Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Challenge #76 - Anything Goes

This week's scripture, taken from the first chapter of Philemon, was written by Paul while he was imprisoned for the sake of preaching in Jesus' name.  He wrote this letter to his dear friend, Philemon, who was also preaching ("communicating" or sharing v.6) in Jesus' name.  Paul wanted to encourage his dear friend as he preached that his words would be "effectual" or fruitful for the cause of Christ.  We see Paul's words in verse 4 to Philemon saying, "I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers."  Just as Paul cared for his dear friend as he preached the Gospel, this particular scripture would be a tremendous blessing to any preacher in  your life.  What a blessing to remind them that you are praying for them, and that you appreciate what they are doing to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with a lost world.  Paul was in prison saying "I thank my God", so surely we who are free, can be as thankful for those in our lives who boldly bring forth the Gospel for the sake of Jesus Christ.

We are really looking forward to seeing the amazing art you will create this week.  Thanks so much for all the projects you shared in last week's challenge.  We were blown away by the amazing projects everyone submitted.  What a blessing it is to see all the beautiful creations you enter each week.  May God continue to bless you all as you continue to create and share your art.

You are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges. We welcome you share your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5). The more, the merrier. We just hope that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you each week. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".

Here is this week's free scripture/word art. We hope you enjoy it!
This week's amazing sponsor is:
One very lucky person will win a $15 gift certificate
to Freckled Fawn which is a prize WELL worth playing for!!
 
The lucky winner of last week's challenge who has won
 the prize from Verses Rubber Stamps
is Lucky Entry #20 - Gail Scott
Special thanks to all our TERRIFIC sponsors!
 
Our Top 3 For This Week:
#28 - Grace N.
#57 - Rea
#87 - Beth F.
Please email Karen if you'd like a Top 3 badge for your blog
And now...here's a bit of inspiration from our Design Team
 

 
 
 
 

13 comments:

Rea said...

Beautiful creations by the Design Team. I always love stopping by to see what you have made. Thank you so much for the top 3 this week. I'm very grateful. God bless you all.

Gail said...

I am so excited, surprised, and blessed to be the winner - doing the happy dance over here - Thank you so very much - enjoy your week! Gail

Beth F. said...

Thank you so much for choosing me to be among the top 3 this week! Once again, gorgeous projects from the design team!

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge and the inspiration.

NickelNook said...

Beautiful work! A fabulous Scripture verse too! Thank you very much!...Nancy :o)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Blessings!

Shoregirl said...

The DT has outdone themselves this week!! BEAUTIFUL creations ladies --- as always I enjoy visiting and linking up!

Grace said...

Thank you so very much for choosing my card as one of the top three! What a blessing! All the samples by the DT are beautiful, as always! I always love coming here and seeing what y'all have created with the inspiring Scripture of the week!

Gail said...

Hi Karen - entry number 34 is the tag I won from Freckled Fawn - the are now on clearance. Thanks for the challenge. Gail

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Congratulations to all winners expecialy to my dear friend Rea-bravo.
Gorgeous DT projects like always,
blessings to all
Tamara P.

Janine said...

Great DT projects.

Audrey Ann said...

Good Morning Friends - This DT is amazing and I always feel so inspired after a visit. Thank you for that!
Blessings,
Audrey

KK L. said...

I'm so glad I came across this site!