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THE LIVING WORD | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 14

THE LIVING WORD | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 14

Several decades ago, in Communist Russia, actor Comrade Alexander Rostovzev was converted in a Moscow theater while playing the role of Jesus in a sacrilegious play entitled, Christ in a…

TUNED IN | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 13

TUNED IN | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 13

Warning! Warning! Information overload! Noise pollution! In this world there sometimes seems to be innumerable voices clamoring for our attention. A recent study showed that the average American is exposed to…

PRICELESS | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 12

PRICELESS | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 12

One of golf’s immortal moments came when a nervous Scotsman demonstrated the new game to President Ulysses Grant. Carefully placing the ball on the tee, he took a mighty swing. The club hit the turf and scattered dirt all over the President’s…

YOU MAKE THE CALL | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 11

YOU MAKE THE CALL | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 11

Baseball umpire Durwood Miller tells of his rookie year of umpiring in the major leagues. On the mound was the famous pitcher, Nolan Ryan. The second pitch of the game was so fast, Miller never saw it. He froze, unable to make the call. Finally, he yelled…

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 10

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 10

During the first World War, a British soldier was caught one night while creeping back to his tent from a nearby wooded area. He was immediately hauled before his commanding officer and charged with holding communications with the enemy. The man pleaded…

DISCERNING GOD’S VOICE | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 9

DISCERNING GOD’S VOICE | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 9

One day a lone hiker was navigating one of the more difficult segments of the famed Appalachian Trail. He strayed from the path, lost his footing, and found himself hanging precariously from a cliff, hundreds of feet above the ground below. He clung to a root growing from the massive sheer face and began to cry out, “Help! Is anyone up there?”

LISTENING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 8

LISTENING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT | BEYOND | Week 2 - Day 8

The Roman Empire at one time was the greatest empire in the world in terms of size and Former U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what he said. One day during a reception,

Understanding God's Call | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 7

Understanding God's Call | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 7

One of golf’s immortal moments came when a nervous Scotsman demonstrated the new game to President Ulysses Grant. Carefully placing the ball on the tee, he took a mighty swing. The club hit the turf and scattered dirt all over the President’s beard and surrounding vicinity, while the ball placidly waited on the tee.

Living God's Way | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 6

Living God's Way | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 6

Early American mission organizations did not allow single women to serve overseas. But in 1823, Betsy Stockton knew she was called to follow God’s way at all costs. After gaining freedom from slavery, Stockton was taught theology by her former master, the Reverend Ashbel Green. With a strong sense of God’s call on her life,

Don't Stop Short Of Your Dream | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 5

Don't Stop Short Of Your Dream | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 5

In 1930, two young brothers named Dick and Maurice McDonald moved from New Hampshire to California to pursue the American dream of becoming successful. After a few failed ventures, they struck gold when they opened a small drive-in restaurant.

What A Dream Looks Like | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 4

What A Dream Looks Like | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 4

So he said to them, “please hear this dream which I have dreamed...”

In 1989, a movie called “Field of Dreams” was released. Kevin Costner played Ray Kincella, a 27-year-old man who heard a voice one day that said, “If you build it, he will come.”

Embracing God's Vision | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 3

Embracing God's Vision | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 3

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a stirring, passionate speech which later became the “manifesto” of the civil rights movement. Words of reconciliation, equality, and liberty rang out from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial:

Seeing God's Vision | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 2

Seeing God's Vision | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 2

Where there is no vision, the people perish...

Nearly anywhere you go in the world, people have heard the name “Disney.” The theme parks, movies, and signature characters are recognized and loved. This entertainment dynasty is the result of a lifelong dream from the creative genius of visionary, Walt Disney.

Unshaken | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 1

Unshaken | BEYOND | Week 1 - Day 1

On this rock I will build my church, and death itself will not have any power over it.

The Roman Empire at one time was the greatest empire in the world in terms of size and influence, with borders that encompassed most of the known world. Their elaborate governing system was in full operation and tax money was coming in at a higher rate than ever. Truly the Roman Empire was glorying in its finest hour.

BEYOND - 21-day devotional through daily passages

BEYOND - 21-day devotional through daily passages

WHAT IS BEYOND?

It’s an opportunity… a calling to contribute in a way that is rare and significant. We have a bold and courageous vision, and as each of us practice obedience by returning to God part of what He has given us, we have the potential to see thousands of lives changed forever.