takes Time

Top o’ the marnin’ to ya! If you are just tuning in, we are studying The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren.  Fabulous book.  Written by a Pastor, based on his studies of the Bible, this book is about helping … Continue reading

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PDL Day 27 – Defeating Temptation

Run from anything that gives you evil thoughts . . . but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right.   – 2 Timothy 2:22 (LB) Remember that the temptations that come into your life are no … Continue reading

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PDL Day 26 – Growing Through Temptation

God uses everything for good, even when Satan uses the same thing to destroy us. Temptation can be used for good or evil. The good is being tempted and not falling for it. Standing strong. Staying on the straight and … Continue reading

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PDL Day 25 is…

“Come To Me, All Lost Souls” FYI. 😉 Did I throw you off?

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Come To Me, All Lost Souls

You’ll be found. That is what the Dude Upstairs is saying to us, every single day of our lives, through all of our struggles, our hardships.  Everything happens for a reason.  I did not always get this.  Some of us … Continue reading

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PDL Day 24 – Transformed by Truth

The Bible says, “Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.” “God’s Word is unlike any other word.  It is alive.”  Jesus said, “The words that I have spoken to you … Continue reading

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PDL Day 23 – How We Grow

“Spiritual growth is not automatic.  It takes an intentional commitment.  You must want to grow, decide to grow, make an effort to grow, and persist in growing.  Discipleship–the process of becoming like Christ–always begins with a decision.  Jesus calls us, … Continue reading

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Purpose #3 and Day 22 – You Were Created To Become Like Christ

“In all of creation, only human beings, are made “in God’s image.  . . . some of the aspects it includes:  Like God, we are spiritual beings–our spirits are immortal and will outlast our earthly bodies; we are intellectual–we can … Continue reading

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PDL Day 21 – Protecting Your Church

Most of all, let love guide your life, for then the whole church will stay together in perfect harmony.  – Colossians 3;14 (LB) “Just like every parent, our heavenly Father enjoys watching his children get along with each other.  In … Continue reading

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