We have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
— Colossians 1:9-12
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When You Recognize that Abortion Ends Life, but Still Defend Abortion
An article titled, “The Dishonesty of the Abortion Debate: Why we need to face the best arguments from the other side” recently appeared in The Atlantic. In it, Caitlin Flanagan eloquently attempts to defend abortion by addressing, what she believes, are both sides of the abortion argument. Unfortunately, her defense is greatly concerning to anyone who cares about the sanctity of human life...
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Anticipation and Hope in Advent
"So, if it’s true that God shapes our identity in worship, let’s ask, 'What parts of us will be brought into union with God by observing Advent and Christmas?' I see two ideas here..."
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Lessons on Confession from Psalm 51By Bill Elliff
Spiritual confession "includes godly sorrow," writes Pastor Bill Elliff in this blog entry for OneCry.com. "It is not only saying the same thing God does about our sin, but having a broken heart that sees sin for what it really is and does with sin what God desires, which is to repent. Nowhere is this seen more vividly than in David’s prayer of confession in Psalm 51, following his adultery with Bathsheba..."
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The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers: An Interview with Amy Hollingsworth
By Jonathan Petersen with Amy Hollingsworth
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Please Give by December 31From Christian Union
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Our university ministry fellows are finishing the last few Bible Course sessions of the term with their students. Please pray that Paul's messages in his letter to the Colossian church — which they've been studying — will be firmly planted in their hearts and minds and will result in deeper faith for all the participants. Please pause and take a moment to pray for our students, faculty, and staff, using Paul's prayer in Colossians 1:9-12 (quoted at top of this eNewsletter) as a model. This is a great prayer to pray for people in your life, as well.
DAY & NIGHT
Ask the Lord if He would have you take part in Day and Night’s ten-day fast, January 20-29, 2020. Prayerfully consider asking your church and Christian friends to take part as well. We need to humble ourselves before God on behalf of ourselves and our nation. May the Spirit lead many Christians to join in prayer and fasting for the reviving of God’s work in our land.
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