Sunday Collectives 12/2/13 – 12/8/13
I can never escape from Your Spirit! I can never get away from Your presence! If I go up to heaven, You are there;if I go down to the place of the dead, You are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there Your hand will guide me, and Your strength will support me… Psalm 139:7-10!!!
Elijah had seen God move differently on an earlier mountaintop. At Mount Carmel, God had sent fire from heaven in the judgment of false prophets from the Baal religion (1 Kings 18). But most of the time, as has been my experience, the voice of God is soft and subtle.
Please do not miss His voice by assuming it must be loud and dramatic. Very often welcome to God with rather dramatic questions: “Is this the person I should marry?” Or, “Is that the life vocation you desire me to choose?”….
By Jessica Dixon
“I am the way, the truth and the life…
By Freddie Winter
Here is something that amazes me every time. I posted a statement that Jesus made in the Gospel of John on my Twitter. I quoted John 14:6 which is in case you may not know right off-hand is, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one shall come to the Father but by me.”
As soon as I posted it, it was not Christians that responded, but Atheist. They were all over me, calling me a liar and other things.
When I posted it, I didn’t even have atheism on my mind. I posted it as an encouragement and as biblical truth.
The Atheist came out of the wood works ready to attack. I engaged with them for a little while and was amazed as always with their talking points.
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by Janice Burdsall
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Titus 3:4-7 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
What are we that God would make such an amazing investment in us?
What did we do to deserve His ultimate investment in saving us? The answer is NOTHING!
Jesus called out with a loud voice,
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”
When he had said this, he breathed his last.
This video features a beautiful
Casting Crowns song with images. Enjoy!
By Jody Neufeld
An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. 48 Then he said to them,“Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” Luke 9:46-47 (NIV)
[Jesus said,]“The Son of Man will die in the way that has been decided for him, but it will be terrible for the one who betrays him!”
23 Then the apostles started arguing about who would ever do such a thing…