Posts from August 2013

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Day 14

by Mark Paul

Theme: We’re commissioned to reach out together By representing Jesus   “And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” Col 3:17 (NLT)   In the last few years, companies have chosen to use celebrities as “brand ambassadors”.  This means they enter into agreements […]

Day 13

by Mark Paul

Theme: We’re commissioned to reach out together By giving practical help   “Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” 1 John 3:18 (NLT)   Jesus demonstrated His love for us, not by merely writing us a love note, singing us a song, sending us flowers or […]

Day 12

by Mark Paul

Theme: We’re commissioned to reach out together By building friendships   “Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!” Romans 12:16 (NLT)   One of the greatest enemies of growing the kingdom of God is the proverbial Christian ‘social bubble’.  There are […]

Day 11

by Mark Paul

Theme: We’re commissioned to reach out together By showing acceptance   “Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given the glory.” Romans 15:7 (NLT)   In Ephesians 2:8-9 we are reminded how it is that we are in a relationship with Christ and in fellowship with each other: […]

Day 10

by Mark Paul

Theme: We’re commissioned to reach out together By offering hospitality   “Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.” 1 Peter 4:9 (NLT)   In many of our first-world communities, the practise of hospitality is missing.  We are busy.  We work long hours, spend far more time in our […]

Day 9

by Mark Paul

Theme: We’re commissioned to reach out together By using our small group   “Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with […]

Day 8

by Mark Paul

Theme: We’re commissioned to reach out together By being intentional   “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Col 4:5-6 (NLT)   Very little in life happens without intentional thought, planning […]

Day 7

by Mark Paul

Theme: We’re compelled to love God’s family Because it is a witness to the world   “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35   The world is looking for authentic faith. There is so much that affects the impressions that people have about Christianity. People will either […]

Day 6

by Mark Paul

Theme: We’re compelled to love God’s family Because it is practise for eternity   “Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true.” Hebrews 6:11   We live our lives between the time when we were born […]