Sunday Collectives 1/11/16 – 1/17/16
We hope you enjoy this excerpt from Walking in God’s Grace…
It’s in the past, God’s forgiven it, so I can move on without talking or dealing with anyone else, right?
The answer to that question depends. If what we have done wrong is a personal issue, then it is between God and us. Once we have confessed and accepted God’s forgiveness then it is indeed in the past.
Now, habitual sin is another issue. Habitual sins are ones we keep doing and will continue to do, unless we get help. We should seek counsel for and wisdom in how to overcome and deal with them.
By Pat Thacker
Trusting in God during times of stress, heartache and loneliness.Trying times brings a lot of things to the surface that’s for sure.
I read a blog today about the Potter & the Clay,and the writer brought out a lot of good points like,God is in control of even the small things we take for granted. God turns up the heat to get rid of baggage we really don’t need. And I tell you it works!
Only God can bring good out of a bad, sad, ugly situation. It’s truly amazing how God does things, truly it is ashes into beauty .
We believe the Bible (Scripture) as found in 66 books, considered the “Canon” of scripture, is the revealed Word of God. Several things determine such books, among them being is it authoritative and/or is it prophetic. This is determined by either having the authority of a spiritual leader of Israel and/or an apostle of the church.
Such books must be consistent with each other in revealing truth, being dynamic and received by the early church. We believe God inspired these books, as the Holy Spirit moved men. This inspiration is true and equal to all parts as contained within the original manuscripts, and as a result, they contain no error.
It’s been a few months since I have sat in a church. The two times I have shown up were to rock the babies, change the diapers, and wipe little noses so that the moms and dads could sing the hymns and hear the word, but I have not warmed a seat myself. This has been a choice. I’ve pulled away for many reasons that I cannot write about. Reasons that don’t have much to do with God or anything else that can be talked about here. This is the longest I’ve been away. I want to be there. I just don’t know how.
I rocked another baby this Sunday. Tears rolled down her apple cheeks as she called for “Mama”. I sat and rocked and held her bottle to her quivering lips even though she could hold it for herself. It felt good to help. It is holy work when we comfort. And as I heard the faint sound of hymns filling the rented high school theater on the other side of the cinderblock wall, I myself wanted to whimper…
by Wendy Alsup
Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her—