Sunday Collectives 9/07/15 – 9/13/15
We, at World Prayr, pray that just as you believe that God used His mighty POWER “In the Beginning…”; you also BELIEVE that by GRACE He used His mighty POWER to, forever, wash away our sins, when Jesus on the cross said, “IT IS FINISHED”. Be blessed by this powerful book, “Walking in God’s Grace….Practical Answers to Tough Questions”
Enjoy this excerpt from Walking in God’s Grace…
This is the reason for which we were created, to be a part of God’s family. Unfortunately, due to the sin of one man (Adam), that family was broken…
It was one of those kinds of nights. I tossed and turned, looking at the clock each time I raised my head. I wanted to be sure I didn’t oversleep the morning my oldest child ventured out of our home to begin middle school.
And through the night, I battled numerous fears in my mind. What if the kids are mean to her? What if she has no one to sit with at lunch? What if she gets on the wrong bus home? Would it be too uncool to walk her to the bus stop? Can I still give her a hug goodbye in front of the other kids?
In our culture, much is made of the Greek word eros. This is the “love” portrayed on soap operas and in rock videos. It is that sensual and erotic beautifully experienced in the bedroom and blasphemed in 50 Shades of Grey and The Bachelor. Eros-love is a wonderful act of worship when properly expressed within the bounds of marriage; it is a good gift of God. However, eros-love is not the fundamental definition and expression of love. Eros-love comes and goes.
In our culture, much is made of the Greek word phileo. This is the “love” expressed between friends as they show kindness, courtesy, helpfulness, and graciousness one towards the other. Phileo-love is also found in the healthy marriage…
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…
Repentance means to change one’s mind. It is a change of mind about God, His ways, or living life in the light of God’s Word. This change of mind usually results in a change of direction, in the way we may be living…
By Tricia Goyer
Do you ever feel as if you aren’t enough? Do you struggle with feelings of unworthiness? I have for most of my life. I crave perfection, but I look in the mirror, around the house, and in my roles as wife and mom and I see all the shortcomings:
- “Not disciplined enough,” my reflection tells me.
- “Not clean or organized enough,” my house screams.
- “Not loving or respectful enough,” I read in my husband’s eyes.
- “Not fun enough, joyful enough, or compassionate enough,” my child’s actions or cries tell me.
If I was more—if I did more or gave more—then my life would be easier. That was the lie I believed, but I always, ALWAYS fell short…
By Jen Wilkin
My entire childhood is documented in the space of three photo albums. Among them are two photos that stand out in my memory: one, infant-me having my diaper changed from a rather compromising camera angle; the other, two-year-old me seated triumphantly on a potty chair. I remember them because my parents teased that they would show them to any prospective suitors.
Even though I knew they were joking, the possibility that those pictures would ever be viewed outside our family horrified me as an adolescent. The written record of my childhood is fairly small, too – a baby book with notes about my weight gain and first words, a collection of birthday cards and letters from family. I think how different this is from the record many parents are making of their children’s early years now.