Challenges

Challenge

Challenge for 2018:
Waiting and life events can become doorways to encountering God and to bless people.
How can you become a blessing to others in 2018? 

Luke 2:21-40



Challenge

Weekly Challenge

How are you preparing your life for the coming of Christ?

What is it in you life that needs reconciliation, healing, and restoration? 

Isaiah 40:1-11



Challenge

Weekly Challenge

It seems like the judgment of the world is based on how we treat each other today.
Christ can either welcome us to his kingdom or we can stand there and ask,
but when was it that we saw you hungry, thirsty, naked, a stranger, sick, or in prison?
Christ will respond, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,
you did it to me.”

What are you doing today for “the least of these”?

Matthew 25:31-46



Challenge

Weekly Challenge

From our message this past Sunday, our faith calls us to action and requires that we take risks at times.
Playing it safe or being an idle Christian is not being faithful. 

What actions or risks are you taking this week to exemplify your faith? 
Matthew 25:14-30

And, since it is Thanksgiving week, each day think of someone or something to be grateful for.


Challenge

Challenge

Each day, we’re presented with multitude of choices and decisions to make.
We choose from what we eat, to what we wear, to our friends, to what influences us,
to our happiness, to where we worship and to whom we pray and serve. 
Joshua presented the Israelites an ultimatum, “… choose this day whom you will serve
…but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Who are you choosing to serve as your Lord?
How are you serving your Lord? 
Joshua 24:14-25


Challenge

Challenge

Paul reminded the church in Thessalonica that they were to live a life worthy of God
because they were witnesses to the living Gospel of Christ. 

How are you living a life worthy of God? Is your life a living pursuit of Christ?

1 Thessalonians 2:9-13


Challenge

Challenge

Moses was 120 years old when he died. Wow, that is just absolutely amazing.
This means Moses was 80 years old when God called him. He was probably ready to call it quits.
He was probably ready to just sit back and enjoy life, play a little golf, travel, and take it easy.
But at 80, God called Moses to do a new thing by helping to bring about
freedom to the oppressed and homeland to the homeless.
 
What is God calling you to do?
Deuteronomy 34:1-12


Challenge

 Weekly Challenge

Moses was very persistent that God leads the way.

Are you being persistent enough that God leads your life? 

Have you insisted that God journeys with you, guides your
thoughts, conversations, family, and every aspect of your life? 

Exodus 33:12-24



Challenge

Challenge for this week:
Second Commandment: “You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”

How are you keeping this commandment?

Exodus 20:4-6



Challenge

Challenge

1st Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me.”

How are you keeping this commandment?

Exodus 20:3