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Engage the Word Week 5

We are almost through the 40 days of Engage the Word. How has your journey been so far? How has the scripture come alive for you? What new things are you discovering?

Monday: Acts 13:1-14:28 (God raised him from the dead)
Tuesday: Acts 25:1-28:31 (Almost persuaded)
Wednesday: Romans 8:1-39 (No condemnation)
Thursday: Galatians 5:16-6:10 (live by the spirit)
Friday: Ephesians 6:10-20 (Be strong in the lord)
Saturday: Philippians 4:2-9 (The peace of God)
Sunday: Colossians 1:1-23 (The kingdom of the beloved son)

Week Four of Engage the Word

Remember together!
Start the week by remembering the Big Idea from Sunday and the spend time memorizing the scripture focus. Put the memory verse in a place that your family will see it through the week.

Big Idea: Entire Sanctification – We believe that after salvation, God desires each individual to be fully submitted in thoughts, attitudes, decisions, emotions, and lifestyle to the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Memory Verse for the week:  “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2 NLT

Read Together!
Spend time each day reading the passages for the week.

Monday: Matthew 14:22-36 (Lord, Save me)

Tuesday: Mark 5:1-20 (What is your name)

Wednesday: Luke 10:25-37 (What must I do?)

Thursday: Luke 22:1-47 (Who is greater?)

Friday: John 18:1-40 (What is truth?)

Saturday: Acts 3:1-4:37 (By what name did you do this?)

Sunday: Acts 8:26-40 (May I be baptized?)

Talk together!
Discover biblical truth by talking together about the scripture.

Who are the characters and what happened?

Have you ever heard this story before?

What do you think God wants us to learn from this story?

Does this story or our discussion change they way you think or what you knew about the Bible?


Pray together!
Recording praises and requests in a journal will help you (and your family) continually recognize what God is doing!

What can you praise God for each day? Are you waiting to see God’s work in your life somewhere or in someone else’s life?

Pray God’s will for your child, your friends, your family, by praying scriptures. Insert someone’s name in the blank as you pray.

“Jesus, I pray that __________ will allow You to show him/her how to live a holy, transformed life.” (Romans 12:1-2)

Engage the Word, week 2

Last week we started our community journey through the Bible. Here are the passages for this week:

Monday: Exodus 13:17-14:31 (On Dry Ground)
Tuesday: Exodus 32:1-34:35 (You have sinned a great sin)
Wednesday: Judges 2:6-3:6 (Yet they did not listen)
Thursday: Judges 6:1-7:25 (The sword of the Lord)
Friday: 1 Samuel 8:1-10:27 (Long live the king)
Saturday: 1 Samuel 16:1-18:16 (I come to you in the name of the Lord)
Sunday: 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25 (You are that man)

And here is a picture from our Harvest Dinner yesterday!

Engage The Word 2012

Last year our denomination started a journey/emphasis called Engage The Word. A generation or so ago, it was a general assumption that most people in our society had some sort of basic understanding of Bible stories. But that is so not the case any more.

The best example of this reality that I have experienced happened a couple of years ago. I was at a children’s event for our local churches and the emcee of the event was trying to fill time with the kids while we waited for the next part of the event. To fill the time he was asking trivia questions based on Bible stories. I don’t remember the actual question (it had something to do with women in scripture) but what I really remember was watching the clash of cultures. He expected the kids to recognize that Delilah was a name from scripture but they were clueless. Finally he said, “Don’t any of you know about Samson and Delilah?” One kid spoke up really loud, “I know Delilah from the radio! ‘Hey there Delilah what’s it like in New York City!'” These kids had no clue that there was a person in scripture named Delilah and the poor emcee was floored. (I’m also really sure he had no idea that the kid was referring to the Plain White T’s song, but that is just my guess.) I think this was the first he realized he could not expect Bible stories to be common knowledge- even among “church kids.”

In a way, Engage The Word is in response to this realization. We especially don’t want people who are in the church to not realize the amazing accounts in scripture! So we are going to spend the next 40 days as a congregation moving through some of the major stories from beginning to end. It is so important that we realize (and remember) what is in scripture. God tells the people of Israel countless times to “remember.” Scripture helps us remember what God has done, realize who God is, and reflect on what we are called to do and who we are called to be as God’s people. So if you have never gone from “cover to cover,” I invite you to join us! It’s going to be a great journey. Below are the passages for this week. One passage for each day. I look forward to remembering, realizing, and reflecting with you!

Monday: Genesis 8:1-9:17 (Noah built an alter)
Tuesday: Genesis 11:1-9 (Let us make a name for ourselves)
Wednesday: Genesis 27:1-28:22 (A place called Bethel)
Thursday: Genesis 37:1-36 (They took Joseph to Egypt)
Friday: Genesis 45:1-46:7 (I am your brother)
Saturday: Exodus 3:1-4:17 (I am who I am)