Beyond the Weekend

August 18 | Jesus Came Here

August 18, 2023


The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

Read: John 1:14
Listen: John 1


God sent Jesus to fix our brokenness and live with people. The Scriptures tell us Jesus eats long meals, walks long distances, has in-depth conversations, asks significant questions and shares in their day-to-day experiences. He lives with them in every way.

If this is the model of Jesus’s ministry—and we’re convinced it is—then it’s something people can and should do. We can develop relationships with people around us. We can invite them over for a meal, go plac¬es with them, really listen to what they say and ask good, follow-up questions to learn more. It’s a powerful way to make a difference in someone’s life and provides significant, long-term help. Jesus is our example.


Continue your 30-days of prayer and offer a prayer of gratitude to God for what Jesus did when he left the glory of heaven to come to earth to help you. Thank God for Jesus and the relationship he offers, a relationship that never ends.


Join us all of 2023 developing a different spiritual practice each month. SPIRITUAL PRACTICES are intentional regular activities to deepen our relationship with God and mold us to be more like Jesus.

August is PRAYER. Keep track of our spiritual practices at

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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