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GPS Guide October 8th 2018

Read: 1 Timothy 4:7 Study:  If you want to run a marathon next year, what do you do? If you were going to start a new job doing something you have never done before, how would you prepare? You would train! The same is true when in being a Christian. We should always be training […]

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GPS Guide 9-14-2018

Read: James 5:16 Study: Confession is a key practice in the Catholic church but it has been, sadly, neglected among protestant churches. James points out how important it is to confess our sins and our failures to those we are in holy continent with. When we confess to those we trust, James says that healing […]

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GPS Guide 9-13-2018

Read: Colossians 3:13 Study: As with any family, you will have arguments within your church family or with those you are close to. What is important when we disagree is that we are always willing to forgive and bear with each other. When feelings are hurt, it can be easy to either leave and remove […]

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GPS Guide 9-12-2018

Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Study: This short verse packs a lot of useful tips for helping people be in a church community with each other. The first tip that Paul gives us is that we should encourage and provide the opportunity for everyone to be involved in the congregation. He also tells us that being […]

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GPS Guide 9-11-2018

Read: 1 John 1:7 Study: What is John telling us here when he says, “if we walk in the light, we have fellowship”? What does it mean to “walk in the light”? If we follow the example of Jesus in the Gospels, we can see one example of how fellowship can unite people who are […]

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GPS Guide 9-10-2018

Monday Read: 1 Corinthians 1:10 Study:  Are we united in one mind? That seems nearly impossible! What we must understand is that Paul was writing this letter to the church in Corinth. He wasn’t saying that all people in Corinth need to be of one mind. He is saying that people in the CHURCH are […]

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GPS Guide, June 19th 2018

Take a moment to download the Nextdoor app on your smartphone or go to Nextdoor.com. Nextdoor is a great tool for staying connected with the people in your neighborhood. I have used this app for several years now and have found it to be useful for keeping up with the news and people in my […]

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GPS Guide, June 18th 2018

  This week, I want you to begin to think about what it would look like if you threw a block party in your neighborhood. A block party is a great way to get to know your neighbors. Write down one or two people who might be able to help you plan a party. Along […]

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GPS Guide, June 14th 2018

Block Map Prayer Day Reflect on this past week. Did you do anything to address the priorities you mentioned on Monday? What is one step you took to make neighboring your priority? Was there a moment this week that you were proud of? Take 5 minutes today and be in prayer for your neighborhood. Pray […]

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