20 March 2009

"Cheating the Thief; Faith, Discipline, Perseverance, Hard Work and Passion in the Man of God" starts this week

Thursdays from 6:00am to 7:30am (March 26th through May 7th) men from Summitview are invited to cheat the thief

Ephesians 5:15-16 commands us to "Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil." Indeed our days are full of evil; our sin, a rather large vanity fair and an enemy who prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. This evil seeks to make us wasteful men. Men who seek shortcuts to gratification that steal away meaningful lives. In seven weeks we will work to make an honest assessment of the theft in our lives and, together, seek the grace available to overcome it.

Watch for posts all this week to prepare for our time together on Thursday. Forward them on to your comrades.  Help them smack down their flesh and get there.

March 26th – Remember your calling
April 2nd - The thief comes only to kill, steal and destroy
April 9th – Without faith, it’s impossible...
April 16th – Discipline
April 23rd– Perseverance
April 30th– Hard Work
May 7th – Passion

1 comment:


    "Dear is in the eyes of the Lord's death his saints." (Psalm 116.15)

    In recent days, sad news reached the United States and Germany.
    In an action of barbarism, a man went to a Baptist church in Marevellous, Illinois, and began firing at the pastor Fred Winters who was preaching in the cult, killing him and wounding two people. The murderer was arrested by the parishioners who were able to reduce it.
    Almost a few days later there was another barbarism in Alabama. A man murderer among relatives of 10 people, men, women and children, made a tour of several sites, after being cornered by police, he committed suicide.
    But barbarism also transcend borders. In Germany, a couple of 17 years, emulating other suicide Americans entered the armed institute where I studied and killed 13 students among them teachers, in their flight killed two more people, then engage in shootout with police youth suicide was shot in the head.
    These facts, which are not the only ones that occur in the United States or Europe, seem to indicate that there is a culture of murder among the people of the northern hemisphere.
    On August 12, 2007 in Neosho, Missouri, a man killed a pastor and two worshipers in the cult. There is a history of mass killings of students in Finland in 2008 and Canada in 2006.
    Given these facts, the U.S. government, and evangelical churches have done nothing to achieve reverse this situation, which has been happening since long atrás.
    I am Christian and express my indignation and my anger against the American evangelical churches that are enclosed in their spiritual bubbles do not realize the harsh reality is happening around them.
    How many more must die pastors to the churches just do something to prevent these deaths? How many young students and children have to die to protect the churches decide deranged people?
    The Christian life consists not only make social life, and walks. The Christian life is to do something for our society that is crumbling.
    Work is not only the state and its institutions to ensure the safety of society, work is also of the church. If that does not understand the American church then they are at the bottom of the sea to fish and evangelicen. Genuine Christians, perhaps in another country, take charge of evangelizing American society.
    Why do not intend to make the church a community united in its campaign to disarm the families who have guns?
    Why not start with themselves Christians kept their weapons? For a Christian who wants a gun? To remove the evil spirits?
    Do not be surprised if this church worsen with the passage of days.
    Still time to prevent future massacres.
    Do not make the blood of those holy brethren who gave their lives for the church has been spilled in vain