Tag: helping those in need

Consumer Christianity

Do you know what the term Christian CEO means?  That’s a Christian who attends church on Christmas and Easter only.  Here in America it’s a fairly common practice.  Another fairly common practice in America, among Christian believers, is to not attend church at all….

United in Love 

A common purpose and vision is essential for followers of Jesus Christ to achieve the work of God.  When everyone is moving in a different direction, the body of Christ is disjointed and rendered ineffective.  Together we can accomplish great things in the name…

Reaching Out to those in Need

Don’t Go to Church Over 250 members of the Church That Matters in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa, decided not to go to church on Sunday.  Instead, they took part in the church’s annual “Don’t Go To Church Sunday,” community service project. …

Finding Ways to Serve God

Your decision to follow Jesus is a decision to spend your life serving God.  The teachings of Jesus are filled with ways to serve God.  The foundation of your service to God is love.  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As…

Hope for those in Need

It’s a beautiful thing when an entire church congregation comes together in service to God and their community.  No matter where you church is located, chances are not far away, maybe right across the street or just a few miles down the road, there…

Love Your Neighbor as You Love Yourself

Most of us have been confronted at one time or another by a person asking us for a hand-out.  These request come in various forms.  Sometimes it’s a homeless person on the street.  Sometimes it’s a woman in the parking lot of the grocery…

7 Ways to be closer to God

Children have a purity about them that is hard to find in adults.  A young heart is more open and ready to love and a young mind is more inclined to change.  One of the best ways to be closer to God is to…

Actions not Words

Stop studying the Bible.  If you’re a mature Christian and you’ve read the Bible, attended thousands of sermons, been to Bible seminars and small group studies many times, do you really need to keep studying?  You should have it down by now.  Actions not…

Austin We Care

 Can you imagine going to a store to shop for items you need, yet not having to pay anything for them?  Well this is exactly the experience Austin We Care has created for families in need. For years, Austin We Care has invited families in…

Church and Community Working Together

Northside Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee, has joined together with other faith organizations, civic leaders, and businesses to serve God by serving the community in which they live.  Together they have formed an organization called CORE, Community Organized Renewal Efforts.  Essentially their concept…

Building a Christian Church

Essentially all followers of Jesus Christ are part of the Christian church; however, many of us are also part of a local Christian church.  Local churches range from small meetings in private homes to enormous mega churches with auditoriums that seat thousands and a…

Working Together to Serve God

Church Community Service The Lord’s Church Baptist, in Chesterfield County, VA, (upper left) has been focused on serving God through community service for a long time.  One of their missions is to bring community members together with law enforcement to discuss their concerns.  Like…