Streams of Living Water

Join us in 2018 as we accept Jesus' invitation to drink His living water.


On Sundays, we will receive a message from God's Word . . . 

Then, use the following plan to help you review and apply that message to your life every day of the week!

the Spirit-empowered life


THE SPIRIT-EMPOWERED LIFE focuses on the Holy Spirit who comes alongside us and animates and empowers our efforts. It is one of the great blessings in the Christian walk. The authors in this section explore this divine/human cooperation.


The sense of surrender to the movings of the Spirit is especially evident in Catherine of Genoa's personal witness, "I have given the keys of my house to Love." That same sensitivity is evident in the counsel of Isaac Penington to "wait for the Spirit to move and breathe in us."


Two writers who share a deep sense of the immediacy of the Spirit are Jean-Pierre de Caussade and Thomas Kelly. De Caussade's famous phrase "The sacrament of the present moment" is reinforced by my favorite sentence from his pen: "The soul, light as a feather, fluid as water, innocent as a child, responds to every movement of grace like a floating balloon." And nearly every sentence of Kelly contains this sense of "the continuously renewed immediacy" of the Spirit.


George Fox seemed to walk in constant awareness of the power of God and he urges us to "sing . . . in the Spirit, . . . pray . . . in the Spirit, [and] praise the Lord night and day." Then Ignatius of Loyola gives us sane counsel on the discernment of spirits. And finally, John Bunyan speaks out of personal experience on the identification and exercise of spiritual gifts.

WEEKLY PLAN  [OCT 7 - 13]

becoming a holy sanctuary of adoration thomas kelly

PAGES 173-179

Sunday | Day 1

  • Receive a Message from the Bible at Church in the Palms*

Monday | Day 2

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts** 

Tuesday | Day 3

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts
  • Start one of the Suggested Exercises

Wednesday | Day 4 (on the day you meet with your LifeGroup)

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise
  • Discuss the Reflection Questions with your LifeGroup


*Each Sunday's message may also be downloaded here.

**Everything in italics above can be found in the book Devotional Classics, available on Sundays at Church in the Palms. Investing $11 in this book is a great way to invest in your spiritual growth -- we'll use it throughout 2018. If you are not able to pay for the book, we will be glad to give you one free of charge (one per household).

Section Title




Thursday | Day 5

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Review Reflection Questions
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Friday | Day 6

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Excerpts
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Saturday | Day 7

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Reflections
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

WEEKLY PLAN  [OCT 14 - 20]

waiting upon god  catherine of genoa

PAGES 180-185

Sunday | Day 1

  • Receive a Message from the Bible at Church in the Palms*

Monday | Day 2

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts** 

Tuesday | Day 3

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts
  • Start one of the Suggested Exercises

Wednesday | Day 4 (on the day you meet with your LifeGroup)

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise
  • Discuss the Reflection Questions with your LifeGroup


*Each Sunday's message may also be downloaded here.

**Everything in italics above can be found in the book Devotional Classics, available on Sundays at Church in the Palms. Investing $11 in this book is a great way to invest in your spiritual growth -- we'll use it throughout 2018. If you are not able to pay for the book, we will be glad to give you one free of charge (one per household).

Section Title




Thursday | Day 5

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Review Reflection Questions
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Friday | Day 6

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Excerpts
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Saturday | Day 7

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Reflections
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

WEEKLY PLAN  [OCT 21 - 27]

movements produced in the soul ignatius of loyola

PAGES 193-199

Sunday | Day 1

  • Receive a Message from the Bible at Church in the Palms*

Monday | Day 2

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts** 

Tuesday | Day 3

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts
  • Start one of the Suggested Exercises

Wednesday | Day 4 (on the day you meet with your LifeGroup)

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise
  • Discuss the Reflection Questions with your LifeGroup


*Each Sunday's message may also be downloaded here.

**Everything in italics above can be found in the book Devotional Classics, available on Sundays at Church in the Palms. Investing $11 in this book is a great way to invest in your spiritual growth -- we'll use it throughout 2018. If you are not able to pay for the book, we will be glad to give you one free of charge (one per household).

Section Title




Thursday | Day 5

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Review Reflection Questions
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Friday | Day 6

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Excerpts
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Saturday | Day 7

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Reflections
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

WEEKLY PLAN  [OCT 28 - NOV 3]

walking in the power of god  george fox

PAGES 186-192

Sunday | Day 1

  • Receive a Message from the Bible at Church in the Palms*

Monday | Day 2

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts** 

Tuesday | Day 3

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts
  • Start one of the Suggested Exercises

Wednesday | Day 4 (on the day you meet with your LifeGroup)

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise
  • Discuss the Reflection Questions with your LifeGroup


*Each Sunday's message may also be downloaded here.

**Everything in italics above can be found in the book Devotional Classics, available on Sundays at Church in the Palms. Investing $11 in this book is a great way to invest in your spiritual growth -- we'll use it throughout 2018. If you are not able to pay for the book, we will be glad to give you one free of charge (one per household).

Section Title




Thursday | Day 5

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Review Reflection Questions
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Friday | Day 6

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Excerpts
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Saturday | Day 7

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Reflections
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

WEEKLY PLAN  [NOV 4 - 10]

the present moment
jean-pierre de caussade

PAGES 200-206

Sunday | Day 1

  • Receive a Message from the Bible at Church in the Palms*

Monday | Day 2

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts** 

Tuesday | Day 3

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts
  • Start one of the Suggested Exercises

Wednesday | Day 4 (on the day you meet with your LifeGroup)

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise
  • Discuss the Reflection Questions with your LifeGroup


*Each Sunday's message may also be downloaded here.

**Everything in italics above can be found in the book Devotional Classics, available on Sundays at Church in the Palms. Investing $11 in this book is a great way to invest in your spiritual growth -- we'll use it throughout 2018. If you are not able to pay for the book, we will be glad to give you one free of charge (one per household).

Section Title




Thursday | Day 5

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Review Reflection Questions
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Friday | Day 6

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Excerpts
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Saturday | Day 7

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Reflections
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

WEEKLY PLAN  [NOV 11 - 17]

waiting for breathings from his spirit isaac pennington

PAges 2017-212

Sunday | Day 1

  • Receive a Message from the Bible at Church in the Palms*

Monday | Day 2

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts** 

Tuesday | Day 3

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts
  • Start one of the Suggested Exercises

Wednesday | Day 4 (on the day you meet with your LifeGroup)

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise
  • Discuss the Reflection Questions with your LifeGroup


*Each Sunday's message may also be downloaded here.

**Everything in italics above can be found in the book Devotional Classics, available on Sundays at Church in the Palms. Investing $11 in this book is a great way to invest in your spiritual growth -- we'll use it throughout 2018. If you are not able to pay for the book, we will be glad to give you one free of charge (one per household).

Section Title




Thursday | Day 5

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Review Reflection Questions
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Friday | Day 6

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Excerpts
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Saturday | Day 7

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Reflections
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

WEEKLY PLAN  [NOV  - OCT 6]

exercising the gift

john bunyan

PAGES 213-219

Sunday | Day 1

  • Receive a Message from the Bible at Church in the Palms*

Monday | Day 2

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts** 

Tuesday | Day 3

  • Read the Bible Selection and Excerpts
  • Start one of the Suggested Exercises

Wednesday | Day 4 (on the day you meet with your LifeGroup)

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise
  • Discuss the Reflection Questions with your LifeGroup


*Each Sunday's message may also be downloaded here.

**Everything in italics above can be found in the book Devotional Classics, available on Sundays at Church in the Palms. Investing $11 in this book is a great way to invest in your spiritual growth -- we'll use it throughout 2018. If you are not able to pay for the book, we will be glad to give you one free of charge (one per household).

Section Title




Thursday | Day 5

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Review Reflection Questions
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Friday | Day 6

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Excerpts
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise

Saturday | Day 7

  • Read the Bible Selection
  • Read the Reflections
  • Continue the Suggested Exercise