Let’s talk about being missional in our current culture and age, which is an extremely hard thing to do for some people (myself included).
Amazing post from sister in Christ Ms. Maci Shingleton. Read every word!
When my family began the process of planting a church over 3 years ago, I asked my parents if we could have an application process for our members. That way we could weed out the fake / lazy Christians right off the bat. They laughed. I was kind of serious. I have seen Christ so at work in His people throughout my life that I didn’t want the church we started to turn into a typical Bible-Belt congregation. I love the church too much to comfortably be a part of that. I have seen and believe that the power of Christ is strong enough to overcome that.
About a year ago I secretly grew really frustrated with my home church. I stepped away from the girl’s small group I was leading and really wondered if maybe God was going to call me to another church. Church planting is…
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Bitterness, in my experience, is one of the most insidious tools of Satan ever deployed. It eats away at your soul and completely works its way into destroying your relationship with Jesus, while also hardening your heart and making it not just hard, but also cold.
I read Luke 5 today. It’s a beautiful read, about the beginning stages of Jesus’s ministry. But I think it has a strong theme throughout the chapter, which is this: sin is the ultimate problem and crisis of the human race, and Jesus is the answer to said problem and crisis.
So, I didn’t get a chance to post a journal blog yesterday so I’m doing one today for yesterday. I’ve been taught by God on some stuff such as sharing the gospel and going to Him in prayer for the needs of the brothers and sisters.
The world is a hard and harsh place, and it is incredibly hostile to, and opposed to, the gospel. As messengers of the gospel, who are bound by royal and cosmic duty to proclaim it to everyone we can while we are on this earth, what are we to do when the chips are down and all seems lost, or defeat seems certain or all-too apparent?
So, God’s really been connecting with me and teaching me recently, mainly about godly fellowship and community. Let’s get into this.