Alabama Tornado Relief (Help The Hurting)

We need your help!

Our church Faith Renewed Outreach Center, along with some other churches and organizations (I will post a list of all that help on here soon) are coming together to help the hurting in Hackleburg, Alabama.  This town was severely damaged, and large portions of it were totally destroyed during by the recent tornadoes. You can watch video footage of the devastation here

We have secured a tractor/trailer and we’re collecting supplies at our church campus (505 S. Main St.) in Mauldin, SC.  We are in the process of getting a detailed list of their needs.  As soon as that is complete I will post it here on my blog.  I do know that they have an immediate need for plastic & rubber type storage containers and tarps. 

If you are interested in supporting this effort, please leave me a comment, or contact me via facebook, Twitter, or call the church office at (864)228-7068. Any help that you give will be greatly appreciated.

Let’s continue to lift up all of those that have been affected by these storms in prayer. 

Be on the look out for more details soon. 

Thank you for helping the hurting in Alabama.

Quickly Becoming My New Favorite Verses…

Colossians 2:6&7 says, As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

I’ve always loved these 2 verses for several reasons.  There’s a lot of very cool things we can learn from them, and apply to our life.

After reading The Message Bible paraphrase, they hit me even harder!

Check it out…

Colossians 2 :6&7 from The Message
My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.

Got to love that!

DNA – What Do You Believe?

DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid: an extremely long macromolecule that is the main component of chromosomes and is the material that transfers genetic characteristics in all life forms, constructed of two nucleotide strands coiled around each other in a ladder like arrangement with the side pieces composed of alternating phosphate and deoxyribose units and the rungs composed of the purine and pyrimidine bases adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine: the genetic information of DNA is encoded in the sequence of the bases and is transcribed as the strands unwind and replicate.

WOW!  (That was so deep, I’m worn out from just copying and pasting the definition from dictionary.com.)

The bottom line, your DNA is what you’re made of and how you transfer that make up to others…

Over the last several weeks here at Faith Renewed Outreach Center, we’ve been in a teaching Series entitled DNA.  It’s basically a Series on the core values our church. 

What we believe…

What you believe, will determine what you receive!

Here’s a list of what we’ve talked about so far:

#1 – The Word
#2 – God
#3 – Jesus
#4 – The Holy Spirit
#5 – Salvation
#6 – Water Baptism
#7 – Baptism of The Holy Spirit
#8 – Communion

This week I will be teaching on the subject of Healing…  (Can’t wait!)

I say this every Series, but I really believe this is the most important Series I’ve ever taught.

Colossians 2:6&7 says,  As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

What you’ve been taught and believe, will determine how you walk with Jesus.  How strong that walk is, and ultimately what you experience in this life and the next. 

What do you BELIEVE?

He’s Alive!

We just celebrated my favorite “holiday” this past Sunday!

I absolutely LOVE Easter and what it truly represents!  The eggs, fat bunny, & candy are all great!  Those are all a lot of fun and great tools that open doors to tell people about the true reason for this Season. 

 This is a time when we focus on the FACT that Jesus is ALIVE!  Of the 4 major “religions” that are based on a person, Christianity is the ONLY one that has a Leader that is not in the grave today…

1. Buddhism is based on Buddha. The Buddha is still hanging out in his grave in India.

2. Judaism is based on Abraham. Who by the way was a great man, but his grave is still occupied today in the city of Hebron.

3. Islam is based on Muhammad.  His dead body still lies in a tomb in Medina.

4.  Christianity was founded on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. 

The interesting thing about this,  is that the most popular Man in the world, has no grave!  He doesn’t need one!  YES, He died, and His body was placed in a borrowed tomb, but today that tomb is empty! 

In His own words in the Book of Revelation chapter 1 verse 18 Jesus said, “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”

I’m so thankful that I pray to, walk with, rely on, & trust in, a Leader that LIVES!

He’s ALIVE!  PASS IT ON!!!