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Silver Boxes - The Gift of Encouragement







by Florence Littauer
Humorous anecdotes and touching insights inspire readers to reach out with encouragement to people who are hurting and need help. Learn how to make others feel special, mend broken dreams and share the affirming message of the gospel through encouragement.

The Bema Judgement

The Bema Judgement
Heaven's Award Banquet
by
Pete Briscoe


For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:10

The BEMA is a fictional dramatic production inspired by the biblical principle in II Corinthians 5:10 that we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due to him for the things done while in the body.

Based on the novel, The Bema: A Story About the Judgement Seat of Christ, by Tim Stevenson, The BEMA Drama  was initially performed by Pete Briscoe as part of a sermon series in 1999. In 2000, Bent Tree performed the drama a second time and created a VHS video with the hope of sharing this life-transforming message of living for THE day beyond the walls of Bent Tree.

In the Fall of 2011, Bent Tree reproduced The BEMA once more and recorded the services to create a DVD that will hopefully continue to take the love of Christ into homes all around the world.

If you’d like to purchase a DVD of The BEMA, please visit the Order a DVD page.

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Pete Briscoe teaches us what we do know about the Bema from 2Corinthians 5. This message was taught at Bent Tree in Carrollton, Texas on October 9th, 2011.





Revelation Chapters 14 & 15

Reflective Question:
Does the manner in which I live match the Gospel that I profess?



Love God, Serve Others, Share Your Story
by
Beloved



You Alone
{Revelation 15:3-4 & Psalm 34:4-5}
by
Glory Revealed

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ALLAUDIO BIBLE



Overcome
by
Jeremy Camp



Almighty
by
Chris Tomlin

Revelation 13 Lesson 8b

Reflective Question?

If the beast appeared now with miracles and with charisma, 
how do you think our current society will respond?
How would you respond?




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You Are 
by 
Ben Cantelon
Almighty
by
Chris Tomlin


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Revelation 11:15-12:17 Lesson 7b & 8a

Reflective Question:
In what ways are you personally advancing His kingdom on earth?



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Hallelujah Chorus Lyrics Handel's Messiah
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Overcome
by
Jeremy Camp


Revelation 10-11:14 Lesson 7a

Reflective Question:
Think of a time when God's word was sweet to you and a time when it was bitter.  What made the difference?




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When the Stars Burn Down
by
Phillips, Craig & Dean


Revelation 8:6-9:21 Lesson 6

Reflective Question:
Are you alert, on guard, against Satan's schemes and demonic forces?




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Take Me Into the Holy of Holies
by
Kent Henry

When the Stars Burn Down (Blessing & Honor)
by
Phillips, Craig & Dean

Revelation 6:1-8:5 Lesson 5

Reflective Question:  
Do you leave judgement to God?



Audio Courtesy of ALLAUDIO Bible:
Revelation Chapter 6
Revelation Chapter 7

Revelation Chapter 8


This is Amazing Grace
by
Phil Wickham


Revelation Song
by
Kari Jobe

Revelation Chapters 4&5

Reflection Question:
How do you worship?

Revelation Chapters 4&5 Lesson 4




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Revelation Chapter 4


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Revelation Chapter 5


Overwhelmed
by
Big Daddy Weave


Revelation Song
by
Kari Jobe

Revelation Chapter 3 Lesson 3c

Reflective Question:
Have you fallen asleep spiritually?
In what Areas is Jesus calling you to wake up?



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Even So Come
by
Chris Tomlin

Revelation Chapter 2:12-29, Lesson 3b

Reflective Question:
How can I live in this world and not be of it?




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Days of Elijah
by
Hilsong


Even So Come
by
Kristian Stanfill


Revelation 2:1-11, Lesson 3a

Reflective Question:
What is the condition/depth of your love for Christ?





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Open Up the Heavens
by
Meredith Andrews

Revelation Song
by
Kari Jobe

Revelation Chapter 1, Lesson 2

Reflective Question:
When you picture Jesus in your mind, what does He look like?




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Revelation Song
by 
Kari Jobe


Holy spirit
by
Francesca Battistelli

Revelation Introduction Lesson 1







This is an excellent video to give you an overview of Revelation with Dr. De Young.


Prayer for Women in the Word 2015

"Our corporate prayers are punctuated with phrases such as 'Here us, Lord' or 'Lord, hear our prayer', as if the burden to listen were on God and not us.  We name our concerns, giving God suggestions on what to do about them.  What reversal of power might occur if we turned the process around, naming our concerns and asking God to tell us what to do about them?  "Speak, Lord, for your servants are listening." - Barbara Brown-Taylor from "When God is Silent".

As a result of reading this statement recently, I have structured our prayer guide a little different this year.  We will start by thanking Him but then each day there will be a topic of need or concern and I would like you to name it and then ask God what you personally can do about it and the LISTEN!

September 5 - Thank God for 1) the ministry of WIW, 2) Joanne, 3) servant leaders, 4) worship team, 5) Clearwater Community Church

September 6 - Unity

September 7 - Boldness

September 8 - Protection

September 9 - Love of Jesus to show.

Your sister in Christ,
Donna, 
Prayer Team

The Gospel of John Chapter 21

John Chapter 21



Open Up the Heavens
by
Meredith Andrews

You Amaze Us
by
Selah


John 20

The Gospel of John  
Chapter 20


The Gospel of John 19:17-42

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The Gospel of John
Chapter 19

The Gospel of John
Chapter 19:17-42

Mighty to Save
by
Hillsong United



At the Cross
by
Hillsong United

The Gospel of John Ch 18-19:16


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The Gospel of John 
Chapter 18


The Gospel of John
Chapter 19







Open Up the Heavens
by
Meredith Andrews



Mighty to Save
by
Hillsong United

The Gospel of John Ch 17



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 The Gospel of John Ch 17
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The Gospel of John 
Chapter 17


Overcomer 
by 
Mandisa

In Christ Alone
by
Adrienne Liesching and Geoff Moore

The Gospel of John 15&16

The Gospel of John 




Audio courtesy of ALLAUDIO BIBLE







Overwhelmed
by
Bid Daddy Weave



Hosanna
byHillsong United

The Gospel of John 14:1-31

The Gospel of John





Audio courtesy of ALLAUDIO BIBLE




Open Up the Heavens
by
Meredith Andrews



In Christ Alone
by
Adrienne Liesching and Geoff Moore

The Gospel of John 13:1-38







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Jesus Messiah
by
Chris Tomlin





Hosanna 
by 
Hillsong United




Retreat 2015 An Appointed Time

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8







When you do not trust God:

When you understand His word and though you know what to do, you don't do it...
You do not trust God.

When you choose to worry...
You do not trust God.

When you try to fix the complicated...
You do not trust God.

When you hurry ahead and do not wait for Him...
You do not trust God.

When you lie awake twisting and turning in bed...
You do not trust God.

When you doubt biblical principles...
You do not trust God.

When you manipulate and maneuver to get your way...
You do not trust God.

When you step in to take charge without praying 
or being led clearly to do so...
You do not trust God.

When you cling to others to feel secure, loved and needed...
You do not trust God.

When you listen to human council and give it higher priority that of the Holy Spirit...
You do not trust God.

When you struggle with God's leading, fight change, 
and resist His plan...
You do not trust God.

When death takes someone from you and you continue to think
"I should have/could have"...
You do not trust God.





Retreat 2015 "An Appointed Time" - Music of Retreat

Music of Retreat 2015


10,000 Reasons
by
Matt Redman


You Amaze Us
by
Selah


Overwhemled
by
Big Daddy Weave


Lift My Life Up
by
Unspoken


You Do All Things Well
by
10th Avenue North

We Worship You
by Israel Houghton


Blessed by Your Name
by
Matt Redman


You are My Hiding Place
by
Selah


When I Survey the Wonderous Cross
by
Fernando Ortega



The Gospel of John Chapter 11: 1-44





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Open Up the Heavens
by
Meredith Andrews



Overwhelmed
by
Big Daddy Weave

The Gospel of John Chapter 10:1-42




  

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ALLAUDIO BIBLE





Jesus Messiah
by 
Chris Tomlin





Amazing Love
by 
Chris Tomlin





The Gospel of John Recap of Chapters 1-9





You Amaze Us
by Selah


You are my Hiding Place
By Selah