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The Beginning of Shame and God's Plan to End It, Part 2.

Category: God and Church
Published: Monday, 23 March 2015
Written by The Kiwi

This is a four part message about shame working from Genesis 2:25-3:24 (CEV)

(Part 1, 2, 3, & 4)

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Last week we answered the question, What is shame? This is the answer we came up with:

Guilt says, "What have I done?"

Shame says, "What will they say?"

This week we are answering the question: Where do we see shame?

Where do we see shame?

Even though we don’t often talk about shame by that name in Church, shame is actually found all through the Bible. In fact, one of the best places to see shame is in the cleanliness laws God gave to the people of Israel.

Being played to the glory of his Name.

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV)

Why is it when we seek God’s love – seek God himself – we are not self-seeking?  It benefits us, doesn’t it?

Self-seeking is the outgrowth of self-centredness.  It is the self-determined bid to find fulfillment without sacrificing our position of Most Important Person.  It is the effort to sustain and glorify self.

Seeking God’s love, on the other hand, comes with a sacrifice.

The Beginning of Shame and God's Plan to End It, Part 1.

Category: God and Church
Published: Monday, 16 March 2015
Written by The Kiwi

This is a four part message about shame working from Genesis 2:25-3:24 (CEV)

(Part 1, 2, 3, & 4)

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Have you heard a message about shame in church before? I'm guessing more of you will answer "Yes" to that question than when I first posed it 4-5 years ago, but I also suspect that many of you will answer, "No".

 

In most churches it seems that shame is not really talked about, and yet there is so much of it around...

"Respect" does not do justice to how he treated us.

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV)

Jesus’ death for those who would believe in him is the highest value that could be put on our lives. How could it be that the Son of God should die for me? The word ‘respect’ does not do justice to the worth he bestowed on us. His life and death – the life and death of the immeasurable God – was the price he was willing to pay to make us his own.

Jesus’ life and death were not self-seeking. He was Father-pleasing and sinner-seeking and his selflessness was exemplified in his words walking up to and dying on the cross.

1) “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.” (Luke 23:28)

Jig-saw puzzle.

Category: God and Church
Published: Monday, 09 March 2015
Written by The Kiwi

You've been waiting so patiently
Reading just one more
I'm just going to do this jig-saw puzzle
Before my brain falls on the floor

The Rolling Stones (Lyrics approximate only)

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How do you argue and disagree and still be loving?

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV)

Everybody has got an opinion: McDonalds or Hungry Jacks; home school, private school or public school; welcome boat people or send them back; Holden or Ford; and not everyone agrees. The question for people who love, then, is how do you disagree? I mean, isn’t it rude to have a disagreement?