Today's Devotions

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Showcase:Chatham Church

  • Made in His Image: Alex Kirk +

    World-made, self-made, or  God made? It is a trick question, because the first two are one and the same. When Read More
  • Prayer by Alex Kirk, Chatham Community Church +

    What role does prayer play in our lives? What is prayer, anyway? Alex Kirk, pastor of Chatham Community Church, gives Read More
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World-made, self-made, or  God made? It is a trick question, because the first two are one and the same. When I choose to be self-made, it means I am appropriating the things of this world that fit my desires, my needs. When I choose the be made by God, walking with his son, breathing his spirit, I become a new creation that is much more than the sum of its parts, because my reference point is no longer my self but God, whose all-knowing love enables me to be the person he wants for my wife, for my children, for my workmates, for the strangers I pass on the highway, and the people and events his spirit beckons me to intercede for in  prayer.

In the fall of 2010, Alex Kirk spoke about these things at the Chapel Hill Bible Church. It was a time of remembering and recognizing our self-made competence is utterly useless in serving God, but our willingness to be broken and submit to him, establishing our reliance on him, is what makes his kingdom come.

http://sermons.biblechurch.org/2010_11_14.final.mp3

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

  • Storytelling

    Eugene Peterson discusses his influences as a writer, as well as how and why he created the Message translation. This Read More
  • No Longer Alone with God

    This is the first of a seven part series by Dallas Willard, a USC philosophy professor who is closely associated Read More
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Favorites

  • A Model for Coming to God-adapted from Sylvia Gunter +

    Sylvia Gunter uses Psalm 35 to show how David asked God to contend, fight, rescue, defend, vindicate Read More
  • Soaring by Surrendering +

    How do birds soar? Read More
  • Forgiveness Leads to Thriving: John 21 +

    How we deal with our daily sins determines whether others see Jesus in us. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Mystery of Godliness +

    Longings after God My dear Lord, I can but tell Thee that Thou knowest I long for nothing but Thyself, Read More
  • The Mystery of Iniquity by RC Sproul +

    It has been called the Achilles' heel of the Christian faith. Of course, I'm referring to the classical problem of Read More
  • The Mystery of the Trinity: One in Essence, Three in Person by RC Sproul +

    Do the three Persons of the Trinity truly exist? In this message entitled "One in Essence, Three in Person," Dr. Read More
  • Behold, I Tell You a Mystery by Baritone Coloratura· +

    Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, Read More
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