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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.

Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Witnesses for Jesus by Tim Keller (Mark 15) +

    Tim Keller discusses the significance of the women and men who saw Jesus die, buried, and resurrected.  Read More
  • Prayer-bringing light into darkness by NT Wright +

    NT Wright discusses the importance of prayer in maintaining a relationship with Jesus. Read More
  • After darkness, light-the reformation by Michael Reeves +

    Michael Reeves discusses the transformative power of bringing Jesus to the world at the heart of the Reformation. Read More
  • The Esther Option-Living in a fallen world by Mike Cosper +

    The following is an excerpt from an article on The Gospel Coalition website. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • 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
  • One Holy Fire, Nicky Cruz +

    The introduction to One Holy Fire, Let the Spirit Ignite Your Soul establishes Cruz’s desire to awaken the passion and Read More
  • Transformed +

    Webster defines devotion as “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity or cause.” How do we fall in love Read More
  • A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment +

    A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time. Read More
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