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Are All Christians The Same
//we attend 3 different denominational churches Fellowship between us is no problem//

you mean you look past denominational difference and love people as people and love fellow christians as equals. This is what Paul meant when he said "I follow Paul, or I follow Cephas, or I follow Christ. Is Christ divided? I don't agree with all of my friends theology but I can still care for them.

Church Out Of Touch
In some aspects yes. I discovered this about my previous church recently, which is a totally biblical and a good church. Sometimes we fall in love with the principles of christian life but lose the practicallity of it. James said it this way "...I will show you my faith by my works" or Jesus "I am the vine you are the branches, a good vine creates good fruit." Also people are at different stages of life thus they may need to go to a different biblical church.

Like A Mustard Seed
another aspect of mustard plants is that you cannot have just a little patch of mustard. The mustard plant is very invasive plant and will grow and "take over" other plants space. This is related to faith in that a small change of faith by the kingdom of God can have big changes elsewhere in your life.

Adam Saw The Deception
"...and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate" Gen 3:6.

Kids Fleeing Violence
about 5 years ago a reporter cannot remember who, summed it up pretty good. "Americans love immigrants (the person) but hate immigration (the process).

Many Right Ways
I will take it OT view of it. Look at Matthew Ch. 1 and the lineage of Jesus. How many major sins brought about the birth of Jesus. Look at Abraham, God only spoke to him 4 times in about 40 years. My point is this if God says do something then go do it, if God is silent about something try it. Remember we live in grace not bondage. Satan the thief brings despair and bondage and steals joy but God brings about life and life to the fullest John 10:10.

What Are Gates Of Hell
The gates of hell is a whirlpool in Caesarea Phillippi just north of Israel. This naturally occuring whirlpool is said to be the link between the overworld and the underworld and the "gods" would transverse between the two at this location. Religious followers would sacrifice things by throwing valuables into this whirlpool to please the "gods." If the items were sucked down your sacrifice was accepted. Jesus used this location to start the church saying that the forces of evil (demons) would not destroy his church.

How Should Christians Get Along
As christians

Do You Own A Bible
The 1611 KJV had,

"Thou shall covet thy neighor's wife" without the not.

They recently (about 3 years ago) found a 1611 Bible at a church in Scotland and used this verse to authentic it as being orginial 1611 by this test.

Against Capital Punishment
because we like to avoid consequences of our actions and make excuses.
Have a one night stand, affair and get pregnant have an abortion.
Be filled with hate and murder someone, "I am sure they had a good reason to" (this is an example of an excuse)

What Spurned Mega Churches
For NewSpring my church, we started with 15. 2 months later we opened with 115 people in a small conference room at a local university. A year later and after much prayer and some loans, good leadership we moved into a 800 seat place, then 2 years later we built our own place, 2 years later we built a satellite campus, now we have 10 campuses and 35,000 weekly. Honestly we do not know - we have no master plan, though we do have goals. We just have good quality Sunday services, defined mission, good leadership, relevant teaching, great volunteers, and most important God's blessing. People just keep coming and we keep making room. "To reach people far from God you have to do what no one else is doing (short of sin)."

Could Mega Churches Survive
//Worship is not supposed to be fun for us. It's supposed to be about God.//

"Let the children come to me, do not hinder them, for such belongs the kingdom of God" because Jesus wants to give them a docturnal lesson, no sometime God likes to laugh.

Eccl. 3:4 - a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance

Could Mega Churches Survive
yes and no

I go to a "mega church." currently at 35,000 people weekly across South Carolina, 10 campuses. I said yes because we do have a good teaching period and we do have evidence of good fruit in the real life change which effects hundreds of lives every week.
I said no because you are changing our methodology (not doctrine) and purpose. The hype, loud music is not just because we "want to" there is a strategy behind that song. Some songs are just fun (for example Sweet Home Alabama), some are played to tenderize the heart (keep bleeding love), and some are played to bring a message (Highway to Hell).

Lord Help Me Help
"I do only what I see my Father doing" [paraphase] John X:XX I dont know where off the top of my head.

Is Christian Rap Okay
We should continually bring praise to God, great words of hymns like

"We're created for Him
Outta the dust he made us for Him
Elects us and he saves us for Him
Jesus comes and he raises for Him"

These are some of Lecrae's words in "Don't waste your Life". By the way I don't like rap music. But I respect what it means to my friends that do. If you don't like the "music" at least go and read the words. By the way many of the music styles incorporated into hymns were originally bar tunes. Holy, Holy, Holy just swing your arm next time you sing it.

War Against Christians Begun
//Christianity is lifestyle of love upon which all the laws of God hang upon.//

Then why don't you look for love instead of hate and evil.

First Opinion In The Bible
---Leon on 6/12/14

That is not an opinion. that is a fact

God was first - It is not good for man to be alone.

Welcome To Your Church
A first timer chooses to turn on their emergency lights as they are driving up. A sign is posted with the info at the entrance.

They get a special close parking spot.

A member of the greeting team meets them at the car and walks them into the building. A large convention center can be confusing. This person becomes kinda of personal assistant, get kids checked in at Kidspring (kids church), location of bathrooms, make sure they find a seat in the service, etc. Many vistors decide if they like a church with in the first 5 minutes.

After the service we have the "green room" Where vistors can meet pastors volunteers, snacks, ask questions, small gift etc.

What Is Our Problem
In the words of the great philospher Toby Keith - "I wanna talk about me, Wanna talk about I wanna talk about number one [Me], Oh my me my..."

God in his power and love gave us the choice of obedience which means we daily, even hourly, get the choice to choose his ways or our ways. We being created in the image [a shadow, a reflection] of God gets the desire of power and leadership. Due to our choice of obedience we use these traits [and others] for good and evil.

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