All of Family Church knows by now that we have accepted the challenge to invite 1000 people to our Easter service on Sunday, April 5, at 10 am!
For you and me that means we agreed to think of three people and invite each one to our Easter service. What if your simple invite made the difference in someone’s eternity?
Here are some of the things that happen or might happen when you invite someone:
1. You plant a seed, water, or even harvest for God’s Kingdom (1 Corinthians 3:6-9).
2. You obey those over you in the Lord that have asked you to do this (Hebrews 13:17).
3. You obey Jesus that told us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel (Mark 16:15).
4. You let someone know you care! You care about their soul!!5. You affect the eternity of a dad, mom, child, grandparent, uncle, aunt, cousins, and/or generations of a family.
Remember, this isn’t simply inviting someone to a powerful church service. It really matters for eternity.What can you do today that truly matters? One way is to invite 1, 2,—at least 3 people to our incredible church service on Easter Sunday.Invite someone to hear the greatest story ever told! Sunday morning, April 5, 10 am at Family Church!
Also – Be on the lookout for a few opportunities next week to participate on a Serve Team outreach as we give invites to the neighborhoods around our property!
To change things up a bit this week here is the praise and worship from our service at FC this past Sunday.
Just like our normal podcast episode you can simply press play on the video below and enjoy praise and worship from the FC praise team.
You can go to familychurch.org anytime and not only watch our Sunday services but you can listen and watch praise and worship also.
Have a great Wednesday!
Wow! It might be exciting to think of being set apart for God (sanctified) or being made holy, but it can lose its excitement when the act of being set apart comes by undergoing pain, distress, and/or hardship (suffering).
Pastor Beck shared a two part series that ended yesterday on this topic of being sanctified through purposeful suffering that God allows. It is so easy to become bitter over the pain and suffering in our lives if we lose sight of the eternal purpose of the suffering that God allows. Pain and suffering is not meant to bring bitterness, but instead is designed to bring brokenness.
In George Barna’s book, Maximum Faith: Live Like Jesus, he list 10 stops on the journey from not knowing God to being totally whole and living the life that Christ has made available to us. Ninety five percent of the people that start this journey never make it to step seven. Step seven is Experiencing Personal Brokenness.
Brokenness can open us to the life that Christ died on the cross for us to experience. Brokenness can help us realize that salvation is not just a simple prayer, and we can come to understanding that we cannot save ourselves. We
Deuteronomy 6:1 tells us, “These are the commands, decrees, and regulations that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you. You must obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy,”
Matthew 28:19-20 says, “19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[a] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
God has appointed families to be a nursery for godliness in the church. Families are to be the school for Christian discipleship. And discipleship is training others to think and act Biblically.
Scripture tells us that what it says is not just for us to read, they are words that must be put into practice. We are called to obey the scriptures not simply listen to, know, accept or believe them. We have to practice or put into reality scripture. Our conduct and living – there is not a single area of our life that God does not want us to submit to Him.
James 2:23b tells us this, “So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.” In other parts of scripture even Jesus says that we know he is the Son of God by what he did. If it was a principle Jesus lived by, shouldn’t we also live by it?
Thinking and acting Biblically is essential, not only for our day to day lives and our
This so far has been one of our most listened to podcast episodes to date. We decided we would let you have another chance to listen in case you missed it!
In this podcast Pastor Beck Payne discusses some of the difficulties associated with technology.
When does a great tool for connection create a disconnect?
This is some great information!
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I don’t know about you but I hear people throw around the word contentment all the time.
What is contentment? Well let me go ahead and let you know that I am not going to give you a definition of contentment at any point in this post.
I plan to simply share my current thoughts on contentment as Aly and I strive to set our life up in a way that contentment is more consistent.
So many times we view contentment as a destination. I don’t honestly think it is something you achieve one time and then have forever. I believe it is something you have to constantly check the temperature of.
Right now what I am using as a scorecard of sorts
If you missed any of our services over the past few weeks then you missed an incredible chance to hear about what God Is.
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I don’t know about you but I have a great deal of things happening in my life right now.
If I am not careful it becomes all about me. Worry works that way.
In today’s podcast episode I tell you about one practical trick I use and have used in the last 2 weeks to get my thoughts off of my problems and turn that time into encouragement for others.
I hope you have a great day!
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How does God promote godliness in the local church, and how is godliness conveyed to the next generation?
In my last post, The Beginning of Godliness, I said that we don’t achieve godliness by falling off of a log and all of the sudden “Hey! I’m godly.” No, it takes time, effort, sacrifice, and above all Gods grace.
Scripture speaks clearly to our need and duty to practice spiritual discipline. Often we read about running the race to win. Training in godliness. Growing as Christians in God. Moving from drinking milk to eating meat. And the list goes on.
In todays post I want to give you some Disciplines that I hope enrich your Spiritual growth. I have broken them down into two categories – Disciplines of Abstinence and Disciplines of Engagement.
Galatians 5:7 “You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from