April 4, 2019

Dearest Flock -

For those who would like to get the most out of this week's worship service, I suggest carefully reading the prescribed passage and prayerfully chewing on the following questions:

Above the Fray
Genesis 21:8-34

  1. The flesh is that part of us that exalts and relies upon SELF. The spirit is that part of the believer that exalts and relies upon GOD. In what way does the birth of Ishmael and Isaac reflect the struggle between these two natures? Gal 4:22-29

  2. In 1 Cor 3:1-3 the Apostle Paul points out to the Christians in Corinth that the reason they are overwhelmed with jealousy and STRIFE is because they are fleshly. How do we, living in a contentious society, live above the fray according to Gal 5:24? Rom 6:13

  3. By the grace (undeserved favor/strength of God) present yourself to Jesus every morning this week as one alive from the dead. Then intercede for those living in Seattle and its environs (including the Eastside) who don't enjoy the same kind of freedom and purpose. If you're not part of the Awaken Seattle prayer campaign, please text Pray100 to 245-87 for a one sentence daily directed prayer from now to Palm Sunday (April 14). End each day resting in the unfailing love of God!

Bon Appétit,

P.S. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE to download the free YouVersion app and begin each day with the verse of the day. YouVersion has the added benefit of chronicling all our upcoming events with hyperlinks for easy registration/participation. This is an excellent way to stay connected at CCE! :)

P.P.S. Use online concordance (i.e. or to look up keywords, etc.