Sunday Collectives 1/30/17 – 2/5/17
Count on it! As you do, you will join the rest of us who continue to do so on a daily basis. As John said, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the ` is not in us” (1 John 1:8).
You may hear other people say, “Be careful of teaching grace in such a way that it encourages others to keep on sinning.”Paul was afraid of encountering this same fear, which is why he wrote Romans 6:1-14. Like Paul, we encourage you now to offer your bodies as instruments of God’s glory.
By Chad Bird
It is good for you to have family. It is good for you to have friends. It is good for you to have those with whom you can share a beer, share a laugh, share a life.
Blessed is the man on whom God has bestowed these gifts.
It is not good for the man to be alone, but it is good for him to be surrounded by those whom he loves and who love him.
By Tricia Goyer
While we have individual dreams and goals, couples should also have a mission and purpose for their marriage. For some couples it may be to minister in their local church, or open their home to needy children. Still others may be called to short-term mission trips. No matter what it is, the world will benefit greatly from united, God-loving teams.
My wife’s and my first home was a trilevel, with only two of the floors completed. We decided to finish the third floor ourselves, creating a family room, office, and second bathroom. I had done lots of carpentry, wiring, and plumbing before. But I had never mudded drywall.
I figured the drywall mud would sand down easily, so after hanging the drywall, I caked on mud like a teenage boy piles his plate at an all-you-can-eat buffet. And then I went back for seconds.
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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.
Martin Luther said the following and we would echo it;