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Archive for January 14th, 2009

Marlana was a very special young lady who partnered with our ministry a few different times. Please keep her family in prayer.

Marlana Chaundra Kinser

 

CANTON – Marlana Chaundra Kinser, age 19, and her infant son, Dylan Lane Kinser-Dusz, of Canton and formerly of Marion, went to be with their Heavenly Father unexpectedly on Sunday evening, January 11, 2009, at the Ohio State University Medical Center following a battle with a rare cancer that was undiagnosed.

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A Gathering Force
By Francis Chan

Is there any logic in believing that God started His Church as a Spirit-filled, loving body with the intention that it would evolve into entertaining, hour-long services? Was he hoping that one day people would be attracted to the Church not because they care for one another, not because they are devoted to Him, not because the supernatural occurs in their midst, but because of good music and entertainment?

Try to imagine what conclusions you would come to if you had no prior church experience. The things in church services might make sense to the American church-attendee, but they don’t make sense biblically.

Picture yourself on an island with only a Bible. You’ve never been to a church-you’ve never even heard of one. The only ideas you have about church are what you’ve read in your Bible. Then you enter a building labeled “church” for the first time. What would you expect to experience as you entered that building? Now compare that to what you actually experience when you attend church.

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