August 1 | CCFS SUmmer Week 1
Text: Malachi 3:16 — “Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.”
Reflection: It is good to confess our sins to each other. When the body of a Christ prioritizes personal holiness, and cultivates a lifestyle of repentance, you can rest assured your name is also on a scroll of remembrance, the book of life.
Further Reading: Revelation 3:5; 1 John 1:5-10; Psalm 34:15; John 9:31
August 8 | CCFS Summer Week 2
QUESTION – If someone came up to you right now and asked you to give them one piece of evidence of God’s goodness in your life that you’ve see this past week, how would you respond?
This question stirred in me during my reading through Daniel this week. It is good for us to pay close attention to how the prophets understood the gospel, and in this case, we see Daniel understood it as evidenced by his prayer in Chapter 9.
August 15 | CCFS Summer week 3
Two clues we might hungry or thirsty:
1. We care too much about what others think of us.
The simplest test to know whether we care too much of what others think of us is whether we compare ourselves to them.
2. We do not forgive others for the pain they have caused.
You’ve heard of situations where adults still struggle to forgive their parents for the pain caused while growing up. Maybe this is you.
August 22 | CCFS Summer Week 4
When Jesus said to come to him all who are weary and he will give us rest, the death of our loved one is their fullest participation to this invitation. When they surrendered their spirit, willingly or not, they went to Jesus in the ultimate sense of that invitation and received rest for their souls that only Jesus can and does graciously and eternally provide.
August 29 | CCFS Summer Week 5
Today is the final installment of the CCFS Summer newsletter series. I know you face hardship and difficulties. There are struggles in familial relationships; in your work; in your marriages; in your life as parents; financial strains; church and ministry-related stress. Yet, we all need words…God’s words. We nee guidance. We need wisdom. So, I am praying for you this week. I can assure you that underneath the troubled state of your soul, the Word can speak to it. Will you look to the Word this week to help your time of need?