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Passion Week Prayer Guide - Friday: Hands and Feet Motivated By The Gospel

EVERY HUMAN BEING HAS BEEN HARDWIRED BY GOD TO LIVE IN DAILY AWE OF HIM. THIS MEANS THE AWE OF GOD WAS DESIGNED TO BE THE DEEPEST, MOST LIFE-SHAPING PRACTICAL DAILY MOTIVATION OF EVERY HUMAN BEING. AWE OF GOD SHOULD IN SOME WAY MOTIVATE EVERYTHING I DO AND SAY. A HUMAN BEING NOT LIVING WITH FUNCTIONAL AWE OF GOD IS PROFOUNDLY DISADVANTAGED. HE IS OFF THE RAILS, TRYING TO PROPEL THE TRAIN OF HIS LIFE IN A MEADOW, AND HE MAY NOT EVEN KNOW IT. WHEN AWE OF GOD IS ABSENT, IT IS QUICKLY REPLACED BY AWE OF OURSELVES. --PAUL TRIPP ...Read More

Passion Week Prayer Guide - Thursday: Mouth Conformed To The Gospel

"A MAN WHO FIRST TRIED TO GUESS “WHAT THE PUBLIC WANTS” AND THEN PREACHED THAT AS CHRISTIANITY BECAUSE THE PUBLIC WANTS IT, WOULD BE A PRETTY MIXTURE OF FOOL AND KNAVE." --C.S. LEWIS, LETTERS TO MALCOLM: CHIEFLY ON PRAYER. "TO PREACH CHRIST IS TO FEED THE SOUL, TO JUSTIFY IT, TO SET IT FREE, AND TO SAVE IT, IF IT BELIEVES THE PREACHING." --MARTIN LUTHER, ON CHRISTIAN LIBERTY...Read More

Passion Week Prayer Guide - Wednesday: Desires Transformed By The Gospel

IT WOULD SEEM THAT OUR LORD FINDS OUR DESIRES NOT TOO STRONG, BUT TOO WEAK. WE ARE HALF-HEARTED CREATURES, FOOLING ABOUT WITH DRINK AND SEX AND AMBITION WHEN INFINITE JOY IS OFFERED US, LIKE AN IGNORANT CHILD WHO WANTS TO GO ON MAKING MUD PIES IN A SLUM BECAUSE HE CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT IS MEANT BY THE OFFER OF A HOLIDAY AT THE SEA. WE ARE FAR TOO EASILY PLEASED. --C.S. LEWIS, THE WEIGHT OF GLORY...Read More

Passion Week Prayer Guide - Tuesday: Heart Humbled By The Gospel

THE GOSPEL IS THIS: WE ARE MORE SINFUL AND FLAWED IN OURSELVES THAN WE EVER DARED BELIEVE, YET AT THE VERY SAME TIME WE ARE MORE LOVED AND ACCEPTED IN JESUS CHRIST THAN WE EVER DARED HOPE. --TIMOTHY KELLER, THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE ...Read More

Passion Week Prayer Guide - Monday: Heart Gripped By The Gospel

Introduction and Day 1 (Monday). NEVER LOSE HEART IN THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL. DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE EXISTS ANY MAN, MUCH LESS ANY RACE OF MEN, FOR WHOM THE GOSPEL IS NOT FITTED. --CHARLES SPURGEON...Read More

Money For Me

Your questions about money. Our thoughts and answers - first from Nick Carter, with responses and more answers to come from me (Pastor Don) and Chris Purnell as well. Nick starts us off with a thoughtful, provocative response to a common theme to your questions: "Is giving the best thing you can do with money?" If so, what does that mean for retirements savings and spending money on me?...Read More