Sunday Collectives 10/17/16 – 10/23/16
A common saying that is often uttered when someone is going through a time of suffering is “God will not give us more than we can handle.” To which someone hearing this statement will either say out loud or think “Does God think I’m superman?” If you have had someone say this to you please feel free to laugh, otherwise you may do something you will regret later. If you never have had someone say this to you then consider yourself extremely blessed.
By Shasta Monet
This morning I have felt something shift in the spiritual realm. Maybe it is just me, because I am coming back to a place I haven’t been in for awhile, or is it the Lord.
A 21 year old young man passed away a few days ago, someone who I knew since he was a little boy. Our home church is loving on his family and rejoicing over the life that he lived in the short years he got to live. This morning I am challenged by the thought of what will I leave behind?
There is so much confusion in our Christian life, what it means to live it, what does it look like. If one studies it one will hear terms like Justification, Sanctification, Union With Christ, Eternal Security, God’s Will, Love, Grace, Law, Mercy and other terms. While in a blog of our size it is impossible, nor is it our intent to go free diving to depths unknown in these areas, it is our intent to introduce terms, statements, reflections and thoughts on what we see as theological truth.
By Chad West
By Tricia Goyer
1. You matter.
Being a good mom is important, especially for the impact you have on your child. You are significant, not because of what you do, but because of who you are.
2. You are wonderful.
When you see yourself as God sees you, you don’t have to worry about an identity crisis. You are his child. You have amazing strengths that are unique to you.
ADAM AND EVE NEEDED SOME GOOD NEWS.
Consider what they had done. They had disbelieved the compassion and wisdom of their Heavenly Father. They had chosen to ally themselves with Lucifer and had defied the clearly stated law of God. Consequently, they brought upon themselves and their descendents spiritual deadness, emotional instability, relational chaos, environmental curse, generational depravity, physical depreciation, volitional pain, and death.