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  1. God forgives us; but do we forgive ourselves?

    by , April 21st, 2017 at 09:16 PM
    It is fair to say that Paul never got over the fact that he violently persecuted the Church. Even though his rampage against the first followers of Jesus had ended over 20 years earlier, as we read the position of his life in 1 Timothy, he still grieved because of what he had done.

    But, as we look at his position in Christ, as he gets older, Paul was moved to celebration and praise because God's mercy is always greater than sin.

    Do we believe that in our own position
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  2. Prayer: 'A means to an end?' Or, 'The end for His means?'

    by , April 21st, 2017 at 08:29 PM
    * Why should we bother to pray if God already knows what we are going to ask for? Prayer involves so much more than making personal requests. It connects us with God and works to bring our wills into conformity with His.

    How then should we pray?...First, James tells us to pray in community, not just by ourselves and for ourselves. When we pray together, life is shared and community is born. We also confess our sins, not just to God, but to each other. Thru this vulnerable transparency,
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    Updated April 21st, 2017 at 08:38 PM by slave

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  3. Cardinals (poetry)

    by , April 21st, 2017 at 12:43 AM
    I love to watch cardinals hop and play and rustle in the bushes outside my home.
    Their little chirps greet me in the morning and at sunset.
    They make my heart smile, the way their little bodies dart here and there.
    I look at their special red coats and wonder how much God must love the birds, to make them like kings in scarlet robes who race across the sky.
    Sometimes they dance in the air and sing in twirling chirps and whistles.
    I think they must be singing a love ...

    Updated May 28th, 2017 at 05:51 PM by Rosyshine

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