North American Convention 2016 Anaheim July 12-15
The annual convention provides fellowship, encouragement, support and new ideas to thousands of Christians from across the country, as well as identity to Restoration Movement churches, ministries and their leaders.
The convention will feature practical workshops, powerful preaching great times of worship, hundreds of exhibits and displays of ministries from around the world. It will also feature some of the best fellowship this side of heaven.
When Jesus Calls your name.
"Jesus said to her, 'Mary.' She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, 'Rabboni!' (which means 'teacher')" (John 20:16). Mary recognized the presence of Jesus when He called her name.
You and I are not likely to hear Jesus audibly call our name while living on this earth. Hebrews 1:1-2 says, "In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son." The primary way the Lord speaks to us today is through the Bible, which reveals Jesus to us and equips us for every good work.
Hebrews 10:35-36 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
This encourages us believers to persevere in our Christian faith and conduct when facing pressure. Do not abandon our faith in times of persecution, but show by our endurance that our faith is real. Faith is the conviction base on past experience that God’s new and fresh surprises will surely be ours.
Let me share with you somethings that I have experience from persevering.
Taxies And Churches
One day I saw Two taxicabs the "Independent Cab Co." is painted on the red and white cab, and "United Independent Taxi Co." is painted on the green and white one. I wonder: how does a "united" independent company differ from a truly independent company? Is there any easy way for the casual observer to tell the difference? Is one approach inherently better? Does one result in cleaner taxis, lower fares, more courteous drivers, or less hair-raising rides through heavy traffic? Is the name really important?
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