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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

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Conscience

In Quick Thought on March 9, 2011 by The Spillover

Your conscience…what a miracle.

Isn’t it curious that we have a built-in information center which constantly provides feedback to our brain regarding the morality of any given situation? And that it’s innate in all humans? And that we are the only beings on the planet that have such a device?

Even when Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, instinctively follow what the law says, they show that in their hearts they know right from wrong. They demonstrate that God’s law is written within them, for their own consciences either accuse them or tell them they are doing what is right.  -Romans 2:14-15 (NLT)

Indeed, what a miracle. And what a stumbling block to those who wish to believe that humans are nothing more than evolved apes.