Stewardship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We’re not in the land of the living moving toward the land of the dying, rather we’re in the land of the dying moving toward the land of the living.

Challenge:

Prepare yourself for the land of the living. Read the Bible. Pray. Serve others. Be a better example of Christ’s undying love and start living more today.

Reference:

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Luke 20:38 (NABRE)

Attitude – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Challenge:

With God at your side, there is nothing you will encounter today that you can’t handle. Take a deep breath and let go of the worry. Focus on the tasks and let God handle the schedule.

Reference:

“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” Luke 12:11-12 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

It is nice to be important, but more important to be nice.

Challenge:

If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in a position of authority or leadership, lead like Jesus in a kind, encouraging and positive manner.

Reference:

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 1 Timothy 2:1-3 (NABRE)

Evangelism – Daily TAGline

Thought:

A single line in the Bible can inspire you more than all the books you have ever read.

Challenge:

Forward this TAGline to a friend and share your favorite Bible verse with them.

Reference:

…and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.  Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.  I ask you into my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always.” – Mother Teresa

Challenge:

Recite, think about and believe this Easter-centric prayer throughout this Easter week and then live it throughout the rest of the year. Happy Easter – the TAG Team.

Reference:

But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay. “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:37-38 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Holy Week – Friday – If they gave our Master a crown of thorns, why would we always expect a crown of roses?

Challenge:

Jesus suffered in the worst way to show His love for us, so don’t be disheartened if showing your love for Him may be painful. Look for a way to honor Him today regardless of the pain you may have to endure in doing so.

Reference:

Reference: They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. Mark 15:17 and 20 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Holy Week – Thursday – God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, and broken bread to bring salvation.

Challenge:

In obedience to God, Jesus allowed himself to be broken for the sake of our broken souls. The next time you break bread in remembrance of His sacrifice, close your eyes and imagine Jesus putting your broken life back together, then thank Him for this eternal gift.

Reference:

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.” Mark 14:22-24 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Holy Week – Wednesday – Spirit filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They rejoice with a joy that radiates.

Challenge:

Even while being ridiculed, the woman who anointed Jesus did so because her spirit was on fire for her Lord. Is there a way you can serve Him that you have avoided because you might be ridiculed? Don’t allow others to extinguish your flame.

Reference:

“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.” Mark 14:6-7 (NABRE)

Faith – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Holy Week – Tuesday – If faith does not grow, unbelief will.

Challenge:

Even though Christ knew He was nearing His crucifixion, He remained steadfast to God’s will, even taking the opportunity to teach His disciples how big their faith can be. Let your faith grow big and tall so it can choke out any doubt or unbelief.

Reference:

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.”Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Mark 11:22-23 (NABRE)

Habits – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Holy Week – Monday – It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.

Challenge:

Christ sought to remain humble even while receiving praise as He entered Jerusalem. In contrast, we often find this example at odds with our human nature – to seek praise even when praise isn’t due. Start this week giving praise where it is due. Praise your Savior by posting a comment on this page. (…by forwarding this message to someone close to you.)

Reference:

“Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Mark 11:9-10 (NABRE)