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How do you receive faith, just not working for me?

Question by Gabe: How do you receive faith, just not working for me?
I seem like I been through this road sooo many times. One of my friends tells me ‘God Stories’ and then I get interested. I go to church with him a few times, pray with him, go to small group, but it leads to the same thing, “You just need faith”.

Is faith just believing in something that you can’t see, test, touch, and isn’t tangible? If not, please tell me what it is and how do I get this? Yes I already tried praying, same outcome every time.

Best answer:

Answer by Jay
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Do most churches tell their congregations that Christmas is just an arbitrarily picked day?

Question by Arch Stanton’s Grave: Do most churches tell their congregations that Christmas is just an arbitrarily picked day?
I know there’s no great conspiracy to hide this information, but by the same token, is it information that is voluntarily acknowledged from the pulpit? Taught in Sunday school or communion classes?

From the number of questions I’ve seen here over the years, it would seem that to many Christians, this fact comes as a shock, even though the clergy all learn this in seminary, and it’s openly written about in numerous secular and religious publications.

So why do so many parishioners still find this information such a “revelation”?

Best answer:

Answer by TEH TYME KITTEH
I find it odd that most Christians dont know the history of their religion or of Christ mass

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World

The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World

  • Religion
  • Christian Life
  • Spiritual Growth
  • The Hole in our Gospel
  • Richard Stearns

WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT OF US? 

Is our faith just about going to church, studying the Bible and avoiding the most serious sins-or does God expect more?

Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it?

Ten years ago, Rich Stearns came face-to-face with that question as he sat in a mud hut in Rakai, Uganda, listening to the heartbreaking story of an orphaned child. Stearns’ journey there took much more than a long flight to Africa. It took answering God’s call on his life, a call that tore him out of his corner office at one of America’s most prestigious corporations-to walk with the poorest of the poor in our world.

The Hole in Our Gospel is the compelling true story of a corporate CEO who setaside worldly success for something far more significant, and discovered the full power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to change his own life. He uses his journey to demonstrate how the gospel-the whole gospel-was always meant  to be a world changing social revolution, a revolution that begins with us.

ECPA 2010 Christian Book of the Year Award Winner!

“Read this compelling story and urgent call for change-Richard Stearns is a contemporary Amos crying ‘let justice roll down like waters….’  Justice is a serious gospel-prophetic mandate.  Far too many American Christians for too long a time have left the cause to ‘others.’  Read it as an altar call.”

–Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC

“Rich Stearns calls us to exhilarating obedience to God’s life-altering, world-changing command to reflect his love to our neighbors at home and globally. The Hole in Our Gospel is imbued with the hope of what is possible when God’s people are transformed to live radically in light of his great love.”

–Gary Haugen, President & CEO, International Justice Mission 

“Richard Stearns is quite simply one of the finest leaders I have ever known…. When he became president of World Vision I had a front row seat to witness the way God used his mind and heart to inspire thousands…. His new book, The Hole In Our Gospel will call you to a higher level of discipleship…. Now is the time…Richard Stearns has the strategy…your move!”

–Bill Hybels, Founding and Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, IL

“Rich Stearns has given us a book that makes absolutely clear what God hopes for and expects from each of us…. He reminded me of my personal responsibilities and the priority I must give them and also where life’s true rewards and fulfillment are to be found.”

Jim Morris, former executive director, United Nations World Food Program

“World Vision plays a strategic role on our globe. As the largest relief organization in the history of the world, they initiate care and respond to crisis. Rich Stearns navigates this mercy mission with great skill. His book urges us to think again about the opportunity to love our neighbor and comfort the afflicted. His message is timely and needed. May God bless him, the mission of World Vision and all who embrace it.”

–Max Lucado, author of 3:16-The Numbers of Hope, Minister of Writing and Preaching, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, TX

“Rich Stearns has penned a passionate and persuasive book aimed at Christians who find themselves absorbed with their own existence, pursuing the American dream of health, wealth and happiness.  Rich traces his own spiritual journey from having it all, to sacrificial living on behalf of those who have nothing.  Not only is Rich eloquent, he’s right.”

–Kay Warren, Executive Director HIV/AIDS Initiative at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

“An urgent, powerful summons to live like Jesus. Stearns weaves solid theology, moving stories, and his own journey of faith into a compelling call to live the whole Gospel. Highly recommended!”

–Ronald J. Sider, President, Evangelicals for Social Action, Author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

“With passionate urging and earnestness, Rich Stearns challenges Christians to embrace the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ by embracing the neediest and most vulnerable among us.  After reading the moving stories, the compelling facts and figures, and Stearns’ excellent application of scripture and his own experiences at World Vision, you will no doubt be asking yourself: What should I do?”

–Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship

“This book is a clarion call for the church to arise and answer the question, “Who is my neighbor?”… If you read this book, you will be inspired, but if you do what this book is asking, you will be forever changed. Rich Stearns’ book is like a safari for hurting souls that cannot be written in the safety of an office suite…. If you have been feeling something missing or an aching emptiness inside, read The Hole in our Gospel.  It will show you how to fill that void!”

–T.D. Jakes Sr., The Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc.

“Rich Stearns’ book is showing us through stories and examples how it is better to see a sermon rather than hear one.  This is an important book for all of us!”

–Tony Hall, US Ambassador and former US Congressman

“This is much more than “just another book” from a Christian leader.  It’s a message to Christendom that we all need.”

–Dr. Tony Campolo, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University, author of Red Letter Christians 

“This book represents a powerful personal story; face to face experiences with the poor which changed the author’s life, plus, an insightful scriptural commentary.  As happened with Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision; Richard Stearns’ heart has been broken with the things that break the heart of God.   Now, Stearns is using his considerable CEO skills to serve the poor and oppressed.  I highly recommend this book.”

–John M. Perkins, President, John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development, Inc.

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Do the Westboro Baptist church have different churches in different states or just one big church?

Question by Feeling Blue: Do the Westboro Baptist church have different churches in different states or just one big church?
I support their beliefs and would like to become a member, in the name of my Lord. How do I find a local chapter, or do I simply join online and rally, much like the KKK?

Best answer:

Answer by Benjamin Franklin
They only have one church, located in Topeka Kansas.

Go to their website:

godhatesfags.com.

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Fukitol…When Life Just Blows …..item 1..Hackers steal $680,000 from church fund for homeless (July 01, 2011) …

Fukitol…When Life Just Blows …..item 1..Hackers steal 0,000 from church fund for homeless (July 01, 2011) …
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Stealing money raised by a church to help homeless and abused women is pretty low. But that’s just what a group of hackers did, according to CBS News.

…..item 1)….Yahoo! News….THE LOOKOUT….Hackers steal 0,000 from church fund for homeless

By Zachary Roth | The Lookout – 1 hr 27 mins ago……Friday July 01, 2011….

news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/hackers-steal-680-000-church…

"You kind of have to take a deep breath and you have to trust in the Lord," Richard Pates, the bishop of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa told CBS News, after losing 0,000 in the heist.

The swindle was one example of a growing cyber-crime technique, known as account takeover fraud. Hackers, often located in eastern Europe, target small town institutions or civic groups that may lack sophisticated defenses. They send the target groups an email that looks to be from a friend or the IRS, which prompts the recipients to click on a link. That click then allows a malicious software bug to infect their computer, and steal sensitive data such as bank passwords. Money can then be simply be transferred to the criminal’s own account.

Other victims of the scheme include the town of Pittsford, N.Y. which recently lost 9,000, and a small-town library in Florida which was hit for 0,000 last year.

"You’re seeing a lot of this type of crime get reported now," Ron Plesco, head of the National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance in Pittsburgh, told CBS. ""No doubt in my mind this is organized crime," he added.

The FBI says it opens one or two new cases of account takeover fraud a week.

St Ambrose’s losses eventually were covered by insurance and its bank. But that’s not always the case: Pittsford was only able to get back ,000.
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Family History… More than just names and dates.

I used to think that genealogy was boring. But that was before I’d done anything with it yet. Now that it has become addicting to me…. I hear others who have the same complaints that I had (before I got into it). so, I wantedt to take a name from my pedigree sheet and try to bring it to life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the largest genealogical library in the world. This is evidence of the importance the Church puts on genealogical work (now more commonly referred to as Family History). The reason for such interest in ancestors comes from doctrines of the Church. Mormonism teaches that after death, a person’s spirit still has the opportunity to learn about the gospel, and accept Jesus Christ as his Redeemer. But in order for him to become a member of Christ’s Church, he must be baptized and have other saving ordinances performed in his behalf. This is the job of those who are still living. In temples, members are baptized, or have other ordinances done, on behalf of those who have passed away (such work is said to be done “by proxy”). This gives that person, if he chooses to accept it, the opportunity to become a member of the Church. Every person who has ever lived has a right to make such an important choice. Members of the Church are strongly encouraged to only perform ordinances for people from their own family lines, and to obtain permission from surviving descendants of the recently deceased. The LDS Church gathers genealogical information
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