Everyone has moments where they consider changing their life for better. For me, that was when I went away on a retreat with my fellowship at church during the summer of freshman year. Fellowship is a gathering of other people in similar situations, such as the same general grade level, in order to have fun and worship God together. However, fellowship had become a social gathering to me as opposed to a place to devote myself to my religion. Even though we arrived at the camp in New Jersey late at night, around nine, we all gathered around the lounge for worship, which is devoting songs to God. As we began worship together, I felt the energy level in the room
My life was defined by my accepting the Christian faith and was changed for the better. I was a living example of Christ’s power and developed a slightly permanent “Kool-aid smile” on my face. I became the beautiful creation God intended me to be. While at House of Hope, several aspects of my
I had been a “Christian” for years, being raised in a Christian home it was just the thing to do. However this meant nothing to me at the time I was a Christian because everyone else was. So after a long time and the struggles I went through, I was so far gone and away from what God had planned for my life that it looked like there was no hope. This is when something happened to me something incredible God restored my life and brought me home, out of my sin. Now this didn’t happen over night it was a process which took a matter of months, but it started the night I fell on my knees and realized I had been living a lie and that I was not a Christ follower, I knew the stuff but never applied it to my life and let it change my life.
Today was a boring and very uncomfortable day for me. Everyone know my last day here at Grace Christian Center is tomorrow so everyone is telling me that they’re sorry that I’m leaving. I’m not sure if its true or not , but its nice to hear. When I walked through the doors of GCC I went straight back to my seat and started cleaning out my desk. I don’t have much in there but I want to make sure that I leave it in better shape than when I got it. Just because I’m leaving doesn’t mean that I have to leave my work area cluttered. After cleaning up my area I decided that I was going to go downstairs to eat lunch with the rest of the staff member, which was odd because that’s something that I normally run away from. Me and the staff ate
I became a Christian in 1982 while in high school. I had never attended church prior to Easter 1982. I found something interesting in the whole of the service and decided to read a Bible. The Bible made some sense to me. I had a few questions about some of the stuff that had happened and was given Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell. Well that answered most of my questions. I was also given Mere Christianity which answered more questions. I felt convicted by the Holy Spirit and asked G-d to come into my life and forgive me of my sins.
Sure Pastor. I love the idea of a church wide time for revival. The back the school bash is that same week. Would it be possible to use one of those nights for the bash and the other two nights for the revival? This will minimize cost and effort. Also, Can I let the committee ( Bridgette, Natalie, Delphine, Nette, and Savanah) know to reschedule the groups that are coming to August?
Ever since I was a little girl, my family always pushed Christianity. We would all go to church every Sunday and every big holiday, like Easter or Christmas. All of the grandchildren, including me, had to be in the holiday plays, where we would sing and dance for the whole church. We also were all in the choir, we had practice every Saturday, so that we could sing that Sunday. During the service, when I was younger, I would fall asleep to the preacher preaching. Once I turned 9, I couldn’t do that anymore. It was seen as disrespectful because I was old enough to stay awake during church. I always struggled to stay awake while the preacher preached. As my cousins and I grew older, we started going to church less and less, while the adults still pushed the idea.
Ethics are what I believe are the foundations of human life. These principles guide us as we grow into adults and throughout the course of our lives. I personally believe that in general, everyone was born with the will to be and do good. No one is born to hate or do evil upon themselves or others. I believe they are taught that and grew up around instances that had influenced them.
On March 27th, 1997, I was born. I was baptized on June 24, 1997, at Holy Face. Growing up, my family were strong believers in the Catholic faith. My sisters and I attended Catholic school from Kindergarten through 12th grade. We attended Mass every week, biweekly while we were at St. John's. My parents raised us as Catholics, with God at the center of everything that we did.
battle with cancer, I tried killing myself cause I thought that God was punishing me for
I spent from kindergarten to eighth grade at a Catholic school. I learned about both the Bible and the Catholic faith and never saw them at odds with each other. After eighth grade I attended Wayne Christian. I was shocked at how uneducated these Christians were on their fellow believers, claiming that the Catholics were not Christians. I try to dispel their ignorance with education such as explaining the Catholic perspective on Saint Mary, sainthood, and certain rites of the Church. Day after day I corrected them on Catholic beliefs, me against a whole school of people. I eventually had to leave the school because the people were to set in their ways. That is when I challenge something that outraged me.
Upon going to my first summer church camps, I finally had the opportunity to decide what this whole "Church" and "Jesus" thing meant to me and how I could apply this knowledge into my life. It was not until one of the worship nights, that I understood what every Christian around me felt. The Holy Spirit was alive inside of me! It wasn't long after
Before we get into the book, I just want to get something off my mind. I believe in Jesus. I do. But if the first chapter is about how the demons were throwing objects across the room then you lost me already. I probably believe Hillary Clinton’s excuse for deleting the 33000 emails more than whatever this is. You’re telling me that there are demons that throw things around yet now in 21st century where everybody owns an iphone or a samsung galaxy nobody has an actual video proof of anything? Please, you can be better than this.
My journey with God started in February of 1993, when I went to a ladies’ conference in Columbus, Texas. It was while the speaker was explaining that she knew there were some of us out in the audience, who felt guilty about something they had done in their past, and they did not feel that God could forgive them for it. But then she quoted from God’s word; “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, not principalities, no things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:38-39 NASB) The speaker continued on to say that all we need to do is
Interviewing several pastors can be eye opening in that you will begin to see different character qualities, disciplines and where they are in their spiritual journey. My intention was to interview several pastors, however, I was unable to obtain the responses needed to complete a study such as that. I did get to meet with one pastor, and I believe that it was truly difficult for him to answer most of the questions even after giving him some time to think about each question. My interview was with a very intelligent and spiritual man named Les Harvey. He is currently serving at the Church of the Highlands Greystone campus under many great leaders.