Our congregation is making a major push to inspire and equip our members to read the Bible with each other and with others who might be interested in reading Scripture. There are many reasons why we’re doing this, but I was recently reminded of an important reason that often goes unnoticed when I read a […]
From Here’s My Heart: Prayers by Ray Hardin… When the bottom drops out of our world and we feel the earth give way beneath us; When light is displaced by utter darkness and we sense the danger all around us; When the known fades into the unknown and we cannot see the path ahead; Then, […]
From Ed Stetzer… “When we become primarily identified with any tribe outside the body of Christ, especially when we are identified to the point where others are repelled by us, we’ve traded our Kingdom-based identity for a world-based identity.”
The other day I was listening to a podcast that featured a group of Republicans and a group of Democrats discussing the recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Actually, it wasn’t much of a discussion. Expecting to gain some insight into each side’s views, I instead received a lesson on “post-truth politics” […]
Here’s 7 things you can do to make this week a positive and productive one… Pray Prayer keeps you connected to your Creator which, in turn, keeps you focused on the bigger picture. Without this, you will more easily become overwhelmed by events, defined by your circumstances, and distracted by meaningless minutiae. Focus on Your […]
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Dear Alameda Church of Christ, In the month of September, our average Sunday morning worship attendance was 9% higher than last September’s average – making it the 5th straight month of significant growth in our church family. After a lengthy period of plateau, our church is experiencing numerical growth again, and that’s cause for celebration! […]
Yesterday was a momentous occasion for the Alameda Church of Christ as we moved into our renovated auditorium and into a new era of our church’s history – an era that we hope will be marked by greater faithfulness to the Great Commission, greater discipleship, and greater evangelism that will bring more and more people […]