7.02.2015

UNITY in the COMMUNITY


Over 10 churches gathered together on the court house lawn for a community church service.
It was amazing; since we are all part of the body of Christ, it doesn't matter what church we all attend.


A few quick pictures and the kids were off!  They had so many different fun activities planned!


... face painting ...





The kids were overjoyed with their new faces; and I was pretty happy it came right off with coconut oil.



... bouncy house ...



 ... sand art ...






 ... balloon toss and homemade ice cream ...


Nolan shook his bag of ingredients until he couldn't shake anymore, but it paid off.  He gave his ice cream 2 thumbs up!


There were over 620 in attendance during the worship service; at least 3 people dedicated their lives to the Lord! 



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2 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

WHY DO CALVINISTS PREACH THE GOSPEL?-BY STEVE FINNELL

Calvinists believe that God predestined each individual whom would receive salvation before the world was created. Is that a clear understanding of Scripture? No, it is not.

Ephesians 1:1-5 ....4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,(NKJV)

Whom did God choose to be adopted as sons? He chose those who would believed and obeyed the gospel.

Ephesians 1:13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, (NKJV)

Who were those who were sealed with the Holy Spirit of of promise?
1. Those who trusted in Jesus were sealed.
2. Those who heard the word of truth, the gospel, were sealed.
3. Those who believed were sealed.

They were not predetermined to trust, hear the truth and believed. They had free-will to meet the terms for pardon.

Not one person was saved by grace alone. No one was saved before they believed Jesus was the Son of God. No one was saved before they were immersed in water for the forgiveness of their sins. No one was saved before they confessed Jesus as Lord and Christ. No one was saved before they believed that God resurrected Jesus from the grave. No one was saved before they repented. [John 3:16, Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, Acts 3:19, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:9]

If some men have been individually predetermined for salvation and all other preordained to spend eternity in hell, then why preach the gospel?

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.(NKJV)

Calvinists say faith comes by hearing only if you have been predetermined for salvation.

Romans 10:13 For "whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."(NKJV)

Calvinists say God individually predetermined who would be allowed to call on the Lord and be saved.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.(NKJV)

Calvinists say the gospel is only for those whom God has individually chosen for salvation.

Calvinists believe God forces His chosen to have faith and believe the gospel. They believe God individually selected most men to not believe in Jesus and to burn in hell.

In effect Calvinist believe God preordained most men to become atheists.

The burning question is why do Calvinists preach the gospel if men are saved by grace alone.

God predestined that Christians would have redemption through the blood of Christ. God did not predestined which individuals would become Christians.

Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption, through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. (NKJV)


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aurie good said...

What a wonderful day - and such a great turn out and blessing! We did a smaller version of this at our local park this past weekend and while initially I was hesitant to go because little man was not having a good morning and sorely needed a nap, I am so glad that we did! It was wonderful for the girls to worship with other churches and meet new people, and admittedly our little guy brought some smiles to quite a few faces :)