Posts made in October, 2017

An Invitation! 2

An Invitation!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of His coming back again is drawing near’ – Hebrews 10:25 The Living Bible THOUGHT: Recently I was challenged by the results of a survey. “There are 320 million people in the USA, yet fewer than 20% attend church services regularly. The No 1 reason for not attending, “They say they are too busy!” This situation is being made worse as 150,000 walk away from church every week. It’s the same in the UK and many other countries, although the numbers and percentages are different. What can reverse this trend?” One thing can. One action can inspire someone to return. One simple gesture could lead them back to church. One question could change everything “Would you like to come to church with me?” An Alarming Statistic The survey discovered that only 2% of church members invite an unchurched person to their church in a whole year. Friendship evangelism is the most productive, yet obviously it is the most neglected. A Golden Opportunity The survey also discovered that over 80% of the unchurched said they would be more likely to attend if they were invited by a...

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Making it Personal! 2

Making it Personal!

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ’ – Ephesians 1:3 THOUGHT: As a Christian, Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is for you too. It is not just an historical record, or religious writing. It is God’s living word and it has the power to change your life for the better. One of the best ways to draw strength, inspiration and direction from the Bible is to personalise it. Realise that the promises are to you too, because you are in Christ. God’s Word says, ‘All the promises of God in Christ Jesus are Yes and Amen’ – 2 Corinthians 1:20. The requirement to benefit is to be in Christ. That only happens when we repent of our sins and receive God’s forgiveness. A whole new world opens up to us. We are born again and become like a new baby entering this world, everything is brand new. Then we can start discovering who we are in Christ, what are our rights and privileges, and what we can do through His name and the power of the Holy Spirit. Reading the Book of Ephesians is a wonderful experience, greatly enhanced by personalising it. So I...

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