Sunday Collectives 8/14/17 – 8/20/17

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Sunday Collectives 8/14/17 – 8/20/17

 

How does God use the Bible and prayer to communicate to me?

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Are there other ways God communicates to me? There may indeed be other ways in which God may speak to us…

There may indeed be other ways in which God may speak to us, but the Bible should always be the last word. Everything else is not complementary to God’s Word but to be judged by God’s Word…

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Unpleasant Grace

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By Sam Williamson

One evening years ago, I babysat my three sons, which meant I read a book upstairs as they wrestled each other downstairs. A shriek rang out and I raced down to find David, my five-year-old son, holding his head as blood gushed through his fingers.

One of his brothers had pushed him off the sofa, and he hit his head against the corner of an end table. It opened an inch-long gash on the side of his temple. As blood pulsed freely, he sobbed uncontrollably…

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I’m done parading my goodness. Here’s why.

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I no longer subscribe to the version of Christianity that I grew up with.

I’m sure that’s a scary statement to hear from someone who has been a believer for many years. Honestly, it’s a scary statement to make. But it’s the truth. By God’s sweet grace, I have 100% walked away from my religious upbringing. I’m done. In walking away from all of that, I’m boldly and firmly walking by faith in the righteousness of Jesus alone because I have seen that it’s all that I have…

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Gospel Alone

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Grace for the Moment with Charlie

Let it be said, the impact of not preaching the entire message of the gospel, rather instead preaching one that sounds like “look what Jesus has done for you,” alone will leave one without the ability to truly know the joy that moving from being God’s enemy, an object of wrath, to one of God’s excellent ones, will bring. Clarifying then, that while we should preach a gospel message that is distinct from the law, while never severed, that we should be ever expansive in our presentation of the full message of the gospel. We do so in order that not only others, but ourselves as well, understand more and more that real life, real joy comes from not a weakened soft, gentle law, but a law that calls us to offer our bodies as living sacrifices…

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Renewing and Restoring

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By Lee Moseley

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect”
(Romans 12:2, RSV)

After calling Christians to present their bodies to God in service and sacrifice, due to God’s great mercy that He had bestowed on them, Paul now tells these believers, and us, how to live out this reality. It is not in the way the world lives, but comes as a result of a transforming life…

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The Powerful Peace of Prayer

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By Wendy Alsup

When I was 36 weeks pregnant with my first son, I went in for a regular checkup only to find out my baby was in fetal distress. Within a half hour, I was being prepped for an emergency c-section. Any who have experienced a similar situation know that you lose autonomy over your body as hospital folks start their process of prepping you for surgery that doesn’t end until they cut your baby out of your stomach. There’s certainly no time to ask everyone to step back and give you a breather so you can collect yourself…

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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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