Proverbs 25:25 "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land."


Kinshasa Church Women’s Day - "Le Secret du Vrai Bonheur"

Kareen T. Laplanche from the International Church of Christ in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, sent us this update:  On November 23 2014, the Kinshasa Church in Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C) had 308 in attendance at its annual Women’s Day. That day was particularly exceptional.

Festival de las Americas 2015 kicking off on May 24th

 Announcement from the Los Angeles Church of Christ: We are delighted to announce the 2015 Festival de las Americas "Proclama" (Proclaim) - Leadership for the New Generation. The focus of this conference will be for the current and future leadership of our churches.  We are calling everybody in our congregations who are currently serving in leadership, have the desire to serve as leaders in the future, or those for whom we have a vision for leadership.

Brits Invade Life-Changing Worship

   Update from Dave Eastman at Life-ChangingWorship.com:  As we begin 2015 at Life-Changing Worship, we are enjoying a United Kingdom Invasion.  Malcolm Cox (Thames Valley, England) has composed for us an outstanding 6-part series entitled,  "Worship Matters"; Martin Mboteh and Mwamba Bennett (Birmingham, England) have written a practical piece about some of their te

MLK Day 2015: Volunteers Step Up To Serve Their Neighbors

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

SWAMP shares their ambitious 5 year plan!


 

Swamp have a very ambitious and faith stretching goal to share the amazing impact they have had on thousands of youth in the South East of the US, and spread that around the world!

To read more CLICK HERE to see their video or go HERE to read about their plan. 

 

Richard and Sarah Alawaye to Plant a Church in Corpus Christi, Texas

Our Texas/Oklahoma family of churches is excited to announce that Richard and Sarah Alawaye will be planting a church in Corpus Christi, Texas, with services beginning in March of 2015.  Team members will be arriving in the coming months.  Supported through the combined efforts and offerings of our Texas and Oklahoma congregations, the Alawayes will be spending the next two months preparing for the planting.  Richard and Sarah have led churches in Nairobi, Lagos, and Atlanta.  Contact them at richardalawaye@bellsouth.net.

New Sermon Resource: New Year! New You!


Each New Year brings a unique opportunity to focus on growing, changing and becoming the person God designed you to be!

This three part Sermon Series from IcocHotResources can provide your church with some fresh ideas and inspiration for the new year.

CLICK HERE for more 

ENTRY 228: DEC 13-16 Paul’s Answered Prayers, House Arrest, Wrap Up Of The Book Of Acts Acts 20:3-38; Acts 21-28; Colossians; Ephesians

This entry covers FOUR days of reading and is full of insights into PAUL’S PRAYER LIFE, GOD’S WISDOM IN ANSWERING PRAYERS, TRUSTING IN GOD AND HIS ULTIMATE SOVEREIGNTY, PAUL’S LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT & DEDICATION, EXALTING GOD, PRAYER, FIGHTING PAGAN THINKING WITH SPIRITUAL THINKING, GOD’S LOVE, LIVING AS CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT, SPECIFIC RELATIONSHIPS, and THE ARMOUR OF GOD.

 

Build! The Musical Now Available Online (only $2.99)

    Back in September, the International Church of Christ in Singapore hosted several performances of the brand new musical "Build! Carpenter's and Kings."  Steven Johnson (director of "Upside-down") wrote, directed, and produced the musical and lead a cast composed almost entirely of disciples from around the Southeast Asia region.  The musical is now available for instant, HD, online viewing for only $2.99 (find it here)!

ENTRY 227: DEC 8-12 Paul’s Letter to the Church in Rome Acts 20:2-3a; Romans

 This entry covers FIVE days of reading and topics such as GRACE, FAITH, GOD’S LOVE & MERCY, and OBEDIENCE, as well as a myriad of other wonderful teachings.

Dr F LaGard Smith’s chronology places the following passage from Acts around the time Paul finished writing 2 Corinthians:

ENTRY 226: DEC 3-7 Third Missionary Journey plus The Corinthian Letters Acts 18:23-28; Acts 19; Acts 20:1; 1 & 2 Corinthians

This entry, worth FIVE days of reading, covers topics such as THE HOLY SPIRIT, “RE-BAPTISM”, BEING ENCOURAGING, UNITY, FOUNDATIONAL TEACHING, HUMILITY, SEX IN & OUT OF MARRIAGE, LEARNING FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT, SPIRITUAL GIFTS, LOVE, THE RESURRECTION, COMFORT FROM GOD, FORGIVENESS, PERSPECTIVE ON AGING, FAITH, SPIRITUAL VIEWS, AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, NOT BEING YOKED, GODLY SORROW, SOWING GENEROUSLY, and AIMING FOR PERFECTION.


HOPEww Provides Water for Typhoon Evacuees

December 8, 2014 – UPDATE #1: Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines late Saturday night. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), an estimated 225,763 families, or more than one million people, are living in 687 evacuation centers across seven affected regions and Metro Manila.

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