Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 29, 2013: Chiseled By God

The goodness of God is assumed by most people, even by unbelievers. We all understand that God is the source of all that is good. When we become alive to the Gospel, reborn, and regenerated, we celebrate this fact. However, in times of trial and struggle, and especially death and tragedy, we are often confused by the inconsistency between his goodness and what happens around us.

This week’s call to worship continues our theme of being chiseled by God. God uses various chisels, be they illness, misfortune, or discontentment, to conform us to the image of His Son. “He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought” confesses that God’s intention is behind every circumstance, good or bad. “By waters still, o’er troubled sea / still ’tis His hand that leadeth me!” Continue reading

Sunday, September 15, 2013: Jesus Came to Save Sinners

“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” 1 Timothy 1:12–17

When is the last time you thought about your own sin? Sometimes Christians can become so accustomed to God’s grace and forgiveness that we can forget how wretched we once were and how we continue to struggle with sin. The passage of focus this week comes from the Epistle reading, 1 Timothy 1:12–17.

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