Encouragement


19
Oct 2017
Loving Yourself as God Loves You

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon… Read or listen to Acceptance – Finding Beauty in The Broken (Freeway, Week 6) Devotion 4 Make a list of the people who love you…                                       Make a list of the people you love…   Revelation 2:17 (NIV) says, “I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.” What is your new name before God?......

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18
Oct 2017
How does God Feel?

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon… Read or listen to Acceptance – Finding Beauty in The Broken (Freeway, Week 6) Devotion 3 How do you feel? When you wake up in the morning? When you make a mistake? When you hurt people? When you are late to a meeting? When you run over a cat or other animal? When you have difficulty in relationships? When your joke isn’t funny? When you underperform at work? When you lose your temper? When you sin? Now, think again…how does God feel… When you wake up in......

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17
Oct 2017
Who Am I?

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon… Read or listen to Acceptance – Finding Beauty in The Broken (Freeway, Week 6) Devotion 2 Who Am I? (Circle, Check or Underline Your Answers) Other: ________________________ What Identity Do You Align With The Most? Who Are You On God’s Eyes? What Statements Do You Believe Are True About You? (Circle, Check or Underline Your Answers) Other: ________________________ It’s OK to acknowledge your feelings, but you don’t always have to agree with them. Don’t empower your inner critic. Give yourself some grace. Do you think you’re being too......

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16
Oct 2017
Beauty for Ashes

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to  Acceptance – Finding Beauty in The Broken (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor     and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,   and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty     instead of ashes, the......

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12
Oct 2017
Dear John

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Forgiveness – Holding On Keeps Us From Moving On (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 4 Try this little exercise: Take an index card or clean sheet of paper. On that piece of paper write down all your hopes and dreams. Take some colorful sticky notes.  Write the things you refuse to forgive on those sticky notes. Place those sticky notes on top on top of your hopes and dream. Take note of what’s happened.  The things that you are holding on to; the things that......

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11
Oct 2017
Struggle to Forgive

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Forgiveness – Holding On Keeps Us From Moving On (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 3 The past two days, we have reflected on the questions we chase when we are hurt, the risk it takes to forgive and surrendering these things to God as part of the path to forgiveness. Today, spend some time trying to draw out something that you are having in a hard time forgiving (could involve people, situations, feelings, words, etc). Just try to draw it through whatever shapes, colors, pictures,......

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10
Oct 2017
The White Flag

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Forgiveness – Holding On Keeps Us From Moving On (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 2 Mike Foster continues, “Only in Jesus do we find both the courage and the permission to admit that we’ve been wronged and have wronged others.  In Jesus the crucified, we see the model of radical forgiveness that we are called to offer others and ourselves.” Taking a Risk… What would happen if you took the risk to forgive? Is it worth the risk?     Blessed are the peacemakers. –Matthew......

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04
Oct 2017
Hurt

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Ownership – You Can’t Blame Your Way To Freedom (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 3 Hurt is a common experience. We are hurt by others. And we hurt others. And in any experience of hurt, every person involved has some contribution to the hurt. The question is this: Will we own the way(s) we contribute to the hurt? With that in mind, let’s reflect a little. What are the most common ways that you hurt others? I demand that my needs be met by......

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03
Oct 2017
I Can Admit...

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Ownership – You Can’t Blame Your Way To Freedom (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 2 Do you remember playing Truth or Dare as a child? My kids always prefer the dares. But the truths are all about admitting things about ourselves that folks might not know. And being able to admit something – even if its a game – can be cathartic. So, in the spirit of being cleansed from those hidden parts of our lives, what can you admit about yourself? Start with......

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02
Oct 2017
If Life Were A Car

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Ownership – You Can’t Blame Your Way To Freedom (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 1 On Sunday, I asked you to consider the image of getting hurt in a car accident. When we get hurt in an accident, we need help, right? And there’s two kinds of help we can reach out for. We can call the police to determine who is at fault, that is, who is to blame. Or we can call an ambulance because we have been hurt and need to......

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