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Transformed

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 6 – Day 6)

READ Romans 8:31-39 31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33Who shall bring any charge against God’s…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 6 – Day 5)

READ 1 John 3:1-10 1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 6 – Day 4)

READ Ephesians 1:3-14 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined us…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 6 – Day 3)

The Risk-The Road Taking a personal risk to share the gospel – I wasn’t quite sure how to do that.  I believe that everyone has different gifts and/or talents that God has entwined with our personalities and I wanted to use a gift that God has blessed and enhanced my life with for over a…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 6 – Day 2)

READ 1 Peter 1:3-12 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 6 – Day 1)

READ 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Chronicles 28:9, Proverbs 17:3, Luke 16:15, 1 Thessalonians 2:3-4 7But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 5 – Day 6)

READ Romans 8:26-30 26Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 5 – Day 5)

READ Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 1The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? 4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 5 – Day 4)

READ 2 Corinthians 5 1For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, 3if indeed by putting it on we may not…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 5 – Day 3)

“Different Interpretations” Most people run when Mormon missionaries come to their door.  Not me!  I love talking with the young men!  Last Sunday, they knocked on my door and we started discussing the differences in our faith.  I explained that I believe the Bible stands alone; they believe the Book of Mormon is an extension…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 5 – Day 2)

READ 2 Corinthians 4 1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 5 – Day 1)

READ Genesis 3 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 4 – Day 6)

READ Romans 8:18-25 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 4 – Day 5)

READ 1 John 4:7-21 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 4 – Day 4)

READ 2 Timothy 1:3-14 3 I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. 4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 4 – Day 3)

Coming to Faith I volunteered with our Bible Fellowship for 3 Trees and was happy to do that. I figured that I would just be there and help escort a family around and do whatever was needed. Little did I know what the Lord had planned. I got to host a teenage mom as she…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 4 – Day 2)

READ 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory….

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 4 – Day 1)

READ John 1:9-18 9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 3 – Day 6)

READ Romans 8:12-17 12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 3 – Day 5)

READ Jude 1:17-25 17 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 18 They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” 19 It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, building…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 3 – Day 4)

READ James 4:1-10 1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 3 – Day 3)

Honesty in Class I teach at a very ethnically diverse middle school nearby. Sometimes students will ask random, off-topic questions. I’ll entertain them every now and then, if time permits, and I feel they need a brain break. One of those questions came yesterday when a student asked me if I had ever gotten in…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 3 – Day 2)

READ Colossians 3:1-11 1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 3 – Day 1)

READ Colossians 2:8-15 8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 2 – Day 6)

READ Romans 8:5-11 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 2 – Day 5)

READ 2 Corinthians 3 1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? 2 You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. 3 And you show that you are a letter…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 2 – Day 4)

READ 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” 36 You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 2 – Day 3)

Every Chance I Get In math class we recently got a new seating arrangement. I’m now the only girl at an all boys table. On Wednesday, January 11 as we were grading homework, I saw that the boy who sits directly across from me missed every single question. He started crying and it broke my…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 2 – Day 2)

READ Hebrews 7:11-28 11 Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron? 12 For when there is a change…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 2 – Day 1)

READ Galatians 5:16-26 16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 1 – Day 6)

READ Romans 8:1-4 1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 1 – Day 5)

READ Romans 7 1 Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? 2 For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 1 – Day 4)

READ Romans 6 1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 1 – Day 3)

Wrestling Match I woke up Wednesday morning still feeling blessed by the prior day which had been full of feedback sessions that we conducted for a company with which our business is working.  I picked up my phone to quickly glance through my emails.  One of my favorites is called First 15 which is sent…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 1 – Day 2)

READ Romans 5 1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we…

INFUSE: Transformed (Week 1 – Day 1)

READ Romans 4 1 What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”…