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William Temple's Defintion On Worship

Posted by ChristCentric on Sun, Jun 06 2010 04:41:00

Meditation thought – “To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.  All this is gathered up in that emotion which most cleanses us from selfishness because it is the most selfless of all emotions – adoration.”
- William Temple
Call to worship – Neh. 9:5b-6 – “Stand…”

Whitefield On The Last Idol

Posted by ChristCentric on Sun, Jun 06 2010 04:37:00

Excerpt from George Whitefield’s Sermon, The Method of Grace (Jer. 6:14) “The last idol”
Further: before you can speak peace to your hearts, you must not only be troubled for the sins of your life, the sin of your nature, but likewise for the sins of your best duties and performances.

When a poor soul is somewhat awakened by the terrors of the Lord, then the poor creature, being born under the covenant of works, flies directly to a covenant of works again.  And as Adam and Eve hid themselves among the trees of the garden, and sewed fig leaves together to cover their nakedness, so the poor sinner, when awakened, flies to his duties and to his performances to hide himself from God, and goes to patch up a righteousness of his own.

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The Harmful Effects Of Pornography

Posted by ChristCentric on Sun, Jun 06 2010 04:13:00

General Counsel of Morality in Media, Inc.
September 22, 2000

10. Serial Murderers Fueled by Pornography

Addiction to pornography can lead apparently normal people to commit the ultimate crime of murder of a fellow human being. This is a hard saying, but its truth lies in the stories and confessions of serial killers.

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That's My King

Posted by ChristCentric on Sun, Jun 06 2010 04:08:00

Maybe you have seen the Christmas card or familiar statement about Christ adapted from Dr. James Allen Francis.  Consider:

“Here is a man who was born in an obscure village. The child of a peasant woman, He grew up in another obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was 30. And then for three years, He was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never owned a home. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never traveled 200 miles from the place where He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself. He had nothing to do with the world except the power of His divine manhood.

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Martin Luther Quiet Time

Posted by ChristCentric on Sun, Jun 06 2010 04:01:00

Martin Luther (16th c. Reformer), once gave advise to his barber on how to study the Bible.  To summarize Luther’s method he would take a passage of the Bible (ie – you shall not steal) and he would begin by adoration (Father, I thank you for this command.  You honor private property, you enable us to own things as your stewards, and I thank you that you own the cattle and a thousand hills)

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