Saturday, July 20, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
SUPER SUMMER FLORIDA 2013
Earn points for your team by completing the following challenges
before 2 pm Thursday.Memorize the following scriptures and recite them by memory to one of the adult leaders on your team at Super Summer. You can pick and choose what verses you want to memorize. Start easy and work your way to longer passages OR start with verses that are most meaningful to you. You'll get blessing and points for EACH passage you memorize!
James 4:10 - 10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
James 4:17 - 7 Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.
James 5:11 - 11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
James 5:12 - But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath ; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
James 5:16 - 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
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Friday, June 21, 2013
How can I evangelize my friends and family without pushing them away?
Answer: At some point, every Christian has had a family member, a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance who is not a Christian. Sharing the gospel with others can be difficult, and it can become even more difficult when it involves someone with whom you have close emotional ties. The Bible tells us that some people will be offended at the gospel (Luke 12:51-53). However, we are commanded to share the gospel, and there is no excuse for not doing so (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15).
So, how can we evangelize our family members, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances? The most important thing we can do is pray for them. Pray that God would change their hearts and open their eyes (2 Corinthians 4:4) to the truth of the gospel. Pray that God would convince them of His love for them and their need for salvation through Jesus Christ (John 3:16). Pray for wisdom as to how you can minister to them (James 1:5). In addition to praying, we must also live godly Christian lives in front of them, so they can see the change God has made in our own lives (1 Peter 3:1-2). As Saint Francis of Assisi once said, “Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
Finally, we must be willing and bold in our actual sharing of the gospel. Proclaim the message of salvation through Jesus Christ to your friends and family (Romans 10:9-10). Always be prepared to speak of your faith (1 Peter 3:15), doing so with gentleness and respect. Ultimately, we must leave the salvation of our loved ones up to God. It is God's power and grace that saves people, not our efforts. The best and most we can do is pray for them, witness to them, and live the Christian life in front of them.
By S. Michael Houdmann
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
FAITH AND FOOTBALL COUNSELOR BRIEFING
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Raymond James Stadium
Plan to join the Tampa Buccaneers, Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association, the Newsboys and KJ-52 as a counselor for the first ever Bucs/NFL Faith and Football Event. Scott Dawson will share about the “True Meaing of Christmas” and at the conclusion of his message, invite people to come to the field to make a commitment to Christ and talk to someone, an Invitational Counselor, about a personal Bible Study. We need you!
Counselor Event Fact Information
Game: 12/23/12 – 1:00 Game time. Bucs vs. St Louis Rams...
o Event will begin immediatley after the conclusion of the game
Ages 13 and up
All Counselors must purchase a game ticket at www.buccaneers.com/faithandfootball
Game Day Counselors must attend Briefing on 12/22 at RJS - 10:00 – 11:00 AM
For this Briefing, all attendees MUST...
o BRING THIS FLYER to the Briefing on 12/22
o BRING A PHOTO ID
o Enter off Himes Ave into Parking Lot B (see below) o Enter through Dock B roll-up door
- SDEA Contact – Billy Hatley – firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-492-1527