S.W.E.E.T. ’16

“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8

We invite you to join us in S.W.E.E.T. ’16 –  an opportunity to taste God’s goodness through the sweetness of His Word this year!!

Each week we will focus on a portion of Scripture together, following the acrostic S.W.E.E.T. to glean the fullness of the sweetness in God’s Words in that passage.

What will you need to get started?

  • A journal. If you’re not a writer, no worries! We’re not talking about extensive writing. If you have a type of journal you like, that’s great! If you need an idea, we’ve found the Moleskine journals work well.
  • A pen. Ever written with a pen that left globs of ink on your page? No fun! We’ve found that a Pilot G207 Gel Pen writes smoothly, but any pen you like is fine.
  • A Bible. If you don’t have a Bible, we recommend the NIV and will be sharing the verses in that version.

Also helpful will be the S.W.E.E.T. ’16 bookmark, which has the acrostic S.W.E.E.T. to guide you through what to do each day. Request a bookmark for free! 

We’d love to have you join us for the first Scripture passage on January 18, but you can jump on board at any time!

And if you already have something in mind for spending time in God’s Word this year, you won’t be left out! What we’re doing for S.W.E.E.T. ’16 can add sweetness to your time in God’s Word, as well!


MONDAY: Take the Scripture passage & simply read it over! God wants to speak to you so slow down, paying attention to what gets your attention. If something doesn’t get your attention right away, read it over until something does, asking God to bring something to your attention. We suggest copying the passage in your journal as part of this day’s read over.

TUESDAYTake your journal and start to Write! Begin with the raw thought that got your attention yesterday and chase it. Get messy! You’re not writing an essay. Remember thoughts tend to disentangle themselves when they pass through the fingertips. Just start writing even if it feels a little forced at first. It will come!

WEDNESDAY: Engage in conversation with others about your thoughts from the week and watch the insights multiply as the interaction draws out still more. Don’t keep the richness to yourself! Pass it on!

THURSDAY: Express to God your thoughts about the things you are learning this week. Thank Him for insights gained! Share with Him your desire for these truths to change you and make you more like Jesus! Ask Him to move them from your head to your heart!

FRIDAY: Identify your TakeawayThe real sweetness of God’s Word gets released into our lives when we allow what we learned this week to impact the way we think, feel, act and speak! With a week’s worth of momentum built up, be prepared for impact!