Article Library of Christian Thoughts · October 23, 2017
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Feeling anxious and overwhelmed about something you’ve agreed to do in God's name? Read one woman’s story of her leap of faith when she said yes to God’s call.
Loving your neighbor is sometimes as simple as opening your door and making room at the table for one more.
Reach out to your neighbors with a gift of Christmas joy that comes in little tins of cookies, simple conversations, and holiday goodies.
Bounty, if we allow it, can blind us to the needs of others for nourishment, recognition, and significance.
When God nudges you to do something, do not let nervousness or fear hold you back. Even a small commitment can have big rewards.
An annual medical missions trip illustrates how we are all the same in our dependence upon God’s goodness.
Holy week marks the end of Lent season and beginning of the final days before the suffering and resurrection of our Lord Jesus.
JOY held a Christmas Party for the women and children of the Adult Abused Resource Center. Ten JOY women brought the Christmas message of Jesus' birth and love, treat bags for the kids, gifts for the mothers, and lots of homemade cookies baked by JOY volunteers. We played games, read stories, held and rocked children and had a great time interacting with all.
Refuse to sit around and wait for someone else to do what God has called you to do yourself. Be that person!
A baby's death changes the natural order. The loss of parents or grandparents suits a natural flow, albeit life-changing and very difficult. But children? Without a doubt, children should outlive their parents. When they don't, it's simply devastating. When our baby was born still, our anticipated life's journey was irrevocably altered.
Volunteers from JOY International arrived at the December 2010 Community Embrace event with arms full of cookies, piñatas, music, games, goody bags and more -- everything necessary for a great Christmas Party! JOY hosted this event for the women of the Adult Abused Resource Center and their children.
"Look!" He said. "The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Genesis 11:6 (NLT) I pray today for a spirit of "togetherness" to cover the body of Christ.
The strength of the Church is its differences. The Body of Christ must celebrate its differences and work together to bring change in our society!
There is unlimited power in unity! Unity simply means having continuity in purpose or action. Psalm 133:1 says, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" (New King James Version). The three key components associated with unity are agreement, harmony and oneness.
Isa 65:8 Thus says the LORD: "As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, 'Do not destroy it, for a blessing is in it,' so will I do for My servants' sake, that I may not destroy them all. The primary meaning of "cluster" is that of a family, togetherness, and the manifold fullness of Christ in His Body.
The article is thought provoking on how to rely on the the Lord and not other sources. Sometimes after we seemingly win a great battle we are very vulnerable to pride and self sufficiency. We always need the Lord and we never win under our own strength! This message also provokes thoughts on unity and faithfulness.
In the past five hundred years or so, authentic Christians have perfected the art of separating themselves from other authentic Christians for countless self-justifying reasons. The formula is easy to remember and easy to follow: If we disagree, we part!
There is a lot more to having unity in the marriage simply for the sake of the marriage. God never seems to have only one benefit for our obedience. He really goes all out in His blessing His people. The point here is that we need to see unity in our congregations, cities and counties...