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9 May 2017

'Worship is wanting to be a tool in the hand of God for Him to do with as He pleases.' Rich Mullins We understand that worship is more than a song. And conceptually grasp that worship is all of life but when we are in the trenches of relationships, work, class, ministry and mission do our lives reflect being a tool in the hand of God to be used however He pleases? Wha...

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11 October 2016

'Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God, for "All flesh is like grass, and all it's glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but ...

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28 June 2016

'It is true that God humbles us. Scripture also says to humble ourselves. In the formation of our own hearts, we have a part to play.' Scott Sauls In an instant, upon accepting Christ you were justified (declared righteous) with a righteousness not your own, but one that has been imputed (assigned/ascribed) to you by Christ's perfect life, death and resurrection (Philipp...

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24 May 2016

'God creates out of nothing. Therefore, until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of Him.' Martin Luther How quickly we want to work for God. Help Him out. Use our gifts to do something for Him. But this is the God who Knew you before He laid the foundations of the earth (Ephesians 1:4). Knit you together in your mother's womb (Psalm 139:13). Has you engraved ...

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22 March 2016

'But in service we must experience the many little deaths of going beyond ourselves. Service banishes us to the mundane, the ordinary, the trivial.' Richard Foster A life described as mundane, ordinary, and trivial may be one of the most revolting things to our celebrity-obsessed culture (both in the world and within The Church). But service happens much more in the unse...

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15 September 2014

'You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back.' - St Augustine--Often we call the part at the beginning of the service (Welcome/Scripture/Notices) the 'Call to Worship.' - Although I think there is something useful in helping people recognize that we're now beginning our service time together; the reality is...

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