Getting Focused Spiritually

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Are you finding it hard to get focused spiritually these days? If so, what’s got you losing focus? What are you thinking about? What’s distracting you? Who is distracting you? What do you need to focus on today, this week, this month? Whatever it is, my hope and prayer is that you will learn how to get focused spiritually and begin moving even further in your walk with the Lord and God-given assignments. For starters, I need to [...]

How to REALLY Go and Make Disciples

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I’m going to jump right into this one. Over 2,000 year ago, Jesus Christ came into the world and then ascended to heaven. Yet, before He left, He gave His disciples a Great Commission. He told them in Matthew 28:18-20, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new [...]

Studying the Letters of the Bible

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Looks like you're interested in studying the letters of the Bible. I love it! I believe if you embarked upon a study of the letters of the Bible, you will not only experience a greater knowledge of God’s Word, but you’ll also gain greater insight on how we are to live and stand for the Gospel. You’ll understand even more what it means to be chosen, and why it’s so important that you walk in the Spirit, live [...]

Hot Topics

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Hey sis, I want to hear from you! This week's new post is all about hearing from you regarding topics that YOU would like to learn more about from a biblical and practical perspective. This will help me to bring you more relevant content. So, from the list provided below, as well as your own topics, please let me know your thoughts... What would you like to read more on... 1.) Overcoming Anxiety and Depression 2.) How to [...]

Check Out the Commands of Christ

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Remember when Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands.” It’s found in John 14:15. But before we dive into what those commands are, remember that the Bible teaches us in 1 John 5:3, “Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.” They are not burdensome. So, what you are about to check out is not legalistic, man-made rules, but pulled from the word of God, actually from the mouth of Jesus Christ, [...]

How to Study the Bible

When I put out a mini request for what topics my reading audience would like me to write about, I received a good bit of responses. This particular topic was the largest response! And I am not surprised. I’m actually super elated about this - and I know God is even more than me! Now, if you didn’t submit your topic, it’s okay, because I think this topic can help everyone across the board, including me. So in this fresh post, [...]

Studying A Book of the Bible

  In this busy life that many of us are living these days, we have to make time to get into God’s Word. I know that we have to get the kids off to school and extracurricular activities, clean the house, wash clothes, cook dinner, take care of the hubby’s needs (if you’re married), and do the work that needs to be done, whether that’s a day job or ministry. But again, we have to make the intentional effort to get into the Word of [...]

Starting a Small Group

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Judging from the title, and the fact that you either saw this post or clicked onto it, I would guess that you’re interested in starting a small group or know someone who is considering it. In either case, I don’t think that you (or the person you’re thinking about forwarding it to) will be reading this post today by chance. In fact, I believe God has you on His heart and mind to consider starting up a small [...]

15 Ways to Study the Bible & Grow Spiritually in 2016

How are things going for you so far this year? Have you been drawing closer to God? Have you written down some goals for this year already? One more question…Did you get a chance to download my FREE January 2016 Devotional yet (FREE January 2016 Devotional...A New Year for A New You!)? If so, AWESOME! But if not, do it TODAY! It will help you achieve not only your weekly goals, but more importantly, your spiritual goals for this year. It’s time to draw nigh [...]