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"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name. (Hebrews 13:15)"

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (Romans 12:1) "

June 2013, Volume 12 Issue 5

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 The Thank Offering

Notes from Nancy

I recommend taking your time with this month's Bible Study Guide, The Thank Offering, since the optional section makes for great meditation.    ...more

Women in Christ Commentary: Sacrifice of Praise

As Christians familiar with the New Testament we know that the sacrificial system of the Levitical priesthood is no longer in effect (Hebrews 9:11-15.) Yet, we are called upon to make sacrifices, not the blood sacrifice of animals, but the sacrifice of our natural inclination to godless living (Romans 12:1-2.) There is another sacrifice which is part of being a "living sacrifice" to God:  ...more

Bible Study Guide: The Thank Offering

In what specific ways can we offer our thank offerings to God each day?     ...more

Abundance of the Heart: Gratitude and Contentment: Can You Have One Without the Other?

We can all agree with Jesus in his statement "each day has enough trouble of its own." How do we feed the kids when prices have doubled and tripled at the grocery store over the past few years? How do we choose between treatment for an illness and gasoline to get to work? Where can we squeeze enough money out of the paycheck to pay the rent, the utilities, buy food and shoes for growing children? If that isn’t enough, we wonder if our children are safe at school. We wonder if it’s safe to go to some athletic event.    ... more

Exhortation: A House of Prayer for All

When Jesus drove the merchants out of the temple area in Jerusalem, he taught saying, "Is it not written: 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations'? But you have made it 'a den of robbers.' (Mark 11:15-17)"   ... more

Book Review: One Thousand Gifts, A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

"If I’m ruthlessly honest, I may have said yes to God, yes to Christianity, but really, I have lived the no. I have," states Ann Voskamp in her book One Thousand Gifts.      ...more

If you haven't yet read Guidelines for Research Reading from the first issue (January 2002), we recommend reading these brief suggestions as an introduction to the book reviews.   ...more