While we sat there, we shared portions of the word with one another. When one student came by and was interested in knowing what made this Bible different, we were able to show them a verse we were enjoying. We opened up to Matthew 13:8, where the Lord Jesus tells a parable about a sower who went out to sow. The seeds he sowed fell in different places. The verse says:
But others fell on the good earth and yielded fruit, one a hundredfold, and one sixtyfold, and one thirtyfold.
The other verses in chapter 13 as well as the footnotes in the Recovery Version helped us to understand what the good earth really is. Here’s one of the footnotes for verse 8.
The good earth signifies the good heart that is not hardened by worldly traffic, that is without hidden sins, and that is without the anxiety of the age and the deceitfulness of riches. Such a heart gives every inch of its ground to receive the word that the word may grow, bear fruit, and produce even a hundredfold (v. 23). – New Testament Recovery Version
The student smiled and thanked us for giving her the word of God. Just that alone was such a sweet encouragement to us. Thank the Lord for these sweet opportunities.
You shall love the Lord with all your heart,
You shall love the Lord with all your soul,
You shall love the Lord with all your mind,
With all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind!
O Lord, I love You for all the things You are!
O Lord, I love You for all the things You do!
O Lord, I love You. Help me love You more,
With all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind!
You are warmly invited to join us for our Spring Mountain States College Conference. Register today by contacting any of the local coordinators.
Topic: The Gospel of John (Part 3)
|Session 1||Friday, March 26||7:30 pm|
|Session 2||Saturday, March 27||10:45 am|
|Special Topic||Saturday, March 27||5:00 pm|
|Session 3||Saturday, March 27||7:30 pm|
|Session 4||Sunday, March 28||10:45 am|
The meetings will be conducted via live Zoom webinar and group discussions. There is no cost for this conference.
May the Lord bless us all during this time.
You are warmly invited to join us for our Fall Mountain States College Conference.
Topic: The Gospel of John
Dates/Times (Mountain Time):
Session 1—Friday, November 6, 7:30 pm
Session 2—Saturday, November 7, 10:30 am
Special Topic—Saturday, November 7, 1 pm
Session 3—Saturday, November 7, 7:30 pm
Session 4—Sunday, November 8, 10:30 am
The meetings will be conducted via live Zoom webinar and group discussions.
May the Lord bless us all during this time.
This fall, we are going to be getting into 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. In these letters, the apostle Paul touches some very serious points which have to do with serving God, how to conduct ourselves, and the Lord’s second coming. In 2nd Thessalonians, the apostle encourages and even corrects the believers in Thessalonica. We hope that everyone will set aside a time each week to read a chapter, either by themselves or with others.
The following is a schedule for our reading this semester:
Week 1: 9/12-9/18: 1 Thess. Chapter 1
Week 2: 9/19-9/25: 1 Thess. Chapter 2
Week 3: 9/26-10/2: 1 Thess. Chapter 3
Week 4: 10/3-10/9: 1 Thess. Chapter 4
Week 5: 10/10-10/16: 1 Thess. Chapter 5
Week 6: 10/17-10/23: 2 Thess. Chapter 1
Week 7: 10/24-10/30: 2 Thess. Chapter 2
Week 8: 10/31-11/6: 2 Thess. Chapter 3
You can also use this link to join a Bible tracker where you’ll be emailed the chapter each week and also check it off!
In addition to a glorious full week of the college training, there were also 40 days of prayer surrounding this event which laid the tracks for God to bless this generation of college students. Why post this now? Take a look at the last item of prayer from the 40 days:
The lasting impact of this college training, including upon those who did not have the chance to attend.
All 40 items of prayer can be found at the College Training Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/collegetraining)
How many registered for the July 2019, North America College Training?… 2781
Where was it located?… University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
What did Christians on Campus at the University of Utah have to say about this full-week event? Find out in this 3 minute vid.
We firmly believe that the Lord blessed this college training in particular. He answered many of the prayers from the 40 days of prayer surrounding this event. Thank and praise our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our real Jubilee!
Access Daily Morning Revivals Here
Access the Gospel of Luke Reading Schedule Here
Access the Higher Ground Audio and Video Here
Matthew 18:20 For where there are two or three gathered into My name, there am I in their midst.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Acts 2:17-18 And it shall be in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream things in dreams; And indeed upon My slaves, both men and women, I will pour out of My Spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit.
John 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness.
1 Timothy 4:7-8 and exercise yourself unto godliness. For bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the present life and of that which is to come.
|Morning Revival||Bible Reading||Ministry Reading||Care in the groups|
You can also practice having morning revival together in your group. We recommend trying it together twice per week.
For week (1) of the ministry reading, we’ll read:
Basic Elements of the Christian Life Volume 1 – The key to Experiencing Christ – the Human Spirit. Download it here: https://biblesforamerica.org/books/
The week (2) ministry reading is EARLY RISING
The week (3) ministry reading is NUMBERING OUR DAYS
Will be posted here on this site each day. Come back every night to pick it up! We’ll even surprise you with podcasts and videos to help you with your Higher Ground Training!
Note: The material we are using is adapted from the “Daily Bread” devotional produced by Christian Students at CSU (Fort Collins, CO).
pray | 2-3 minutes
Open your heart to the Lord. Tell Him
you love Him. Make the verse your
Read | 5 minutes
Prayerfully read the verses and
write | 5 minutes
Write down what you appreciate or any
questions you have.
Downloadable and Printable: Higher-Ground-Gospel-of-Luke-Reading-Schedule
Luke 1:1 – 1:25
Luke 1:26 – 1:80
Luke 2:1 – 2:39
Luke 2:40 – 3:38
Luke 4:1 – 4:44
Luke 5:1 – 6:38
Luke 6:39 – 7:50
Luke 8:1 – 8:56
Luke 9:1 – 9:62
Luke 10:1 – 10:37
Luke 10:38 – 11:54
Luke 12:1 – 12:59
Luke 13:1 – 14:14
Luke 14:15 – 15:22
Luke 15:23 – 16:31
Luke 17:1 – 18:8
Luke 18:9 – 19:27
Luke 19:28 – 20:44
Luke 20:45 – 22:38
Luke 22:39 – 23:43
Luke 23:44 – 24:53
Christians on Campus took this two-night trip to explore beautiful southern Utah! We explored the town of Moab, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands national park! The natural creation of God allows us to perceive His invisible characteristics– His power, His beauty! God becomes so real to us when we are out exploring nature!