Honoring Christ In Forming Creative Community-Day 1
Feb20

Honoring Christ In Forming Creative Community-Day 1

Whirlwind Bible History To open this 3-Day study, we’re gonna’ do some whirlwind Biblical history. You ready? Let’s start at the beginning. The Trinity. Our God is “us.” He’s three, and yet he’s the shamah—our God is ONE. As the Old Testament unfolds, we see many glimpses of our Trinitarian God acting within the story, but none quite so clear as in the very moments when all of humanity rebels the most. For example, in the days of...

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Freebie #40-Aaron Keyes: Truth In Creativity
Feb18
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Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 7
Feb13

Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 7

Renewed We rest as we are Renewed and transformed by God … 1 Peter 1:3-6 documents one of the most complete portrayals of what salvation is in all the Scripture. Read it: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in...

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Freebie #39-Aaron Keyes: Worship in Spirit and Truth
Feb11
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Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 6
Feb06

Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 6

Replace We pray and allow God to Replace our old ways with truth and wisdom … I once had a friend tell me that you can “tell a lot about a person by what they laugh at.” This sentiment is true for what grabs all our inward affections through our outward senses. Inwardly our heart (used over 840 times in Scripture) chooses what we honor based on the desires we carry within. The heart controls us and motivates us. Therefore, above all,...

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Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 5
Jan30

Honoring Christ In Our Bodies-Day 5

Remove We Remove things when the Holy Spirit leads us … We’ve now looked at recognizing, rejoicing, relating, and rejecting, but now let’s consider removing things that are harmful and hurtful to us. 1 Corinthians 10:23 gives us one of the clearest statements of freedom in all of Scripture: “‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say—but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’—but not everything is...

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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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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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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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Freebie #33-Zac Hicks: Worship & Mission
Dec31
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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 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 5
Nov21

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 5

God’s Order of Worship is present in how he deals with our sin corporately (together), but also in how we relate to God in worship individually. Meditate on Isaiah’s encounter with God today, and consider how God’s rhythm again can challenge us in how we relate to him when we’re worshipping with Christ’s church together, as well as when we are walking with the Lord in our daily rhythms. God’s character recognized (vv.1-4) Human...

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