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Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study – Psalm 62:3-5a

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Psalm 62:3-5a

“They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; how long will you assail a man, that you may murder him, all of you, like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?  They delight in falsehood; they bless with their mouth, but inwardly, they curse.  Selah.  My Soul waits in silence for God only.”

Step 1

THE FACTS:
How long will you assail a man, murder him, like a leaning wall, tottering fence?  They counsel: thrust him down, they delight in falsehood, they bless with their mouth, inwardly curse.  Selah.  Wait in silence for God only.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:

There is the saying, “Good guys finish last”.  That is the saying that brushed through my mind when I first read these verses.  It’s the crooked business men/women that seem to get ahead.  It’s the people who have no boundaries and no conscience that get whatever they want.  Just turn on cable news for a solid 60 seconds and you can hear multiple political smears between candidates calling each other liars and thieves.  It’s hard to make it nowadays if you are determined to live a life with integrity.  It’s impossible to make it in politics.

David is asking these men, “How much longer will you try to press me down? How much longer will you try and try and try again to destroy me?”  Lies are being said about David in public.  Flattery is being given liberally in the presence of David.  Envy, jealousy, and hatred is the root cause of why these men are trying to bring him down.  David sees through it all with discernment.   What does he do to deal with these people?  Does David take it to the papers in an op-ed?  Does David do a sit down personal interview on Fox News Sunday to set the record straight?  No.  David pauses.  David pauses? Who has time for a pause at a time like this?!

SELAH, is a musical term for pause.  Our immediate reaction is to try to set the record straight.  David’s first reaction is to pause.  Pausing is so important.  It’s the hardest thing to do in the world.  Pausing makes us look guilty, right?  Pausing will make people think we are involved in all those things we are being accused of.

Pausing helps us gain focus back on where we need it to be.  Pausing gives us a moment to reflect.  Pausing will enable us to make clear decisions.  Pausing, most importantly, gives us that crucial moment to recalibrate our heart and soul back to God, His Word and His promises.  This is not easy peasy for David either.  You hear his complaints, you hear what is against him, and David is not just ignoring it, and saying it doesn’t matter, he’s not saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”.   It matters to him what is being said and done against him.  It truly matters, and it hurts, deeply.

Can you relate?  I can.  I want to fight, and scream and yell on David’s behalf (and my own) and make it right, and make those people see their error, so that they will be silenced.  David’s reaction is not to silence all the rumors, not to silence all the lies, not to silence the rotten flattery in his face, but David’s response is to be silent himself, determined to wait for God to move and to do.

David makes the physical decision here… his heart, telling his brain to tell his mouth and body to be silent. ugh.  Sorry… that is hard stuff.  I’m thankful we get to read and see here, that even David struggled with this.   There is no way to actually do this without the power of God.  We have to get in His Word, know His promises, and then believe them.

God never seems to work in the time frame or in the way we would like or demand.  His ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts higher than ours (Isaiah 55:9).

Step 3

APPLY IT:

Will we put our trust in the fact that God has got a firm grip on our circumstances, and the beat on the street?  Will we set our heart to tell our brain to tell our body to *pause* and mouth to be silent and wait for God?  ugh.  *sigh*  Sorry… that is just my natural reaction.  This is hard stuff.

SELAH.

LIVE IT OUT:

LORD, help me to pause today, and trust that You understand and know, and as things according to me are falling apart… perhaps truly they are just falling into place. Give me the strength to pause and believe You over everything else.

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Kendra Graham’s Bible Online Bible Study – Psalm 62:2

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Psalm 62:2: 

“He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.”

Step 1

THE FACTS:  My stronghold. I shall not be greatly shaken.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:

When I read this verse, the portion that stood out to me was, “My stronghold.” A stronghold is something that has an overwhelming grip in a person’s life. We all have strongholds in our lives, and if asked, we can probably name a few without having to think too hard: shopping, eating, gaming, surfing the internet, exercising, toxic relationships, drugs (illegal and prescription), smoking, alcohol, TV, iPad/iPhone, money, work… one day we wake up and realize that our thoughts, actions and days are obsessed with certain things…. these things have a stronghold on us…. some good, some bad.  It seems to me though, that the bad things seems to reach their tentacles in deeper, farther and faster than the good things.

Here in Psalm 62, David is saying that God is his personal stronghold. David won’t be shaken, because the Eternal God is his refuge, the place he runs to hide…. if you are like me, I tend to run to places like denial or the couch to take a nap and pretend like everything is fine, first, and then I will call a friend or two and tell of the injustice that has come my way and who is to blame. After I am done shaking my fist and raising my voice, I will then come up with a creative solution, instead of patiently and quietly enduring, focused on God’s Word trusting that He’s got this. God and His Word tend NOT to be our stronghold and refuge, but our last resort.

What I also like about this verse is that David says not only is God His stronghold but that, “I shall not be greatly shaken.”  David is not in denial about the fact that he is human, and that there are going to be those moments when you receive that phone call that devastates you, or receive that diagnosis, or have that meeting with your employer that crushes your spirit into a million pieces, or that circumstance that cruelly enters your life without rhyme or reason and literally shakes you and sends your life, heart and mind whirling.  There are things in this life that will shake us to the core and David’s life is not a life of exception to that.  Life events will happen and David will wobble, David will stress, David will be concerned, and I like that.

Sometimes we look at these awesome pillars of faith in the Bible, and we think they are superhuman–we rationalize, “Well, I’m not David… it was easier for David, because he was a man after God’s own heart.”  We give ourselves an out, because God must have been more visible to David than He is to me in the moment.  That is not true.  God was visible to David because David made a choice to make God his stronghold, to make God’s Word the place he ran to first, not last.  David, on purpose, set his heart and his mind to believe regardless of external factors! David repeated to himself in and in his personal journal of thoughts that God is who God claims to be in His Word, and David would tell himself over and over again, saturating himself with #Truth, because being shaken, well that is just a fact of life.  God is his rock and his salvation, not anything or anyone else.

We will be shaken by life.  Where you and I run to matters.  You are not alone.  You have not been set out to dry.  You and I have a place of refuge, a place of safety, a place to run and be protected and that is in the arms of God who loves you and I so much He came personally, in the form of a man, not trusting us to any other, so that He could be our personal stronghold.  Gird yourself on purpose in the strength of God’s Word.

Step 3

APPLY IT:

How have you been shaken? Where have you run to in order to find solace, peace and strength to face the storm of uncertainty?  What can be described as the stronghold in your life?  Is it the Word of God?

LIVE IT OUT:

Today…. life is hard…. uncertain…. certain elements are crushing… LORD, be my stronghold. Strengthen me according to Your Word and Your unchanging character.  Help me to deliberately place my trust in You.  Give me a testimony of Your refuge and protection.

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Kendra Graham’s Bible Online Bible Study – Psalm 62:1

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Psalm 62:1: 

“My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.” Psalm 62:1

Step 1

THE FACTS:  My soul waits in silence for God only. From Him, my salvation.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:

When I get in a jam, when I’m being pushed down, when I’m being threatened, what do I do?  I get creative.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, I will fuss, and squirm and complain to almost all of my friends; you see, I am a verbal processor, so as I’m fussing and complaining, I’m coming up with a battle plan to alleviate the pain and the hurt  by manipulating the circumstance and “fixing” things as fast humanly possible…. and there it is…. “as fast a humanly possible”.

David, in this psalm (62:1) is hurting and needing rescuing from God.  In the meantime…. while David is hurting, fretting, freaking out and doubting, he will assure himself with the character of God…. verbally processing who God is… not who his enemy is, not what his enemy has done, not what his enemy deserves from him in retaliation, not a bunch of other people’s opinions about how he should handle the situation, but David, on purpose, places his trust and his focus on who God is and who David is to God. How hard is that?!  While David is waiting for God to answer, David will wait in silence. In silence…. that really does not describe me. Maybe it describes you.  It describes what David is making himself do. By waiting in silence, David is physically placing his confidence in God.  David is “on purpose” enduring, persevering and trusting God with absolute certainty that God will answer and God will come through because it is who God is.  David is refusing to accept anyone else’s arms or charms to save him, because he knows that while it may have immediate benefits, in the end, all others give a false hope that will eventually leave him to a place of delusion, worse than before.  David has a quiet confidence in God and God alone.

Quiet confidence?  No lashing out in retaliation?  Being assured that God will save me?

Many of us are more faithful to our ideas about God, who He is and what His salvation for us and our particular situations look like. We know how, what, when, where and to what extent we need God to intervene, and if God does not intervene in the correct way according to us, then we have the right to be mad, angry and disavow Him and His character.  We love to raise our dust fists to God and tell Him how He failed on our behalf.  We don’t want any part of persevering, enduring, waiting and in the meantime we especially don’t want to be silent!  We like the idea of God’s faithful character…. but in reality… we are more faithful to our own ideas about who God should be in our opinion, rather than who He truly is.

What a great lesson we can learn here from David…. David mentally clears his head and his heart about what he feels and thinks about the situation and he becomes deliberate on committing his thoughts and heart to dwelling on the TRUTH according to God’s Word, not the “truth” according to himself.

It’s time to get into God’s Word and see who God says He is, and then, on purpose, actually believe Him!

Step 3

APPLY IT:

What current situation in your life are you tempted to take into your own hands because God is not working for you,  or defending you, or making things happen the way you want or think you need?  Can it be said of you that your dependence is upon God?  If we were never put in situations to doubt God would come through, then we would never have to “on purpose” rest in His character, so when was a time that God did come through, not in the time or way you thought, but you ended up seeing Him and learning more about who He is and who you are to Him than you could ever imagine?  (Would you consider sharing it here, or with someone in your life to encourage them?)

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LIVE IT OUT:

LORD, today, give me the confidence I need to trust in You. I am always so tempted to fix things myself, or make things happen, even in areas I have absolutely no control over.  Help me to wait for You and You alone, in silence.  Today, bring to my mind those times where You sought me and delivered me.  Help me not to forget the goodness of my God.

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Kendra Graham’s Bible Online Bible Study – Acts 16:23-25

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Acts 16:23-25

“When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely;  (24) and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. (25) But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.” Acts 16:23-25

Step 1

THE FACTS:
(Verse23) struck with many blows, threw into prison, (verse 24) fastened feet in stock, (verse 25) Paul and Silas were praying and singing to God, prisoners were listening.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:
Recently, some of the information about what happened behind closed doors to Saeed Abidini has come out in interviews in the media. I had the honor of spending a day with the Abidini family not so long ago. It overwhelms me when I hear the horrible atrocities that Saeed had to endure. Saeed was beaten so badly one day that he was unable to sleep for 20 hours, he was in so much pain. What did Saeed do? He prayed for his captures, his family, the other prisoners and praised God. This blows my mind. How is this humanly possible? Answer, it isn’t.

How often do we read these stories, especially the one of Paul and Silas in prison, and we tell it with such gusto each and every VBS season, how God shook the prison and set the captives free, and they sang in prison and it was great! It is great… but when you hear of a beating first hand, of someone you know, and you look in their eyes, and you see the scars, and you hear of the torture… it is almost something you don’t want your children to hear or ever know about.

It’s sobering. It’s frightening.

At least it is to me. Perhaps you have a greater faith than me and would step up with gusto to endure such cruelty. I tend to have an easier time bringing questions to God about the whole situation. I did not listen to Saeed’s story and break out with a hymn of praise as he was describing the beatings. Tears were welling up in my eyes and my heart was heavy. That was me, don’t get that confused with how Saeed was.

Saeed had the most peaceful look upon his face, as if he was remembering those moments in the dark with Jesus. Saeed is not bitter or angry, instead he is grateful that God entrusted him with such a story of grace. There were others in the prison who needed to hear Saeed’s prayer and praise. There were others, an American, who needed his encouragement. There were prison guards who needed to know that Jesus saves, and gives strength to the weak.

Saeed said that while in prison, the presence of God was so permeated that you could not miss it if you tried. God was so close to him, and His presence so real to him in this time that he could not help but praise His name. Saeed was pressured to turn his face away from Jesus, but he said he couldn’t… not even if he tried. Then he praised even more. God trusted Saeed with a difficult testimony.

It takes so much less for me to run from God and shake my little dust fist in the air and tell God that He got all this difficulty wrong in my life. God needed Paul and Silas to press in here, in this prison, because there was a jailer and captives that He loved more than anything. Paul and Silas had been in the streets for days preaching about the Gospel to the Philippians, but alas, it would not be the testimony preached from the rooftops that would reach these particular people… it would be the testimony lived out in prison that would finally capture the heart of the jailer.

God was trusting Paul and Silas with suffering, they had to be in the innermost cell… they had to have a jailer employed to keep them in… the lengths God will go to for one person, a jailer no less… but through it all, the presence of God would so drench that place, that even when the foundations of the prison would shake, the captives would refuse to leave.

This is what the presence of God does.

We were created to experience His presence, and in His presence, joy is inevitable even when your feet are in stocks. It wasn’t the fact that Saeed, Paul and Silas were delivered from the pit that gave them joy, the fact of joy was the presence of God in the pit.

“Freedom in Christ is not a matter of location, but a matter of the heart” -Casper Ten Boom (when he was captured and placed in a concentration camp in World War 2.)

Step 3

APPLY IT:

What about you? Perhaps today you find yourself in a pit, in a place of struggle and everywhere you look is darkness and frustration, and you are questioning where God is in this???

Today, will you ask Him to focus your eyes on Him, and even in this place of bondage, give you freedom? Where is it that you need to press in to, and grab a hold of that testimony God wants to forge in your life? “When God leads us down hard paths, He gives us strong shoes.”- Corrie Ten Boom from The Hiding Place.

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LIVE IT OUT: Today Lord, open my eyes to see where You are working. Give me strength to walk where You lead.
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Kendra Graham’s Bible Online Bible Study – Hebrews 11:39

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Hebrews 11:39

And all these having gained approval through their faith did not receive what was promised.  Hebrews 11:39

Step 1

THE FACTS:
All these gained approval for faith, did not receive what was promised.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:

This is tough for me….I don’t like these last few verses here in Hebrews 11.  I love the stories of Abraham, Moses, Joseph and and Daniel… but from verse 35-40, the tone changes abruptly, and I don’t like it.

Last summer I took care of a patient.  She was a kind sweet girl, a godly young woman.  I was privileged to sit by her bedside for 2 days and listen to her story.  The second day, the two of us watched her baby’s heart beat for the last time. The tears rolled, the questions built.

We had prayed for days!!!

What was this all about?  Why did this happen?  This was her 4th loss.  Now this sweet patient was battling for her life and was on the verge of needing a hysterectomy, and then the hope of child bearing would be forever taken from her.  Oh, my heart.

This patient looked at me and said, “Kendra Graham, God is good all the time and all the time God is good.  It will be easy for me to question God’s allowance in this situation, but today, for this moment, I will pray that God will give me the strength to praise Him. His character, His love does not change because of my situation.”

My patient was clearly a woman of faith.

What do you do when God answers your prayer contrary to everything you have been praying?  My faith is shaken at much less than this, trust me.  This woman knew in whom she believed.

When God gives you a desire, a vision, and then tells you all you will experience is heartbreak and suffering this side of heaven, and you will never see what you’re praying for come to fruition, does your faith still stand?

When your back is up against the wall, and you could easily curse God and die, run so far from Him and never miss Him, what do you do?  Does it matter?

It does matter.

These saints here in Hebrews 11 may not have their names listed, since they are listed as “others,” but their faith is no less than the faith of Abraham and Moses.  These “others” are in God’s Hall of Faith.  Here, these people held on to their faith to the death. These people did not conquer kingdoms and shut the mouths of lions, but their faith was forged so that they could pass the baton on to you and me.

The faith of “others” was not misplaced.

“Others” had their eyes fixed on Jesus, and God’s Word says in verse 11:38, that the world is not worthy of such saints.  These “others” had their faith firmly fixed on the “who” holds the outcome and not on the outcome.  It wasn’t about the results, it was about who holds the results.  The faith of these “others” will never be tarnished or taken away with time.  It matters that you press through.  It matters that you don’t quit now.  It’s easier to escape than it is to endure. Sure you have every reason in the world to walk away, but it matters that you pass on to the next generation, that if you never receive the “what” the “Who” you are trusting is more important.

There is a nobility in faith, a legacy that is worth it. Faith is endurance.  We are in need of endurance.  For those who endure to the end will be saved.  Endurance is proof of your salvation, to God? No!  To you!  Your faith matters.  Faith takes Guts and Grit for the glory of God… isn’t that worth passing on?  A portrait reflecting the likeness of Jesus….  One who endured the cross, and sat down at the right hand of God.

Don’t give up.  Press in today.  Ask for the strength to press in again tomorrow.  Those who have gone on before have paid far too dear a price for us to drop the baton now.  Pass on endurance.

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APPLY IT:
What is God asking us to press in to?  Where in our lives are we in need of endurance?  Have you walked away because God did not deliver you in the way you demanded?  Will you hold to His Word in spite of the results?  Will we keep our eyes fixed on the Who, and not the what?

LIVE IT OUT:
Today, LORD, relieve me of this tremendous burden, I pray you deliver me from it, but if you will receive more glory from me enduring even this without deliverance, give me the strength of Your Son to bear it for the glory of your name.  May I continue to hold on to the promise of WHO you are.

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You don’t have to have Periscope to watch the replays.  You can just click on the links below.

Click here to watch Week One’s study with a special performance by artist Jared Emerson.

Watch Week Two’s message on TRUTH here.

Watch Week Three message here.  Kendra shines a Light on the woman with issues.

Watch Week Four message here.  Jesus is the Vine, we are the branches.

Watch Week Five message on Acts 22 here.

Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study – Ephesians 6:17 and Acts 22:1-2

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Ephesians 6:17 and Acts 22:1-2

And take the helmet of salvation…  (Ephesians 6:17)

Brethren and fathers, hear my defense which I now offer to you. And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew dialect they became even more quiet.  (Acts 22:1-2)

Step 1

THE FACTS:

(Eph 6:17) Take the helmet of salvation

(Acts 22:1-2): Brethren & fathers hear what I offer to you.  When they heard Hebrew they became more quiet.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:

How many of us heard about Joe Kennedy before this fall?  I know I didn’t.  I don’t have a TV to get local news, or the paper… but I heard about Joe Kennedy via social media.  Joe Kennedy, assistant football coach of Bremerton, Washington’s high school, was fired this year for a 7-year tradition of having a 20-second silent prayer at the 50-yard line after each football game his team played.  Think about that…. 7 years of faithfulness… and not until this year do we hear hoot or holler of Bremerton, Washington’s high school football team.

The enemy saw fit to remove this man from his post, because he was having too much of an impact.  WOW… then in enemy flair… he overreaches and in turn, others are encouraged (like me), to engage their communities for Christ.

Why did Joe do this?  Joe was just an assistant coach… not of an NFL team… just a random high school team… Joe did this because of the story that God had worked out in his life years before.

Joe’s canvas was stained and messed up, but God… saved him.  Investing in and praying for these boys was a small way in which  Joe was entrusted by God to serve Him.  (There is no such thing as “just” an assistant when we are a branch connected to the Vine… the trap of insignificance is tempting to us all.)

Our stories, our testimonies… are what bring us together and together we have an impact because of the work of the cross.  The helmet of salvation… each helmet fits differently because all of us have  different dimensions of need.  The helmet of salvation is something you purposely take ahold of.  We can’t wear someone else’s helmet… it wouldn’t fit, and they will need it when they engage the world today.  God fits us each personally for our own helmet, our own story of Him, that no one can take away.  No one can take something away that happened to you, and that you experienced, it’s yours… it’s what makes you, you!

This is why God does not throw out the canvas that we have painted all over, He takes that same paint that we had in hand, and begins to paint the reflection of another story over our canvas.  Redeeming ALL the splotches, splashes and smudges to reflect the glory of His Son, Jesus.  Now… this is a story worth telling and not hiding from anymore.

This is where we find Paul in Acts 22.  Paul’s canvas was not pretty prior to God entering in.  Paul’s paint-medium of choice was the blood of innocents, of Christians, namely Stephen.  But God…. is in the redeeming business, and God will redeem the most horrible of decisions we make if we allow Him to do so.

In Acts 22–I love this–because, this is Paul, telling his story, engaging with his people of whom were exactly like he was in the past.  Who better to engage and testify than someone who had made the same choice back in the day?  So Paul, with his helmet of salvation firmly in place, the Word of God strapped to his feet, and the presence of God giving him boldness to speak, Paul spoke with all the love that God has for His people.

“Brethren and fathers, hear this defense that I now offer to you…” this was the same way Stephen started his defense so long ago when Paul was judge, jury, and executioner.  Now Paul, with the same love Stephen had, is sharing the same story of God’s love and grace, but with the story God gave Paul.  Paul spoke in their own dialect, so that none of the meaning would be lost.  Paul was ready to give his life for the Gospel, because of the grace he had received, he could no longer keep quiet, and had to proclaim his story in Jerusalem, where if anywhere, there, should have made a huge difference.  The result didn’t matter, his story about how God had hounded him down, relentlessly, and showed him, not hate and judgment, but love and grace, had to be told.  Paul was compelled to tell… because God was compelled to hound.

I love this chapter because Paul doesn’t hold back.  It’s as if Paul’s portrait is in full display, and Paul takes the Light of God and shines it all over those portions anyone in their right mind would run from, but the more splotches, the bigger the smudges, the greater the grace.  Paul is very aware of who he is, but greater than that he is very aware of who God is, and can’t help but share it.

God has entrusted you with a story–with your story–and your story matters.  There are people, like it or not, who need to hear your story of the great grace of God.  We can’t change the strokes of paint on our canvas, but we can allow God to change the story it reflects.

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APPLY IT:
What story is God wanting to repaint to show His grace instead of your shame?  Will you allow God to paint, using the medium from that spot?

Where has God called you to engage with your story?  Joe Kennedy’s story was told in a 20 second silent prayer each game for 7 years, what does engagement look like where you are?

Will you grab ahold of your story, firmly set that helmet in place as to protect you from ideas of insignificance?

LIVE IT OUT:

LORD, help me TODAY to engage those You send down my path, knowing in Whom I have believed because of the great story of Your grace You have written on my heart. May that grace be evident in the way I deal with people and love those you put in my path.

#yourstorymatters
#myhandsHispurpose
#mymessHisglory
#HeRedeemsALL

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What Scripture are you studying now?  What have you learned?  How has the Lord spoke to you?  Share with us in the comments section.
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NOTE: If you are unable to attend Kendra’s winter Bible study at The Cove  in person (January 12 – February 23, 2016), we will continue the online study as well, using lessons shared during the LIVE study.  We are also streaming the study LIVE via Periscope.  You can catch ALL the replays here.

Not sure how to use Periscope? 
1.
You must first sign up for Twitter (it’s free).  Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2. Then you sign up for Periscope (it’s free).  Click here for step-by-step instructions.

You don’t have to have Periscope to watch the replays.  You can just click on the links below.

Click here to watch Week One’s study with a special performance by artist Jared Emerson.

Watch Week Two’s message on TRUTH here.

Watch Week Three message here.  Kendra shines a Light on the woman with issues.

Watch Week Four message here.  Jesus is the Vine, we are the branches.

 

Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study – John 15: 1-8

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from John 15: 1-8

I AM the true Vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.

Step 1

THE FACTS:
1. I AM the true vine, My Father the vinedresser.
2. Every branch in Me that does not fruit, He takes away.  Every branch that fruits He prunes to bear more.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:
Do you remember that amazing, great, and deep theological movie with Keanu Reeves in it called, “A Walk in the Clouds”? This movie was so great at depicting the scene here in John 15 that Jesus is trying to get across on the night of HIs arrest.  These are in essence, the last words of Jesus, who had eternity to decide what He was going to say, and this was it, John 15…. abide! Stay with Me, even when you want to disassociate and run!  Which is the situation the disciples were about to find themselves in.

Ok, back to the movie… so this vineyard owner in Napa Valley, California came from Mexico, and with everything that he had, all that he owned in the world, he invested it in this land to produce a vineyard. This man, was the owner/operator/cultivator of this land in Napa Valley now, and with his root in hand, he began the process of growing his vineyard. The vineyard was very successful, with acres and acres of beautiful grapevines.

When Keanu Reeves arrives on scene, the leathery old, wrinkled man wanted to show him what he was really looking at. They walked together to the top of a ridge, where they looked out and the aged vineyard planter looked at the young Keanu Reeves and asked him, “What do you see?”  Keanu answered, “I see a lot of work, a lot of vines, a lot of grapes.”  The elder owner explained how wrong that answer was, and brought the young lad to a plant that was surrounded by an iron fence, and he explained to the ignorant young man, that really, he sees one vine.  All the growth–all the fruit–came from this one root, planted so long ago.  If that root dies, so does the vineyard.  Everything the family owned was wrapped up in that one root of that one vine.  I told you! #Theological #deep!  John 15 shown Hollywood style!

God, who loves you more than anything, invested all He had, and came Himself, with skin on, and His name is Jesus. Jesus is the vine.  God’s complete and total investment.  Everything, every bit of fruit we have in our lives is dependent on that vine.  We were created by God, to walk with Him, to know Him and to need Him, so He made a way Himself, so that we could be connected, and that is only through Jesus.

God cares about His vineyard. Just like the old man in the movie, got into the vineyard business to cultivate the fruit, to grow the fruit… the vineyard owner is not anti-fruit, he is pro-fruit.  Do we hold it against the vineyard owner when he prunes the fruit and gets rid of the dead branches?  How could he!!!??  Hahaha… don’t be crazy, of course we would tell him he has to tend to those branches, and if he doesn’t prune, the only thing he will have is a mess and distasteful drink to consume.

Yet when God prunes… we hold it against Him. We think He is against us!  How could He?  But God…. invested all He had in this vineyard, and so not trusting it to anyone else, He prunes, cultivates and directs where the growth is supposed to be.  It’s in these times of pruning when we want to dispatch ourselves from the vine entirely…. then blame God for dying out.  It’s in these times, however, when we need to purposefully keep ourselves in His presence.  It’s in these times of pruning when our faith is proven to be genuine and worthwhile.  It’s in these times of pruning, that if we can stay attached to the vine, the sweetest fruit will blossom, no matter the location we find ourselves in.

How can we be assured of that? The investment that has been made, cost God all He had, and the cost was for you, and for me, so that we could bear much fruit.  The choice to abide in His presence, through it all, is ours.

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APPLY IT:
Are you in a time of pruning? (You can tell if you are if you are in the midst of losing something… people, places and things in your life.)

Will you choose to stay in His presence, attached to the vine, trusting there is fruit to come of it all, or will you run, disassociate and dry out?

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LIVE IT OUT:
LORD, life is hard. It’s so hard when things I love, and things that bore fruit in season past, now get pruned.  I want to scream, “Do you know what you’re doing?  Don’t prune that!”  LORD, give me the strength to stay in your presence and allow the fruit you produce even from my suffering, to be a sweet aroma in Your presence today.  Help me stay attached, when everything in me wants to run.

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What Scripture are you studying now?  What have you learned?  How has the Lord spoke to you?  Share with us in the comments section.

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NOTE: If you are unable to attend Kendra’s winter Bible study at The Cove  in person (January 12 – February 23, 2016), we will continue the online study as well, using lessons shared during the LIVE study.  We are also streaming the study LIVE via Periscope.  You can catch ALL the replays here.

Not sure how to use Periscope? 
1.
You must first sign up for Twitter (it’s free).  Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2. Then you sign up for Periscope (it’s free).  Click here for step-by-step instructions.

You don’t have to have Periscope to watch the replays.  You can just click on the links below.

Click here to watch Week One’s study with a special performance by artist Jared Emerson.

Watch Week Two’s message on TRUTH here.

Watch Week Three Message here.  Kendra shines a Light on the woman with issues.


 

 

Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study – Ephesians 6 and Mark 5

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Ephesians 6:14b + Mark 5:27-29

Ephesians 6:14b …having put on the breastplate of righteousness.

Mark 5:27-29  After hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak. (28) For she thought “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.”  Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.

Step 1

THE FACTS:
Ephesians 6:14b: Put on the breastplate of righteousness.
Mark 27: After hearing about Jesus, she came, in the crowd behind Him, touched His cloak.
Mark 28: “If I touch His garments I will be well.”
Mark 29: Immediately the flow of her blood dried.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:

Having “put on” the breastplate of righteousness… there is an action verb here… the word “put on” in the Greek is the word, “endyo” which means: to reach to put on, to sink into. When I read this verse and the definition of endyo, I immediately thought of the woman who was covered in issues in Mark 5:25-34.  This woman had an issue of blood for 12 years that she could not fix.  This woman tried everything she could to fix her issue, every doctor, every remedy and instead of getting better, she got worse.  In the society of the day, this woman would have been isolated from family, deemed unclean and uninvited to attend church, functions, parties or fellowships.   The issue this woman had would have left her ashamed, destitute, desperate, and deserted.

Then… she hears about Jesus! Jesus is said to be the Messiah! God with skin on!  He was within her reach.

Jesus within reach! Hmmmm so…. would you have run out to find Him?  We love to say the Sunday School answer… “Of course! Jesus is there!! Lucky her!”  Really?  Often times my reaction when things are bad… when my life is covered with issues that continue to get worse no matter how hard I try, is to be kind of mad at God… fold my arms, sigh, and say, “Oh, Jesus is here is He?  Well, do I have a bone to pick with Him!” We don’t run out to find Him, nope, we sit, arms folded in our pride, and demand He comes to us and give us an explanation for all the mess.  If we are being honest…

This woman… low on iron… exhausted… hurting… desperate… decides to fight the crowd, she is determined to go in spite of have very valid reasons to stay home. The customs of the day were such that every person she touched or that touched her, would become unclean, so going out into a mob… probably could have gotten her stoned to death… if people knew her issues.  This woman being weak and tired could be trampled to death, not having the strength to fight to get to Jesus… I mean that is what it would take.  To get to Jesus would take everything she had.

See this here… don’t miss it… determined and driven against a physical crowd and an emotional crowd keeping her down, telling her she is filthy and unclean and undeserving, yet she fights. This woman will reach for that righteousness, that cleanliness of Jesus if it is the last thing she does.  This woman is on the ground crawling… how do I know that?  She reaches for the hem of His garment, not the lapel.

This woman is very aware of her status, she comes in absolute humility. No demands, no fist flying in the face of Jesus, no anger or bitterness, just desperation.  Feel this here, press into this crowd, feel the feet stepping on her hands as the crowd is electric with anticipation of Jesus being there… feel her garments being stepped on, dirt being kicked in her face, maybe even an unsuspecting sandal in the face.  This woman coming to Jesus, invisible in a crowd of people, no one knowing what she is going through… can you relate?  This woman refuses to give up until she sees it! There it is!  The tip of the tassel on the hem of His garment! It’s Jesus!

Jesus knew she was there… she was the one lost sheep in the crowd of sheep that day. That crowd could have been created just for her… would  she be desperate enough to press in here? Against the odds?  Jesus was pleading, seeking, calling, stirring… desperate to save… she was the reason He came.

This woman…think about it… was willing to make Jesus unclean! Jesus unclean!  What do you think about that?  That is what it takes to be healed.  That which has covered our hands and made us unclean, we must give to Jesus.  This is the reason Jesus came.  Jesus would choose to hemorrhage Himself, blood flowing from His veins even to death, since that is what it would cost Him to make her clean… yet He stays within reach!  I love this!  Did Jesus kick the hem of His garment her direction?  Can you see it?  Can you see the love in His eyes he has for this woman, scraped, battered and bruised…. by more than just the crowd… to see how intent she is on getting to His presence?  Can you hear in His heart, Jesus pleading, “REACH!  Come on woman…. R-E-A-C-H! You can make it!  Reach, and I will put on my righteousness all over you!  Covered… CLEAN!”

The woman reached as far as her fingertips could go and she held on to Jesus, and immediately let go of all the issues that plagued her.

Healing is found in the presence of Jesus. If you are willing to fight the crowd of emotions like anger, bitterness, judgment, unforgiveness, and misery… if you can reach with all that is in you to make Jesus unclean with all your issues, He will cover you in His grace, mercy and righteousness.

The breastplate covers your vitals… your issues will kill you, unless they are covered with the very righteousness of God. No one can reach for you, you must reach with your own hand.

Come… do not delay. Get into the Word of God today because you were created to walk with Him, know Him and you desperately need Him whether you see it or not.  Jesus died to give you victory through this valley, but you will have to reach for it.

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APPLY IT: 

Are you desperate enough to come to Jesus… or do you prefer to coddle your pride and the million reasons you should stay away?   Will you reach for your therapist, a friend to pander to your way of thinking, continue to try to atone for your own issues–to no avail–or will you reach for Jesus?  Will you stay in His presence holding on to the hem of His garment as long as it takes to be well even if being well doesn’t look like you have demanded?

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LIVE IT OUT:

Today, I will reach for His presence, fighting the sleep I would rather have. I will choose God’s Word and His presence before the busyness of life awaiting me this day demands my attention.

HOMEWORK: John 15:1-8

NOTE: If you are unable to attend Kendra’s winter Bible study at The Cove  in person (January 12 – February 16, 2016), we will continue the online study as well, using lessons shared during the LIVE study.  We are also streaming the study LIVE via Periscope.  You can catch the replays here.

Not sure how to use Periscope? 
1.
You must first sign up for Twitter (it’s free).  Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2. Then you sign up for Periscope (it’s free).  Click here for step-by-step instructions.

You don’t have to have Periscope to watch the replays.  You can just click on the links below.

Click here to watch Week One’s study with a special performance by artist Jared Emerson.

Watch Week Two’s message on TRUTH here.

Watch Week Three Message here.  Kendra shines a Light on the woman with issues.

Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study: Ephesians 6:14b

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Ephesians 6:14b
“Having girded your loins with Truth.”

Step 1

THE FACTS:  “Having girded your loins with Truth.”

Step 2

THE LESSONS:

“My name is Katniss Everdeen… I am from district 12… I participated in the Hunger Games… twice… and survived. I was rescued.  Peeta… Peeta has been captured with the other victors and is being held in the Capitol under the power of President Snow.”

This is how the movie Mockingjay 1 starts out.  Katniss is hiding in a dark place with her hands over her hears whispering to herself, reminding herself of what is true and what is not.  Katniss and Peeta, for the rest of their lives will, every day, ask each other if what they are believing is true or false.

Oswald Chambers said, “Believing the Truth is a sheer act of the will, because nothing in us craves the Truth.”

Frederich Nietzche said regarding the truth, “People don’t want to hear the Truth, because they do not want their illusions destroyed.”

The Truth, when spoken in society, often does not receive the welcome ooohs and awes of the crowd.  The Truth… the Truth is something we work to suppress, whether it be a truth about us we don’t want surfacing, or a Truth about the company we work for, or anyone else that is dear to us.

In this verse in Ephesians 6, Paul tells us that we need to have our loins girded with Truth of God’s Word.  Paul is saying that before we do anything, we need to set ourselves to wrap Truth around our most inward parts.  The word “gird” here in the Greek is the word “perizonnymi” which means to “hem in,” to tuck in firmly around.  I like that visual.  Hem ourselves in so that everywhere we look, everywhere we go, we are faced with the Truth of God’s Word first and foremost.

If we hem ourselves in with the Truth, then the lies and deceptions society tries to feed us will become really clear.  We don’t like to be hemmed in though right!?  We are Americans!  WE have a right to be free!  We need space to roam and chase the American dream!  The Truth is… all of us are hemmed in.  What are we hemmed in by… now that is a question that each of us need to ask.

We were created by God to follow someone or something…. the Truth is… we were created by God with a God shaped soul to walk with Him, know Him, because we are created to need Him: Truth.

The Truth is…  God loves us so much that He came Himself, not trusting us to another, so that we could know the Truth, and the Truth, though hemmed in by it, would set us free (John 8:32).  The Truth is: we are set free by the Truth when we set ourselves to believe it!

In John 8, Jesus said He is the Light of the world.  Jesus came to be the Light, to show us He is the Way, the Truth and LIFE (John 14:6).  I love this!  What is the purpose of light?  The purpose of light is to show us the TRUTH of what is there, in the dark.  The light doesn’t lie about what it shows, it just shows the fact of what is.  Jesus came to show us that we don’t have it all together like we wish we did.  The light shows us that we have been living a rat race in the dark chained up to everything on the canvas of our lives that we don’t want anyone to see… so God, came personally, not trusting you to another, to set you free by the Truth of His Word.

The world has set itself to discard, extinguish, hide and kill the Truth of who Jesus is, and the Truth of what you mean to Him.  The interesting thing about the Truth is this… it will always surface.  The Truth is, you are loved more than anything by the God who knit you together in your mother’s womb.  The Truth is:  IF you seek God with you whole heart, He promises you WILL find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).  The Truth is, you will never be more satisfied, more content, more fulfilled than when you are doing that which you were created to do, which is: Walk with God on a daily basis through this thing called life…TRUTH.

HOLD on to the TRUTH.  Jesus said, I AM the way, the TRUTH and the Life NO ONE comes to the Father BUT through Me.” John 14:6. Wrap yourself in Truth today.

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APPLY IT:  Who or what am I following? Have I set myself to believing the TRUTH?  Who do I say jesus is?

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LIVE IT OUT:  Today…. I will set myself to believing the Truth of God’s Word, and begin the process of hemming myself in by the Truth. Today, I will walk with God.

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JOIN US FOR KENDRA’S FREE WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY AT THE COVE, BEGINNING JANUARY 12, 2016.  (Also available LIVE on Periscope…see below.)

If you can attend in-person, we’d love to see you.  To register for her Tuesday evening study (January 12 – February 16, 2016), call 1-800-950-2092.

NOTE: If you are unable to attend in person, we will continue the online study as well, using lessons shared during the LIVE study.  We are also streaming the study LIVE via Periscope.  You can catch the replays here.

Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study: Ezekiel 37: 1,9

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Ezekial 37: 1,9
“The hand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley and it was full of bones. (9b) breathe on these slain, that they may come to life.” 

Step 1

THE FACTS:  The Spirit of the LORD set me down in the middle of the valley full of bones… breathe on these slain that they may come to life.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:  Have you ever felt used up, unimportant, un-repairable, empty, dry, ignored, forgotten, not unique, your prime is past–never to be recovered–undesirable, broken, scattered, ruined unattractive, dead. or at least deserving desertion because you are good for nothing?  So often it is not weapons of war, machine guns, grenades, or bayonets that snatch our victory in life, but it’s past situations, past decisions, words of people-especially people we trusted-that leave us feeling mortally wounded and believing that God can’t possibly use us anymore.  This is the reality of the situation here in Ezekiel 37.

The bones in this valley are dry, scattered, torn apart, and…. precious to God…. why?  Does God not have anything better to do than hang out in a graveyard of empty lives and dreams?

God refuses to leave the bones here in Ezekiel 37, and loves these bones more than anything! God has a plan for these bones since the beginning of time and their current situation has not changed that one-iota!  God loves these bones so much so that He sent His Spirit off to fetch Ezekiel, so that Ezekiel could tell them that they matter, and that God has a plan and a purpose for them!  How crazy does that sound?  How much hope does that give me!

We were created to walk with God,  and to know God because we desperately need God, so God comes and breathes life where there was emptiness and death to make that purpose happen.  In verse 3 God asks Ezekiel if these bones can LIVE!?!  God is not focusing on that which rendered these bones in their current condition, God is seeing LIFE, but does Ezekiel?  Do you?  Is seeing believing or is believing seeing?  God is asking Ezekiel and the bones here in this valley to believe He is the God who gives life!  In verse 9, God says that these bones were “slain”… the Hebrew word is “Harag” which means murdered.  The life of these bones snuffed out by unforeseeable, unstoppable events!

We walk in a fallen world where there is pain, hurt, regret, shame, and we can’t change that.  So often we allow our lives to be defined by the elements that have hung us out to dry, but this should not be!  We are created to walk with God in victory and life, right in the middle of it!  How?

We find life and victory in the middle of those circumstances that want to break us down by daily burying ourselves in the Word of God.  When these dry bones allowed the Word of God to saturate their current state, God brought them to life!  Life!  Using the same canvas they started with, the same set of bones, not throwing them out and starting with another more suitable candidate!  The Word of God and the very breath of God brings life in the middle of darkness!  There is hope and that hope is found in the fact that God came Himself, for your bones and mine in the form of a man with skin on, and His name is Jesus.  Jesus came, lived a holy and righteous life and because of that, the bones in this valley could claim life, as can you and I.  In this world there is an opposition that desires to knock us down and devour us.  The enemy has a personal plan for you and your individual destruction, but God came Himself came to break the chain of death that is fastened tight, so that you can live!

Allow the Word of God and the breath of His Spirit to revive you and enable you to stand, and to do all you can to stand in a dark world seeking to put you out of commission!  The power of God will stabilize your feet upon the rock of His Word (I Peter 1:25).

Jesus has come to give us life and life abundantly! (John 10:10). Believe it and see the personal transformation of your bones!!  Oh to hear your story of how God has given you victory and life! #PressIn.  #Holdon.  #Stand.

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APPLY IT:  Are you living a life of victory?  Will you choose to be victimized by your circumstances thus becoming another statistic of the enemy or will you allow the Word of God to saturate you and give you life?  #stand #holdon Will you share your story of the transforming power of God and give others hope in a dark hurting place?

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LIVE IT OUT:  Today I will seek God in His Word and ask Him to give me victory over my circumstances. I will STAND and be defined by who God says I am instead of falling for what the world thinks I should be.

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If you’re in the Asheville, NC area, we hope to see you at our annual Women’s Bible study which begins tonight (Jan. 12, 2016) at 6:30 pm.

Special announcement from Kendra about tonight:

JOIN US FOR OUR FREE WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY AT THE COVE, BEGINNING JANUARY 12, 2016.

If you can attend in-person, we’d love to see you. Click on one of the links below to register.

If you’d like to register for Kendra’s Tuesday evening study (January 12 – February 16, 2016), call 1-800-950-2092.
NOTE: If you are unable to attend in person, we will continue the online study as well, using lessons shared during the LIVE study.