Guest Editorial

Does God Want You to be Rich?

Several years ago, Time Magazine published an article entitled, Does God Want You to be Rich? (September 18, 2006). On one side of the question are those who tout a prosperity theology which says that God wants us to be prosperous and happy. On the other side are folks who are saying, in effect, “I […]

From the Editor

Scope and Sequence

The term scope and sequence may be unfamiliar to many of our readers. It’s a term used in curriculum development to describe the depth and breadth of the content being taught and the order in which the content is presented. In our context scope and sequence refers to the Scripture passages we provide each week […]


  • "When was the last time you were so excited about the Lord that you couldn’t contain your enthusiasm? When was the last time you said, 'Let me tell you what God has done for me'?" #dailyreading #whythedots #getexcited
  • "We deny Jesus when we pretend not to be a Christian, when we shy away from talking about him, or when we act in ways that dishonor him. Peter's denial was obvious. Ours might be subtle. Both break the heart of Jesus." #dontbesubtle #letHIMbeknown #dailyreading #whythedots
  • "Unfortunately, many of us today leave the teaching of God’s Word to the 'professionals.' Our kids learn about God on Sundays and maybe Wednesdays . . . but the truth is, it’s our job." How do you teach your kids about worship? #dailyreading #parenting #whythedots
  • "Obedience involves walking. It is more than just avoiding bad paths. It also involves faithfully embracing God’s way." - Mark Scott on why Worship | Part 1 is titled "Follow". #beaChristfollower #worshipmeansfollowing
  • Not a current subscriber? Or maybe you have a digital subscription, but you're anxious to try out the dots?! Subscribe online at to get Worship | Part 3! #worship #praise #whythedots
  • "Church staff are expected to believe and teach certain principles, but when Christian coworkers, next-door neighbors, or friends speak up regarding their faith, they have more credibility." We all are the church . . . not just those of us who work there. #everydaymissionfield
  • "They knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground . . . In this posture of humility they worshiped and gave thanks (confessed) to God for his goodness." When was the last time you knelt before God? #humility #HEisworthy #realworship Full Study at
  • You may have noticed the dots. • • • They represent the goal of the new Lookout - interaction. We want to help you interact with the word of God - with your prayer time - with your small group - with whatever He has for you today.
Use them however you like, but most of all, just use them. Let them be a reminder to not just read the scripture, articles, and questions, but to also interact with them.
So, why the dots? Because we believe that nothing is more important than an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. And there’s no better way to get there than by interacting with Him.
We want to see how you use the dots! Share what interaction looks like for you by posting a sweet picture of your study on facebook, twitter, or instagram, using #whythedots and tag us too! We can’t wait to see!
  • "Effective worship leaders don’t do all the praising, but they help to get us started in lauding God . . . Why wait for others to get the praise started? Why not be among the first to sincerely say, 'Thank you, Lord'?" Shout out to all of our awesome #worshipleaders. Let's learn how to be more like them! More at!

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