Letter of Encouragement to be Christ’s Hands, Feet and Voice!
Greetings in Christ!
A singer and songwriter by the name of Gordon Jensen wrote a song some years ago which mentions the fact that you and I as Christians are the only “Jesus” that many people will see.
No, this does not mean we are Jesus Himself of course. We know He is Jesus all by Himself, yet it should be our goal and desire to be just a bit more like Him every day by sharing what Christ is like. We are to be “lights” in a dark world! If there is ever a time for people to see Christ in action through His people, it is today! Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
Letter of Encouragement to Get Involved in Volunteer Ministry
Greetings in Christ!
As we move our attention away from the “lazy, hazy days of Summer”, and begin to focus on the Fall Season, I wanted to take just a moment to remind all of us of the tremendous value there is in living lives of service for the Lord in ministry. Many people wait until school starts before they once again turn to the church both to have needs met, as well as to be on the giving end of seeing people ministered to. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
As we draw closer to the Holiday Season in which we celebrate a time of thankfulness just prior to remembering and appreciating the birth of our Savior, we thought it would be nice to observe the Thanksgiving season in a unique way.
During the month of November we will dedicate space on one of our walls in the church foyer as a “Wall of Thanks”. On this space we will hang paper, and we are asking each and every person who would like to share a thought, testimonial or drawing of what they are thankful for by using the supplied colored pencils to share. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
I just wanted to take a moment to briefly write to let you know how much I appreciate your work as Associate Pastor here at First Christian Church. What a joy it is to labor for the Master right here where God has placed us and our families. There is nothing so pleasing as being in the center of the will of God. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
We are looking forward to the tremendous things God is going to do through the ministries of (NAME OF CHURCH) as we move into the Fall Season. Many ministries are gearing up to be stronger than ever before as they seek to be a blessing to both our church and community.
Time is one of those things we all have on our hands. We might feel like we have little time or a lot of time, but the reality of it is that we ALL have the same amount of time to deal with. It’s up to us however, HOW we spend that time! Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
Kyle Idleman has a tremendous preaching/teaching series called “Not a Fan”, and with first glance at the title it might seem like the statement is being made that we shouldn’t be a “fan” of Jesus, and really, this is what is being stated!
Have you ever heard a statement similar to this? “Well, I would love to be able to go to church, but it’s hard for me to do when I see all the hypocrites there.”
While you may have not heard those exact words, you’ve probably heard a variation of some kind and perhaps wondered a bit if you were being accused of being a hypocrite. None of us want to be considered in such a way, yet this is the impression often left in the wake of such a statement.
Jesus valued the church greatly, and in fact calls it his Bride! We know also that He’s coming one day for a Bride without spot or wrinkle, but we also realize there’s still a lot of spots to be removed, and wrinkles to iron! Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
Love makes ALL the difference! We’ve perhaps heard that many times, yet I wanted to take a few moments to share this reminder with you that it truly does make ALL the difference, especially when it’s the love of God being referred to! I believe today if we are ever going to share God’s love with those around us, we first need to experience it in our own lives.
As I was reading various scriptures having to do with the love God has for us, I came across the following which was actually a prayer the Apostle Paul was offering to God on behalf of the church at Ephesus while he was in prison for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
We are always in a position within the church of having a need for more people to minister to others. Whether it be a present ministry we have, or a ministry that is yet to begin. Our desire is that each and every believer within the body find a place to serve and be a blessing to others.
You have seen the tragic news headlines of brothers and sisters in Christ going through what seems to be, at least to us, unprecedented persecution around the world.
This persecution goes far beyond anything we may face, but people are paying the highest price to stay true to Christ, even if it means the loss of their own lives, and in many cases, the loss of the lives of their family members. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!
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