Walking a Disciple’s Walk, Day 14: Sunday Selah 2

(Forsaking Convenient Lies to Follow the Lord) Day 14, Sunday Selah 2Ashley Walczek“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 1:24-25We have spent the past two weeks assessing how we should walk as disciples of…

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Walking a Disciple’s Walk, Day 13- Series in Review

(Forsaking Convenient Lies to Follow the Lord) Day 13- Series in ReviewAshley WaliczekThese past couple of weeks, we have been challenged by Scripture’s call to radically follow Jesus, our Risen Savior. We have asked uncomfortable questions, confronted convenient lies, and faced some hard realities of the life of a believer, particularly in a time when we seem to find ourselves starkly at odds with the culture in which we live. We have…

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Walking a Disciple’s Walk, Day 12- Walk by the Spirit: Our Chastity, Part 2, Reflections

(Forsaking Convenient Lies to Follow the Lord) Day 12: Walk by the Spirit – Our ChastityPart 2: Devotional ReflectionsAshley WaliczekReflection:The first time I started reading through the prophetic book of Hosea, I was a sophomore in high school. I remember telling my mom that I’d never noticed that kind of a story was in the Bible. As I pondered how God could really ask Hosea to marry a prostitute who would leave…

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Walking a Disciple’s Walk, Day 11- Walk by the Spirit: Our Chastity

(Forsaking Convenient Lies to Follow the Lord) Day 11- Walk by the Spirit - Our ChastityPart 1: The Lie vs. The Truth and Why the Battle MattersAshley WaliczekThe Lie: “I love Jesus, but my sexuality doesn’t really matter.”Ways we may show we believe the lie:•We deceive ourselves into thinking that one lustful look is no big deal, one sexual comment to a friend is nothing to apologize and repent for, or one…

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Walking a Disciple’s Walk, Day 10- Walk in Love: Our Charity, Part 2

Day 10: Walk in Love – Our CharityPart 2: Devotional Reflections Ashley WaliczekReflection:Over the past few years, I have walked through some of the darkest emotional times of my life, and, by God’s grace, I have been held up and pushed forward by so many relationships in my life that kept me running to Him for strength. Even now, when I find myself edging toward a spiral of discouragement, the specific moments…

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Walking a Disciple’s Walk, Day 9- Walk in Love: Our Charity

Day 9- Walk in Love: Our Charity Part 1: The Lie vs. The Truth and Why the Battle Matters Ashley WalizcekThe Lie: “I love Jesus, but how well I love others doesn’t really matter.” Ways we may show we believe the lie:•We prioritize winning arguments over building relationships that can weather disagreement well.•We do not invest time into deep and vulnerable friendships with others, whether they be with family members, fellow believers,…

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Walking a Disciple’s Walk, Week 2, Day 8: Walk in Wisdom, Our Conversation

Day 8- Walk in Wisdom, Our ConversationPart 2: Devotional Reflections Ashley Waliczek Reflections:The past several years, if you had been listening in on my prayer conversations, you would have found yourself unable to count how many times I have had to repent of my words. It is a shameful fact, but impossible to escape. I cannot recount all the moments when I lost my cool at work over the actions of a…

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Walking a Disciple’s Walk Week 1 Day 7: Sunday Selah 

Walking a Disciple’s Walk: Forsaking Convenient Lies to Follow the Lord 7 - Sunday Selah  “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a…

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Walking a Disciple’s Walk Week 1 Day 6: First Week in Review

Day 6 - First Week in Review This week, we have taken time to evaluate the steps we should take as we devote our lives to following our Risen King, the Lord Jesus Christ. We have considered, specifically, the lies that get in our way, evidence of the acceptance of those lies in our attitudes and choices, scriptural truths that confront those lies, and the eternal significance of walking in step with…

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Walking a Disciple’s Walk Week 1 Day 5: Walk in Wisdom – Our Conversation

Day 5 - Walk in Wisdom - Our Conversation Part 1: The Lie vs. the Truth and Why the Battle Matters The Lie: “I love Jesus, but what I say doesn’t really matter.” Ways we may show we believe the lie: • We say the first thing that comes into our minds and do not recognize or admit when we have spoken inappropriately, inaccurately, or hurtfully.  • We are proud of having…

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