Tag Archives: 1 Corinthians

“The Causes of Spiritual Adultery” in 5 Tweets

A recap of the message “The Causes of Spiritual Adultery” (from the series “Unfaithful: Are You Cheating on God?”) in 140 characters or less.

  1. Forsaking God’s Word causes spiritual adultery (cf. Hosea 4:1, 6). #NewMorningProvo
  2.  Corrupt, selfish leadership has a tendency to trickle down to the people—“like people, like priest” (Hos. 4:9). #NewMorningProvo
  3. An idol is any false representation of God. It can be a physical object or a belief. #NewMorningProvo
  4. The unrepentant can be more spiritually harmful to you than you are helpful to them (cf. Hos. 4:17; 1 Cor. 5:11-13). #NewMorningProvo
  5. You can prevent spiritual adultery by faithfully holding to Bible (cf. Ps. 119:11). #NewMorningProvo

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“Stewarding Resources” in 5 Tweets

A recap of my message “Stewarding Resources” (from the series “Stewarding Life”) in 140 characters or less.

  1. “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2). #NewMorningProvo
  2. Don’t confuse the distribution point with the source. Everything you have has come from God (cf. James 1:17). #NewMorningProvo
  3. If you want to put your financial situation in perspective, visit globalrichlist.com. #NewMorningProvo
  4. Giving is not a matter of can or can’t, but will or won’t. #NewMorningProvo
  5. “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much…” (Luke 16:10). #NewMorningProvo

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Easter Service 2014 Highlights

This past Sunday at New Morning Church we celebrated the wonderful news “Jesus Paid It All”! If you weren’t able to make it, here’s what you missed:

Easter Service 2014 Highlights, loganwolf.netThe opportunity to sing uplifting songs. If you’ve joined us at any point this month, you’ve probably noticed a different set of songs playing before and after each service. We’ve been using an Easter playlist with music focusing on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. We continued that emphasis Sunday as we sang “He Lives,” “Because He Lives,” “How Deep the Father’s Love,” and, what was essentially the service’s theme song, “Jesus Paid It All.” In addition, Maggie sang “O The Blood,” the first solo at New Morning—it was awesome!

The opportunity to hear a biblical message. I preached a sermon titled, you guessed it, “Jesus Paid It All.” I began by talking about my mortgage and how, even though it is an incredibly large debt, I can pay it off through diligence and discipline. I then explained that we all owe a debt that is infinitely greater and that no amount of hard work can reduce. That debt is our sin. But thankfully we are “bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 7:23)! Jesus paid that debt in its entirety when He died on the cross on our behalf and rose from grave.

Easter Service 2014 Highlights, loganwolf.netThe opportunity to meet new friends. While we didn’t have record breaking attendance Sunday,
there were twenty-four people in the service and twelve of them were joining us for the very first time! Some of these were neighbors and coworkers invited by our regular attenders; others saw our insert in the newspaper. It was such a joy to have each of them with us and, to show our appreciation for their being there, we sent them home with a small gift bag that included Easter candy and a copy of Lee Strobel’s The Case for Easter.

The opportunity to give to the Easter offering. After the preaching, we collected our annual Easter offering. This offering goes toward special needs or projects and this year we are investing it in two ways: half will help offset the cost of our summer outreach at the Freedom Festival in July and half will go toward the tuition of our summer intern, Hannah. If you still wish to contribute, the Easter offering envelopes will be made available this Sunday as well.

The opportunity to eat a free meal. We invited everyone to stay for refreshments afterwards. We even had those working the front desk at the hotel come down and get a plate. It was a great opportunity for me to get to know some of our guests, thank everyone for coming, and personally invite them to join us this Sunday as I continue the series “Stewarding Life.”

“Jesus Paid It All” in 5 Tweets

A recap of my Easter message “Jesus Paid It All” in 140 characters or less.

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“How to Run a Race” in 5 Tweets

A recap of my message “How to Run a Race” (from the series “Jesus Is Better”) in 140 characters or less.

  1. “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient” (1 Corinthians 10:23). #NewMorningProvo
  2. “Stop asking, ‘is this a sin,’ and ask ‘does this help me run?’” — @Ed_Goode #NewMorningProvo
  3. God doesn’t ask us to trust Him blindly. He has given us a written record of His activities and abilities in the Bible. #NewMorningProvo
  4. “For consider [Jesus]…lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds” (Hebrews12:3). #NewMorningProvo
  5. “Turn your eyes upon Jesus…and the things of earth will grow strangely dim.” — Helen Lemmel, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” #NewMorningProvo

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“Stewarding Health” in 5 Tweets

A recap of my message “Stewarding Health” (from the series “Stewarding Life”) in 140 characters or less.

  1. “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prosperity” (3 John 2). #NewMorningProvo
  2. “We don’t rest because our work is done; we rest because God commanded it.” — Gordon McDonald #NewMorningProvo
  3. Paul describes a people antagonistic toward the Gospel as having made a “God [of] their belly” (Philippians 3:19). #NewMorningProvo
  4. Jesus didn’t just purchase our souls, but our bodies also (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20). #NewMorningProvo
  5. Our motivation in maintaining our physical health isn’t vanity, but the understanding that we belong to God. #NewMorningProvo

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“Faith Triumphs” in 5 Tweets

A recap of my message “Faith Triumphs” (from the series “Mountain Moving Faith”) in 140 characters or less.

  1. The ultimate triumph of faith is eternal, not temporal. #NewMorningProvo
  2. Faith triumphs over death (cf. Heb. 11:32-35a) and over the fear of death (cf. Heb. 11:35b-38)! #NewMorningProvo
  3. “Sir, don’t you understand that when you kill me you send me to glory? You cannot threaten me with glory.” — Josef Tson #NewMorningProvo
  4. “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55). #NewMorningProvo
  5. You may not experience the blessings and successes of other believers now, but your faith will result in the same reward. #NewMorningProvo

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