Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Freedom

  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster +

    In Freedom of Simplicity Foster gently encourages us to see that our identity, our sense of comfort and security must Read More
  • Freedom and Authority-by JI Packer +

    "Authority" is a word that makes most people think of law and order, direction and restraint, command and control, dominance Read More
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Reflection

Corporate Spirituality

grad-4-1-11eEncouragement, Accountability, and Worship

Solitude, community and ministry are three areas requiring balance and integration in the Christian walk. The focus on self, which is anathema to Christianity, becomes the norm without a Christian community. For a Christian community to function as the bride of Christ, Christ must be the focus, not the community. As the community and its members put the needs of Christ first and express love for Christ amongst the members of the church community and the greater community of the world, true Christlikeness occurs. Boa notes that “conversion to Christ and to the cross should lead to conversion to community.”

Read more: Corporate Spirituality

Life as an Alien

Timothy Keller, the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, provides an inspiring portrayal of what the church is supposed to be, in this sermon  from 1 Peter 2:4-12, 21-25. What I found most inspiring about this sermon is Keller's unwillingness to compromise on living the church of Jesus Christ today. Keller brings a wonderful freshness in how we as Christians thrive the most when we are part of a Christian community--a church. And, Keller challenges us in being, as he describes it, aliens, living and participating in the world while retaining the fragrance of the redeemer, Christ our lord.

http://sermons2.redeemer.com/sites/sermons2.redeemer.com/files/sermons/RPC-The_Gospel_the_Church_and_the_World.mp3

Read more: Life as an Alien

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Walking towards Easter: Jesus's Tears +

    These scriptures reflect the pain and suffering, the tears Jesus felt leading up to his crucifixion. Read More
  • Culitvating Good Fruit +

    Proverbs 15:23: To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good Read More
  • Living after Easter +

    Acts 1:8.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my Read More
  • Loving like Jesus and the good, good Father +

    Jesus calls his disciples--and us--to love. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
  • A focus on blessing others +

    We are called to be a blessing to the world first to those around us. Read More
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