Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Reading

   Summer. Kids are out of school, the sun is warm, and, for many people, that favorite vacation spot is calling. Whether you prefer the beach, the mountains, or your own back porch, lots of summer reading is reduced to entertainment, intrigue, or indulging in bad beach novels! But, back in grade school summer reading was about preparing you for whatever was coming next year. This summer, Epworth wants us to know seven Bible truths before God brings us whatever is next.

Don't Worry - Matthew 6
Talk Plainly - Matthew 5:37
Forgiveness Matters - Colossians 3:13
A Future With Hope - Jeremiah 29:11
Life is Not Private - Hebrews 3:12-13
You First versus Me First - Ephesians 5:21
Cure for the Selfish Life - Galatians 5:13-16

   I encourage you to read ahead. Pick a chapter and dig deep. If children are reading ahead for the purpose of preparing for what is next, why not us? We do not know what life holds next for us. The disciples did not either. So, Jesus prepared them with lessons and truths that they would soon rely on as each new challenge and turn on their journeys came up. Let us spend some valuable time this summer in a reading plan that is getting us ready for whatever is next.
   Grace and Peace, Scott

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