Day 12

Center of Growth

[2] through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. [3] Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; [4] perseverance, character; and character, hope. [5] And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. [6] You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
— Romans 5:2-6

Can you think of a time when you suffered and that brought about perseverance in you that developed a characteristic you know has contributed to the hope you now share with others?  Maybe a time when something was hard for you to learn and you had to spend extra time practicing which developed the characteristic of hard work or integrity.  


  • Pray today for church family.

  • Pray that our congregation grows into serving Lincoln, our nation and our world.