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Rewire

Back at the end of chapter 9, in the very last verse, Paul has been talking at the end of chapter 9 about his self-discipline as he lives the Christian life and as he fulfills the ministry Christ has given to him. And in the very last verse of the chapter, he explains one of the concerns that has animated and driven that commitment to self-discipline. He says...

God Reigns

In a fascinating book entitled, Affluenza: How to be Successful and Stay Sane, Oliver James analyzes the dysfunctions of contemporary western culture that have been generated by the relentless acquisitiveness and greed that is so characteristic of our age. “Consumption,” he says, “holds out the false promise that an internal lack can be fixed by an external means. We medicate our misery through buying things.” And then he illustrates...

Now if you would take your Bibles and turn to the book of Ruth, chapter 2; the book of Ruth chapter 2. Page 222 in the pew Bibles. Before we read it together, let’s pray.

Our Father, we praise You that over the chatter of social media and electronic noise, with more authority than pundits and politicians, there is the truth of God that...

If you would please turn in your copy of the Scripture, or as I’m learning to say, “swip,” to John chapter 21. We’ll be reading in just a moment the last half of John chapter 21. “It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done. It is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.” Those...

God Rescues

Let’s pray together.

Our Father, we are looking to You for Your mercy and Your grace. We pray that You would draw near to us, to all of us. We know that You know our need and we pray that by Your Spirit You would comfort and heal and help. As we turn now to Your Word and as we look to You, we...

God Rescues

Now would you please take a copy of the Holy Scriptures in your hands. Turn with me to the book of Exodus, chapter 16. We’ve been working our way through the book of Exodus. This is where we’ve come to. Exodus chapter 16 in our church Bibles; it’s on page 58. It’s our custom before we read God’s Word to bow and ask for Him to help us...

Please turn with me in your Bibles to John chapter 6, John chapter 6.  It begins in the church Bible on page 891.

Starving Souls and Hungry Hearts

 And before we read, something to consider.  My wife could tell you that sometimes, especially when I am hungry, that I can be pretty forgetful.  Sometimes, especially when I am hungry, I...

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