Priscilla Shirer

Going Beyond Ministries is focused on the expository teaching of the Word of God. We are committed to teaching the uncompromising truths of His Word. Our desire is not only for all to understand His written Word but for all to experience His Power!

Finding Gratitude in 2020

Nov 19, 2020

Have you ever heard of a Gratitude Jar? It’s a special jar that holds slips of paper with statements of gratitude. The idea is to write down something you are grateful for and place it in the jar for safekeeping. It serves as a reminder of all that God has done and is doing in […]

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Unfinished

Sep 03, 2020

I kept a close eye on the front porch during the Spring season. The wildlife was having a field day. Insects were haphazardly flying into the windows, producing a droning sound to accompany the clatter. Squirrels were scurrying across the front yard and up the rain gutters, playing what appeared to be a game of […]

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At Home

Aug 01, 2020

Toddlers and teenagers.  Dinners and diapers.  Cooking and cleaning.  Hard conversations and difficult dynamics. Sequestered in close quarters with our spouses and children, siblings and in-laws, this unprecedented year has accentuated these things in all of our lives. Shelter-in-place orders have forced us to face difficult things, tackle mundane things, revive forgotten things, reinforce important […]

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Light and Darkness: Part 3 — God’s Power

Jul 23, 2020

This is Part 3 of a blog series on the significance and symbolism of light and darkness as seen throughout Scripture. I hope you are enjoying it! Now, consider this . . . His light is reflected in His written Word, acting as a lamp to guide our feet, and a light for our path […]

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Light and Darkness: Part 2 — God’s Presence

Jul 09, 2020

This is Part 2 of a blog series on the significance and symbolism of light and darkness as seen throughout Scripture. Here’s another nuance that stood out to me. After the Fall (Genesis 3), the term darkness operated in a new vein: wickedness, and it swept the Earth. God, in His sovereignty, permitted the darkness to […]

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When God Lets Go

Jul 01, 2020

“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels. Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!” (Psalm 81:11–13, ESV) My nephew Kamden is a five-year-old ball of […]

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Light and Darkness: Part 1 – God’s Provision

Jun 25, 2020

I’ve been thinking a lot about light and darkness and how these two elements are seen within the context of Scripture. Over the next few weeks, I want to share some thoughts with you. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I’ve enjoyed studying and writing it. Let’s start here . . . […]

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Quarantine

Apr 16, 2020

Hi Friends! Our Going Beyond team has been praying for each and every one of you! We hope that you’re safe and well in this “quarantine” season! In recent conversation, our team has been discussing what our days now entail, what we find ourselves doing that we were not previously doing, and what new discoveries the […]

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Fire Fall Down

Mar 01, 2020

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies…let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” (Romans 12:1, NLT) One of my favorite worship leaders is Tasha Cobbs Leonard. She is a gospel powerhouse whose vocals are […]

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