This Month’s Theme:
Come and See
“Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.
When was the last time you were invited to something? How did that make you feel, knowing that you were invited specifically?
“Come and you will see” (John 1:39). This is the greatest invitation of all time, one that is like no other. It’s an invitation from Jesus to know more of who He is and experience His love.
Jesus promised that He would not turn away anyone who is looking for Him, so don’t wait to accept this invitation. In Matthew 7:7-8, He said “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” So why not come and see who Jesus is for yourself.
Join in the Conversation
It’s a new year! Breathe in the possibilities of the surprising and wonderful ways that God may work in our lives in 2021.
2020 might have been a disorienting and challenging year for us, but 2021 is an opportunity for new beginnings and fresh starts. We’d like to start this year by inviting you to come and see His Kingdom, to taste and savour His love, and to explore and experience all that God has in store for us. This invitation is open to all, so step up and step into a new year filled with God’s goodness.
To help us start the year right, we’re looking for stories about how God is challenging you to fix your eyes on Him in the year ahead, biblical handles and scriptures to inspire us to start the year afresh, and tips to grow closer to Him as we embrace all that this year might bring with it.
If you’ve got a story to share, we’d love to hear it! Check out our writers guidelines and send us your story.
Here are some subthemes to get you started:
- Starting Afresh
- Rebuilding Our Foundations
- Renewing Our Focus
Topics to Explore
Starting Afresh: New resolutions and habits, new beginnings, fresh hope, rest and refuel, setting goals, renewing our focus, removing obstacles/distractions, evaluating the past, moving on from regrets and disappointments, time management, financial management, planning vs trusting God, surrender.
Rebuilding Our Foundations: Spiritual disciplines, basic doctrines, growing deep in God’s Word, rooting ourselves in God’s love, prayer, accountability, mentoring, repentance, growing in the knowledge of God, renewing our minds.
Renewing Our Focus (Beholding Jesus): Drawing near to Jesus, holiness and reverence, finding grace and mercy, exchanging our burdens for His yoke, building a friendship with Jesus, encountering Jesus in Scripture, spiritual intimacy, sanctification, becoming like Jesus, joys of walking with Jesus, discovering and exercising spiritual gifts, finding rest in Jesus.