SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 Key Bible Verse: I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) Dig Deeper: Romans 12:1-8 Our worship, our grateful response to the presence of God, doesn’t just transform us. It make us agents of reconciliation and restoration within … Continue reading Sculpted


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 Key Bible Verse: You, LORD, are our Father. We are nothing but clay, but you are the potter who moulded us. (Isaiah 64:8, CEV) Dig Deeper: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Our transformation by the sculptor’s hand is slow and frequently imperceptible to us on a day-to-day basis. The restoration of our earthen vessels tends … Continue reading Restoration


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 Key Bible Verse: Present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. (Romans 6:13, ESV) Dig Deeper: Romans 6:5-14 It’s worth pointing out that awareness of the body is good, but it is not sufficiently Christian. It can easily … Continue reading Self-Giving

Living Temples

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016 Key Bible Verse: Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God. (1 Corinthians 6:19) Dig Deeper: Psalm 139:13-16 We are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” We were “knit together in [our mother’s] womb” by the delicate hands of God. Our bodies are … Continue reading Living Temples

Beyond the Boundaries

Equipping your teen to fight back against porn By Sheila Wray Gregoire When I was a kid, seeing porn meant coming across a stash of dirty magazines in a friend’s dad’s shed. Today it means typing “little bo peep” in the search engine for an elementary school project—with surprising results. It’s all too easy to … Continue reading Beyond the Boundaries

God in the Flesh

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 Our Saviour died to save and renew human bodies. – Matthew Lee Anderson (Founder of the Mere Orthodoxy blog) Key Bible Verse: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John … Continue reading God in the Flesh

The Pain of Forgiveness

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 Key Bible Verse: Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. (Proverbs 10:12, NIV) Dig Deeper: Romans 12:17-21 Bishop John Rucyahana, serving amidst the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide said, “If a woman who was raped and beaten and forced to watch as her husband and children were tortured and killed … Continue reading The Pain of Forgiveness

Pain Absorbers

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016 Key Bible Verse: But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. (Isaiah 53:5) Dig Deeper: Isaiah 53 I’ve heard heroic stories of people living pain-absorbing lives. When a prisoner escaped from the Nazi death camp … Continue reading Pain Absorbers

The Way of the Cross

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016 The cross is a culture for pain-absorbing, price-paying, peace-making, love-wielding, cup-drinking people. – Robert Gelinas (Lead pastor for Colorado Community Church in Aurora, Colorado) Key Bible Verse: Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, … Continue reading The Way of the Cross