Sunday Collectives 7/17/17 – 7/23/17
The answer one might expect is that it can’t hurt or Yes!
In truth, without proper clarification both of these answers could be wrong. Seems hard to believe that reading the Bible and praying will not help you grow in grace or that reading the Bible or praying could hurt.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2
Last night I told my daughter that she needed to stop thinking about her day and just go to bed. It’s something that I have to tell myself often because there is a natural self-examination…
Theology is broken into two greek words, theos (God) and logos (Word). So then basically theology is the study of a “word about God” or God’s Word or God. You cannot separate the two. Many today will decry the study of doctrine or forming a belief system or knowledge about what and why one believes what they believe about God’s Word.
Claiming all you need are the red letters, or love, or the Bible is forgetting some important truths…
By Wendy Alsup
Lament and hope have become a theme in my life. I began to wrestle with the already, but not yet, nature of the kingdom of God in the aftermath of the destruction at Mars Hill back in 2007 and again in 2014. What happens when something good, of kingdom value, falls apart by the sin of others, and you are powerless to stop it? It can actually be easier to come to terms with such destruction when our personal sin is the cause of or major contributor to the destruction. The good news of Jesus equips us to wrestle with our own sin and destruction in its wake. It’s not easy, mind you, but if you can see the clear mistake you made, it is a help at times when you want to avoid the same in the future…
Life isn’t always a walk in the park—
but Christ is always with us on the journey and will help us make it through.
Listen in as Latasha shares more on this valuable topic.
By Lynne Rattaz
“So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the LORD told him. But because he was afraid of his family and the townspeople, he did it at night rather than in the daytime.”
HOW IS FEAR HOLDING YOU BACK TODAY?
How is it keeping you from fulfilling your purposes, following your dreams, or stepping out in faith?