Sunday Collectives 9/08/14 – 9/14/14

Sunday Collectives 9/08/14 – 9/14/14


​The storms of life


By Jessica Dixon

Throughout the storms of life we forget who​ is in charge, whom has the solution before we have the problem, who knew that this storm was coming and has already given us the strength we need to survive it…

Don’t you see the creator of the stars, more than that the creator of the universe is in charge of our life that no matter what we face or go through He’s there through every step.

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By Amber Van Schooneveld

Expectations are evil.

A woman, 26 and beautiful, isn’t married yet and so she thinks she must be seriously messed up because she hasn’t achieved what’s expected. A guy hasn’t figured out what he wants to do yet or found his niche and thinks he must be a big fat loser. A woman hasn’t gotten 2.3 kids and a minivan and thinks she must not be a real woman.

It’s dumb. We put expectations on oursleves, and others put them on us. Based on what is most common. In the sometimes sameness of the church, living up to the expectations of your demographic means you must be right with life. Not meeting these expectations means there must be something wrong with you.

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By Arlene Wallis

Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” Matthew 19:21

While reading Genesis 1 about the creation and one word really stuck out to me – Vault.  As a noun, vault is described as a roof in the form of an arch, a large chamber or secure place where valuables are stored (i.e. money, burial plot, safety deposit box, etc.).

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Should We “Put On Our Own Masks Before Assisting Others”?


By Sam Williamson

You probably don’t want to read today’s article.

About twenty years ago, I was having some personal struggles, so I visited a Christian counselor. After listening to my life’s story, the counselor reminded me of the instructions flight attendants offer before every flight,

“In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will fall.” Then they advise,

Please put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others.

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God’s Mystery Plan


This video is a brief look at Ephesians Three which explains the mystery of God’s eternal plan for man.  In thirteen short verses, Paul provides, the reader, a preface, description, presentation, purpose and his participation in God’s plan.  The remaining seven verses contain Paul’s prayer. The mystery is detailed in verse six. Ephesians Three shows the power of the proper study of God’s Word.

We can pray boldly and expectantly based on the truth of God’s Word. Like the Gentiles, our greatest privilege is being joint heirs in Christ.

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Relating Through Grace


By Pastor Patrick Badstibner

How do we relate to others through grace?  Paul gives us a great lesson in this in Galatians 6:1-5

Paul spends the first two thirds of his letter telling his readers that we cannot achieve God’s pleasure, favor or approval through keeping any kind of law. Yet at the same time he reminds them that this does not mean it does away with the law only that the law cannot bring us back into a relationship with God. This is the purpose of grace. He reminds them that the law indeed has a purpose it tells us of God’s standard that if we try to live under it places it in accursed position. The gospel says that the curse has been lifted and placed on Christ.

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 Photo credit: Bert Kaufmann / Foter / CC BY


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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