I will build an altar to God each day.
My voice shall You hear in the morning, O LORD;
in the morning will I direct my prayer to You, and will look up.
Begin each day looking up to God, worshiping Him and responding to His ever-present love! Though you may fail (repeatedly), His love never fails and His faithfulness never runs out.
“The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the Gospel.”
Whether we turn aside to the left (in apathetic self-pleasing) or to the right (in stressed-out self-effort), Jesus is willing to come rescue us, put us back on the good path, and lead us onward with grace-driven effort!
Message title: Build the Altar: Grace-Driven New Year
First Week of Build the Altar
Scriptures: Romans 5:1-6; Luke 15
Preacher: Jeff Patterson
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- Join the Renew family in reading the Bible in 2017. Find resources and reading plans to support your grace-driven efforts to seek God. Allow Him space to sift through your intentions, bringing whole-life renewal.
“The man who would truly know God must give time to Him.”
Romans 5:1-6 (ESV)
Peace with God Through Faith
5 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
This year each of us are invited on an adventure to build an altar to God each new day, to look up and love our Creator first. What will be your plan to develop a new rhythm of seeking God each day? » Find some help here.