Posts by Origins Church (Page 62)

Posts by Origins Church (Page 62)

September 2, 2015

Ephesians 4: 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, “Evangelism (Bringing) is not one of my spiritual gifts” is another feeling that rises up in most of us.  It is true, as we see in this text, that some believers have been given the gift to be “evangelists”.  However, a spiritual gift is really just a specialization in…

September 1, 2015

Luke 12:  12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” We hear a message like Sunday on Loving People = Bringing People and then follow that up with yesterday’s daily minute and most of us nod our heads in agreement, but leave with more of a feeling of I’d like to…. but I’m not so sure I’m ever going to be a big bringer.  So…

August 31, 2015

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” All things considered, the thought of how powerful the Holy Spirit is can blow your mind.  Omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, those words can get us all geeked up for sure.  My mind can race…

August 28, 2015

Psalm 119 159 Consider how I love your precepts Give me life according to your steadfast love. 160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. I gave a list on Sunday of some basic things I do when I read the Bible.  Here is a more extensive version.  Take a minute and write down in the front of your bible some of these and maybe…

August 27, 2015

1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Praying for stuff can definitely monopolize our prayers, which I wouldn’t think is good, however He cares for us so we also need to realize that our longings aren’t in competition with God; in fact, he is the source of all that is good and beautiful in this world.  Tim Keller says it beautifully here…

August 26, 2015

For the rest of the week, let’s focus on three ways to abide that I personally believe we shouldn’t go without having in our weekly, if not daily, routine.  Sabbath, Prayer, and Bible Study. Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. I read this years back and felt so overwhelmed with conviction, because I hold tightly onto the idol of productivity…

August 25, 2015

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Which Are You? I truly believe beauty is found in the midst of our disciplines.  It is not uncommon for people to read about Jesus in their Bible and only see His contemplative or activist scenes at the expense of seeing the healthy tension that Jesus lived in. As a result, when a contemplative thinks of…

August 24, 2015

Ecclesiastes 3:1For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: The tension of the abiding, which could also be considered spiritual disciplines, comes from the fact that they fall into two broad and general categories: contemplative and active. There are many ways to simplify this distinction. The contemplative disciplines are about being,…

August 21, 2015

2 Corinthians 3:2-3 2 You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. 3 And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Showing up on Sundays isn’t easy for everyone, but committing to a…

August 20, 2015

James 1:27 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. I don’t believe it was an accident that Jesus used a small group (12 disciples) to “turn the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).  When you are being cared for on an emotional or spiritual level, who…

August 19, 2015

Heb 2: 10-12 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, Most roads in my life are interconnected with Origins.  It…

August 18, 2015

Romans 1:11–12 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. Paul was a man’s man and yet, listen to how intimate he writes to these followers of Jesus in Rome – “I long to see you”.  You see, Paul’s love for them…