Sunday Collectives 4/06/15 – 4/12/15

Sunday Collectives 4/06/15 – 4/12/15

 

God’s delay is God’s protection

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 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…

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The Unchanging Power of the Truth

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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”?

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Look at Me

When-the-waves-come-focus-on-JesusBy Lisa Buffaloe

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.

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Won’t teaching grace this way create apathy and spiritual laziness?…

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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.

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Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ

pier-214210_640By Erik Retallick

“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us . We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of Grace and Truth. John testifies concerning Him. He cries out, saying, ‘This was He of whom I said, He who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me. From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:14-16).
 
These words from the prologue of John’s Gospel always have a great impact on me, every time I read them, because they contain such profound facts about Jesus being sent into the world by God the Father…
 
 

What We Believe About Obedience

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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.

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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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