Collective Sundays 11/04/13 – 11/10/13
By Olabode Oluwatosin
“We are all missionaries… wherever we go; we either bring people nearer to Christ, or repel them from Christ.”- Eric Liddell
As Christians, we all know and agree that we serve a SUPREME and UNIQUE God. Is it therefore possible, for a unique God to create us in a way that is not unique?
Everybody has being sent into this world for evangelism! The concept of evangelism is what a lot of people have misunderstood and therefore misinterpreted, given rise to the current inevitable abuses the world is perplexed with. A lot of people are not evangelizing to God’s glory today, because they think: it must be done their preacher’s way, their pastor’s way, at their leader’s directive, etc., “Jesus didn’t come to copy, He came to be copied.” Evangelism should and must be done God’s way, and His alone!!! Simply put, Evangelism is a zealous preaching and advocacy of the gospel.
By Jen Wilkin
“Happy girls are the prettiest” – Audrey Hepburn
By Arlene Wallis
Every Sunday my youngest son and I attend church.
He gets up in excitement to go and spend time with his little friends and see the teachers that make learning the bible fun.
Every Sunday I notice one thing; two little boys that live across the way from us come and knock ever so lightly on the door looking for my son to attend church with them. They run out of the door laughing and letting everyone know they are going to church. As they board the church bus, I am amazed at the wonder that fills their eyes when they start to sing the songs on the way to church. Sometimes I wonder if it is the candy but when they return home my son is singing all day long about the love of Jesus down in his heart! It always makes me smile.
This brings to mind when Philip was told to go toward the south and he ran into a man of Ethiopia who begged to understand the word of God and later requested baptism at the sight of water (Acts 8: 26-31, 31-39).
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about an atheistic church. In it, I discussed my observation that many attendees were yearning for community and worship – it was a primary motive for many people who visited the service. They missed the community and worship that their childhood church had provided them and wanted it back in their lives.
When I wrote the article I had no clue that this would be the major point of contention among non-Christians. I suspected that I would be corrected for implying that God was behind the Big Bang. But I was wrong – many folks simply did not agree with the worship aspect.
On forums, those who disagreed pointed out that they don’t worship and neither do they have the desire to worship. Therefore, the concept of being made in the image of God is laughable at best.
27 Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.
A short video about eternal security.
Once saved, always saved using Scripture and thoughts for background.
By Pastor Pat Badstibner
The longer I walk with Christ and on this journey of grace, as Imentor and counsel others, speak to other pastors the more I am convinced that all of our failures result in a lack of understanding of one thing. That one thing being our deep need for the ugliness of the cross. If we could only truly grasp a real image of our depravity, the effects would be widespread.
In 1964, The Animals recorded a narrative song that would be a number one hit and would become a cult classic, “The House of the Rising Sun.” In the song the narrator speaks of life wasted in sin and misery.
As he pleads with mothers to not let their sons go down to “The House of the Rising Sun” He points out that “many a poor boy” has lost his life there and he sadly admits “I’m one.”