Cherry's Blog

"The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them." Hosea 14:9b

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What Matters Most

Taking a Christian look at what really matters for our families.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

40 Days for Life

Here's an exciting new approach to saving the lives of unborn children across the country. The deadline for cities to officially participate is today, but it's never too late to join in personally or as a church congregation. The purpose is to spend forty days in prayer and action with the focus being to save unborn lives. Examples exist in the Bible of God using forty day time periods to work wonders in the lives of those who serve Him. The official forty day time period begins September 26 and ends November 4th. How refreshing to think of all the hearts and minds turned toward God and His loved ones during those days!

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 137: 13-16

"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' " Matthew 25: 40

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Prayer Needed for Kidnapped S. Korean Christians

These missionaries kidnapped in Afghanistan need our fervent prayer as they are most likely scared and anxious, in addition to hurting from the physical and mental abuse they have likely undergone. Just think how much worldwide prayer you would want if you were enduring the same persecution. May God be with them in their times of trial.

Christ was a Stranger at their Table

For an inspiring twist on our understanding of the Communion, I suggest you read Sean Palmer's post called "The Other, Part 2". His point that Christ was a stranger should give us insight into what the Church should be doing and to whom it should be reaching out. I personally think we need to get back more to the house church lifestyle the early church modeled, in which they met in homes, fellowshipped with one another over food and encouragement, and in so doing brought their neighbors and friends into their midst. They didn't set up a corner store church with a big steeple and hope people would pop in for a tour. They were out in the community, meeting needs, getting to know one another.

For a historical look into the early church's house meetings, read The Church in the House by Peter H. Davids and Siegfried Grossman. For a critique of the modern day church emphasis on classes along with suggestions for better making disciples, read Randy Gariss' "How Do We Make Disciples Who Look Like Jesus?".