Sunday, March 9, 2008

Scripture Challenge {Week 10}

Okay, being that this is the 10th week of our challenge, I am having a giveaway! I am giving away a new subscription to Today’s Christian Woman magazine! To enter, you must complete this week’s challenge and post a link to your card/page in the comment section right here on my blog so we can all take a peek! Only those cards/pages with links here will be eligible for the drawing. Entries must be completed and posted by Sunday, March 16th anytime. If you are behind, no biggie! Complete this week, and catch up on the others later. I can’t wait to see what you do, and good luck to everyone. I will post the name of the winner sometime on Monday, March 17th.

Now onto our 10th week! As I tried to discern what word God wanted us to study this week, Todd Agnew’s Grace Like Rain began playing on the radio. There was my confirmation. I had been toying with the word in my head, and there it was on the radio. God is so good! So our word for this week is:

Week 10 Challenge Word: Grace

Grace
is God’s character demonstrated by His love given to the utterly undeserving. Grace is getting what we don’t deserve but God chose to give it to us! Grace is free. There is no catch. And as we studied in Week 8, we can trust God when He says it is free! We may feel guilty for many things. We may feel guilty for the words we said to our spouse, for the road rage we felt on the freeway, for the gossip we shared with a friend, for the way we acted in a long line while wearing a cross around our neck, for being impatient with a child, etc. We feel that guilt because of our sin. And as we realize our sin then we can so clearly see our need for His amazing gift of grace. As the first two lines of the hymn “Grace Greater than our Sin” says “Marvelous grace of our loving Lord, grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!” His grace is more than we can ever imagine. Ephesians 2:8 says “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

Have you received His precious gift of grace? If you haven’t, why not? Will you do that today? If you have received His amazing gift, have you shared this gift lovingly with others around you? Do you know of someone that needs to hear of His gift of grace?

The verses I chose this week were:
Acts 15:11 “We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved . . .”
Romans 5:20 “. . . but where sin increased, grace increased all the more.”

And my absolute favorite:
1 Timothy 1:14 “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly . . .”

I used the amazing March kit from Create My Keepsake for my card. The colors didn't come out right here; however, they truly are pretty in person. So, get creating those cards and pages. Post your link in the comment section here so you can be entered to win the magazine subscription. And as always, join us at Create My Keepsake, The Scrapping Spot, Scrapjazz, or Faith Sisters to discuss this week's challenge. Blessings everyone!

22 comments:

Stephanie said...

Love your card! Beautiful as always. Where would we be without God's grace? We'd truly have no hope and be so miserable. Great reminder.

Sherry said...

Thanks for the challenge. Here's mine:

http://sherryscraftcorner.blogspot.com/

~ScrappieJackie~ said...

Loving the challenge! Thanks for all you do =) Here is the link to my layout~ JackieAnn~
http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/12395/ppuser/390

RN4JCHRIST said...

Hey Patter!
I just found your blog..in your siggy..lol
I love the challenges! I hope to one day participate in them!
I just wanted to let you know I'm adding you to my bloglines!
Hugs! ~Dawn (rn4jchrist)

Barbara said...

Love the card you made. I made a layout to put in my 8x8 book. here is the link to my layout!
http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/12522

Kristi said...
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Kristi said...

I got behind a week, but I'm catching up! You're doing a great job, Patter!
Here's my layout:
http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/data/6267/thumbs/FSSC_Week_10_Grace.jpg

Diana Willis said...

I love this word this week as with all weeks! I think it is so relevant with Easter coming up too, perfect!!! I am going to start with this week, I know I have said this but am going to put this on my list of things I want to do. (Are most making these on playing cards?)

Thanks again and I loved yours this week as well.
Diana

Side by Side said...

Here is my layout for this week:

http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/12554/ppuser/371

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for the challenges Patter! This week's became extra special last night when my son scratched his eye with a screwdriver and had to go to the ER. God was gracious to us and it is just a minor injury and should heal just fine.
Anyways, here's mine: http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&gallery=1&layout_id=1315219

Sarah M

Anonymous said...

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com
/pg.asp?cmd=display&gallery
=1&layout_id=1315225

Not sure if it all showed up last time so here's all the info...
Thank,
Sarah M

Nilsa (chicky6363) said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I am really having a great time with these challenges. Here is a link to mine: http://www.scrapjazz.com/galleries/17948/view/459004/-1/0/1.html

A-M said...

Thanks patter for this challenge each week. Your art is always inspiring as your blog is also. Thanks for sharing so much.
Here is my art for this week:
http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/12614/ppuser/412

Erin Bassett said...

Great ATC! Here's mine: http://erinbassett.typepad.com/photos/2008_scripture_challenge/index.html

Colleen said...

Thanks for the challenge. I love how inspired I feel after reading your posts. I have managed to get week 10 done, but still have weeks 7,8, & 9 to do. you can view my layout at two different places.
http://www2.fiskateers.com/portal/index.html?ctrl:id=window.default.MediaGalleryWindowA&ctrl:type=render&ctrl:windowstate=maximized&op=vpic&user=2970&ccomm=1&offset=0&cPicId=17901

or
http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/12692/ppuser/558

Thans for taking a look.

Lisa said...

I'm so behind...as usual!....but I did get this weeks' done. Thank you for the inspiration every week. Even when I don't get the challenge done I do think and read. That in itself is a blessing.
http://lastenson.blogspot.com/2008/03/wow-im-behind.html

Bet said...

Thanks for offering a RAK! Here is a link to my layout on faithsisters:

http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/12715
http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/12714

Lynn said...

I have just found your website and blog, and am really enjoying the inspiration and challenges. Here is my layout on the week 10 challenge:

http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=6267

Lynn said...

Of course, it would help if I posted the right link to the layout....

http://www.faithsisters.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/12716

Mrs. Karry Weaver said...

Patter, This challenge has been a true blessing. I have grown so much and truly have enjoyed the past 10 weeks. I thank you so much for the time and effort you put into this challenge.

Here is a link to my cards:

http://www.scrapjazz.com/galleries/28174/view/458754/-1/0/1.html

Sarah said...

Thanks for another great challenge! I loved studying "Grace" and made a 6x6 page about it. You can see it here:
http://my-little-somethings.blogspot.com/
Thanks, also for a chance at a subscription to Today's Christian Woman. What a great giveaway!

Bridgett said...

I love doing these weekly scripture challenge pages. My friend and I have an online Bible study and it's just so much fun. Here's my grace page link:
http://hoosierstamper.blogspot.com/2009/04/grace.html
Thank you for this opportunity! Have a great day!

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