Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ministry or Job

Some people have a job in the church
Others invite themselves in a ministry
What’s the difference?

If you are doing it just because no one else will, it’s a job
If you are doing it to serve the LORD, it’s a ministry

If you quit because somebody criticized you, it’s a job
If you keep on serving, it’s a ministry

If you’ll do it only as long as it does not interfere with your other activities, it’s a job
If you are commited to staying with it even if it means of letting of other things, it’s a ministry

If you quit because no one praised you or thanked you, it’s a job
If you stay with it even though nobody recognized your efforts, it’s a ministry

It’s hard to get excited about job
If our concern is faithfulness, it’s ministry

An average church is filled with people doing jobs
A great and growing church is filled with people involved in ministry

Where do we fit in? What about us?
If God calls you to a ministry, don’t treat it like a job
If you have a job, give it up and find a ministry

God doesn’t want us to feel bored and go stuck with a job.
But be excited and faithful to HIM in a ministry

Author: Anna Sandberg

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, 
and of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, 
eternally begotten of the Father, 
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, 
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father. 
Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation, 
he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary,
and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; 
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. 
He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

For RS- 3 (CHRISTOLOGY) students. Bring a hard copy of the Creed during our class schedule. Thank you!!! Deo Gratias!