We are a prideful people. Ever since Genesis 3 when the first man and woman ate the fruit from the tree, thinking they could be like God, we have been filled with pride for ourselves. Pride is defined as, “a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those… Continue reading Broken in our Pride
We are broken before God in the area of believing He has all POWER. It’s easy to say we believe in God. It takes faith to act in His power. The Bible tells us Jesus gave us all authority. We are told there is a power greater than the world who lives within us. With… Continue reading We Are Broken in Engaging God’s Power
I was asked to be involved in this project and I don’t even know what a blog is. Having asked God for ten more years to study, teach the Word, and write I could not reject this opportunity. He has heard my prayer. I am sure most who read this know that one of the… Continue reading We Are Broken in Self-sufficiency
We confess, Father, that we have not always acted like the FAMILY OF GOD. We regret to say that we have been selfish and territorial, sometimes lazy or prideful. We have let other things distract us from you, and have failed to love each other well.
*Candice writes and e-mails prayers to all office staff each day. This one is especially pertinent to our subject of repentance.
We are broken in the area of ministry. More specifically how we place people in ministry. Programs and structure often outweigh God given gifts, abilities, and talents. Tradition takes precedence over function. If American Idol has taught me anything, which is very little, its that we do a great disservice to people when we make… Continue reading We Are Broken in Our Ministry
We are broken in the area of our identity. We talk about going to church and ask what time church starts as if church is a location or is something we do. Maybe we are influenced by the name we have been stuck with for 500 years. The word church implies a place. There may… Continue reading We Are Broken in Our Identity
In the Churches of God, we say that the Bible is our only authority. Other churches and denominations claim this as well, but few lift it up as high and specifically claim that no other creed or rule is binding over us. Only the Bible. Most of the people in the GCCG (and elsewhere) that… Continue reading We are Broken in the Way We Read the Bible
We are broken before God in the area of prayer. Sure, we often say, “I’ll pray for you” or “I need to pray about that,” but do we really do it? I’ve had times in life where I don’t intentionally make sure I pray for that other person or that situation. My guess is you’ve… Continue reading Broken in Prayer
It is said that “Confession is good for the soul.” As Christians we know this is true, because confession of sin is necessary for receiving forgiveness and salvation from God. But if confession is good for the individual, what role does corporate confession play for the community, for the church as a whole? When Nehemiah… Continue reading A Preamble by Ben Tobias – When “I” Becomes “We”