Sunday Collectives 9/11/17 – 9/17/17

Sunday Collectives 9/11/17 – 9/17/17




By Chad West

Like God, shame is omnipresent, especially in our culture. Thanks to social media, our voice is everywhere, and even the slightest unintentional misstep is torn into by the ravenous wolves; the gatekeepers of the politically correct. But the ubiquity of baseless shame does not exclude a place for earned guilt. It doesn’t mean there aren’t times we should all crouch in fear at the knowledge that we deserve the sharp yellow tooth of the wolves in the cradle of our necks.

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By Arlene Wallis

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12

How many of us as children remember playing catch up with our friends?  Even if you were not playing you heard the words from your mom saying she would leave you behind if you didn’t catch up!  Skipping, running or jumping, we did our best to make sure that we were where we were supposed to be!

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On Empty Nests, Christian Mommy Guilt, and Misplaced Identity


By Jen Wilkens

Back-to-school time is always a tough transition, not just for kids but for moms. And I’m no exception. I’ve certainly been happy-sad sending them off, though, if I’m honest, the sad is currently winning the tug-of-war by a mile.

For the third time in three years, I left a piece of my heart in a dorm room at a giant university hours from home. There’s only one chickie left in the nest that used to hold four, and his traitorously giant feet are dangling over the side of it. In a short time our nest will be empty entirely.

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The Fellowship of Suffering


By Wendy Alsup

Philippians 3:8-10 I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ, and be found in him, not having a righteousness of mine own, even that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith: that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death;

I have been suffering, and as I have suffered, my eyes have been opened to others who are suffering. I always knew of others who were suffering…

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Intimate Feast


By Shasta Monet

Since I can remember, fear has always been something I have had to battle in my life

From things as simple as the what ifs of every day moments, to big circumstances like death.

Now in my 30s and a mother, I can see how fear could really destroy my life.

This year the Lord spoke BRAVE. Wow was I not prepared for what that would mean fully. Literally as I felt that I was instantly hit with fear. “Now what is going to happen..” is what went through my head…

But now at the end of June, I can see more of His plan.

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What If?


By Kasey Danielle

What if the God you love is not the God of the Bible?

What if all the people you’ve taken advice from aren’t even reliable?

What if God is not glorified if you love him for characteristics he does not possess?

What if this God leaves you unsatisfied; would he still appear to be righteous?

What if His way is different than your reasoning; would considering it hurt your pride?

What if Satan temps Christians with theology that is pleasing rather than scripture being the place where our trust resides?

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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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