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This is a weekly newsletter to share my favorite things from around the web, books, articles, and random observations.
Hello friends. Happy Friday.
Someone asked me recently, "Are Christians slowly becoming irrelevant?" After a few seconds of thought, I responded, "It depends on what you mean by Christian."
The time has come for Christians to rally around Christ. "Church" is not primarily for lost people. "Church" is for the "saints" to gather, be edified, be equipped, and be released to reach their world for Christ. Non-Christians are always welcome, but they are not the target audience. The target audience is Christ. We want the Holy Spirit to be most welcome.
I hope lost people will come to church and see the Body of Christ in action. Then, may we partner with the Holy Spirit as He draws lost people to experience the life of salvation as they see it in the lives of His Church.
Our Facebook Community Is Growing
Thank you for sharing our new Facebook group. People are starting to join, and we now have over 80 people! Thank you for sharing God's Word with me. The goal is to give us a place to share ideas and insights, ask questions, and more. Click here to join the discussion.
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I need someone who likes engaging with people about the Bible as a possible Facebook Group Administrator. If this is your thing, email me here.
🎧 The Bible Breakdown Podcast>>>
The more we dig, the more we find. To get acquainted with the Book of Numbers read a quick Introduction to The Book of Numbers.
My favorite episode this week: Numbers 22. Talking Donkeys. I loved this episode. Even though the subject is critical and the Balaam is heading to partner with Israel's enemy, I cannot get over a donkey talking! What gets me the most is that Balaam talked back to the Donkey. Nope! I would have started running all the way home. Listen to it here.
To all my RLC family...
I love you. I believe in you.
You're probably doing better than you realize.
Don't. Give. Up.
1- Mother's Day. Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday. Don't forget to contact any influential woman in your life. It means more to them than you know.
2- Baptism Sunday is Next Week! Only two weeks till our next baptism Sunday! Do you know anyone at RLC who needs to hear this news? Tell them to contact us so we can see if baptism is their next step!
3- Real Men. This week's challenge was about reading and Memorizing God's Word. To join the challenges, text "rlcMen" to 94000. Next Event: May 20th.
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2023, Let's grow DEEP and let God determine how HIGH!
💪 From My Blog This Week>>>
What is Salvation? For some, we have been a part of a church community where foundation truths such as salvation are a part of life. It is such a standard part of your worldview that it takes time to develop a succinct definition. It's like asking someone to define truth or explain why you think the world is round. Hopefully, this link will help us start a conversation on having an easy-to-understand concept of what salvation is. This is important because we need to know it before we can share it. Let's talk about it.
Matthew 7:1-6 Imperfect People, Just Like Me. Last Sunday, we continued discussing Jesus teaching us how to live in the Kingdom of God. The text we covered is often called the most controversial in the New Testament. I agree, but I would likely choose a different part of the text than you might expect.
Here is a link to the commentary.
Let's grow together.
🖤 My Favorite Links This Week
🤣 Funny- MCU Film Teir List. If you like the MCU movies, you may find this interesting. I haven't watched all the films, but this guy is close to having the same taste in movies as me. Did you find his rankings legit? Link.
🧔 Men Only- Big George Foreman: The Night I Met Jesus Christ. He said he heard a voice that said, "I don't want your money. I want you." All I knew of Foreman was the guy with the grill. Now I know... George was one of the greatest and most devastating boxers in history. His testimony is even greater. Link.
🧠Most Interesting- 7 Crucial Lessons people often learn too late in Life. My favorite was "Working hard and laughter are not mutually exclusive." Link.
🕺Culture- The Story of Gothix. A YouTube personality known as Gothix was once a goth and witch. She tried everything to rebel against Christianity and find enlightenment. One day, she met Jesus. Now, she is becoming a voice of reason for the younger people in our culture. I love her points of view. Listen to her share her story about society's emptiness. Link.
📚Bible Study- How Do I Study the Bible (5 Simple Ideas). Worth Watching.
📖 Apologetics- Should We Follow Our Heart? What an interesting question! Dr. Frank Turek says we should never follow our heart without moral restraint because it will often lie to us. We should always follow Jesus. He is for us in every way. This means He will lead us toward what's best and away from dangerous "potholes" in life. Wonderful stuff. Link.
🎧 Song of the Week- Jireh. (Elevation and MavCity) A modern-day classic. Such a powerful reminder of God's faithfulness.
✍️ Quote of the Week
Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practices until they can't get it wrong.
🤪 Dad Joke of the week
Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? He didn’t have the guts.
😂 Funniest meme of the week
Have a great week!