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January 2015

A Case For Connection

Connecting-Gods-People1Christianity is all about connection!
God is a God of community. He has always existed in community, and created us to live in community. However, since sin shattered our relationships with Him and with each other, God has been working overtime to recreate connection for His people.


December 2014

One Worthy Of Our Witness

Worthy11The shepherds serve as more than walk-ons for the Christmas drama. The shepherds were the first witnesses of God’s gracious act of salvation in Christ … and they serve as a prompt for us to go out and share the good news that a Savior has been born.



One Worthy Of Our Worship

Worthy11The story of Christmas is a story of worship as episodes of worship spontaneously spring up throughout. But in an age when worship has been reduced to song sung during an hour of corporate gathering, one of the most pronounced episodes of worship often misses out on the richness of the observance.
The wisemen invite us toward a worship that seeks out God and surrenders to him as Lord.


One Worthy Of Our Wills

Worthy11Mary demonstrates that fulfilling her role as the mother of the Christ-child was worth the risk in order to play her part in God’s salvation-history plan. We often may battle to surrender our wills so completely to God’s plan that we are willing to make tremendous sacrifices in order to see Jesus born again through an incarnation in our lives.



One Worthy Of Our Waiting

WorthyIn the period between the OT and NT God remained silent. Sometimes, he is just as silent to our ears. However, we learn in the waiting that God is working behind the scenes. They waited for the Messiah, we wait for God’s movement in us through the Holy Spirit. He leaves us waiting – working on us as he fulfills His purpose. How we wait is just as important as that we wait.



November 2014

I Will Support My Church By Praying For Its Leaders

(Sharefaith App Image)Church members may often overlook one of the greatest ways they can support the ministry of their church – praying for their leaders. Leaders are not super-Christians who are impervious to spiritual assault. Leaders are regular people who need the churches support in prayer to effectively lead the people of God.



I Will Treasure My Church By Financially Supporting Its Ministry

(Sharefaith App Image)Church members of those who financially contribute to the ministry to which they belong. Giving provides the ministry with funds to support the ministries, aid the underprivileged, and care for the church building and staff. It is one of the channels God has given for us to experience blessing.



I Will Not Let Church Be About Preferences And Desires

The church is not about our personal preferences and desires. In fact, church demands that we give up our desires for the benefit of the body. As members we sacrifice for one another, and become servants.



I Am A Functioning Church Member

IAACM-fb1Membership has become out of vogue, partially because we have come to view membership as the pathway to perks and privileges. Membership, though, in the body of Christ is about responsibility. We all have something to contribute to the body of Christ, even if we seek our contribution as irrelevant and innocuous, or if we are tempted to consider other’s contributions as inferior.



We Are The Church

Message from Unity Sunday, November 2, 2014. We as a unified church, ought to act as the body of Christ, functioning in tandem with one another for the sake of the larger kingdom of God.



October 2014

Pray

Life On Mission Web BannerLiving a Life on Mission is too great a task for us to accomplish on our own. That is why Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would be given to the church to help them in that task. However, the time spent in prayer opened the early church up to a powerful working of the Spirit that is often missing today. As we pray for ourselves and for those we will be a witness to, the Holy Spirit brings God involvement into the equation.



Grow

GrowThe goal of witness is not to dunk people in a baptistery, but to see them transformed into Christlikeness. Growing spiritually is of significance for both the witness and those who are receiving the witness. The presence or absence of spiritual growth has the perhaps the greatest capacity to advance or inhibit our witness.