Sunday Collectives 4/06/15 – 4/12/15
Psalm 23:1-4 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
We tend to wanna rush God’s timing…
A Study on Matthew 27:32-61 With a Key Focus on Verse 37
‘… and set up over His head His accusation written, ‘this is Jesus the king of the Jews’…”-Vs 27
From our understanding of the Bible, the Jews didn’t believe and still do not believe Jesus to be the King of the Jews (the Messiah). This was even the accusation labeled against Him as scripture explains it, but why wasn’t the inscription “This is Jesus who claims to be the king of the Jews”?
The other day I kept finding myself thinking about a situation. And the more I thought about that situation, the more upsetting it became.
And then I felt a gentle whisper in my soul, “Look at Me.” And as I turned my gaze on the Lord, peace came.
Unfortunately, being one who thinks I can figure out something if I’ll just keep trying to analyze it, I kept taking my eyes off of Jesus and back on the difficulty. I’m like Peter sinking in the waves instead of walking on water.
Enjoy this excerpt from Walking in God’s Grace…
When we realize that we were once hopeless, tied to the railroad tracks of eternal death, destined to spend eternity away from God, and now the opposite is truer, because now we are the rescued.
We now have hope; we are no longer condemned, and nothing can separate us from the love of God. We now are the chosen Bride of Christ (Revelation 19-21). It creates a desire within us to worship God and to offer our bodies as living sacrifices.
Within every major Church or ministry are founding and guiding principles based on the word of God. These principles, or, as some would say, doctrinal statements, are the guiding statements for that church or organization. It is the same with World Prayr; these statements reflect the cornerstone upon which World Prayr has been built…
Obedience that is motivated by anything other than we were loved first and gratitude for the gift of salvation that comes through faith is legalistic and wrong. Such motivation makes the work of Christ for us less than it actually is.