Archive for September 18th, 2012

Warning:  Here comes some random babbling……

Our last elder meeting, I brought Romans 12: 1-8 to our study time for us to dig into. Unlike many who really prepare something to share…. a lot of times, I come across something that I want to experience with the others more than present so I didn’t put a lot of pre-thought into it. I just brought it, we read it, and then started to dig in.

I found I was really captivated by this Scripture in this moment and with this group of leaders in our church. There were some simple truths that I wanted to explore more and I have been thinking about and praying over these verses for two weeks. This blog is an attempt to get some of this down in a purposed manner.
Here’s part of the Scripture…

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to hisfaith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. Romans 12: 6-8

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Baptism Sunday!

The Shepherd’s Fellowship is having Baptism Sunday after church on Sunday, 9/23/12. The purpose of this blog is to educate folks who are looking at baptism this weekend on any details….
First, baptism is an act that follows accepting Jesus as Leader and Forgiver in your life.
If you have not turned your life over to Christ, please see Pastor Tom first so we can discuss the life He is offering you. However, baptism is a reflection of what happens when you accept Christ into your life and should not happen for any other reason.

“Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized” – Acts 2:41

“Jesus said, ‘Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.’” – Matthew 28:19-20

“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were
also raised with Christ.” – Colossians 2:12

For more information and Bible Study on Baptism, click here to be taken to our brochure page on our church web-site where you can open and view our baptism brochure.
The When and Where?

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