Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

If Jesus Christ is God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.

Challenge:

If Jesus Christ is God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.

Reference:

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

Romans 12:1 (NABRE)

Evangelism – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Since many people will never step foot in a church, you are the church to them. When they hear you talking about your church do they hear the voice of Christ?

Challenge:

Since many people will never step foot in a church, you are the church to them. When they hear you talking about your church do they hear the voice of Christ?

Reference:

So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:12 (NABRE)

Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Use what talent you possess – the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang the best.

Challenge:

Use what talent you possess – the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang the best.

Reference:

Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.

2 Corinthians 8:2-4 (NABRE)

Joy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.

Challenge:

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.

Reference:

To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 (NABRE)

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Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The better you know Jesus, the better you’ll know yourself.

Challenge:

The better you know Jesus, the better you’ll know yourself.

Reference:

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:11-12 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then, it dawned on me, they were cramming for their finals.

Challenge:

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then, it dawned on me, they were cramming for their finals.

Reference:

Understand this first: No part of the Holy Writings was ever made up by any man. No part of the Holy Writings came long ago because of what man wanted to write. But holy men who belonged to God spoke what the Holy Spirit told them.

2 Peter 1:20-21 (NABRE)

Attitude – Daily TAGline

Thought:

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything.”  Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Challenge:

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything.”  Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Reference:

For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Repentance is not changing your actions to become more righteous. Repentance is totally changing the direction you are headed.

Challenge:

Repentance is not changing your actions to become more righteous. Repentance is totally changing the direction you are headed.

Reference:

Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Luke 5:31-32 (NABRE)