Church Life at the Christian Church in Lindsay, Ca
Luana writes: Wow! I love my church family . So I found this sweet puppy on my way to church . My sweet husband allowed me to bring her to Sunday school and distract his class , Wayne Bradford rushed to the store and bought puppy chow , Audrey Bradford took her to children's church during the sermon , Polly and Art Hembre babysat puppy while we had lunch at McDonald’s, and our friend James adopted her and gave her a loving home . Hope I didn't miss anyone . What a ton of love was shown today . God Bless our church family .
Our Church news letter went out in January in E-Mail. Debbie, Paul, Hazel, and Brenda got it done. Team work at its best.
Victoria Lane - Baptized january 18, 2014 Many of her family and friends came that day. What a great day! Get to know Victoria's children: Violette, Curina, and baby Jace.
Jennifer Landers went to Nicaragua on a mission trip.
Who is leading? How about you?
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, he knew full well that arrest, ridicule, torture, and death awaited him (Matthew 20:18). Yet, Jesus courageously mounted a young colt and orchestrated the triumphal entry (Luke 19:28-38).
"Almost any man in such a case," wrote William Barclay, "would have considered discretion the better part of valor and if he had come to Jerusalem at all would have slipped in under cover of night and would have kept prudently to the back streets until he reached shelter. But Jesus entered Jerusalem in a way that deliberately set himself in the center of the stage and deliberately riveted every eye upon himself."
Other biblical characters were much more reluctant to accept difficult assignments. When Saul learned that Samuel intended to anoint him king over Israel, he tried to hide. When Moses was commanded by God to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt, he tried every way possible to squirm out of the assignment. When Gideon was ordered to take on the powerful Midianite army, he pleaded for additional reassurance. Ananias hesitated before accepting the responsibility of preaching to Saul of Tarsus.
In the Beginning
Astronomers have discovered what they believe to be the original building blocks of the universe: slight ripples of matter spread throughout space. They say it confirms the big bang theory.
The scientist who made the discovery said, "It's like looking at God." Astronomy students at one university pinned up a cosmic map and wrote across it, "Behold the Face of God."
Well, that's going a bit too far. Yet it's true that the big bang theory has demolished one of the most potent arguments against faith in God.
For centuries, most scientists believed the universe was eternal. They argued that there was never a time when matter didn't exist, and hence there is no need for a God to create it.
Why Celebrate Every Week?
Some in the church world today ask, “Why celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week?” In the Christian churches/churches of Christ, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper each Sunday because we find that pattern reflected in the early church described in the New Testament. While it is inevitable that the church has changed over the centuries, we believe there are basic patterns worth preserving, and this is one of them.
But this leads to a more basic question: “Why did the early church celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week?”
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