Welcome Ladies!

We’re excited you’ve joined us for a video Bible study time together as Jill Klontz, our Women’s Ministry Director, has encouraged us to grow deeper in our walk with God. Hope you enjoy the lessons below.

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The Faith Dare

Between April 1, 2020 – May 15, 2020 we posted daily videos (Monday – Friday) of Jill Klontz sharing encouragement that correlates to the recent Bible study devotional we went through: “The Faith Dare” by Debbie Alsdorf.

All the videos are still available, named with the corresponding dare day titles. Be encouraged in your faith walk and grow!

Intro - Part 1

Thank you ladies for joining us today! We hope and pray you’ll be refreshed and encouraged as we start this new online Women’s Bible Study! 

Intro - Part 2 "Faith Defined"
Thank you ladies for joining us again! Today we’ll continue the introduction of faith being defined as we get ready for the 30 day faith dare challenges. If you missed the first video, check out the previous section (April 1, 2020).

Editor’s Note I just realized I made a mistake when talking about Jonah. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, but he got on a boat to Tarshish instead (Jonah 1:1-3). ~Jill

Intro - Part 3 "Faith Tests"
Today’s lesson wraps up the intro sections of “The Faith Dare” and helps us see the value of trials that test our faith. Thank you for wanting to continue deepening your walk and growing your faith. Praying you’re encouraged today.

Faith Dare - Day 1 "The Miracle of a New Heart"

Today we start the first dare challenge from The Faith Dare book – Day 1 “The Miracle of a New Heart.” Get ready for a life-changing adventure with the upcoming 30 day devotionals and challenges!

After you watch the video of Jill sharing with us today, be sure to also listen to Danny Gokey’s “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” song and story behind it.

Faith Dare - Day 2 "Follow the Leader"
Are you ready to follow God’s lead? Let’s listen to what He has for us today and be quick to obey.

A song that goes great with today’s devotional is called “You Lead” by Jamie Grace.

Faith Dare - Day 3 "Living Loved"

Do you know you are loved? Because you are! Jesus lavishes His love on us. Watch today’s video, read the Day 3 devotional from The Faith Dare, and dare to live like you’re loved!

Faith Dare - Day 4 "Dedicated to Living as His"

What’s your God-story? Have you chosen to follow Jesus with your whole heart? Have you been changed from the inside out? Watch today’s video on what it’s like to be dedicated to living as His.

After you’ve watched the Day 4 video below, check out the linked song and let the cry of your heart bring Him praise “From the Inside Out”.

Faith Dare - Day 5 "Not Conformed to this World"

God has so much more to offer than this world ever can, but we must not be conformed to the world. We need to surrender to Him – offer our whole self as an act of worship knowing He is worth it all.

Here’s the song Jill refers to at the end of today’s video “Worth it All” by Meredith Andrews.

Faith Dare - Day 6 "Transformed Lives"

Are you ready for all that God has for us this week? Join us for the Faith Dare – Day 6 as we seek to have transformed lives by renewed minds from the Word of God.

A very fitting song that relates to today’s video “Word of God Speak” by MercyMe.

Faith Dare - Day 7 "The Power of God"

Did you know God offers us power to live victoriously? We just need to live in Him and be strengthened by His mighty power. Praying you’re encouraged and powered up in God as you read Day 7 of “The Faith Dare” and learn about God’s awesome POWER!

After today’s video feel free to be encouraged to sing down the halls of your house at the top of your lungs “Resurrection Power” by Chris Tomlin.

Faith Dare - Day 8 "The Power Connection"

Are you connected to the ultimate POWER source? Get connected to God and be refreshed and recharged with us as we dive into Day 8 and “The Power Connection.”

Here’s the song Jill talks about in the end of the video: “Your Name is Power” by Rend Collective.

Faith Dare - Day 9 "Asking Not Receiving"

God wants us to come to Him in prayer. As we learn in Jeremiah 33:3 we see God says to call to Him and He will answer… even if the answer isn’t what or how we hoped or expected it to be. He knows what is best and will answer in His way and time. Don’t stop praying or believing – God is at work!

Here’s the song Jill talks about in the video: “When We Pray” by Tauren Wells.

Faith Dare - Day 10 "Mind Management"

Today the lesson is all about “Mind Management.” So let’s swat lies and wrong thoughts with the truth of God’s Word and think on things that bring God glory! Happy Friday – Let’s focus and fix our thoughts on God!

Here’s a song that talks about stopping amidst the crazy to focus on God – “Focus” by Holly Starr.

Faith Dare - Day 11 "A Different Life"

Happy Monday, ladies! Today’s lesson is a great reminder that we are called to daily surrender our lives… deny our SELF so we can follow Jesus! Let’s live a different life than what the world says. No longer living for self, but instead for Christ who died for us. Galatians 2:20 “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…”

Here’s an upbeat song that helps us say goodbye to self – “So Long Self” by MercyMe.

Faith Dare - Day 12 "Woman of Worth"

Precious ladies, let God’s love pour out over you today as you realize you are fearfully and wonderfully made. And rejoice in the blessing that if you’ve accepted Jesus as Lord of your life, you are a daughter of the King!

After watching today’s video, check out the song for the day – “Daughter of the King” by Tricia.

Faith Dare - Day 13 "Bringing Beauty to Life"

God uses all kinds of things to grow us. He ultimately wants to bring His beauty into our lives through the process of changing us to be more like Him.

Are you ready to surrender and be different for Him? Check out the song for the day – “Different” by Micah Tyler.

Faith Dare - Day 14 "Not Enough"

We’re not enough in and of ourselves, but because of Jesus, God makes us enough – He is our confidence! He created us to live for Him. Our response should be of a humble heart, standing in awe of God and letting Him be our strength. Philippians 4:13 (NLT) “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

Find confidence in God and be encouraged with this song for the day – “Confidence” by Sanctus Real.

Faith Dare - Day 15 "He Completes Me"

God is the only one who can complete us! No other person, thing, experience, success, etc. can fulfill or complete us the way God does. Let’s let Him be our hope, our peace, our solid ground, our Father, our Healer, our all-in-all! Have a blessed Friday, ladies enjoying the sweet assurance that in Christ we are made complete!

After today’s video, let this hymn medley wash over you as you find freedom in Christ completing you – “In Christ Alone | Cornerstone | The Solid Rock” by Caleb + Kelsey.

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Faith Dare - Day 16 "A New Attitude"

We have choices everyday. What are you choosing to do today that honors God with your time, attitudes, expectations, actions, etc.? Let’s choose today to serve the Lord with joy! Let’s choose to press on, persevere, and praise through all the ups and downs.

Will you join with us in singing praise for all your days? Then play this song and proclaim – “Yes I Will” by Vertical Worship.

Faith Dare - Day 17 " The Mirror Image"

In Christ we are NEW! We are not defined by the mirror or the outward appearance, but by what’s on the inside. God looks at our heart so let’s be changed from the inside out. 1 Samuel 16:7b (NIV) “…The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

This song seems fitting for today – “Through My Father’s Eyes” by Holly Starr.

Faith Dare - Day 18 "Get Out of the Funk"

It’s easy to be in a funk when our focus is off. We need to get our eyes back on Jesus. Let’s fix our focus on Him and let the things of this world fade away as we seek our Savior today.

Let the chorus of this hymn remind you to – “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” (by Selah).

Faith Dare - Day 19 "Live as an Overcomer"

Good news, ladies! We don’t have to live under the circumstances, instead we are called to find victory over and through them. We have victory in Christ and we just need to lift our gaze towards Him, persevere, and sing with joy as we become overcomers!

Here’s the link to the song Jill mentions in the video. Feel free to turn it up and sing out that you’re an “Overcomer” (by Mandisa).

Faith Dare - Day 20 "Needy, Whiny, and Discouraged"

We have so much to be thankful for and the simple act of giving thanks can change your whole day. Don’t let your own attitude steal the inexpressible and glorious JOY Jesus intended for you to be filled with (1 Peter 1:8). Let’s experience the sweet blessing of overflowing with thanksgiving today.

Hope you’re encouraged with today’s song as it talks about pouring out thankfulness and letting it overflow as a result of being redeemed! “Let the Redeemed” (by Josh Baldwin).

Faith Dare - Day 21 "Keep Yourself in God's Love"

The greatest commandment is to love God and others. Today’s dare is to love well. Let’s keep ourselves in God’s love and put into practice the important commandment of really loving Him and others well.

Our love for others is seen by our actions – let this song encourage you to put Christ’s love in action. “Not What I Say (But What I Do)” by True Vibe.

Faith Dare - Day 22 "Forgiveness"
A quote by Corrie ten Boom goes like this: “Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred.” We’ll be learning more about forgiveness in today’s lesson. Find freedom as we look at Dare 22 and let go of bitterness by choosing to forgive.

For additional encouragement, check out this link with the powerful story behind today’s song – “Forgiveness” by Matthew West.

Faith Dare - Day 23 "Put Down the Stones"
Everyday we have a choice to celebrate or criticize others. God calls us to stop being fault-finders, and instead to look for the good and see others through His eyes.

Hope you’re encouraged to keep pressing on in your faith walk, seeking to live every day for Christ! Enjoy this song from a band named Building 429 based on the verse in Ephesians 4:29 that says we should build each other up. “Press On” by Building 429.

Faith Dare - Day 24 "Practice the Presence of People"
What does it mean to really listen, engage, and connect with others? That’s what today’s lesson is all about! We’re called to the make the most of every moment we have with others. Let’s seek to “practice the presence of people” as we embark on dare #24.

This song is a prayer asking God to help us not miss what matters today, in this moment – “Keep Me in the Moment” by Jeremy Camp.

Faith Dare - Day 25 "The Power of Words"
What we say matters. Our words can either build up or tear down. Today we look at the power of words and the importance of choosing wisely what we say. Let’s choose words that bring life, truth, and point to Jesus!

Faith Dare - Day 26 "The Humble Heart"
“‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.” (1 Peter 5:5b-6 NLT) We daily need God’s grace. Let’s walk humbly with Him and learn to give His grace to others.

For the days we mess up, we need to humble ourselves and seek God’s face. Hope this song encourages you to walk in the power of God’s daily sufficient grace – “Grace” (by Laura Story).

Faith Dare - Day 27 "Measure Out Goodness"
Guess what ladies, today’s dare is all about kindness. God calls us to love others and pour out kindness and goodness in practical ways to them. Let’s be on the lookout to give kindness today… and always!

Faith is seen by our actions. We can be the hands of Jesus by showing kindness, being love, finding ways to reach out and encourage others. Hope this encourages you to step out and be more like Jesus today! – “Less Like Me” (by Zach Williams).

Faith Dare - Day 28 "Live Unselfishly"
Today’s dare is a reminder that we need to live unselfishly and seek to love, encourage, and put others before ourselves.
How can you encourage others today? Who are the people God has placed in your life that you need to intentionally encourage?

Are you pointing to Jesus in your daily life and showing His love to others? After today’s video, take a listen to the linked song and be encouraged to – “Live Like That” (by Sidewalk Prophets).

Faith Dare - Day 29 "Having All we Need"
Contentment is key in our faith walk with Jesus. We have the choice every day to be content or not. It’s a learned attitude. Let’s choose today to practice contentment by letting go of our “if only’s,” by counting our blessings, by fixing our thoughts on what is true and praiseworthy, and by having a right relationship with God.

Today’s song choice fits with contentment, because ultimately Jesus is all we need, in good times and bad. Rest content today in the arms of Jesus and let Him be all you need – “All I Need” (by Bethany Dillon).

Faith Dare - Day 30 "When it Depends on You"
Making the first move to apologize or seek reconciliation or humble ourselves, or serve and encourage someone else is not always easy, but it’s God’s way – and it’s what the last day from The Faith Dare is all about. You can be the one to change the tone of the situation by stepping out and making the first move towards peace and harmony. So let’s walk in obedience to what God’s calling us to do today.

Ultimately this whole 30 day faith dare has really been a journey to surrender. This song is a song of surrendering all to Jesus. Instead of holding so tightly to your plans with clenched fists, will you surrender today with open hands to the Lord? “Open Hands” (by Laura Story).

Watch today’s devotional below, but make sure to listen until the end to hear what the plan is for the next few weeks of Bible study!

Additional Dares - 1 of 4 "Trust instead of Worry"

Worry steals our joy and makes us miserable, but trusting God brings hope, joy, and peace. What worries do you need to surrender today at the feet of Jesus and replace with trust? “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” Proverbs 3:5

This song is a great reminder that we need to meet with God every morning, stop worrying and leave whatever is troubling you in His hands. Be encouraged and enjoy – “In His Hands” (by Unspoken).

Additional Dares - 2 of 4 "Faith instead of Fear"

Are you fearful? God says over and over in the Bible to “fear not…do not be afraid…” How do we do that? We need to look to Jesus, lay our worries and fears down at His feet and really trust and walk by FAITH! He is with us. He’s in control. He loves us.

Let this song become your anthem to walk by faith, trusting God and choosing to lay down your fear and anxieties- “I Will Fear No More” (by The Afters).

Additional Dares - 3 of 4 "The Peace of God"

God’s peace is amazing and far exceeds anything we can imagine or understand (Philippians 4:7). If you need peace today, no matter what the issue, humble yourself, seek God, pray with thanksgiving, and fix your eyes and on Him. He promises to give you His perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3).

Today’s song talks about God’s perfect peace. Listen and be encouraged – “Perfect Peace” (by Laura Story).

Additional Dares - 4 of 4 "From Strongholds to Surrender"

Do you want to experience God’s power and victory and strength, but feel stuck in a continual bad pattern? Then there may be a stronghold of sin in your life that needs to be identified and surrendered to Jesus today! Find freedom when you surrender it all to God and ask Him to help you defeat the sin that has a strong grip on your life. Hebrews 12:1b-2a (NLT) “let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus…”

The bridge of today’s song describes several things God does, one of them says a “stronghold breaker.” Wow! Let’s wait upon the Lord, be renewed in Him, and soar like eagles with new strength. Listen and be encouraged – “Soar” (by Meredith Andrews).