Writing The Word

Christmas Writing Scripture 2017 + A Giveaway!

Posted in Christmas, Writing Scripture, Writing the Word
on November 30, 2017

The Pineapple Porch’s Christmas Writing Scripture 2017 | Writing the Word

Christmas Writing Scripture 2017 | The Pineapple Porch

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (#itreallyis #ilovechristmas)! I am so excited for this month’s Christmas Writing Scripture I can barely stand it! There are so many beautiful, beautiful things we will discover as we write the Word this month. Although you may have heard and read the Christmas story many times before, I pray we will be struck by the wonder, grace, and miracle of the birth of Christ afresh. Let’s pray that He reveals things in His Word we have never noticed before and that at the end of this month, we will be deeply changed because in this season we dwelled with our Savior, Jesus.

Although this is the busiest time of year for most of us, let’s also make a point to remember Jesus and commit our time to writing out the account of His birth. We owe it all to Him, yet He keeps giving. I know there will be so many gifts to receive as we abide in His Word this month!

Let every heart prepare Him room. Glory to God in the Highest!

(PS – Did you know that you can write the Word with your small group, family or friends? You can also join us in writing on social media by using the hashtag #writingtheword!)

Continue Reading

November Writing the Word

Posted in Writing Scripture, Writing the Word
on October 31, 2017

Are you reading to jump into November writing the Word? If so, read below!

 

November Writing the Word | The Pineapple Porch

 

November Writing the Word 2017

How is this already November writing the Word?! I think I say this every month but, YALL, where has the time gone? We are barrelling towards the end of 2017 at lightning speed, but the beautiful thing is, we are taking Scripture with us daily! This month marks 22 months of writing the Word! How incredible! Whether you started writing with us back in February 2016, or this is your first month ever, please just know we love having you apart of this Scripture-writing journey!

Continue Reading

October Writing the Word: The Book of Jonah

Posted in Writing Scripture, Writing the Word
on September 28, 2017

Writing the Book of Jonah | The Pineapple Porch

 

Hi there, neighbors! Welcome back to The Pineapple Porch! We are so excited to bring you another great month of Writing the Word! This month we are writing the book of Jonah, and although many people see this mostly as the story of “Jonah and the big fish”, if you look a little deeper you will see a common theme and multiple examples of the incredibly merciful and patient heart of God. So as we walk slowly through this book of the Bible, be on the lookout for how many times God brought others to himself and spared his wayward children – it is truly beautiful.

 

Also, if you would like to go a little deeper (we couldn’t help the pun) while you’re writing, we highly recommend pairing Priscilla Shirer’s Jonah Bible study or book. You will absolutely love it!

 

Thank you for joining us on another writing journey! Don’t forget to comment below and let us know if you are writing along with us!

Continue Reading

September Writing the Word: Praise Who He Is

Posted in danielle, Writing Scripture, Writing the Word
on August 31, 2017

September Writing the Word | The Pineapple Porch

 

We all know how important it is to continually express our love for our spouse, family, and friends. Simple gestures like a smile, saying, “I love you,” or pointing out something special about someone can mean the world, but how often do we do that for God? Do we make sure to stop and tell Him that we love Him? Do we search Scripture for clues of His character for even more reasons to praise Him? I know I don’t take enough time to do this. So often my prayers are centered around me and my concerns, and I rarely stop to thank Him for who He is to me, how He is working in my life, and what He is doing in the world.

 

This month we are praising God for who He is. We’re taking time to thank Him for what He has done and for His character. We would love to have you join along, and don’t forget to comment below to let us know if you’re writing along with us!

 

Happy Writing!

 

Continue Reading

Writing the Word – July: The Book of 1 Timothy

Posted in Writing the Word
on June 29, 2017

July Writing Word | The Pineapple Porch

 

Happy July! Can you believe we are 7 months into writing the Word this year? So far we have written 7 books of the Bible together along with the account of Jesus’ days surrounding his death and resurrection. We are sewing eternal truths deep into our hearts!

This month we will focus in on the book of 1 Timothy. Paul writes to his “beloved child” (1 Timothy 1:2) as he lays out guidelines for church leaders and members. As believers, we all have a responsibility to Christ and His church – we are all leaders for His Kingdom. Ministry is not just the pastor’s job, but a job for each follower of Christ. Let’s allow the Lord to teach us more and more about the importance of holy lives as His children and the important role we have as the bride of Christ.

Thank you for writing the Word with us! As always, happy writing!

Continue Reading

June Writing the Word: God our Father

Posted in Writing the Word
on May 30, 2017

 

The month of June holds many exciting things like the last day of the school year and the first official day of summer. For many people, Father’s Day is one of those exciting June dates. However, Father’s Day may hold different feelings for others. Feelings and memories of loss, abandonment, confusion, sadness and betrayal may resurface for many as they think through what that day means. Wherever your heart is toward your earthly dad regarding Father’s Day, we want to remember and celebrate our Creator and Heavenly Father. He is our comforter and our guide and we can rejoice that He is more than enough for us. This month, let’s let him fill in those empty spaces in a way that only He can.

 

We start off the month by writing the parable of The Prodigal Son. This story beautifully portrays so many incredible characteristics of our loving Father and tells the story of every single sinner saved by grace. After we finish up Luke 15, we will move into what the Bible says about God our Father. While you write, let these truths sink deep into your heart as you remember how perfect and loving our God and Father is, how we live because of Him, and how who He is defines who we are in Him. What a gift to be a child of God Most High.

 

Thank you for journeying with us as we write out God’s Word, and as always, happy writing!

Continue Reading

Writing the Word: May

Posted in Writing the Word
on May 1, 2017

 Even well after a year of writing the Word, we still get pumped diving into a brand new month of Scripture one day at a time with y’all!

Most of our Scripture plans in the past have been either application-driven (do’s and don’t’s and how-to’s) in the New Testament or bold prayers of praise and worship in the Psalms.

This month will be a little different.

We want to step into the story of Ruth, a godly woman who chose to remain faithful when she could have chosen to walk away. Ruth’s life was simple, quiet, normal. Then tragedy struck in the loss of her husband. Yet, Ruth clung to her God and allowed Him to guide each of her steps. She put in the work of obedience and God showed up big time.

Continue Reading

Writing the Word: April

Posted in Writing the Word
on March 31, 2017

Can you believe in the past THREE months we have written FIVE books of the Bible through #tfpwritingtheword? How amazing!

As we look toward the month of April, with Easter cradled right in the middle, we wanted to focus in on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We will start off by writing Isaiah 53, a passage of scripture that prophesied Jesus’ death over 500 years before He was even born. In the weeks to follow, we will explore many of the events leading up to and the arrest, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ recorded in the Gospels. On Easter Sunday, we will take a short break in writing chronologically and write a very special passage in honor of Resurrection Sunday.

Continue Reading

Writing the Word: Galatians

Posted in Writing the Word
on February 28, 2017
Speculated as Paul’s first letter to the early Christian churches, Paul writes to the Galatians addressing legalism within the church. Paul opens the letter sharing his powerful testimony and then begins to unfold the truth of the Gospel by declaring salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, Paul rounds out the letter by speaking practical application to life of the Christian,  including an explanation of the fruits of the Spirit. 
If you’re like me, you may already love the book of Galatians because you know of popular themes from this book like, the fruits of the Spirit or verses like “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20a), or Galatians 6:9 which says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” But this month we are excited to pull back the curtain and look closer at the context surrounding these stand-out verses and concepts from Paul’s letter to the early-Christians in Galatia. 
Some of the writing segments may be a little longer than normal, but we know a few extra minutes in the Word will result in an abundance of knowledge gained at the end of this month. 
We would love to have you join our discussion on Facebook regarding Writing the Word and all things TFP (click here to join)! 
As always, happy writing! 
March 1 – Galatians 1:1-5
March 2 – Galatians 1:6-10 
March 3 – Galatians 1:11-14
March 4 – Galatians 1:15-20
March 5 – Rest Day
March 6 – Galatians 1:21-24
March 7 – Galatians 2:1-5
March 8 – Galatians 2:6-10
March 9 – Galatians 2:11-16
March 10 – Galatians 2:17-21
March 11 – Galatians 3:1-6
March 12 – Rest Day
March 13 – Galatians 3:7-11
March 14 – Galatians 3:12-14
March 15 – Galatians 3:15-18
March 16 – Galatians 3:19-22
March 17 – Galatians 3:23-29
March 18 – Galatians 4:1-7
March 19 – Rest Day
March 20 – Galatians 4:8-12
March 21 – Galatians 4:13-20
March 22 – Galatians 4:21-26
March 23 – Galatians 4:27-31
March 24 – Galatians 5:1-6
March 25 – Galatians 5:7-12
March 26 – Rest Day
March 27 – Galatians 5:13-18
March 28 – Galatians 5:19-26
March 29 – Galatians 6:1-6
March 30 – Galatians 6:7-11
March 31 – Galatians 6:12-18