Category: Christianity

Creeds, et al.

from Creeds – Part 2 by Communio Sanctorum History of the Church season 2. Creed – I believe = ‘creedo’  – a statement of faith. core elements Confessions – elaborates on a Creed.  a more detailed description of the things of God. Catechism – to teacher/instruct; outlines of teaching. Have aspects of creeds and confessions. …

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Ephesians 4:11-12

Equipped, for works, for service, build up the body of Christ.

Spoudazo

Spoudazo means with energy. We saw the Spoudazo group at Okoboji on 7-23-17. Group of HS students from Fremont, NE. The second to the last song was “My Story” (which, in it’s own way, lays out the Gospel). See https://youtu.be/1TKAN-nAsu8   Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bigdaddyweave/mystory.html It ended with Francesca Battistelli’s “Write Your Story.” See http://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Lexicon.show/ID/G4704/spoudazo.htm for the …

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Permissible yes, helpful, maybe not

Christian Liberty 23 “Everything is permissible,” but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up. 24 No one should seek his own good, but the good of the other person. 1 Corinthians 23-24 Holman Bible We need to look to be helpful and build up.  As more and more is being …

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Servant Leader – Jim McClarey

Servant Leader I am so glad I have been able to get to know, work along side, and become friends with this man. I’ve gone on 13 mission trips (and about as many ski trips) with Jim McClarey (in blue). Those who have gone on the mission trips know that being there with Jim is …

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C S Lewis Theology is like a map

Theology is like a map. https://f1lt3r.github.io/mere-christianity/book-4/MereChristianity-Book4-Chapters1-2.pdf 

“The ministry of listening” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christians have forgotten that the ministry of listening has been committed to them by Him who is Himself the great listener and whose work they should share. We should listen with the ears of God that we may speak the Word of God. “The ministry of listening” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer https://tollelege.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/the-ministry-of-listening-by-dietrich-bonhoeffer/ See also https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/688582-there-is-a-kind-of-listening-with-half-an-ear 

About Good Friday – by M Gerson

Nice piece by Michael Gerson on Christianity https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-hope-of-pardon-and-peace/2017/04/13/b52b848c-2069-11e7-a0a7-8b2a45e3dc84_story.html?utm_term=.7900d9b7973d “He [Jesus] was brought down by law and order allied with religion, which is always a deadly mix.”   God is forever on the side of those who suffer. God is forever on the side of life. God is forever on the side of hope.   If …

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Go Where You Are Needed

From Crawford Loritts https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/living-a-legacy/2017/04-2017/2017.04.09-go-where-you-are-needed-part-2/ April 2017 – Go Where You Are Needed, (2 Parts)   After a while Christians have a tendency to hang around Christians.   7 barriers that make it hard for Christians to go to/reach out to/be with unbelievers   (over time) We Get out of touch with our own neediness. Fear …

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Sin

…from 3/22/17 Equipped with Chris Brooks (31 min. mark) Every human has to deal with  The original sin that destorts us, The actual Sin that tempts and distracts us, and  The indwelling sin that manipulates us.