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Bigger Grace: Changed and Changing

“To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord…

Bigger Grace: The Same Sosthenes?

“Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes.” (1 Corinthians 1:1)
We're trying to wrap our minds around the huge idea of grace this week and starting with Paul's pen man for his letter to the Ch…

Playing For Change – Gimme Shelter

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Humility Week: What Mary Said

“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me — holy i…

Humility Week: Scared to be Humble

“He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.” (Proverbs 3:34)

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” (Proverbs 11:2)
So why would anyone not be humble? After talking about all of the benefits of humility th…

Humility Week: Be the Student

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” (Psalm 25:9)
I remember my four-year-old son teaching me how to play chess. He didn't really know anything about chess, of course, but he had learned something about people: Teacher…

Humility Week: How?

“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, the…

Humility Week: God Notices

“You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.” (2 Samuel 22:28)

“This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” (Isaiah 66:2)
Two verses today to show that one of the things th…

Humility Week: Compared to Who?

“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.” (Romans 12:3)
The word humility means different things to different people. It's ea…

Humility Week: (Moses)

“(Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)” (Numbers 12:3)
We're digging into the big idea of humility this week and starting with a verse so humble the whole thing is in parenthesis. It is an aside …

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