Jan 4, 2015
Surrendering to God: Wesley Covenant Renewal
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A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition (Contemporary Version)
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you,
Praised for you or criticized for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service.
And now, O wonderful and holy God,
Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer,
you are mine, and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
Let it also be made in heaven. Amen
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  • Jan 4, 2015Surrendering to God: Wesley Covenant Renewal
    Jan 4, 2015
    Surrendering to God: Wesley Covenant Renewal
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    A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition (Contemporary Version)
    I am no longer my own, but yours.
    Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will.
    Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
    Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you,
    Praised for you or criticized for you.
    Let me be full, let me be empty.
    Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
    I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service.
    And now, O wonderful and holy God,
    Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer,
    you are mine, and I am yours. So be it.
    And the covenant which I have made on earth,
    Let it also be made in heaven. Amen
  • Dec 28, 2014Looking Forward – Looking Back
    Dec 28, 2014
    Looking Forward – Looking Back
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  • Dec 21, 2014UnderWraps: The Faithful God
    Dec 21, 2014
    UnderWraps: The Faithful God
    Series: Under Wraps
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    Isaiah 49:15-16
    15 Can a woman forget her nursing child,
    fail to pity the child of her womb?
    Even these may forget,
    but I won't forget you.
    16 Look, on my palms I've inscribed you;
    your walls are before me continually.
     
    Matthew 1:21
    21 She will give birth to a son, and you will call him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
  • Dec 14, 2014UnderWraps: The Jealous God
    Dec 14, 2014
    UnderWraps: The Jealous God
    Series: Under Wraps
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    Deuteronomy 6:13
    13 Revere the Lord your God, serve him, and take your solemn pledges in his name!
     
    Luke 10:27
    27 He responded, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.”
  • Dec 7, 2014UnderWraps: The Dangerous God
    Dec 7, 2014
    UnderWraps: The Dangerous God
    Series: Under Wraps
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    Nahum 1:3-5
    3 The Lord is very patient but great in power;
    the Lord punishes.
    His way is in whirlwind and storm;
    clouds are the dust of his feet.
    4 He can blast the sea and make it dry up;
    he can dry up all the rivers.
    Bashan and Carmel wither;
    the bud of Lebanon withers.
    5 The mountains quake because of him;
    the hills melt away.
    The earth heaves before him—
    the world and all who dwell in it.
     
    Matthew 2:1-3
    2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We've seen his star in the east, and we've come to honor him.”

     

    3 When King Herod heard this, he was troubled, and everyone in Jerusalem was troubled with him.

  • Nov 30, 2014UnderWraps: The Expectant God
    Nov 30, 2014
    UnderWraps: The Expectant God
    Series: Under Wraps
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    Isaiah 9:6-7
    6 A child is born to us, a son is given to us,
    and authority will be on his shoulders.
    He will be named
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
    7 There will be vast authority and endless peace
    for David's throne and for his kingdom,
    establishing and sustaining it
    with justice and righteousness
    now and forever.

     

    The zeal of the Lord of heavenly forces will do this.

     
    Luke 1:39-45
    39 Mary got up and hurried to a city in the Judean highlands. 40 She entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 With a loud voice she blurted out, “God has blessed you above all women, and he has blessed the child you carry. 43 Why do I have this honor, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. 45 Happy is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill the promises he made to her.”
  • Nov 23, 2014Bursting Balloons
    Nov 23, 2014
    Bursting Balloons
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    Matthew 25:31-46
     

    31 “Now when the Human One comes in his majesty and all his angels are with him, he will sit on his majestic throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered in front of him. He will separate them from each other, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right side. But the goats he will put on his left.

    34 “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who will receive good things from my Father. Inherit the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world began. 35 I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. 36 I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.'

    37 “Then those who are righteous will reply to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? 38 When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?'

    40 “Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.'

    41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Get away from me, you who will receive terrible things. Go into the unending fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 I was hungry and you didn't give me food to eat. I was thirsty and you didn't give me anything to drink. 43 I was a stranger and you didn't welcome me. I was naked and you didn't give me clothes to wear. I was sick and in prison, and you didn't visit me.'

    44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn't do anything to help you?' 45 Then he will answer, ‘I assure you that when you haven't done it for one of the least of these, you haven't done it for me.' 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment. But the righteous ones will go into eternal life.”

  • Nov 16, 2014Good Grief
    Nov 16, 2014
    Good Grief
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    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

    13 Brothers and sisters, we want you to know about people who have died so that you won't mourn like others who don't have any hope. 14 Since we believe that Jesus died and rose, so we also believe that God will bring with him those who have died in Jesus. 15 What we are saying is a message from the Lord: we who are alive and still around at the Lord's coming definitely won't go ahead of those who have died. 16 This is because the Lord himself will come down from heaven with the signal of a shout by the head angel and a blast on God's trumpet. First, those who are dead in Christ will rise. 17 Then, we who are living and still around will be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet with the Lord in the air. That way we will always be with the Lord. 18 So encourage each other with these words.

  • Nov 9, 2014Treasurer: Don't Worry ‘Bout A Thing!
    Nov 9, 2014
    Treasurer: Don't Worry ‘Bout A Thing!
    Series: Treasure
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    Matthew 6:25-34

    25 “Therefore, I say to you, don't worry about your life, what you'll eat or what you'll drink, or about your body, what you'll wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds in the sky. They don't sow seed or harvest grain or gather crops into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you worth much more than they are? 27 Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? Notice how the lilies in the field grow. They don't wear themselves out with work, and they don't spin cloth. 29 But I say to you that even Solomon in all of his splendor wasn't dressed like one of these. 30 If God dresses grass in the field so beautifully, even though it's alive today and tomorrow it's thrown into the furnace, won't God do much more for you, you people of weak faith? 31 Therefore, don't worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?' or ‘What are we going to drink?' or ‘What are we going to wear?' 32 Gentiles long for all these things. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 Instead, desire first and foremost God's kingdom and God's righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

  • Nov 2, 2014Treasure: Giving Back & Paying Forward
    Nov 2, 2014
    Treasure: Giving Back & Paying Forward
    Series: Treasure
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    Matthew 6:1-6

    1 “Be careful that you don't practice your religion in front of people to draw their attention. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Whenever you give to the poor, don't blow your trumpet as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets so that they may get praise from people. I assure you, that's the only reward they'll get. 3 But when you give to the poor, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing 4 so that you may give to the poor in secret. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you. 5 “When you pray, don't be like hypocrites. They love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners so that people will see them. I assure you, that's the only reward they'll get. 6 But when you pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is present in that secret place. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you.