Stephen Piersall, God’s Preservation Ministry, http://sfprs.org/
First for Mr. or Ms. Anonymous, the following link will prove to you that my comments were correct when I said, “Can We All Just get along?” http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/rodney-king-16589937. Just sayin :-)
At our Church, we use four words to describe what we want you to expect when you become a member with us: GRAB-GROW-GO-n-YOU. If you took a survey, I bet you would find most would agree your Christian “talk” does not mean as much as it does as your Christian “walk." Sure doing; tithing, reading your Bible, praying, repenting, and forgiving others could be part of your walk but do not make it a Sunday only Christian life. Be a 24/7 Christian, and I am sure you will see how much better a world we would have if we “Can We All Just get along."
GRAB; (John 3:17) “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him" (Luke 15:7). “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” God has called us to be a church that will continue to have a high priority in reaching out to those who do not have a relationship with Jesus or his church. We seek to help them connect with Jesus and to become part of the community of faith.
GROW; (Luke 4:18-19) “The spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” As people connect with us as a church, we want to release God’s healing and wisdom into everyone, so that they become healthier (body, mind, and soul) and more skilled at living life as God wants us to.
GO; (Ephesians 4:11-12) “It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be equipped.” We remain summoned by God to develop an army not an audience. To do that we seek to help everyone find their call and gift mix, train them for that ministry and release them into it.
YOU; For the Christians who are already actively involved in their local churches, I commend you and thank you sincerely. There are so many opportunities before us. How about providing food, clothing to the needy, call a local charity, visit someone you do not even know in senior housing, Hospitals, etc. My good brother in Christ “Billy” who lost his job still obtained several Bibles and sent them over to our military troops serving in the Mideast. What can you do to help in the principal of “Can We All Just get along?"