Ruth - "When you're afraid to commit..."

We’ve entered a great stadium, mid-race, as thousands cheer us on.  One by one, great heroes of the faith have come down to encourage us on our journey.  A lone woman approaches us now…in her eyes we see a deep and unshakeable love, a courageous love that can overcome any obstacle.  As she begins to jog alongside us we know that we are in the presence of one of the greatest women of biblical history.  “Hello, my name is Ruth, and I have something to share with you: “Committed love is risky…but it’s worth it.”  It creates a future of caring, it makes room for others, it blesses our community, it draws us into the circle of God's love, and it's more powerful than death!  Click this link to download.

Gideon - "When you feel inadequate..."

Imagine that we've entered a great stadium, mid-race, as thousands cheer us on.  One by one, great heroes of the faith have come down to encourage us as we jog around the track together. A young man comes down to the field and begins running alongside us. “I am Gideon.  Do you ever feel small and insignificant, unsure that you are up for the challenge that is before you?  What I learned was this: when you feel inadequate, take your eyes off yourself and trust the One who made you.  When you feel inadequate...let God redefine you, let the truth about God guide you, and let the the Spirit, and not your pain, rule in you.  Click this link to download.