Marriage

April 30, 2009

“Marriage is about telling the truth of Christ with our lives.”

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All Things

April 30, 2009

Mike said this on the 9Marks blog:

“Our church is about 30% international (first generation immigrants) with roughly 20 countries represented from almost every continent (our Antarctic outreach was a disaster).  We couldn’t conceivably calibrate our service to feel culturally familiar to everyone.  But Christians don’t come to church for the clothes, the skits, the videos, the style of music.  They come to praise God together through song, prayer, preaching, and reading the Word.  When we do those things in our gatherings, our brothers and sisters from all over the world will actually feel more at home.”

You can read more of this excerpt at 9Marks blog.

Quote for the Day

April 28, 2009

“There is a powerful relationship between our true spiritual condition and our attitude and actions concerning money and possessions.”

I’ll throw in an extra quote for free;0)

“None of us can enthrone the true God unless in the process we dethrone our other gods.”

Uncreated One

April 22, 2009

Chris Tomlin and J.D. Walt are the ones who came up with this one, it’s called “Uncreated One.”

Holy Uncreated One

Your beauty fills the skies

But the glory of Your majesty

Is the mercy in Your eyes

Worthy Uncreated One

From heaven to earth come down

You laid aside Your royalty

To wear the sinner’s crown

O Great God be glorified

Our loves laid down

Yours magnified

O Great God be lifted high

There is none like You

Jesus Savior God’s own Son

Risen reigning Lord

Sustainer of the Universe

By the power of Your word

And when we see Your matchless face

In speechless awe we’ll stand

And there we’ll bow with grateful hearts

Unto the Great I Am

Thought for the Day

April 16, 2009

“Being teachable, able and willing to receive correction, is a mark of the wise.”

He is Risen!

April 12, 2009

Believe it!

Good Friday

April 10, 2009

What does Good Friday mean to you?

A ‘Stone-Sized’ Load

April 7, 2009

This is an excerpt from the book, “The Prodigal God” by Timothy Keller (I highly recommend it).  Keller quotes Elisabeth Elliot as she ‘recounts an apocryphal story (not in the Bible!) about Jesus that conveys the difference between a results-oriented selfishness and a faithfulness born of love.’ Let’s pick the story up here…

One day Jesus said to his disciples: “I’d like you to carry a stone for Me.”  He didn’t give any explanation.  So the disciples looked around for a stone to carry, and Peter, being the practical sort, sought out the smallest stone he could possibly find.  After all, Jesus didn’t give any regulations for the weight and size!  So he put it in his pocket.  Jesus then said: “Follow Me.”  He led them on a journey.  About noontime Jesus had everyone sit down.  He waved his hands and all the stones turned to bread.  He said, “Now it’s time for lunch.”  In a few seconds, Peter’s lunch was over.  When lunch was done Jesus told them to stand up.  He said again, “I’d like you to carry a stone for Me.”   This time Peter said, “Aha!  Now I get it!”  So he looked around and saw a small boulder.  He hoisted it on his back and it was very painful, it made him stagger.  But he said, “I can’t wait for supper.”  Jesus then said: “Follow Me.”  He led them on a journey, with Peter barely being able to keep up.  Around supper time Jesus let them to the side of a river.  He said, “Now everyone throw your stones into the water.”  They did.  Then he said, “Follow Me,”  and began to walk.  Peter and the others looked at him dumbfounded.  Jesus sighed and said, “Don’t you remember what I asked you to do?  Who were you carrying the stone for?”

Ignatius

April 6, 2009

Thoughts.

http://vimeo.com/1713668

God Supplies

April 1, 2009

“The glory of the gospel is that God supplies all we lack.”

-from “Love That Lasts”