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7 lessons on Wisdom and Wealth from Proverbs

Motivating a building project at your church? Preaching series in Nehemiah. Financial giving is dropping off? Pulpit thumping sermons from Malachi. And whatever the occasion, in and out of season, have Jeremiah 29:11 handy. Though said tongue-in-cheek, this is tragically how the Old Testament is often treated and taught, as little more than a collection of unrelated …

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Look How Your Father Feeds the Birds of the Air

God alone, is God. There is none like him. This God chose us in him before the foundation of the world. This sovereign, choosing God clothes the grass of the field and will therefore so much more readily clothe us (paraphrase of Matthew 6:26-30). This sovereign, choosing, compassionate God wants a relationship with us and …

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Why Habakkuk?

Current Sermon Series Habakkuk opens with a question, “O LORD, how long shall I cry out for help and you will not hear?” But I wonder if many people weren’t asking another question as we started our three part series in the book last Sunday, “Why Habakkuk?” Today many churches consider the Old Testament to …

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Rest on the Power of the Gospel

I think most people would agree that the opposite of the term self-control is losing control. Having a meltdown, losing your temper. This meaning stems from the ‘control’ segment of the term ‘self-control’. But if we focus on the ‘self’ segment of the term ‘self-control’ another opposite emerges: ‘other’.  Other-control. Controlling people and circumstances. (For …

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Partnership in Practice

Eighty ladies attended the CCU Ladies’ Breakfast on Saturday 3 March 2018 at CCU. And from start to finish, from preparation and service, to fellowship and discussing the Word it was about partnership. Gospel partnership. I saw ladies chopping, dicing, slicing, wiping and whisking in the kitchen beforehand; ladies clearing and carrying and folding in …

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Closing the gap

Dear ladies, 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— 5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven (Colossians 1:3-5a) By Brenda Daniels Do you experience …

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