Giving Challenge

Mariner’s Church made this video about giving. It is very well done and helps us to understand some very challenging things about how we think about money and giving to a church.

Tithe Challenge 2010 Into Video from mariners church on Vimeo.

Make the Connections

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Coffee, Facebook, Twitter, Picture Sharing, Wall Posting … they are all about one main thing — CONNECTION. Just this past week I have heard from classmates, relatives, young people I have mentored, and even my mom.

As a Christ Follower, whenever I read about Jesus who WAS the great teacher (and the one I choose to direct my life) actually went out of His way — often to make these “connections”.

I would have loved to read his Tweets or Status Updates:

  • “Have a meal with me … “
  • “Feed my lambs … “
  • “Just told the guys to throw the net on the other side — we’re gonna have a lot of fish tonight!”
  • “On my way to raise a dear friend from the dead …”
  • “I love you, even though you haven’t realized it yet.”
  • “Father, forgive them …”

You may want to read some of these bible-time updates yourself. You could start with the Gospel of John, it’s a great read.

Make a connection with RevTim on TWITTER and/or FACEBOOK!

Make the Connections

Coffee, Facebook, Twitter, Picture Sharing, Wall Posting … they are all about one main thing — CONNECTION. Just this past week I have heard from classmates, relatives, young people I have mentored, and even my mom.

As a Christ Follower, whenever I read about Jesus who WAS the great teacher (and the one I choose to direct my life) actually went out of His way — often to make these “connections”.

I would have loved to read his Tweets or Status Updates:

  • “Have a meal with me … “
  • “Feed my lambs … “
  • “Just told the guys to throw the net on the other side — we’re gonna have a lot of fish tonight!”
  • “On my way to raise a dear friend from the dead …”
  • “I love you, even though you haven’t realized it yet.”
  • “Father, forgive them …”

You may want to read some of these bible-time updates yourself. You could start with the Gospel of John, it’s a great read.

Make a connection with RevTim on TWITTER and/or FACEBOOK!

Message of Hope

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Wow! Love this from “The Message” version of the Bible.

It’s a Good Thing to Hope for Help from God

19-21I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,
the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.
I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there’s one other thing I remember,
and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:

22-24God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.

25-27God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits,
to the woman who diligently seeks.
It’s a good thing to quietly hope,
quietly hope for help from God.
It’s a good thing when you’re young
to stick it out through the hard times.

28-30When life is heavy and hard to take,
go off by yourself. Enter the silence.
Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions:
Wait for hope to appear.
Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face.
The “worst” is never the worst.

31-33Why? Because the Master won’t ever
walk out and fail to return.