Sunday Collectives 6/6/16 – 6/12/16
–or make me happy, healthy and wealthy?
There are two distinct errors often taught by speakers, teachers, and pastors, especially those on television, radio and the web:
1) The Christian life will solve all my problems and help me have the life I have always wanted.
2) Ask anything in Jesus’ name and He will give it, whether it is health, wealth or general happiness.
There is a foundational error with both of these views. That foundational error being that it takes a work of God, namely salvation, and makes it about us.
By Wendy Alsup
A friend and I were talking last night about the battle for hope. We’re both at what could possibly be called a mid-life crisis. For me, the crisis comes from the fact that I’m dying to the idea that, since God is good, therefore life following Him at some point becomes good too. Instead, God is good, and that’s supposed to sustain me when life is not. When thinking today about the hope I’m supposed to have, I found this verse.
Ps. 33:17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.
We have all been called to follow. Every individual is to worship Jesus Christ. He is the King of kings, Lord of lords, and Great Shepherd of the flock. He is the sovereign God who demands and deserves our unquestioned subservience.
Additionally, we have all been called to lead. All of us have been called by our Lord to influence and improve others. As a part of our calling, God gives us different offices, positions, and spheres. Some of us are called to lead governments, churches, businesses, and schools.
Everything is constantly changing and in an age that is focused on the instantaneous, it seems that everything is changing as fast as one can say change. The problem in our desire for the bigger, better, easier, latest is that the change that happened in the last moment is not enough change for this moment.
My dad isn’t perfect but he’s always been there for my sister and I.
He has taught us our morals and self respect and has given us an example to follow.
He isn’t perfect by far but none of us are.
My dad has taught me the true meaning of a fighter and has shown me that I can overcome anything. I know that without a doubt that a part of me is who I am because of him today. I gotta give my mom some credit – lol. I am so thankful for the life lessons that he has taught me. He truly is my superman.
by Pat Thacker
We’ve all had our times where the world cheered, that’s what I feel it was when everybody you knew and befriended was on your side. When it seemed as if all of the wrong you did was overlooked,by friends and family cheering. I know I had my days of cheering going on in this world, living in sin was big fun for me. And if the truth be told you had your days of cheering, fun in the world too. Doing all we wanted to do and loving every minute, truly!