In the Fading Summer Sun – Curious Christian – Christian Article

In the Fading Summer Sun In the fading of the summer sun,the shortening of days, cooling breeze,swallows’ flight and moonlight rayswe see the Creator’s hand In the browning of leaves once green,morning mists, autumn chill,fruit that falls frost’s first kisswe see the Creator’s hand – Author Unknown Like this: Like Loading… Related This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by Matt Stone Read Full Article

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When did Christians start meeting on a Sunday? – Curious Christian – Christian Article

When did Christians start meeting on a Sunday? Many assume that it’s a tradition that arose centuries after the apostles. And yet evidence survives within the Bible itself that churches began meeting on the first day of the week soon after the resurrection of Jesus on the first day of the week. For instance, in Acts 29:7 we are told, “On the FIRST DAY of the week, when we met to break bread, Paul was holding a discussion with them;…

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Prayers for prosperity – Curious Christian – Christian Article

The following prayers are for prosperity. To engage your body as well as your mind you may wish to inscribe a word from these prayers on a large seed to bury in the ground. May you and yours be blessed so you may bless others. Psalm 115:14-15 May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 128:1-6 Blessed are all who fear the…

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4 ‘Suggestions’ From Your Ministry Drill Sergeant – Youth Ministry Christian Article

For many years the longtime column I wrote for GROUP Magazine was titled “The Youth Ministry Drill Sergeant”—I guess I have the sort of opinions that fit best in a boot-camp setting. Translation: I’m very direct when I have something to say. I think it’s because I have a complete lack of empathy and I like to yell a lot… So here’s my drill-sergeant take on some youth ministry hot topics as we look over the horizon into a new…

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The efficacy of ritual – Curious Christian – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Interacting with Pagans prompts me on occasion to consider the function and efficacy of ritual. I am not entirely comfortable with Catholics sacramentalism but I’m also seeing limitations with the way Protestants speak of “ordinances” and wonder if we’ve sometimes tossed the baby out with the bathwater. If we see mental assent as sufficient for salvation we’re being awfully dualistic. Shouldn’t we be approaching it more holistically? I am beginning to wonder if preaching…

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