Archive | July, 2014

Who Are You Wearing?

26 Jul

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“Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh” Romans 13:14

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” Colossians 3:12″

Who are you wearing?” Have you ever watched an awards show and heard that question repeated to every passing celeb on the red carpet? It is meant to be a sort of pre show advertisement for designers and it works. Sales spike in the wake of these televised fashion parades as many believe the wordly ideal that ensures us the right outfit will buy us a better life, after all, the star looks amazing and happy…right?…

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Why Settle For Less? | Aspire Beyond Regular

19 Jul

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“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” Genesis 1:27

“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand” Isaiah 64:8

Created as image bearers –reflections of The Lord, our God. When we first become believers we are transformed into new creations 2 Corinthians 5:17 –vessels capable of shining Christ to those around us. He lovingly molds, forms, and fashions us into His likeness, chiseling and polishing, as we die to self, replacing the idols and masters that hold us captive, pursuing holiness, and mirroring the character of our great God…

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Bring the Bible Home to Your Heart

12 Jul

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“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” Psalm 119:105

Is your desire to spend more time with the Lord –to know Him –to need Him? God has revealed Himself to us through His Word. Every page speaks His name; reveals His character. Our souls cry out for this spiritual sustenance; hungry for The Book. “Open the book to find out out first and foremost who God is…He’s at the center…He writes us a book about Himself…Develop a relationship with your Bible” –Pastor Bob Burris, Disciplines for DelightOur desire to know God increases exponentially as we discover who He is. The more we know Him the greater our heart yearns to purposefully pursue Him. Open The Book…

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God’s Word Our Story | Final Thoughts From Nehemiah

5 Jul

gospel group_optThe Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference

From Saturday June 28

Highlights from John Piper “Responding to God According to His Word” Nehemiah 9-10“God does not exist so that we would enjoy Bible stories. Bible stories exist so that we would enjoy God. Bible stories are no more ends in themselves than the universe is an end in itself; or history is an end in itself. There is a point to the universe, to history. The heavens declare the glory of God. That’s what the universe is about. History is what it is in order to show that God is Who He is. God writes his story; acts His story; in order to make known Who he is.”Throughout scripture God’s character is revealed to us. Every page speaks His name. God made Himself known thousands of years ago so we could…

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God’s Word Our Story | More From Nehemiah

3 Jul

gospel podium_optThe Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference

From Saturday June 28

Highlights from Paige Benton Brown “Fearing God in a Fallen World” Nehemiah 5-6″Twas grace that taught my heart to fear…” It is foundational–the awe, reverence, worship, demanded by God by his power and position and glory; fear is the only proper response to the biblical doctrine of God. It is the beginning of wisdom–a perpetual posture, not an occasional exercise.”We can give the right answers but they’ll always be in the wrong place if fear of the Lord is absent from the foundation. Fear of the Lord causes us to submit to God’s authority not because…

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God’s Word Our Story | Hearing From Nehemiah

2 Jul

gospel coalitionRepresenting all 50 U.S. states and 38 countries from 6 of the world’s 7 continents, The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference gathered together nearly 4,000 women focused on Jesus Christ, desiring to grow in the Word in order to speak it clearly while spreading the life-giving Good News to others. The conference highlighted, “…feasting together on Nehemiah,” Kathleen Nielsen, providing the opportunity to dig deep–pulled into the power of Nehemiah’s story–God’s story, unfolding the Gospel in the Old Testament book, viewed from this side of the Cross…

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