Engaging Scripture Today

In response to God’s mercy, we are to worship by living holistic, God-pleasing lives. Our values and viewpoint are not molded by this age, but are transformed by the Spirit’s renewing work. God’s grace empowers different forms of service among Christians, but all forms of ministry function to build up the body of Christ.

Read Romans 12:1-8,

What are the best methods for helping people discover and cultivate their spiritual gifts?

Engaging Scripture Today

The Apostle Paul continually preached that God has not abandoned his people. Rather, the call and gifts of God are unchangeable, so that while all have been disobedient, God has mercy upon all.

Read Romans 11: 1-2, 29-32,

What does it mean for God to imprison us in disobedience? How do we find freedom?

Engaging Scripture for Today

Jesus disciples got into a boat, and while traveling across the Sea of Galilee a storm arose, and the disciples became afraid. They saw Jesus waking towards them on the water and he calls to them to “come”. Peter gets out of the boat and sinks, but Jesus grabs ahold of him and saves him.

Read Matthew 14: 22-33,

What faith did it take for Peter to step out of the boat? Why does he then begin to doubt?