For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
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A Theology of Sickness and Healing
The Healing Prayer Model
From Gil McConnell, Pastor for Children & Family Discipleship, North Campus
As we head toward Thanksgiving, I am giving thanks for Sam Crabtree and a little 25-year-old booklet he placed in my staff mailbox.
Women in Missions meets monthly to hear from and pray for our Global Partners. We would like to invite you to join us!
From Jason Meyer, Pastor for Preaching & Vision
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my Global Focus 2015 sermon on October 24/25, “Laborers for the Harvest” (Matthew 9:35–38). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
- Plentiful Harvest (v. 37)
- Pitiful Workforce (v. 37)
- Prayerful People (v. 38)
Main Point: A plentiful harvest and a pitiful workforce should make us a prayerful people.
William Carey began his missionary efforts to India in 1792. He likened his mission to a miner penetrating into a deep mine, which had never been explored, with no one to guide. He said to Andrew Fuller and John Ryland and his other pastor friends: “I will go down, if you will hold the rope.” And John Ryland reports: “He took an oath from each of us, at the mouth of the pit, to this effect—that ‘while we lived, we should never let go of the rope.’” (Peter Morden, Offering Christ to the World, p. 167).
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my weekend sermon on September 12/13, “Help for the Hurting” (Psalm 6). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my weekend sermon on September 5/6, “The Terrifying Beauty of God's Goodness” (Psalm 5). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
Give ear to my words, O LORD;
consider my groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;