Crossridge Church
CROSSRIDGE - Sunday, July 25, 2021
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  • Crossridge Sundays
    5732 176 St, Surrey, BC V3S 4C8, Canada
    domingo 9:00 AM, domingo 10:30 AM
QUOTE - David Foster Wallace

“There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship—be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles—is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It's the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It's been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.”
3 QUESTIONS:

1. What is love?
2. Why do gifts require love?
3. How do I exercise the gifts in love?
QUOTE - C.S. Lewis

“God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them. He creates the universe, already foreseeing - or should we say "seeing"? there are no tenses in God - the buzzing cloud of flies about the cross, the flayed back pressed against the uneven stake, the nails driven through the mesial nerves, the repeated incipient suffocation as the body droops, the repeated torture of back and arms as it is time after time, for breath's sake, hitched up. If I may dare the biological image, God is a "host" who deliberately creates His own parasites; causes us to be that we may exploit and "take advantage of" Him. Herein is love. This is the diagram of Love Himself, the inventor of all loves.”
QUOTE - Jonathan Edwards

“A spiritual gift of miracles or speaking, does not change a person’s inherent nature. A gift ability does not require a change of heart as love or holiness does. Gifts are like precious jewels with which a body may be adorned, but which do not alter the body’s form. But the grace of God and its fruit turns, as it were, the very soul into a precious jewel.”
3. How do I exercise the gifts in love?
QUOTE - Tim Keller

“If you cultivate the love of Jesus Christ in your heart...you might be an un-gifted speaker, but if you’re godly and holy, you’ll always be interesting. You might be an un-gifted counselor, but if you’re godly and holy, you’ll change lives. You might be a lousy delegator, and a terrible organizer, and you don’t have leadership gifts, but if you’re godly and loving, everyone will follow you. That’s what changes things. It’s love.”