Penny Ellwood

Blue Springs Enote

Studying the Bible Can Change Our Lives

Posted Mar 15, 2019

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Greetings Resurrection Blue Springs,

What a difference a week makes! It actually looks like spring is coming – that's one of the things I lifted up in gratitude this morning during my prayer time. I’ve been trying to be intentional about taking on the five-fold practice of prayer from Pastor Adam’s sermon last week. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, you can watch it online here.

This Lenten season we are spending our time of preparation by exploring the five essential practices for living the Christian life. Each Sunday we'll be on The Walk unpacking one of these essential practices of the Christian faith as a way of preparing our hearts and lives for Easter and working to close the spiritual gap as a part of our Vision 2030.

We’ll also have a gathering each Wednesday night at 6:30 pm to discuss each of these practices, and we invite you to follow along in daily reflection through the GPS Guide posts or through a specially created Lenten Journal that you can download hereWe'll also have a few more of the printed journals available at the Guest Connections table on Sunday.

This Sunday I have the privilege of preaching on the importance of study – of growing in our knowledge and love of God – particularly where it concerns the Bible. Studying the Bible, especially in a supportive community, can lead to insights we've been searching for and give direction to our lives. It can even change the course of our lives! I’ll tell you Sunday how it changed mine.

We’ve got a great crew signed up for tomorrow’s Rise Against Hunger food packing event. I always enjoy this serving opportunity because I get to serve alongside congregants of all ages and help provide meals for hungry school children around the world.

See you on Sunday. Don’t forget to wear green!

Grace and Peace,


Penny Ellwood

Penny Ellwood

Rev. Penny Ellwood is the Campus Pastor at Resurrection Blue Springs.