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March 03, 2014
The CWR Bible Survey -- exploring the book of Proverbs
This week we begin our journey through the book of Proverbs. The book of Proverbs is one of three books in the Bible known as Wisdom Literature, along with Job and Ecclesiastes. Proverbs focuses on the pursuit and nature of wisdom. Solomon, traditionally regarded as the author of most of the book of Proverbs, was as much a student and collector of wisdom as he was a teacher. Join us for this study!
This week at Christianity Without the Religion -- "He Must Become Greater -- I Must Become Less"
Join us as we consider the remarkable, gracious, Christ-centered words of John the Baptist, as he said that Jesus must become greater while his own ministry must lessen.
Front Page -- "No Carry-On Baggage Allowed"
Carrying stuff, thinking that our stuff will somehow increase our standing with God is religious legalism. It is a lie. It is a travesty.… Accepting Jesus and the free seat on God's airline of grace is real relationship with God. Get rid of your religious carry-on baggage and let him carry you!
In the March Partner Letter -- "God's Scandalous Grace"
We've all seen "newspapers" offered for sale at the checkout counter in grocery stores that feature sleazy photos of celebrities and exposés of the rich and famous. We've seen headlines like "Mermaids Attack Diver" and "Cabbage Patch Dolls Possessed by the Devil." Even though we know such claims are preposterous, we seem to be attracted to them like bugs to an electric bug zapper. The March PTM Partner Letter is all about God's scandalous grace.
In the Spring issue of the award-winning Plain Truth magazine
Read about overcoming shame and guilt in "Escaping Shame's Holding Patterns." Discover how God's kindness is meant to lead us to repentance in "Jailbreak! The Meaning of the Cross." "Meeting Us at Our Worst" examines how God freely chose to meet mankind in the utmost depths of human darkness and depravity. Will God bless us if we just "work harder, try harder and do more?"-- find out in "…I Will Give You Rest." Enjoy all this and much, much more in the Spring issue of Plain Truth!
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