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Revival and Reformation PT 10: "From Ashes to the Oil of Gladness!"

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Revival and Reformation Pt 10 1 Chronicles 21.1-22.1 From Ashes to the Oil of Gladness
Yahweh Shalom, O LORD our peace, we come longing to hear you this day. Remove all that will keep us from hearing, and prepare us to receive your refreshing word with joyfulness and gladness of heart for Christ’s sake. Amen.
David’s Drop (v.1). [Briefly mention Insert] After all of the success, achievements and heart-warming feats of chapters 14-20 – God drawing David close, preserving him, subduing his enemies, and the promise of building his dynasty – everything comes to a crashing, break-screeching halt in 21.1! You scratch your head and wonder, “David! How could you?!?” The Greek word normally translated as “iniquity” is anomos – no-law, without-law, lawless. And it’s where we get the word anomaly from. Sin is an anomaly. …

Pastoral Prayer - 15 June 2014 PM (Father's Day)

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Sheol is naked before you, O God, and Abaddon has no covering. You stretch out the north over the void and hang the earth on nothing. You bind up the waters in your thick clouds, and the cloud is not split open under them. You have inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. The pillars of heaven tremble and are astounded at your rebuke. By your power you stilled the sea; by your understanding you shattered the sea monster.  By your wind the heavens were made fair. You have made and ordered all these things, and behold, these are but the outskirts of your ways! Yet where shall we find wisdom? And where is the place of understanding? You have said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding’ (Job 26.6-14; 28.12, 28). May we be God-fearing people who eschew evil and pursue you, especially as you have revealed yourself in your word, and in The Word. O Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord God, hear o…