Great weekend at Spiritual Growth Wordkshop. Great fellowship and preaching, hugs galore and a chance to share prayer and break bread. Awesome!
I missed some of you who chose not to come! Some feel that they are either too “conservative” or too “progressive” to attend. It’s a shame! It shows a shallow level of maturity to avoid other Christians because everything isn’t just like you want it. I would be willing to bet that you would make it to an Alabama or Florida football game or a Kenny Chesney concert even if some were there. We need to support and encourage each other! The devil continues to prowl around and the more the church fractures, the fatter he gets.
Many use a term “selective benevolence” to make excuses of why they cannot serve fire or storm victims who are not from their own favorite congregation. Seems Jesus felt that even the heathens would do this……think about it.
There is a lot RIGHT about the Churches of Christ and your Christian brothers and sisters!
….a sister (a widow) has written death row inmates for 30 years encouraging them to know Jesus…Some have been baptized…All have been encouraged!
…a young, single brother has bought, repaired and donated a home to a single mother and her children. His gift and effort to make a difference….
…a retired brother (CEO level) does seminars and presentations to men’s groups, churches and schools (for minimal or no cost) to share the wisdom and faith of our Astronauts.
…a brother wrote and book about his experiences with Alcoholism and helps others overcome addictions.
…a sister makes scarves and gloves for children to make ends meet and not burden the church….
…a brother gets a text at 6:30 a.m. to get a flash mob together to unload a truck for a family moving into the neighborhood. The truck was unloaded 34 minutes after arrival…
…teenagers want to wash cars for free and invite people to church, men are grilling steaks and filling a barn to share their faith and seniors are riding the van and supporting singings at small, dwindling congregations to encourage them.
Time to support the saints and serve the community. Church doesn’t happen only at the building!