Monday, February 23, 2009

How I "Do Church" (Short Version)

I really love the church I attend and I love the people in it. We have diversity in culture, age, education and background. Some have been Christians all their lives, others are new converts. Folks come from a variety of prior traditions. Our congregation is small, and I like it that way. Everybody has the ability to know everybody's business, and I believe that is a good thing. We have been growing and we want to continue to grow, but at the Lord's pace.

We have a one hour period of teaching and discussion (Sunday school), followed by praise, worship, prayer and some of the best preaching I have ever witnessed. We take turns leading the service, reading from and expounding on Scripture. We are all not at the same place as Christians or as a Church this year as last. We have all grown considerably, moved forward. And I believe we will continue in that growth.

We meet in a school building every Sunday morning/afternoon. We are currently searching and praying for a new place to hold our weekly Bible study and prayer meeting. A person would feel equally comfortable wearing jeans and a teeshirt or a suit and tie. Our service is focused on the person of Jesus Christ. We are a non-denominational, Bible believing, New Testament Church.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Baby Steps

I managed to write two days in a row, I'm impressed. You got to walk before you can run, right? One of the primary reasons for starting this blog is to document my walk with my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. I might use a different term later, but for right now I'll use the term "walk with Jesus".

Today at church, our Sunday school is really starting to become what I had hoped! We had a lot of interaction and sharing. Everybody seems to be honest and "on the same page". I really think people are starting to genuinely care about one another.

I also have begun reading again. Right now I'm reading The Book of Acts, The Early Struggle for an Unhindered Gospel. I have chosen the book of Acts as my first book of the New Testament for in depth study.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Use it or Lose it, Part 1

I used to write. Not as much as I would like, but I did write. Technical stuff mostly, but with a few random essays thrown in for balance. I started a blog once, but never kept it up. I try to keep a journal, mainly as a release mechanism, but alas with no consistency. I used to read more too, but that's another story. I don't want to lose the ability to write, so I better use it.

I always seem to have something better to do than write. I've never been really good at the balancing act of life. This is the year I balance things out. Get some perspective. And hopefully, make writing a consistent part of my life. And so ends my first post.