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So abrupt and complete is the change that some have suggested Psalm 27 to actually be two separate psalms written for separate occasions that have been awkwardly joined together.
For many, social justice is a volatile subject. Some feel the time for open and honest, even painful, discussion has not yet arrived. As followers of Christ, our privilege is to create an environment where we can discuss and live out a biblical perspective of justice. As theologian Russell D. Moore says, “The gospel drives us to an understanding that the ultimate accounting of justice doesn’t rest with the state, or with ourselves, but with the Judgment Seat of the kingdom of God.”
The General Conference Ministerial Association is currently publishing The Missing Power, written by Paulo Macena, Youth Ministries director of New Jersey Conference.
The Parkersburg (W.Va.) Pathfinder Club recently conducted a children’s health expo for 250 students, grades K-5 at the Franklin Elementary Center in Parkersburg. Using colorful banners, the Pathfinders manned eight stations across the school’s gymnasium, offering games, quizzes and activities.
It is Written and Pennsylvania Conference will host a prayer rally August 26 at the Harrisburg First church in preparation for this fall’s Faith for Family evangelistic outreach initiative. Pastor Eric Flicklinger, associate speaker for It Is Written and co-host of Line Upon Line and SALT 365, will lead attendees on a journey, learning to pray the prayers that connect believers to the heart of God and unleash His power.
Most [Visitor] readers are probably familiar with the war between the Tutsis and Hutus in the early ’90s, in which more than 800,000 people were slaughtered. It is one of the greatest genocides in modern history anywhere in the world,” shares Winston Baldwin, senior pastor of the Centerville church.
A friend recently told me that God doesn’t get involved in our lives. He said, “Imagine you have God on a shelf at home. Things are fine, but suddenly there’s a problem. You run home, grab Jesus and put Him in your pocket, close to your heart. Then you confront the problem you’re having.” I asked, “Then what?” With a smile, he clarified, “Then you put God back on the shelf!”
For the first 10 years of his ministry, Roger Hernandez says he was a terrific pastor and a terrible husband. Here are three practical solutions that helped him and some suggestions that might help you.
Alexis Goring, a member of Potomac Conference’s Restoration Praise Center in Bowie, Md., recently published A Second Chance, the fictional story of a young woman who gets a surprising second start, with one big stipulation. Read out interview with her to find out more.
The Youth Ministries department, which organizes the New Jersey Conference into seven “zones,” recently held two compassion youth rallies.