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  • A Renewing Resolution | Glenbrook Presbyterian Church
    this progression we must first make Jesus the Lord of our lives 1 John 2 15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him NASB So as a non conformer we mirror Christlikeness and the love of God Secondly Paul tells us to be transformed The Greek word is metamorphoo from which we derive our English word metamorphosis meaning changing from one form to another Analogous to this is modifying our lifestyle to match our saved condition and stopping mimicking the world and its system In other words becoming a new you Finally the third step in this procedure is a renewing of our minds A comparable analogy is that of a computer An adage says Garbage in garbage out If we depress the restart button of our minds a process of renovation takes place If we think like God instead of how the world thinks we absorb spiritual values Colossians 3 10 16a Put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created you Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you with all wisdom NASB The world desires to change our minds from without If the world controls our mind we become a conformer But by meditating on the Word of God the Holy Spirit will change our minds from within and render us a transformer Then not only will we become good and acceptable in the will of God but we will be following a path toward perfection As a result we become lights to the world and salt to the earth Therefore I challenge each one to make this pledge for the coming year Resolve to

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  • A Room Prepared | Glenbrook Presbyterian Church
    verses 1 4 after they all learned from Jesus that He would only be with them for a little while longer and they could not go with Him They were all very disturbed Do not let your hearts be troubled Trust in God trust also in Me In my Father s house are many rooms if it were not so I would have told you I am going there to prepare a place for you And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am You know the way to the place where I am going At the time these words were spoken by Jesus the disciples were deeply troubled as they had devoted their lives to following Jesus and yet He was saying He was leaving them they simply did not understand We know how the Easter story unfolds with the death of Jesus on the cross His resurrection three days later and His subsequent ascension into Heaven where He sits with God the Father in His heavenly house What a blessing and comfort to us here today to know there are an infinite number of rooms in God s heavenly house all lovingly prepared with the greatest decorating touches ever created to welcome for eternity all guests who find the way to His house In verse 4 above Jesus tells the disciples they know the way to the place where He was going and we can also know the way John 14 6 Jesus answered I am the way and the truth and the life No one comes to the Father except through me May God bless you as you discover the way the truth and the life Submitted

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  • Abraham Saves Sodom – Genesis 14 | Glenbrook Presbyterian Church
    of the earth now receives a greeting and blessing a hearty Well done from the priest of God Abram s response is to give God a tenth of what he has recovered Often overlooked but important to recognise is that this entire scene is played out before the silent king of Sodom who re enters the narrative in v 21 The language of the king of Sodom contrasts markedly with the words of blessing just offered by Melchizedek One might expect the king of Sodom who has just been liberated and has had his people and goods rescued and restored to follow Melchizedek s example and offer words of blessing or thanks What jumps from his lips however is a curt imperative Give me Although everything properly now belongs to Abram the one who is in Abram s profound debt begins by issuing a command and dictating how the spoil is to be divided Abram ignores the king of Sodom s bargain He will not take anything except what he and his men have already eaten As for Abram s neighbours who supported him in his campaign they are free to take their rightful share of the recovered goods The failure of the king of Sodom to see God at work on his behalf does not bode well for his future or that of his people The end result of this is seen in chapter 18 where we encounter the breakdown and judgement of a society that has lived without regard to God and in every way imaginable has rejected his best for them Just as important however is to see how Abram has acted in his world to live out the promise God made back in chapter 12 By his rescue of the Cities of the Plain even if what he had done was not properly acknowledged or appreciated Abram was carrying out his duty to be a blessing to the peoples of the world Gen 12 3 By their sharing in the spoils this blessing even extended to Abram s Amorite neighbours In all of this Abram takes nothing His satisfaction comes in knowing that he is acting in keeping with his relationship with God Abram s actions in this chapter hold important lessons for us as we seek to carry out God s mission in the world Largely unobserved is the fact that from the outset Abram enlists the participation of his Amorite neighbours with whom he was allied 14 13 They are invited to participate in Abram s mission and are blessed as a result 14 24 When Abram accepts nothing for his efforts his neighbours are able to see what makes him different Today some of the most effective Christian service organisations extend their reach and multiply their vision by inspiring those outside the church to participate in their work In so doing they present others with God s priorities and invite them to adopt his mindset in sacrificing in order to care for the

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  • An Attitude of Gratitude | Glenbrook Presbyterian Church
    having difficulty finding a parking spot so he thought to himself I ll ask God to find a spot for me and if he does I will go to church with my wife tomorrow Almost immediately a parking spot became available so he quickly said Never mind God I found one Isn t that very much like us Often we pray for something and when our prayer is answered we promptly forget to say thank you to God This reminds me of the story in the Bible about the ten lepers who were cleansed Luke 17 11 17 Jesus asked Didn t I heal ten men Where are the other nine Has not one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner Prayer Heavenly Father grant us the ability to discern the work of your hands and instil in us a sense of gratitude for all the blessings you provide us day by day in Jesus name we pray Amen submitted by Trevor M Share this entry Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Share by Mail Glenbrook supports The Open Door Evangel Hall Presbyterians Aiding Nicaraugans Upcoming Events Latest News FUN Bingo Remember that the FUN

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  • An Ancient Custom | Glenbrook Presbyterian Church
    reminds me of the biblical custom of a kinsman redeemer a male relative who shares the same racial cultural or national background as another In the Old Testament the word kinsman is most often used as a translation of a Hebrew word that means one who has the right to redeem An outstanding example of this custom is found in Ruth chapter 4 where Boaz a near kinsman of Naomi Ruth s mother in law acted as a redeemer in accordance with Jewish law and married Ruth The line of David traces through this union and is the one from which Jesus was born Ruth 4 17 The neighbor women gave him a name saying A son has been born to Naomi So they named him Obed He is the father of Jesse the father of David NASB In the New Testament the title redeemer is applied to Christ Who became our Kinsman Redeemer Christ as Saviour freed mankind from sin by His sacrifice His death on the cross Thus our kinsman redeemer paid the full price to redeem us now and into the blessing of eternal life Hebrews 2 17 For this reason he had to be made like them fully human in every way in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people NIV 2011 Consider this Have we been freed from sin by the acceptance of Christ as our kinsman redeemer And if we have accepted Christ s sacrifice for sin how are we exhibiting this new life to others who need to be freed from the chains of sin to become brothers and sisters with Christ Prayer Heavenly Father thank You for redeeming saving us from the

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  • Easter: An Endless Hope | Glenbrook Presbyterian Church
    other gospels Matthew Luke and John to give us stories about the post resurrection appearances of Jesus to the disciples and to others But it feels like we are using pieces from another puzzle to fit the missing pieces of Mark s puzzle However maybe the way Mark s original gospel ends is not such a bad thing Mark has given us enough We need to remember that Mark was writing to Christians some thirty years after the resurrection They did not see or hear the physically resurrected Jesus on that first easter morning For them it was a matter of faith to believe that which was passed on to them that the stone had been rolled away and that Jesus indeed had risen from the dead as he promised he would Mark s ending in many ways is for all of us who never experienced Jesus physical post resurrection presence or appearances We can not touch him like a Thomas We can not speak with him like Peter We can not spend time with him on a beach having breakfast or walk with him on the Emmaus road like the rest of the disciples We were not at the tomb to hear the angels announcement Do not be alarmed that could have been all that the women heard from the angel It seems like the rest of the good news of what the angel tells them doesn t register and they run in fear you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified He has been raised he is not here Look there is the place they laid him But go tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee there you will see him just as he told you When it comes

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  • Facing the Giants | Glenbrook Presbyterian Church
    his stones from experience feeling each one for balance and for size This we know is not the first time David has faced an opponent much larger and fiercer than himself As a shepherd he has taken on lions and bears with boldness and courage These experiences have prepared him for this moment On either side of him up on higher ground are the two armies To the north you have the proud and arrogant Philistines with their champion Goliath To the south you have the demoralized and anxious Israelites lead by a fearful King Saul And in the middle of all of this a shepherd boy kneeling at a brook choosing 5 smooth stones Goliath had taunted and bullied and challenged King Saul and his army for 40 days Moreover he had hurled insults at the God of Israel He was the Philistine version of the hockey enforcer the tough guy mean and nasty He was about 7 feet tall He had a 25 lb spear that he could twirl like drum stick and throw with accuracy His armour was tank like He had a presence that was completely intimidating His voice struck fear into the heart of every opposing soldier including King Saul So when David is kneeling at the brook we know what Goliath is thinking He is disdainful almost insulted of the champion the Israelites have sent out with no heavy armour no intimidating weaponry no battle experience Just a skinny kid with staff and a sling The Philistine said to David Am I a dog that you come to me with sticks Little did he know that David had a lethal combination of personal experience and a trust in God The Philistine said to David Come to me and I will give your flesh to

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  • From Sun Set to Son Rise | Glenbrook Presbyterian Church
    us in John 8 12 Jesus spoke to them again saying I am the light of the world Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life Jesus Christ was claiming over 2000 years ago that He was the exclusive source of spiritual light to all humankind I thought about this and could only imagine His followers reaction and concern when Jesus himself predicted in the Gospels of Matthew Mark and Luke that He would be crucified but would be raised on the third day Matthew 20 17 19 says As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem He took the twelve apostles aside by themselves and said to them on the way Behold we are going up to Jerusalem and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests the scribes and they will condemn Him to death and hand Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified and He will be raised on the third day Jesus followers witnessed His death by crucifixion on a cross and then burial in a tomb I can only imagine that despite Jesus predictions of His death resurrection His followers must have thought this self proclaimed Son of God had disappeared for eternity from their view beneath the horizon of death The Bible tells us the Son of God was raised from the dead on the third day Matthew 28 5 6 tells us Then the angel said to the women in reply Do not be afraid I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified He is not here for He has been raised just as He said The Bible also reveals for us in the gospels many encounters with Jesus appearing to the disciples and other witnesses following

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