Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Sorrow

  • The Spiritual Work of Gratitude +

    To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all Read More
  • June 3 Devotional: Oswald Chambers +

    THE SECRET OF THE LORD "The secret (friendship R.V.) of the Lord is with them that fear Him." Psalm 25:14 Read More
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The Community of Jesus

by Tim Keller-notes from a blog


Keller takes us through the sermon on the Mount focusing on the "new humanity" that Christ is creating.

  1. His are a people who
  2. experience radical freedom from
  3. the control of living

for power, comfort, success & recognition. His kingdom is a people who prize the blessing that comes during grief, weakness, exclusion, and sacrifice. It is an upside-down kingdom.

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A quick outline for you...

1. Promise of a new community (when our relationship with Him is restored, all others begin to restore)
2. Parts of the new community (Values inside & How it regards those outside)
3. Power to live this way (Understanding you are both evil & you are a "beloved child")
*I'll paraphrase a point he made that I think is worth highlighting: To the degree that you are surrendered to Him as King, you will experience this radical freedom and new humanity.

http://evbcpasture.com/?p=306


http://djchuang.com/keller/talks/

• Jan 29, 2003
• Tim Keller
• Redeemer Presbyterian
• Luke 6:12-36
The gospel creates a new community which not only nurtures individuals but serves as a sign of God's coming kingdom. Here we see classes of people loving one another who could not have gotten along without the healing power of the gospel. Here we see sex, money, and power used in unique non-destructive and life-giving ways.


Acts-23-what we are called to be--
11 That night the Master appeared to Paul: "It's going to be all right. Everything is going to turn out for the best. You've been a good witness for me here in Jerusalem. Now you're going to be my witness in Rome!"

 

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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The Hit List

  • Worry +

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • One Prayer Away: Yolanda Adams +

    Yolanda Adams effectively portrays the experiences of brokenness and longing for change I know there are times in your life,When Read More
  • The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life +

    The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life, by Hannah Whitehall Smith. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/smith_hw/secret.titlepage.html From Christian Classics website: Sometimes it just feels Read More
  • June 10 Devotional: AW Tozer +

    LET FEAR BECOME TRUST What can we do but pray for the throngs of defiant men and women who believe Read More
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Gems

  • Falling in Love With God +

    “falling in love with God,” as Boa’s subtitle for the facet explains. In this approach we attempt to enter into Read More
  • Revelation Song +

    Revelation Song provides us with a means to do what we are called to do: glorify God. I give thanks Read More
  • Reflections on the Psalms +

    C.S. Lewis' book, Reflections on the Psalms, is not an easy read, but Lewis provides a poet's insight into the Read More
  • God is Personal: Eugene Peterson on prayer +

    The following is from Jesus Creed, Scot McKnight on Jesus and Orthdox faith in the 21st century. There is a Read More
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