Scotty Smith offers a prayer about where God leads His people. Not where we’d go by our own decision, but it’s where we need to go. It’s written for a Monday, but as the week flows along you can see how the prayer is being answered. Do you show contempt for the riches of his …

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Tolle Lege is a site that features quotes from various Christian writers through the ages. Here’s one from Thomas Watson that I quite liked. “A humble man is willing to have his name and gifts eclipsed so that God’s glory may be increased. He is content to be outshined by others in gifts and esteem, …

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John Ortberg hits the bullseye in considerations about Mark Driscoll’s resignation from Mars Hill. The temptation is to focus on what we do or don’t do instead of looking deeply into our character. The pastor, the board said, had been guilty of arrogance — along with other attitudes and behaviors associated with arrogance. But had …

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From Mike Wittmer: Read 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 So, my dear brothers and sisters, when you gather for the Lord’s Supper, wait for each other (v. 33). The wise pastor told his new worship director, “There is one style of music I hope you never play in our church.” She grabbed a pen and asked, “What …

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Constructive insights into personal failure from David Murray. Some of the lessons I’ve learned from failure: My failures are usually the result of over-confidence. When I’ve failed it’s often because I was putting too much trust in myself and not enough in God. A happy side-effect is that it has usually produced more prayerful dependence …

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