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Monday Fast

In Prayer Requests,Quick Thought on December 17, 2012 by The Spillover

Quick thought: for those fasting today, consider including the families affected by the shooting in Newtown, CT, and the community as a whole in your targeted prayers.

Some prayer points:

  • That hurt people would turn to God and to the church for answers to their questions
  • That God would prepare hearts and soften them to the gospel message
  • That the area churches would be Christ’s hands and feet and inject themselves into the thick of it
  • That the God of Comfort would grant peace to those affected
  • That our enemy, his forces, and his plans would be rebuked

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Spillover Survey

In Conversations,Quick Thought on October 24, 2011 by The Spillover

Do you read The Spillover often?

Would you like to answer a few questions and offer some feedback about your experience thus far?

If you’re up for it, email me at TheSpillover@gmail.com and put “Survey” in the subject line.

Thanks in advance!

-Adam

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How to Waste Knowledge and Faith

In Perspective,Quick Thought,Scripture on October 13, 2011 by The Spillover

If I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to move mountains, but I have not love, I am nothing.

-1 Corinthians 13:2

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Your Turn

In Quick Thought on October 9, 2011 by The Spillover

I was unable to make it to the service this morning.
So I didn’t get to hear Dave’s sermon.
So I can’t write a post about it.
BUT…you can.
I need someone to write a blog post with some insight, ideas, thoughts, feedback, or anything else on your heart regarding today’s message.
Don’t be shy!
Who’s it gonna be?
Email me at TheSpillover@gmail.com.
It doesn’t have to be anything electrifying…just honest.

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Start Here

In Perspective,Quick Thought,Soul Food on October 4, 2011 by The Spillover

The realization that God not only provided a way (at His own expense) for us to be reconciled to Him, but that He also chose each individual believer to be the benefactor of His sacrifice, is the heart of authentic joy, worship, and mission. Once this truth takes up residence in our hearts, wonder and amazement fill us to the top until pure worship spills over and shapes a longing to be obedient to God and to see Him glorified. Intentionally seeking God’s glorification will effectively calibrate one’s entire life and align it to God’s original intention in creating us. But the seed from which a fruitful life grows is utter amazement at the fact that God first chose us. If you’ve found the Christian life to be a bit hollow, stop, go back, and make sure you’ve grasped the enormity of this truth.

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Dinner

In Perspective,Quick Thought on September 6, 2011 by The Spillover

A little brain candy from Jon Acuff:

What an ineffective communicator Jesus was by our modern standards of platform building.

He could have spoken to hilltops of thousands of people each night, but instead he wasted time at dinner with a handful of tax collectors and strangers.

Want to change the world? It’s easy.

Have a long, time-wasting, friendship-generating dinner with someone.

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Quick Thought…

In Quick Thought on September 1, 2011 by The Spillover

God is greater than heaven.

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Created in Christ Jesus…

In Quick Thought,Scripture on August 16, 2011 by The Spillover

God made us new creations in Christ Jesus…
So we would always be happy?
So we can take it easy and play it safe?
So we can separate ourselves from the dirty people in the world?

Or for some other reason?

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  -Ephesians 2:10

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Somebody…

In Quick Thought on July 30, 2011 by The Spillover

You may be a state trooper, you might be an young turk
You may be the head of some big TV network
You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame
You may be living in another country under another name

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
You’re gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

-Bob Dylan

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Jump, Frog

In Perspective,Quick Thought on July 25, 2011 by The Spillover

Three frogs were sitting on a log. One decided to jump. How many frogs were left on the log?

The answer is three.

Just because the frog decided to jump does not mean he actually did.

We all have some level of disconnect between what we decide to do and what we actually do.

Here’s to finding the courage to jump when He tells us to.

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This Morning

In Quick Thought on July 24, 2011 by The Spillover

This morning, let’s make church anything but normal; anything but routine. Let’s sing, worship, preach, and listen like what we say is true, is actually true.

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Our Function

In Quick Thought on July 18, 2011 by The Spillover

Whenever we act with the explicit intent of glorifying God, we are carrying out the function for which God created us.

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Be Still

In Quick Thought,Soul Food on June 30, 2011 by The Spillover

Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
Come and see the works of the LORD, the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
-Psalms 46:6-11

The God who watches over us and tells us to trust Him is the God who can melt the earth away with His voice alone. The God who is in control of our lives is the God whose works are clear as day to any and all who have eyes to see. Through the madness of this world and the storms within our souls, we have the unbelievable opportunity to root our existence in the God who created all things.

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Two Types

In Perspective,Quick Thought,Soul Food on June 28, 2011 by The Spillover

There are two types of people on earth: Those who are dead in sin, and those who are dead to self (and alive in Christ).

Nothing on earth matters as much as being honest with yourself when you consider which type of person you are.

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Today’s Game Plan: John 3:30

In Quick Thought,Soul Food on June 9, 2011 by The Spillover

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May 21st

In Quick Thought on May 18, 2011 by The Spillover

You’ve probably heard about Harold Camping and his followers advertising the second coming of Christ as this Saturday, May 21st.

So the question is: Will the rapture occur on Saturday?

Most Christians answer by saying “no”. And they’re wrong.

The correct answer is “maybe”.

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.  -Mark 13:32-33

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Sweeteners

In Perspective,Quick Thought on May 12, 2011 by The Spillover

Everything good in our lives exists by God’s incredible grace. He allows us to have all the things and people we enjoy. Friends, sunsets, movies, technology, jokes, books, good food, sports, accomplishments…

All given to us out of love to sweeten this life.

And all trivial when compared to the majesty of being loved by God forever.

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Remember

In Quick Thought,Soul Food on May 6, 2011 by The Spillover

Reading through Deuteronomy, one thought keeps jumping off the pages:

“Remember that you were once slaves in the land of Egypt, but the LORD your God redeemed you from your slavery.”

The call for the people to remember their former slavery is repeated quite a few times as they’re preparing to enter the land God promised to them.
This speaks of the character of our Father.
And speaks to us today.
As He’s moving us toward glory…
He wants us to remember.
Remember that you were once slaves.
Remembering this must be central to our lives.
It spurs us on and points to His glory.
It is fuel for our passion, for our Kingdom work, for our giving, for our worship, for our study, for our witnessing.
Remember, remember, that you were once slaves to sin, but the LORD your God redeemed you from your slavery.
Remember that you were once held captive by the opinions of others, by your fleshly desires, by your selfish pleasures, by the “status quo”, by finding purpose in things that could never deliver.
Remember that you were once prisoners…
to lust…
to greed…
to envy…
to hate…
to self-worship…
to [enter your word here]…
But the LORD your God redeemed you from your slavery.

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The Crazy Part

In Quick Thought on April 15, 2011 by The Spillover

It’s a glorious fact that God is God and that God has a plan that He’s bringing to fruition today.
Everything about Him and His plan is beautiful.
One part is a little perplexing, though:
That is that God chooses to use us to carry out His work.
That’s the crazy part.
Think about it. Does God need us to accomplish what He has to accomplish?
Of course not.
But He chooses to use broken, imperfect creatures to showcase His glory and fulfill His plans.
What a humbling, sobering fact.

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Food for Thought

In Quick Thought,Quotes,Soul Food on March 15, 2011 by The Spillover

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

He answered: “ ’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.

A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.

So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.

The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Luke 10:25-37