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Lead Us Back to You

The past few weeks, we’ve sung this song in our local church gathering. It is a song of simple repentance. It undoes me. It brings us all back to the glory of the gospel, our desperate need for His grace. It is a song for us all. I like how our guys sing it best, probably because I love them and they don’t have fancy voices. *smile* But you can listen to it here, and sing along as the lyrics go like this…

Twice Owned: You Are Not Your Own, You Were Bought With a Price

10/4/15. Week 8 of Beautiful Messy Church. Grace promotes holiness and holiness enjoys grace. God’s grace helps us see we are twice owned: He made us in His image, and bought us back with the courageous sacrifice of His Son.

// 1st Corinthians 6:1-21 #BeautifulMessyChurch

Returning to Jesus, our Healer.

This weekend the elders of our Renew church family, along with their wives, went away for a weekend of prayer and seeking the Lord, through the Scriptures, regarding His will for healing. As many of you know, this past year has been a journey for me of allowing God’s Word to be the only and final authority on the subject of divine healing, and specifically His will for us regarding various forms of suffering.

Beautiful Messy Church: Encouraged to Endure & Enjoy

9/20/15. Week 6 of Beautiful Messy Church. » “I did not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.” —1 Cor. 4:14

We continue a study through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians considering the call to live richly by suffering well.

// 1st Corinthians 4:6-21 #BeautifulMessyChurch

Beautiful Messy Church: Happy Self-Forgetfulness

9/13/15. Week 5 of Beautiful Messy Church. Self-Forgetfulness is the Father’s goal for our growth in humility. In the self-esteem age we neither have try to muster up more self-esteem or think less of ourselves. Forgetting ourselves, we find Jesus has become our true identity before God and people. (Note: This is the first message from the Beautiful Messy Church series with audio posted online.)

// 1st Corinthians 3-4 #BeautifulMessyChurch