Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 4
Jan23

Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 4

Rejection We examine all beliefs and notions and are open to Reject … Up until today, we’ve looked at how the road to victory in regard to addiction is to first recognize we have a problem. The problem we have is our sin and us. In admitting as much, we take responsibility for what we’ve done rather than shifting blame. Blame-shifting is exactly what Eve did when confronted by God in the Garden (she pointed at Adam & Adam...

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Freebie #36-Eddie Kaufholtz: How are we part of the problem and not the solution?
Jan21
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Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 3
Jan16

Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 3

Relating to One Another Relating to one another in fellowship and accountability helps us stay on track and sharpens us for his purposes … Paul apparently held a special affinity in his heart for the believers in Thessalonica, claiming that, “just as a nursing mother cares for her children,” he in the same way cared for them (1TH 2:7). He made continual mention of them in his prayers (ITH 1:2), his labor unto them was counted a joy...

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Freebie #35-Eddie Kaufholtz: Creativity & Justice
Jan14
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Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 2
Jan09

Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 2

Rejoice | The Worship Shift We Rejoice and thank God for the trials, knowing that when we are weak, we are dependent on him and he is strong … Addiction is a worship problem. Our hearts are constantly worshipping. We are relentlessly looking for things unto which we can ascribe worth, value, allegiance, and honor. Therefore, to enjoy the Lord’s victory over our sin, we must take our minds and eyes off of our lesser loves, and our...

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Freebie #34-Sara Joseph: Starting Place for Creativity
Jan07
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Freebie #38-Aaron Keyes: Character, Competency, and Creativity
Jan04
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Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 1
Jan02

Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 1

We Have a Problem We Recognize we have a problem though we have confidence that God can fix it … The mantra for the culture of our world today when it comes to dealing with difficult things is, “why do badthings happen to good people.” When we give into believing this false worldview we take the place of the entitled victim whenever we encounter anything that feels negative. The Scripture’s portrayal of humanity, on the other...

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Freebie #33-Zac Hicks: Worship & Mission
Dec31
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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 10
Dec26

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 10

Today, you’ve got one last lengthy reading assignment to do. You’re going to read the whole book of Revelation straight through. Well, at least from Chapter 4 to 22. Consider how John structures the whole apocalyptic letter. Revelation has long been understood as a difficult book to understand as it deals with the End Times through the lens of very difficult imagery. However, I would suggest that the study of eschatology (the end...

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Freebie #32-Zac Hicks: We Need Pastors Not Rock Stars
Dec24
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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 9
Dec19

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 9

God’s Rhythm in the Epistles Today, you’ve got a lot of reading to do. You’re going to read the whole book of Ephesians straight through. Consider how Paul structures the whole letter. It’s not just a bunch of verses, and great teaching, but it’s a book of worship. Its shape follows the pattern of how God calls, catechizes (teaches), and commissions us as the church to love God and others. Reading Ephesians in this way will cause us...

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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 8
Dec12

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 8

Today, you’ve got a lot of reading to do. You’re going to read the whole book of Romans straight through. Yes, you heard me! Consider how Paul structures the whole letter. It’s not just a bunch of verses, and great teaching, but it’s a book of worship. Its shape follows the pattern of how God calls, catechizes (teaches), and commissions us as the church to love God and others. Reading Romans in this way will cause us to relate to...

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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 7
Dec05

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 7

Today we read Christ’s Great Commission. Consider it in a new light. Consider the Great Commission in light of God’s rhythms of worship. Christ calls his disciples into mission the same way in which he created the world; in the same way he called Moses, and in the same pattern of Solomon’s Temple. Notice God’s pattern for worship again, and praise our God for his unchanging nature in worship and mission. Jesus appoints and appears to...

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Freebie #31-Fred Heumann: God Is Not Bipolar In Worship
Dec03
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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 6
Nov28

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 6

God’s Rhythm in the Temple In the Old Testament Solomon’s Temple had 3 “spaces”: the outer courts, the inner courts and the Holy of Holies. The Outer Courts … this space was where the people were welcomed in, confessed their sins, received forgiveness and they were washed clean in the laver. The Inner Courts … this was where the priest alone would enter for the partaking of the lighted Word, the Table and the prayers. Holy of...

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