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Sermon Quotes: "Keep Doing What You Did"

"Paul mentions the subject of thanksgiving in his letters more often, line for line, than any other Hellenistic author, pagan or Christian... Pauline thanksgiving approximates what we understand by 'praise,' for it is broader than the expression of gratitude for personal benefits received. The apostle regularly gave thanks for God's graces effected in the lives of others. ...

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Sermon Overview + Prayer: "A Pastor's Heart"

PRAYING THE PASSAGE: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 The bold points below are quotes from CJ's sermon "A Pastor's Heart" John Piper - I owe my life to the gospel of Jesus and no one has taken me deeper into the mysteries of the gospel than PaulI love him for the Christ he shows me.Father, thank you for the Apostle Paul, who compassionately, courageously, uncompromisingly points ...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Pastor's Heart"

"I have lived with the apostle Paul for over sixty years-admired him, envied him, feared him, pounded on him, memorized him, written poems about him, wept over his sufferings, soared with him, sunk to the brink of death with him, spent eight years preaching through his longest letter, imitated him. Ha-imitated him! In ten lives, I would not come close to his sufferings-or ...

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Sermon Quotes: "Saved From What?"

"In reality the Thessalonian church was probably comprised of no more than fifty to one hundred members. They were a fledging and insignificant group in the midst of a large city like Thessalonica. How easily these believers could have been discouraged when considering the godlessness and evil lives of most people in the Roman empire, not to mention Thessalonica itself. If...

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Sermon Prayer Points: "Saved From What?"

PRAYING THE PASSAGE:1 Thessalonians 1:1-10The bold points below are quotes from CJ's sermon "Saved From What?" The Thessalonian Christians would know exactly how to respond to the question, "Saved from what?"So how would you respond if someone asked you this question? Father, for the purpose of gratefulness, worship, anticipation, and evangelism, please use your Word and ...

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Sermon Overview + Prayer: "The Ground of our Gratefulness"

1 Thess. 1:2 "We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers...4 For we know,brothersloved by God,that he has chosen you..."A study of Paul's letters reveals the high priority he assigned to giving thanks to God for those he loved and served.Father, in Jesus name, I ask that the Holy Spirit remind me again and again of those that you ...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Ground of Our Gratefulness"

"For its proper interpretation it must be read in the light of the historical circumstances that evoked its composition. In the study of no other form of literature is it more important to know something of the life-situation amid which it was produced than in the study of a letter." Edmond Hiebert "But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good...

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Emerging Nations: November Newsletter

Things To Pray For In November By Dave Taylor on Nov 02, 2020 11:07 pm You can quarantine the Pastor, you can quarantine the population, you can even quarantine the church, but you simply cannot quarantine the Lord. Our King has continued to be on the move throughout this gl...

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Sermon Overview + Prayer: "A Psalm for the Perfect Storm"

PRAYING THE PASSAGE v.1 The LORD reigns; he is robed in majestyPsalm 93 was written to remind the people of God of the sovereign reign of God over all when they are tempted to despair because they find themselves in the midst of a...national or personal storm.Heavenly Father, as you so frequently call your people to remember, remind me of the many times I was tempted to d...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Psalm for the Perfect Storm"

"It confronts us with a fact whose impact on us may have weakened." Derek Kidner "Our word majesty comes from the Latin; it means greatnessThe word majesty, when applied to God, is always a declaration of his greatness and an invitation to worship. The Christian's instincts of trust and worship are stimulated very powerfully by knowledge of the greatness of God. But this ...

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