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Live Wide Awake: Growth

We are in a new Summer Series from Laura Degroot’s book: Live Wide Awake

The Book of Philippians 

This week has reminded me of the absolute importance of spiritual disciplines.  Remembering, recalling, reciting scripture memory.  Engaging in the devotional practices in the chapters of Live Wide Awake.  Regular call to prayer and a posture of surrender to God’s will in our own lives and our prayers for our community, country, and world. 

The chapter for this week’s message entitled Know Who You’re Not made me smile and made my heart sing.  Challenging and convicting.  I think she nails it!  And the practices for this week will continue to bring about the growth Jesus is leading us into.

The Book of Philippians will be our meditation for this coming week after the message on Sunday June 21st.  Once again, I started reading Philippians and read straight through the book.  Here is one of several messages that came out in that reading (from The Message, Ph 4:1), “My dear, dear friends!  I love you so much!  You make me feel so much joy, fill me with such pride!  Stay on track – stead in God!”  

A word of encouragement in the midst of trying times.  More encouraging and challenging words to come this Sunday.  As you engage Ephesians 1 this week in the practices (Chapter 2), the Book of Philippians is on tap.  

See you (virtually) this weekend,
Pastor Mark

PS.  Adie Johnson will be bringing the message from chapter 4 of Live Wide AwakeTell Me About Yourself entitled, SEEN on June 28th.  Deone and I have a wedding to attend that weekend, congratulations to Morgan and Trevor in advance!   


Pastor Mark