Proverbs 25:25 "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land."
By Mark Whitney - Almost a year and a half ago, our congregation in Southwest Florida put together a service team. Our mission was to serve those in our local community with the conviction that when we’re serving the poor, we are serving Jesus.
Our motivation comes from Matthew 25: 35-36, 40:
Toolbox is a teaching series aimed to help believers tackle challenging life-situations or doctrines. Each episode hosts an evangelist, elder, or teacher sharing their thoughts about a certain topic they understand well.
When Nalini, a sister in Chennai, decided to start following Jesus she immediately faced serious persecution from her father. He kicked her out of the house, beat publicly in front of 300 people, handed her to the police, and continued to cause her distress for three years. By God’s grace, she persevered and she shared her story with ICOC HotNews.
Two brothers in Bangalore learned what it means to suffer for the name of Christ after sharing their faith one afternoon. After evangelizing to a mysterious man, a group of men surrounded them, beat them publicly, and then allowed the police to arrest and imprison them under false accusations. Both brothers lived to tell the tale, and one of them, Prem, shared the story with ICOC HotNews.
"My career has been a MEGA blessing to me, my family & hopefully to millions more! The Atlanta Journal Constitution decided to do a story on my journey, Yolanda & I's art school - VictorySpot and being a Christian. I'm extremely HUMBLED AND HONORED. Take a read while you're "snowed in". :-)))
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The first few weeks of a young Christian's walk with God are crucial. It is so important that they establish good spiritual habits, grow roots and ground themselves in the faith.
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Thank you for shining the light of hope to people in need around the world! Click on the video or this link to watch.
Severe storms hit the South, Southwest and Midwest over the Christmas holiday weekend, unleashing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, flattened buildings and snarled transportation for millions during a busy travel time.
In Missouri, emergency workers have evacuated residents from their homes and conducted dozens of water rescues on Sunday. At least, eight people had been killed and numerous roadways had been closed. Our partner church in St. Louis, The Gateway City Church, advised that all church members have been accounted for and no emergent needs have been reported.
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.
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This Sermon Series explores the issues of the tension between faith & doubt. Is doubt always bad? How do we move from doubt to faith? What causes us to lose faith?
Part 1 - The Gift of Uncertainty
Part 2 - The Problem of Pain
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The Johannesburg Church of Christ is excited to announce the 2016 South African Campus Corps entitled Encounter: South Africa. We are inviting college students from our worldwide fellowship to come to Johannesburg from July 11 - August 8, 2016 to encounter our beautiful culture, people, and South African wildlife, and more importantly, to be equipped and empowered to help the tens of thousands of university students throughout South Africa to encounter the true Jesus Christ.
We are incredibly excited to announce that HOPE worldwide Bolivia officially opened The International Medical Center in La Paz, Bolivia on October 3, 2015. The Center provides high-quality medical care that is a sustainable social enterprise, which means that the clinic proceeds will go towards supporting health services and social programs run by HOPE worldwide Bolivia and our partnership Foundation Arco Iris. These services and programs are focused on meeting the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable children and families in La Paz.