To encourage you in your daily walk with the Lord and to give you action steps in your pursuit of MORE of Christ, we have created a list of Next Steps. Please don’t feel overwhelmed by the list of possibilities but instead be encouraged that there are so many ways to have MORE of Christ and less of ourselves. Luke 11:13 says, “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.”
In-person Bible Studies
We have two Bible studies beginning soon.
Join Pastor Todd and Kelly Lester for the Prayer of Jabez Bible study beginning Sunday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Children’s Cafe. This four-week study is for both men and women and will follow their Coffee and Connections format with a conversation centered around the Prayer of Jabez study.
Bring new and deeper meaning to your Jabez prayer experience with this groundbreaking four-week spiritual adventure. Bruce Wilkinson shows you how each component of Jabez’s cry to God in 1 Chronicles 4:10 is supported throughout Scripture, forming a solid foundation for daily walk.
Join Linda & Kenny Winkle for the Experiencing God Bible study beginning Sunday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Young Adults Classroom. This twelve-week study is open to both men and women.
Over the years, God has used the truths of Experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. This new edition is revised, updated, and ready to help you again—or for the very first time—experience your Creator. This study highlights the truth that God is inviting you into an intimate love relationship through which He reveals to you His will, His ways, and His work. When you recognize where God is working, you can join Him in what He is doing. Carefully listening to His voice will anchor you in His plan and set you free to live it with boldness and freedom. Then you will experience God doing through you what only He can do.
Prayer Journal Prompt
God longs to protect His children and give us the blessing of His presence. Pick one or more of these verses and personalize it as a prayer for yourself or someone you love.
- Spread your protection over _____ , that they may rejoice in you. Surround them with your favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12)
- Keep _____ from all harm. Watch over their coming and going, both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:7-8)
- Make known to ______ the path of life; fill them with joy in your presence. (Psalm 16:11)
*You can find additional “protection” prayers, plus hundreds of prayers for other topics, in Jodie’s books, or visit JodieBerndt.com to download free prayer cards and calendars you can use as you pray for the people you love.
Bible App Studies
If you’re looking for an at-home Bible study to follow up on what you learned at the conference, we recommend the following studies in the Bible App.
These five daily devotions are based on Lynn Cowell’s and Amy Carroll’s book, Esther: Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World. Though she lived centuries ago, Esther speaks to us when we run into limited control and resources. We find in her a strength and fortitude you and I need today. A strength we discover as we follow her process of listen, feel, do, and speak.
With trials, it’s not a matter of if they will come, but when . If we have a biblical understanding of suffering, we will be able to stand firm in the Gospel no matter what we face. Thoughtfully excerpted from Axis’ ParentingTeensSummit.com , this 5-day plan delves into James 1 to help you disciple your kids into a deeper theology of suffering.
We all experience suffering. It’s what you do with it that matters. This devotional series is excerpted from Suffering Is Never For Nothing by Elisabeth Elliot.
Do you ever find yourself saying “this isn’t turning out the way I thought it would”? Whether it’s a relationship crisis, the loss of a loved one, an unexplained illness, or a hard life situation, Lysa TerKeurst understands and invites you to join this 5-day reading plan. Together, we’ll learn where disappointment comes from and how to discover the strength you need to face heartbreak in a biblical way.
Be challenged to do more than just abstain from food, but set yourself apart mentally, physically, and spiritually through fasting. God promises if we seek Him with our whole heart, He will be found. He is a near God who hears our prayers and is attentive. Dive in and draw closer to God than ever before.
A significant life is simpler than you think. In a culture where bigger is seen as better, it’s easy to wonder if your prayer between errands or the note you text a friend means anything in God’s kingdom. Contrary to how you may feel, every little thing you do can go a long way in God’s hands. Watch God take your everyday actions and transform them for his eternal purposes.
Join NY Times bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson on this five-day journey of personal prayers. Following the format of the Prayer of Jabez, these daily reminders will enable you to access the blessings God has for you.
Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church
The Devoted Conference is a ministry of Forks of Elhkorn Baptist Church in Midway, KY. If you don’t already have a church home, we would love to have your join us this Sunday. We have a morning services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.