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July 31, 2011 Posted by | FYI, Photo Album | Leave a comment

Pew Packer Class

Can you answer any of these questions?

1.  Which of the following was the first man to have two wives?

  1.  Adam
  2. Cain
  3. Abraham
  4.  Lamech

2.  Besides Sarah, which of the following was Abraham’s wife?

  1. Haggar
  2. Keturah
  3. Rachel
  4. Rebekkah

3.  Besides Isaac and Ishmael, which of the following was a son of Abraham?

  1. Lot
  2. Jacob
  3. Ishbok
  4.  Laban

At best you will probably have a little difficulty. The reason for such a demonstration is to announce a new class at the Flushing Pointe church of Christ. It will begin Sunday night July 24th at 5:30 pm.

This class will meet in the front of the auditorium. It is for the young people and the “young of heart” It will consist of 15 minutes of Bible Q&A.

Some people may reply, Isn’t that just a bunch of silly trivia? The truth is that there is NO SUCH THING as useless Bible knowledge. NOTHING is in the Bible by accident, there are no passages that are just filler and all Scripture is God’s word.

This short Bible drill class will ask such questions as…

  1. Who was the first man/woman
  2. Who wrote the first five books of the Old Testament
  3. What must I do to be saved

It will also drill students concerning….

  1. Name the books of the Old Testament/New Testament.
  2. Name the books of poetry.
  3. Name the books of History.
  4. Name the major/minor Prophets.

How can we expect our young to function as Christians when we, ourselves, don’t take it seriously?

Ecclesiastes 12:1

July 19, 2011 Posted by | Church Growth, FYI | 1 Comment

Life Mirrors Scripture:

Some close friends young daughter received some serious burns and was taken to the hospital. She was doing fine when my wife and I came to visit and is recovering nicely. I can imagine the feeling of panic that may have occurred. The thought of a young child in pain and the unlimited “What If’s” that cross the mind will often create within us a feeling of great responsibility.

I believe it is safe to say that, when the accident occurred, both of the parents would have gladly traded places with their child, if for no other reason, to spare her from the pain.

This reminds me of a passage of Scripture.

 Isaiah 53:4-7

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Think about it.

July 7, 2011 Posted by | Think About It | Leave a comment

The Power of The Gospel

Are you ever embarrassed to be identified as a follower of Christ? Would coworkers or other associates ever assume that you are ashamed of your faith by the way you avoid talking about it or revealing your true thoughts or feelings?

Paul felt no shame in the message of Christ, for he saw it as powerful- powerful enough to transform lives.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

One of the greatest challenges confronting Christians today is to communicate the message of Christ in terms that everyday people can understand.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

Luke 7:22 So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.

How powerful is the Gospel you believe in? Are you a channel or a barrier for the power of Christ in your daily life?

July 7, 2011 Posted by | Bible Study | Leave a comment