Sunday Collectives 12/28/15 – 1/3/15

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Sunday Collectives 12/28/15 – 1/3/15

 

What We Believe – Identity

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Through our identity in Christ, we not only see how much God loves us, but we find our mission and purpose as God’s children. As we learn to live according to our identity now as a child of Almighty God we are now, a royal priest, a chosen child of God, a member of Christ’s body, a vessel of God’s grace and glory. 

We are the bride of Christ, Christ considers us a beautiful one, friends of Christ, a citizen of heaven, hidden with Christ in God, holy and blameless, a saint, adopted by God, a worker for and with God, a minister of reconciliation, God’s workmanship, the temple of the Holy Spirit, one of God’s excellent ones, the apple of God’s eyes, a disciple of Christ, a member of God’s household and a new creation.

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 What is the purpose of God’s laws now that I am
a Christian?

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We hope you enjoy this excerpt from Walking in God’s Grace…

Since we are discussing grace it should be considered with this question. So perhaps the question would become “What role does the law play as compared to the role grace plays in my life, now that I am a Christian?”

Before we get much further let’s place some basic understandings on what the law is and what grace is. So that when we speak of either we have a basic understanding of what we are referring to. God’s law are those things in scripture that show us His character, tell us how we were designed to live and what being Christlike (how Christ lived) looks like…

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The Cowardice of Christian Niceness

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By Sam Williamson

Many years ago, a young man was transferred to my department. During his first annual review, he asked me why his raises had been consistently lower than the company average. I said,

“Well, you’re kind of a jerk.”

And he was. If a colleague asked a question about our software, he’d sigh, look at his watch, and then bark, “Don’t you know that by now!” If a client inquired how the software worked, he’d huff, “Didn’t I explain that just last month?”

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The business of Christianity

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by Freddy Winter

In my opinion, mainstream Christianity has turned into a multi – billion dollar business. There are Christian bookstores with all kinds of merchandise,  clothing,  jewelry and of course many books by hundreds of authors who write about the Christian lifestyle and how to live a better life. People are buying all kinds of artwork like pictures for example with scripture verses or biblical sceneries to decorate their homes. They buy jewelry, they wear Christian merchandise and put bumper stickers on their cars. (I have a couple on my car).

I have to admit that I also have a pretty extensive library of books myself, commentaries, concordances and of course several Bibles. To be honest, I have not read most of them thoroughly…

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The Best You: Following God’s Plan For Your Life

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The new year is less than 24 hours away (boy, did this year fly by!). What resolutions are at the top of your list? Eat better. Exercise once a day. Volunteer more. Before you create a whole new you for 2016, take some time to consider what’s fueling your goals. For many women, comparison is primary motivator.

Have you ever compared yourself with other women–other moms or co-workers–and felt like you didn’t match up? (Guilty)…

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Give Them All the Grace

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by Joseph Franks

In my own readings, I have been going back and forth between the “Grace Boys” and the “Law Boys.” Both groups are greatly concerned over the church’s errant teachings of that DEMANDED or COMPELLED by God’s free gift of love, mercy, and grace. 

For the most part, these two camps agree in their soteriology. Their roots are all planted deeply in the Westminster Confession of Faith and other evangelical presentations of doctrine…

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World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all those who have been brought near to God are on is not one about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer, and sound biblical teachings.

We also differ from most ministries in another key area, working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4 by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team, World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected to reconnect them, one soul at a time, to local bodies of believers.

We refer to our team as an “Ohana” made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.

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