STAY CONNECTED

EPIC Families—

One thing we’ve been uniting around as an EPIC Team is that the church is the church, gathered or scattered. Gathering physically is an incredible gift; but we’re also grateful for ways to gather virtually while that isn’t possible. (As a reminder: all regular, in-person EPIC gatherings are currently cancelled until further notice.) We firmly believe social distancing doesn’t need to be relational distancing or spiritual distancing. So in this time, we want to stay connected with your student, and give them a few ways to continue engaging with God, us and each other!

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Colossians 3:2-4, Daily Devo

April 28, 2020

Today’s scripture: Colossians 3:2-4 • Angel

Colossians 2:20-31, Daily Devo

April 27, 2020

Today’s scripture: Colossians 2:20-31 • Holly

Quote referenced (by Henri Nouwen): *quote was shortened in the video; below is the full quote*
“At issue here is the question: “To whom do I belong? God or to the world?” Many of my daily preoccupations suggest that I belong more to the world than to God. A little criticism makes me angry, and a little rejection makes me depressed. A little praise raises my spirits, and a little success excites me. It takes very little to raise me up or thrust me down. Often I am like a small boat on the ocean, completely at the mercy of its waves. All the time and energy I spend in keeping some kind of balance and preventing myself from being tipped over and drowning shows that my life is mostly a struggle for survival: not a holy struggle, but an anxious struggle resulting from the mistaken idea that it is the world that defines me.

As long as I keep running about asking: “Do you love me? Do you really love me?” I give all power to the voices of the world and put myself in bondage because the world is filled with “ifs.” The world says: “Yes, I love you if you are good-looking, intelligent, and wealthy. I love you if you have a good education, a good job, and good connections. I love you if you produce much, sell much, and buy much.” There are endless “ifs” hidden in the world’s love. These “ifs” enslave me, since it is impossible to respond adequately to all of them. The world’s love is and always will be conditional. As long as I keep looking for my true self in the world of conditional love, I will remain “hooked” to the world-trying, failing,and trying again. It is a world that fosters addictions because what it offers cannot satisfy the deepest craving of my heart.”

Colossians 2:16-19, Daily Devo

April 24, 2020

Today’s scripture: Colossians 2:16-19 • Phil

The God we serve doesn’t require us to follow rituals but instead allows us to choose to be in a relationship where we have the opportunity to encounter the greatest love we will ever know on this earth. We follow him out of reverence not out of requirement.

Questions to engage with:

  • How did God speak to you through this scripture today?
  • What does it mean to be legalistic? Have you ever felt like you were being that way towards someone else? Or Vice Versa?
  • It might feel like you are disconnected from God, and your EPIC family right now. How can you find nourishment from God so that you may feel more connected to Him, and His people?
  • In what ways are you needing to feel connected to your EPIC family? Pray and tell God what your thinking and feeling. While you’re at it tell an EPIC Staff member or tell a friend. THEY WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GET YOU MORE CONNECTED

Song to check out You Hold It All Together by All Sons & Daughters

Colossians 2:13-15, Daily Devo

April 22 2020

Today’s scripture: Colossians 2:13-15 • Kris

Here’s some questions to keep thinking on:

  • Verse 13 says God “forgave us all our sins” or “trespasses.” In your Bible or on Google, look up the phrase, forgave us our trespasses.” Does that phrase show up anywhere else in the Bible? What might that phrase mean?
  • Has there ever been a time when a friend or family member intentionally took the fall for something you did?
  • Verse 15 talks about the “rulers and authorities” Jesus triumphed over on the cross. Who or what are these “rulers and authorities”? What might it mean that Christ has triumphed over them?

Colossians 2:9-12, Daily Devo

April 21 2020

Today’s scripture: Colossians 2:9-12 • Angel

Colossians 2:6-8, Daily Devo

April 20 2020

Today’s scripture: Colossians 2:6-8 • Holly

Colossians 2:2-5, Daily Devo

April 17, 2020

Today’s scripture: Colossians 2:2-5 • Holly

A few questions to reflect on…

  • Where have I experienced the power of encouragement, or the danger of discouragement?
  • How can I be an encouragement to someone today?
  • Remember a time for you when God went from a total mystery, to a little less of a mystery. Maybe it was a moment, a season, an experience…what was that like?
  • If you don’t feel like you’ve experienced that, take some time to pray that you would! Ask God to reveal Himself to you through Jesus.

Colossians 1:28-2:1, Daily Devo

April 15, 2020

Today’s scripture: Colossians 1:28-2:1 • Kris

Colossians 1:25-27, Daily Devo

April 14, 2020

Today’s scripture: Colossians 1:25-27 • Phil

NOTE FROM PHIL:

To start, before you even open the scripture, pray and ask God to speak to you through this text. Ask him to change your heart, and rejuvenate your spirit as you draw near to Him.

Questions to Engage with:

  • What stands out to you about this scripture?
  • How can you be a minister in your current context? Who do you feel like God is telling you to minister to?
  • Who are the ‘gentiles’ around you right now that you know? In what ways can you share with them about who Jesus is?

Now that you know that the power of Christ lives in YOU, share with God where you need to find more confidence in Him so that you can receive the strength He has for YOU.

Challenge: Serve someone sacrificially this week. Bring them hand sanitizer, food, toilet paper, or whatever it is you feel God is telling you to do. I’m asking you to do this because in the same way Jesus united the Jews & Gentiles, I think uniting everyone as people starts with trying to serve them by meeting the smallest needs.

So Go, and prayerfully ask Jesus to help you serve your neighbors, friends, family and community around us. AND BE SAFE!

Daily Devo: Start back tomorrow

April 13, 2020

Colossians devos start back up TOMORROW at 9 AM! For today, want to read ahead? Read Colossians 1:25-27 and come tomorrow with thoughts!