Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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Iris, at Grace Alone, hosts this theme each Thursday. Be sure to stop by her site to see others who have thankful hearts today!
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Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.
Hebrews 10:25 AMPLIFIED
I am so thankful for our church! I am completely thrilled to finally have church membership there, Lynn and I together, Lynn for his own reason refused to join the previous church we attended for twelve years. Even though we have attended our new church now for a year and a half everyone assumed we;d been members because we were so involved. Involvement is key to living the christian life. Here at our church we have found the place where God would have us serve together as a couple. To reach the valley with His truth together in ministry. We are soon starting up a new round of Faith evangelism classes together. Last fall I ventured into this unfamiliar territory and was soon so enamored with it Lynn caught the vision and desire. Our church has been in a transition the last few months developing its new format of teaching the Christiaan Life Uniniversity (CLU) classes which equip the body to service. Lynn and I just graduated from the new members' class and will start the FE class following the holidays! But there are so many opportunities in the church for
  • learning about God
  • finding purpose in your life
  • making new friends
  • growing and nurturing as an individual
  • finding a safe haven in a dangerous world

God instituted the church as a place for believers to assemble learn the Word together, to teach, disciple , encourage, exhort, one another and to apply the responsibilities of sharing the gospel together. It is a place of unity and community and it blesses me so much to have the privilege to assemble together without fear of persecution. For today we can still assemble together openly. I pray we never lose this right and privilege.

3 comments:

  1. Praising God you have a wonderful church to go to! Happy Thankful Thursday!

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  2. Wonderful post.
    Have a great week.
    Thank you.
    Grammy

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