Today’s Bible Reading: May 21
Clicking on the Scripture links above will open a new window where you can read the scripture from the English Standard Version at Biblegateway.com or choose the Bible version you prefer to read.
Don’t forget to learn this week’s memory verse:
But I will look to the Lord;
I will wait on the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.
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This week’s featured items are some of the products you will find on the subject of hope. We’ve also included some of the graduation gifts and teacher gifts that are available.
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|Hope. LifeGuide Topical Bible Studies|
By Jack Kuhatschek / InterVarsity Press
Sometimes hope becomes so real that it’s almost tangible. But other times–especially when tragedy or hardship crashes down on us–we wonder whether our hopes will break down apart and leave us exposed, vulnerable and overwhelmed. These studies explore both sides of hope–confronting doubts and fears, but reminding us of the great joy that awaits us in Jesus Christ. 8 studies for individuals or groups with notes for leaders.
|Finding God in the Broken Places, Women of Faith Study Guide Series|
By Patsy Clairmont / Thomas Nelson
Adapted from Patsy’s book All Cracked Up!, Finding God in the Broken Places helps women see that even in the midst of pain, a fractured life can be a happy life. Using her characteristic humor, she shares how we can move from broken to bedazzled by embracing our fragments and resting in the assurance that we have a Savior who knows how to piece them back together again. Includes 12 weeks of study, discussion/reflection questions, and a facilitator’s guide.
|Waiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and Trust|
By Sharla Fritz / Concordia Publishing House
|Everyday Hope: Holding Fast to His Promise|
By Katie Orr / New Hope Publishers
Are you desperate to experience the hope of Christ in the everyday? Everyday Hope – an easy-to-use, four-week study – will help you discover how to hold fast to God’s promises amidst feelings of hopelessness. Exploring God’s Word in as few as 15 minutes a day, you’ll learn more about His promises as they apply to you now and in the everyday moments to come.
|Unafraid Leader Guide: Living with Courage and Hope – eBook|
By Adam Hamilton / Abingdon Press
|The Joy Stealers Leader Guide: 5 Obstacles to Hope and Happiness – eBook|
By Rob Renfroe / Abingdon Press
|When The Going Gets Tough – Study Guide|
By Discovery House
When your journey through life comes to a series of ups and downs, holding on and sustaining the ride can be tough. This study, excerpted from Joe Stowell’s book The Upside of Down, offers you hope and encouragement. You’ll explore the seven different types of trials and gain a better understanding of why God allows them. Discover how you can stay the course and respond to challenges through the confidence of God’s Word. Six Studies for Groups or Individuals.
|Finding Hope When Life Seems Dark: Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah|
By Kay Arthur / Harvest House Publishers
In this booklet you’ll study five of the prophets who ministered to both the northern and southern kingdoms before the exile of the southern kingdom to Babylon. Though God commissioned His prophets to preach unique messages to different audiences, He gave them a common theme—hope when life seems dark. As you study these, you too will find hope. Group or individual study includes a daily guide to help you discover truth for yourself, questions for discussion, a thought for the week, and a memory challenge.
By Michelle McKinney Hammond / Harvest House Publishers
In How to Get Past Disappointment Michelle McKinney Hammond explores the biblical story of the woman at the well. Hope awaits those who are willing to open their hearts to Jesus during disappointments in life. Jesus is merciful and his blessings are attainable. This book has study questions pertinent to the 6-session DVD study that encourages women to assess where they are in their relationship with Christ.
|2020 Graduation Keyring|
By Cathedral Art Metal Co
Class of 2020 diploma keyring in graduation cap gift box;inspiring, practical, affordable.Diploma shaped keyring; Class of 2019 with Scripture quote”Show me your ways, O Lord, Teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4 (NIV)Lead free pewter keyring; 2″ x 1.5″.Packaged in mortarboard graduation cap gift box with tassel.For guys or girls.Bestselling grad gift
|Jeremiah 29:11 Graduation Frame|
A unique gift to honor the Christian graduate, and a handsome diploma frame; space for photograph, tassel and your diploma in classic dark frame 25″ wide x 14.75″ high.Double matting with gold; space for 4″ x 6″ photo; Scripture verse quote “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.Suitable for high school, college graduation, or graduate degree; a lifetime milestone keepsake.Classic dark frame with glass; ready to hang on the wall.
|2020 The Places You’ll Go Graduation Bracelet, Silver|
By Cathedral Art Metal Co
Graduation bangle bracelet, trending style with charms for the class of 2020.Adjustable silver-tone bracelet with charms: 2020 medallion, Pray tag, crystal bead, and hammered charm engraved – Oh, the places you’ll go!. Gift boxed in mortarboard graduation cap with tassel.Quote from Dr. Seuss; bestselling grad bracelet.Bestselling grad gift.
|CSB Nurse’s Bible, Navy LeatherTouch|
By Holman Bible Publishers
The CSB Nurse’s Bible features 7-point type in a convenient, easy-to-carry compact size, in addition to an extended devotional section containing 60 pages of information and inspiration for those medical professionals who form the frontline of healthcare around the world. The extended devotional section includes articles, prayers, and spiritual guidance provided by the Nurses Christian Fellowship/USA and edited by Judith Allen Shelly, R.N. B.S.N., M.A., D.Min, who has won numerous awards from the Evangelical Press Association. The CSB Nurse’s Bible is a special gift for nurses that they will be sure to treasure for years to come.Other features include:Presentation pageWords of Christ in redTwo-piece gift boxThe CSB Nurse’s Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read and share with others.
|Praying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds, Paperback Edition|
By Beth Moore / B&H Books
Beth Moore’s #1 perennial best-selling book Praying God’s Word is now available in paperback. In this book, Beth encourages everyone to overcome the spiritual strongholds in their lives by incorporating Scripture into their daily prayer. No matter how overwhelmed you may feel today, Moore boldly reminds us that nothing is bigger or more powerful than the Lord. With this landmark book we learn to wield the sword of the Spirit, praying God’s Word to break free from anything that has a hold on us until the joy and authority of Christ rules in our lives. Paperback.
|2020 Graduate Tee Shirt, Large (42-44)|
By Red Letter 9 Inc
Class of 2020 Graduation t-shirt, with bold collegiate design and Scripture quote from Jeremiah 29:11; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Heather gray shirt with gold details; Trust in God banner design; machine washable; cotton/polyester blend.Order early for senior photos, trips, and celebrations!
|2020 Graduation Throw|
By Simply Home
Graduation throw blanket, Class of 2020, with ivy design, cap and diploma, and Scripture verse. “For I know plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.Tapestry weave throw with fringed border; for guys or girls. Made in the USA. 50″ x 60″.A keepsake 2020 graduation gift.Use as a blanket, a throw on chair or couch, a cozy wrap
|God Has Great Plans For You Journal, Faux Leather, Gray|
By Brownlow Gifts
Journal with satin ribbon marker240 pages featuring Scripture
Pocket size; 4.75″ x 7″God has great plans for you. Jeremiah 29:11
|101 Blessings for a #1 Teacher|
By Christian Art Gifts
Box of 50 Scripture cards and encouraging quotes, a box of blessings for teachers. Inspirational gift of 50 double-sided cards attractively packaged in a box to keep in a pocket, purse, or desk. Box is 2.5″ x 3.75″ x 1″; each card is 2.25″ x 3.25″.
|Teach Inspire Motivate Tumbler with Straw|
By Christian Art Gifts
Gift idea to inspire and thank that very special teacher: trending artisan design and words of encouragement and appreciation in fresh new design elements.Plastic tumbler with straw holds 16 ounces; double-walled; tested for lead/BPA free. Not for mw/dw.
Teach, Inspire, Dream
|The Influence of a Teacher Can Never Be Erased Framed Art|
By P Graham Dunn Inc.
Light as a Feather Collection
Simple wood frame, Handcrafted in the heart of Amish country USA. Teacher gift. Artisan lettering, Subtle and small, easy to display on wall, desk, counter or nightstand
7.5″ wide x 5″ high
The influence of a teacher can never be erased
|Best Teacher Ever Glass Water Bottle|
By Christian Art Gifts
Water bottle designed with a great teacher in mind. Teachers who love to teach inspire children who love to learn.
Teacher Gifts Collection
Generous 20 ounce capacity
Leak-proof twist on cap
Flip top lid; wide-mouth bottle
Dishwasher safe but handwash recommended
Not for freezer or microwave
Not for hot beverages
|In God We Trust, Flag, Shirt, Navy Blue, Large|
We are so blessed to live in America, and enjoy the privilege of sharing our faith out loud. We can worship God, meet together at church, pray anywhere, and any way we want to. Share your heart for the Lord and our great nation in this “In God We Trust” witness tee from Kerusso®
Details: Unisex Christian t-shirt in navy blue
Distressed American Flag on front
Scripture from Psalm 56:4
100% preshrunk cotton, 5.3 oz
Taped shoulders and neck
Double-needle stitched hems
Front: In God We Trust
In God whose word I praise in God I trust and am not afraid. – Psalm 56:4
|Stand Strong, Soldiers, Shirt, Black, X-Large|
A cool, inspirational T-shirt is an easy way to open the door to casual conversations about faith. Introduce everyone you meet to His Word when you wear this “Stand Soldiers” shirt from Kerusso®!
This awesome tee will remind you, and those around you, that fighting the good fight is a lifelong gig, and God puts us in certain places, at certain times, to lend love, strength, and courage to those around us who also seek God’s face.
Black with silhouetted soldiers and Scripture from Thessalonians 5:11
Distressed graphic design
100% preshrunk cotton, 5.3 oz.Standard fit
Taped neck and shoulders
Double-needle stitched hems
Christian shirt in adult sizes; unisex design
Therefore Encourage One Another & Build Each Other Up, Just As In Fact You Are Doing. Thessalonians 5:11
|Be the Warrior God Called You to Be Shirt, Black, Large|
By Kerusso Hold Fast
When you give your life to Jesus, you need not walk in the shadow of fear, or worry about defeat. Not one of us has to do battle alone. Because of faith, we can claim victory in the name of Jesus. Lend courage to others and share this Good News by wearing this Christian “Warrior” t-shirt.
Front: Be The Warrior God Called You To Be 1 JN. 5:4
Left sleeve: Hold Fast
Men’s Christian t-shirt in Classic black
Faded graphic on front
Small American flag printed on left sleeve
100% preshrunk cotton
Short sleeve; standard fit
Double-needle stitched hems
Celebrating American heritage, patriotism, and faith in God, Kerusso’s Hold Fast™ Christian apparel line is designed for individuals who has faith in God, his country, and in his family, and isn’t afraid to show it! All items in this fearless line are pro-military, pro-veteran, pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-freedom!
And of course we’ve included our CEO’s book:
God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars: 365 Daily Challenges to Grow Your Marriage
By Julia M. Bruce / WestBow Press
There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:
- Scripture to memorize and meditate on
- Conversation Starters
- Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
- Romance Builders
- Relationship Builders
- Personal reflections
- Date ideas
- Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples
We’re booking for church and ministry events. (Due to COVID-19, we are only tentatively booking for events after September 2020 based on the recommendations as issued by the CDC and our government officials.)
Julia Bruce is an engaging speaker, CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, and author of God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars. This book is for Christian couples who seek a closer relationship with each other and with God. With 365 activities, couples intentionally grow their relationship. The activities include scripture memory, conversation starters, personal reflections, guided Bible studies, romance builders, relationship builders and date night ideas.
The book started out as daily posts on Wellspring’s website to encourage couples to develop Godly marriages. However, they quickly became the most viewed pages of the site. God then led her to organize the collection of posts into a book format that couples would be able to work through year after year. She enjoys going to churches and ministry events to talk about how the activities in the book will develop stronger marriages that are centered in Christ, which will then create stronger families. The GLMW event is a fun and interactive event for couples where participants experience some of the activities in book as part of the event. For more information about the GLMW event, complete the form below.
Currently, Julia is finishing her second book, entitled: Help! No one said ministry was about spiritual battles and difficult people! In this book Julia uses her studies in psychology and professional counseling to take a Biblical approach to self-care to help people serving in the ministry not burn-out, give-up, and walk away from the call God placed on their lives. Whether your ministry position is volunteer or the senior pastor, this book will help you recognize the areas in your life that are depleted and need a little TLC so you can keep doing what God has called you to. You’re assignment in the Kingdom of God is vitally important!
Keep an eye out for this book when it is released and see how Biblical self-care can keep you serving God. Julia can bring these concepts to your next ministry staff retreat to help your ministry team refill, recharge, and renew their heart for their area of ministry.
What is Wellspring Christian Ministries?
After years of envisioning the idea and concept of Wellspring Christian Ministries, Julia decided to take a leap of faith and merge her vocational, collegiate, and life experiences and make the dream God put on her heart a reality. We are a non-profit organization with a vision of partnering with churches to equip them to revive, renew, and redeem the ministry of the church so that our nation will experience an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Today we reach people world-wide through blog posts, speaking events, and devotionals. With a strong burden for our nation, Julia has a passion to see a revival sweep across our land and many of her writings and speaking events have a theme of calling God’s people to humble themselves and pray, and seek God’s face as they repent of sin and tune their hearts to following God’s will and His commandments.
Request Julia to speak at your next event
Julia’s message will engage individuals, inspire teams and transform the heart that is prayerfully seeking to live a God-first life. As the Holy Spirit speaks through her messages, He will work in every willing heart to create a life that is wholly sold out to God. We can bring our ministry programs to your congregation, worship teams, leadership or staff. Additionally, we can customize a message to fit your event theme and purpose. We are available to speak at any evangelical church or ministry. Contact us today.
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