Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen.

Challenge:

God didn’t make only followers because if He had no one would get anywhere. Ask His help in giving you the courage to step out of the crowd and discover His world and strengthen your faith in new ways. Share what you have learned, seen and discovered with others.

Reference:

The wise people will shine like the brightness of the sky. Those who teach others to live right will shine like stars forever and ever. – Daniel 12:3 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.

Challenge:

When it comes to your faith, always be courageous. Take a stand for God in situations where others may be weak. Your courage will inspire others.

Reference:

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NABRE)

Evangelism – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Instead of contemplating the question, “Will a person who has never heard the Gospel be saved?” we should consider more important the question whether we, who have heard the Gospel and fail to share it with those who have not, will be saved.

Challenge:

Don’t be shy about your faith and the good news that Jesus died to save us all from our sins. Share this with a person who has not heard the Gospel so that they may understand the joy of knowing Christ.

Reference:

Yet when I preach the Gospel I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel! 1 Corinthians 9:16 (NABRE)

Prayer – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives.

Challenge:

Let the Scriptures change your life today. Pick up the Bible and find a passage that inspires you. Read it slowly and prayerfully.

Reference:

Tell them, ‘As sure as I am the living God, I take no pleasure from the death of the wicked. I want the wicked to change their ways and live. Turn your life around! Reverse your evil ways! Ezekiel 33:11 (NABRE)

Joy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Friendship doubles joy and cuts grief in half.

Challenge:

We all have good intentions to stay in closer touch with our friends. Contact one of your friends today in order to realize the joy and support friendship offers.

Reference:

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 (NABRE)
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Fellowship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The real measure of our wealth is how much we should be worth if we lost our money.

Challenge:

Take an accounting of what you are worth to those around you. Don’t think in terms of money. Hopefully you will find that you are very valuable to those closest to you, and some others that might be strangers (through your church, charities, work, etc.). If you don’t see value beyond your money, start investing in others!

Reference:

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven… Matthew 6:19-20 (NABRE)

Love – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Remember to always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them. In fact leaving everyone with kind words is pretty good advice.

Challenge:

Start making this a habit by always saying something kind to everyone you meet with today. Also, tell your loved ones how much you love and care about them.

Reference:

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 (NABRE)

Peace – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Martin Luther King Jr’s dream encouraged us to seek peaceful resolutions to the problems we face.

Challenge:

During this week when we honor Martin Luther King Jr., ask God to influence and inspire world leaders to settle disputes by peaceful means and compromise. Closer to home, let’s practice what he preached when disputes arise in our lives.

Reference:

He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Isaiah 2:4 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The simplist and most difficult definition of a Christian: to be Christ-like.

Challenge:

The idea is simple, but not easy. Do this for just one day. With every significant action you take, Think About God.

Reference:

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24 (NABRE)

Prayer – Daily TAGline

Thought:

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.

Challenge:

Ask for God’s insight to define your challenges and He will provide you a short-cut to your solutions.

Reference:

I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes. Psalm 119:125 (NABRE)