April 14, 2021

An infection is bad, therefore to be infectious carries a negative connotation. But the idea of contagious isn’t always negative. Laughter can be contagious. Joy can be contagious. Hope can be contagious. In fact, every human being is infectious or contagious in some way. We all have an area of effect, for positive and negative. What we carry influences the atmosphere around us and is potentially transferred to other people. What are you carrying and transferring? If we carry fear, we spread fear. If we carry joy, we spread joy. What is in you?

Jesus asked those around Him, “To what can I compare the Kingdom of God?” He continued, “It is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” (Luke 13:20-21) One “measure” is equal to three gallons, so a little bit of yeast was placed in nine gallons of flour, and that little amount permeated everything. A little bit of Kingdom goes a LONG way. Even a little bit of the Kingdom of God in your life can radically change everything about you. Do you believe that the Kingdom of God is contagious? How about freedom? Is Kingdom freedom contagious?

Join us on Sunday as we dive into another potential aspect of freedom: CONTAGIOUS.

Let’s grow together!

Matt Neese


I mess up. I say things I shouldn’t say. I allow frustration to simmer in my heart. I entertain thoughts that I shouldn’t. I’m dismissive with other people. I realize that once again I’ve fallen short in how I view another person. Immediately condemnation seeps in like a sticky, oily shadow. But the Spirit of God reminds me that though my actions may fall short, my identity is secure; and the moment I recognize and turn from my sinful choices, Jesus leads me back into perfect intimacy with my Father God. And I love Him all the more!

I LOVE MY WONDERFUL GOD!!! Every little sweet thought I have about Him connects me with His pleasure.

My thoughts of Him —> His Pleasure to me —> joy and gladness in my life

This is the circle of intimacy, and each time around increases the intensity.

My thoughts of Him —> His Pleasure to me —> joy and gladness in my life —> my thoughts of Him —> His Pleasure to me —> joy and gladness in my life —> my thoughts of Him… On and on and wonderful on.

Don’t let condemnation distract you from your cycle of sweet, pleasure, joy and gladness. Return your attention to your first love, the Savior who revealed what love truly is. So patient, so kind, so enduring, so good intentioned, so quick to forgive and restore… Let the sweet thoughts rise.

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  • 04/14 Leviticus 14, Psalms 104, II Samuel 24, Luke 14:1-24
  • 04/15 Leviticus 15, Psalms 105, I Kings 1, Luke 14:25-35
  • 04/16 Leviticus 16, Psalms 106, I Kings 2, Luke 15:1-10
  • 04/17 Leviticus 17, Psalms 107, I Kings 3, Luke 15:11-32
  • 04/18 Leviticus 18, Psalms 108, I Kings 4, Luke 16:1-18
  • 04/19 Leviticus 19, Psalms 109, I Kings 5, Luke 16:19-31
  • 04/20 Leviticus 20, Psalms 110, I Kings 6, Luke 17:1-19
  • 04/21 Leviticus 21, Psalms 111, I Kings 7, Luke 17:20-37

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