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Defining Love // week 4

tiffany garza

Welcome to our last and final week four of our creative bible study on identity and God’s love.

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What is identity and how do we know if ours is in Christ? This month we are focusing on God’s unfailing love for us, as we examine scripture to embrace the truth: WE ARE LOVED and create a banner proclaiming it.


Here’s to getting creative and studying God’s word. ⠀

TOPIC: Identity : loved
KEY PRAYER VERSE: Ephesians 3:14-19
READING: John 11:30-37, 1 John 4:7-21, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7


DEFINING LOVE - Week 4 // Inspire Weekly

How have you define love and how has that transpired in your life and relationships? Knowing how God loves us and allowing His power and love allows us to love others, even when it is hard. This week we look at different words for love in the Greek and how we are invited into loving others sacrificially.


PLAYLIST

Each week we feature songs that tie into what we are studying. Praying they convey these truths and more as you take time to listen to the heart and lyrics behind them.

HEART WON’T STOP - John Mark McMillan

NOBODY LOVES ME LIKE YOU - Chris Tomlin

REAL LOVE - Derek Johnson


CREATE IT // Banner Embellishments 2

Hopefully your banner is coming along. Here are few more ways to embellishment it for its finishing touches.

ADD MINI BUNTING

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Use some of your scrap pieces to make a mini bunting. So many sizes and shapes to create from the leftovers.

ADD COLOR TO YOUR LETTERS

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Stamp over each letter to add both color and texture or use your favorite coloring medium.

PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

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I LOVE seeing projects coming together. Figuring out each piece is fun and speaks to the entirety of the banner. Here is my finished banner with a few close ups to see the details.

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Praying you know how much you are LOVED and this serves as a sweet reminder.

Where are you hanging yours?

Watch below to see each of the processes.

Let me know if you have any questions and I am happy to help as I can.


OTHER RESOURCES // Agape : Love by The Bible Project

The Bible Project uses awesome animation and easy to understand terms for the highest form of love - agape love. In this simple, yet profound video, they explain what love is all about.


INSPIRE + ENCOURAGE OTHERS

What has the Lord been speaking to you throughout the study? What have you been creating? We would love to share and encourage others with what you are learning and creating as you study. Tag us with #findthejoytoday 

god's promises // week 3

tiffany garzaComment

We are half way through our creative bible study on identity and God’s love.

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What is identity and how do we know if ours is in Christ? This month we are focusing on God’s unfailing love for us, as we examine scripture to embrace the truth: WE ARE LOVED and create a banner proclaiming it.


Here’s to getting creative and studying God’s word. ⠀

TOPIC: Identity : loved
KEY PRAYER VERSE: Ephesians 3:14-19
READING: Jeremiah 7, 31


GOD’S PROMISES - Week 3 // Inspire Weekly

God makes promises throughout scripture from Noah to Abraham and fulfills them in His timing. This week we focus on what God promises are and what they are based on.


PLAYLIST

Each week we feature songs that tie into what we are studying. Praying they convey these truths and more as you take time to listen to the heart and lyrics behind them.

COME AWAY - Jesus Culture

ROYALTY - Francesca Battestelli

SINCE YOUR LOVE - United Pursuit


CREATE IT // Beyond the Banner

Our creative bible study kits are designed to be versatile to allow you to create various things. This week we share a few ideas to create with your kit besides the banner.

PAINT / EMBELLISH ART PRINT

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Grab your favorite coloring medium - markers, colored pencils, paint, crayons - and add some color to your print. Stamps and stickers work great, too.

This verse in particular is one I have been praying for a while now and keep taped to my mirror, so I exchanged the index card for this print. Random note: A few months back we had to have our mirror fixed and I couldn’t help but wondering what the man who fixed it was thinking will all my verses taped to it. I hope he left a bit more encouraged than when he came.

Where do you display yours?

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CREATE BIBLE JOURNAL PAGE

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So often bible journal pages include hand lettering or wording of some sort but it can be beautiful with just text on the pages, especially if you are just starting out (like me). I love simplicity and think the doily heart creates a focal point on the page with the subtle water colored background.

MAKE A LAYOUT FOR YOUR Find the Joy Today Notebook

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A few scraps from the banner and a heart doily can go far to create a layout out in your #findthejoytoday notebook. I love including verses, phrases and lyrics that the Lord is speaking throughout my notebook. It is fun to go back and look at.

Watch the full tutorial below.

Let me know if you have any questions and I am happy to help as I can.


INSPIRE + ENCOURAGE OTHERS

What has the Lord been speaking to you throughout the study? What have you been creating? We would love to share and encourage others with what you are learning and creating as you study. Tag us with #findthejoytoday 

demolishing strongholds // week 2

tiffany garza

Welcome to week two of our creative bible study on identity and God’s love.

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What is identity and how do we know if ours is in Christ? This month we are focusing on God’s unfailing love for us, as we examine scripture to embrace the truth: WE ARE LOVED and create a banner proclaiming it.


Here’s to getting creative and studying God’s word. ⠀

TOPIC: Demolishing Strongholds
KEY PRAYER VERSE: Ephesians 3:14-19
READING: 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, Psalm 9, Ephesians 6:10-18


Demolishing Strongholds - Week 2 // Inspire Weekly

What is a stronghold and what is its purpose? This week in our Inspire Weekly we define what it is and how we can tear them down with scripture.

Join us as we pray, study and create this month. Grab your kit here: https://buff.ly/2vuisHp


PLAYLIST

Each week we feature songs that tie into what we are studying. Praying they convey these truths and more as you take time to listen to the heart and lyrics behind them.

THIS WE KNOW - Kristian Stanfill

MARCHING ON - Rend Collective

THE LION & THE FOX - Land of Color


CREATE IT // Banner Embellishments

Last we focused on the basics of getting your banner together, this week we will show you are few things to add some character to it.

MAKE LAYERS

Cut patterned pieces 1/4” on each side to create a layered effect and increase durability.

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ADD DIMENSION

Cut circles using punches or by tracing a circle, such as a maker cap (see video for more details) to make 3D flowers.

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ADD SCRIPTURE

Find truths from scripture that allow you to remember what God says about you and add them to your banner. Write them on the back of each piece or add them to the front.

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WATCH TUTORIAL

Let me know if you have any questions and I am happy to help as I can.


INSPIRE + ENCOURAGE OTHERS

What has the Lord been speaking to you throughout the study? What have you been creating? We would love to share and encourage others with what you are learning and creating as you study. Tag us with #findthejoytoday 

identity : loved // week 1

tiffany garza

Welcome to week one of our creative bible study on identity and God’s love.

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What is identity and how do we know if ours is in Christ? This month we are focusing on God’s unfailing love for us, as we examine scripture to embrace the truth: WE ARE LOVED and create a banner proclaiming it.


Here’s to getting creative and studying God’s word. ⠀

TOPIC: Identity : loved
KEY PRAYER VERSE: Ephesians 3:14-19
READING: Matthew 3 -4, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13


IDENTITY : LOVED - Week 1 // Inspire Weekly

This week we focus on defining what identity is, allowing ourselves to be defined by who God says we are and how temptation plays a key role in it.


PLAYLIST

Each week we feature songs that tie into what we are studying. Praying they convey these truths and more as you take time to listen to the heart and lyrics behind them.

YOU ARE LOVED - Ellie Holcomb

HIS BANNER OVER ME IS LOVE - Christy Nockels

MARVELOUS LIGHT - ELLIE HOLCOMB

CHRIST IN ME - Tim Timmons


CREATE IT // Banner Basics

As you get started on creating your banner, I thought I would share a few simple and easy ways to add some character to it.

STRING IT TOGETHER

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Starting from the back, pull your string through the front to make it visible on the front.

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Starting in the front, pull string towards the back to expose it only at the edges.

ADD SOME SHAPE

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Cut your pieces your way. The left is a sample of a dovetail cut and the right is gonfalon. I measured up 3/4” but you can do whatever you like.

To see the full tutorial and how to tie a loop for hanging, watch the video below.

Let me know if you have any questions and I am happy to help as I can.


INSPIRE + ENCOURAGE OTHERS

What has the Lord been speaking to you throughout the study? What have you been creating? We would love to share and encourage others with what you are learning and creating as you study. Tag us with #findthejoytoday