Themes and Deadlines for 2018

Themes and Deadlines for 2018

Dear Writer:

Here are the 2018 themes and deadlines.

In 2016 we took a 12-part snapshot through the parables recorded in Matthew that Jesus used to share what the kingdom of heaven is like.

For 2017 we continued with the theme of the Kingdom Of Heaven and or God by looking at what Mark and Luke wrote that referred to the Kingdom.

In 2018 we will be looking at Jesus’ famous “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew 5-7.  Here Jesus clearly outlines those who are part of the Kingdom and how they act and live.

I encourage all of us to read carefully for the context in each passage in Matthew so we can accurately write about what Jesus is sharing with us as believers. Please quote the portion of the theme scripture on which your article is focused. Our job is to ask The Holy Spirit to help us write words of encouragement and inspiration on these themes. Our readers are blessed by what we write and share.

Remember we are looking for articles of 500 words or less. To ensure that you notice any guideline revisions we may have made, I encourage you to review the Guidelines for Writers before you write each article.  Thanks for your commitment and service.

Note: In order to ensure the information is in Readers’ hands prior to an upcoming event, announcements for events occurring in the first half of a month should be submitted for publication in the issue that’s published the month preceding the event.

Chad McComas, Editor

Theme: The Beatitudes/True Blessings
Jesus begins His famous sermon by sharing who is blessed in His Kingdom
Based on Matthew 5:1-12
Copy and Announcement Deadline: December 15
Ad Deadline: December 20
Print Date: January 2

Theme: Salt and Light
Jesus shares our role as believers in His Kingdom
Based on Matthew 5:13-16
Copy and Announcement Deadline: January 15
Ad Deadline: January 20
Print Date: January 31

Theme: The Fulfillment Of The Law
Jesus shares His purpose for coming to earth and His outline(v.20) of the way Kingdom believers live
Based on Matthew 5:17-42
Copy and Announcement Deadline: February 15
Ad Deadline: February 20
Print Date: February 28

Theme: Love For Those Who Persecute Us
Jesus tells us to be like the Father in how we treat others
Based on Matthew 5:43-48
Copy and Announcement Deadline: March 15
Ad Deadline: March 20
Print Date: March 28

Theme: True And False Giving
Jesus instructs us how to be generous
Based on Matthew 6:1-4
Copy and Announcement Deadline: April 15
Ad Deadline: April 20
Print Date: April 25

Theme: Prayer And Fasting
Jesus tells us how to pray and fast as believers
Based on Matthew 6:5-18
Copy and Announcement Deadline: May 15
Ad Deadline: May 20
Print Date: May 30

Theme: True And False Treasures
Jesus tells us about the role of money in the lives of Kingdom believers
Based on Matthew 6:19-24
Copy and Announcement Deadline: June 15
Ad Deadline: June 20
Print Date: June 27

Theme: Do Not Worry
Jesus tells us how to live each day as Kingdom believers
Based on Matthew 6:25-34
Copy and Announcement Deadline: July 15
Ad Deadline: July 20
Print Date: August 1

Theme: Do Not Judge
Jesus warns us about being judgmental as Kingdom believers
Based on Matthew 7:1-6
Copy and Announcement Deadline: August 15
Ad Deadline: August 20
Print Date: August 29

Theme: Ask, Seek, Knock
Jesus shares how the Father wants to bless Kingdom Believers
Based on Matthew 7:7-12
Copy and Announcement Deadline: September 15
Ad Deadline: September 20
Print Date: September 26

Theme: True And False Fruit
Jesus points out how to recognize true Kingdom Believers
Based on Matthew 7:15-23
Copy and Announcement Deadline: October 15
Ad Deadline: October 20
Print Date: October 31

Theme: Wise And Foolish Builders
Jesus concludes His famous sermon by sharing the results of how people use His teaching in their lives
Based on Matthew 7:24-29
Copy and Announcement Deadline: November 15
Ad Deadline: November 20
Print Date: November 28