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Church Retreat To Arizona Gym

Summer Camp Retreat to Tucson Arizona

summer camp in Tucson

Our Arizona Parish will be leaving Phoenix for 2 weeks out of the summer for a retreat to Tucson. They will be joining our mission group from Flagstaff for a camp out full of activities and games for kids, and bible study for the adults. There will be meals prepared daily for everyone in attendance. Games will include horse shoes, capture the flag, and a mini olympics for the kids. Camp fires and bible stories will follow every night. For those who want to stay up for roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate can join us by the fire place as we discuss Jesus and self confidence. For the weekend we will be venturing into Tucson so the kids can have a lesson in self defense at this Arizona Gym. Many of our students will be graduating bible school and venturing off to other countries to spread the word of God. It is our opinion that proper self defense and prayer can protect you during times of danger. If the lord doesn’t answer your calling, then at least they will know how to throw an upper cut to get out of a dangerous situation. The lord works in mysterious ways and this is no different. Building that relationship with Jesus is important, but learning to defend yourself could get you out of situations that the good lord might not have time to do. The Tucson retreat will also bring us to the University of Arizona so the kids can get a tour of the school. Some of our bible students will be continuing their education and attending college. We encourage our kids to preach the word of the lord in other countries before attending college. This gives them a chance to learn the value of their bible school teachings and prepare them for a lifetime of sharing the story of Jesus. We will all feel better if our students know the word of Christ and at the same time can throw a kick and a punch if the Devils army attacks. We are excited for our Tucson retreat and attending the annual camping events and learning self defense at the Gym in Tucson.

Defects In Construction Of New Church

New Construction Defects Found In Oklahoma Church

church interior

As many prepare to worship in the comforts of the new church, they are disappointed to find out that there will be yet another delay. Church leaders gathered on the site of the new Church grounds to discuss various matters at hand. To their surprise there were some very serious construction defects in the interior of the Church. The stage area where talks are given and performances are acted out was not level, there were flaws in the sheetrock, and the stained glass windows of Jesus were not installed and sealed properly. We can not give praise to the lord in these kinds of conditions, we have prayed on the matter and decided that we would be wise to hire a defect construction umpire to help us settle this with the contractors. The contractors stated upon visiting the site that the flaws in question was work done by the church members that donated their time to help. This is not the case as stated in the scope of wok contract that the contractor drew up prior to starting the job. If he did defer some of the work to the volunteers he would still be accountable for the outcome  of the project. Church leaders have temporarily halted any further construction and have advised all contractors to stay away from the Church until evidence can be collected for the case. If the Church wins they will be paid back a percentage of the upfront costs and the contract will become void. At that point any local contractor can bid to finish the job. With Summer here there are hopes and prayers going out that this project wraps up before the holiday season. The annual pumpkin carving competition for god’s children will be taking place in October and the Church will need to be ready by then. In November we will be feeding the homeless, and in December we will be having holiday performances throughout the month of December. Hopefully the case resolves early in the trial so that we can proceed with doing God’s work.

Chiropractor Huntersville NC

Faith Mission In Huntersville North Carolina

knocking on doorsWe were out on a mission in Huntersville, North Carolina in April and as we were traveling door to door preaching the word of God, one of our elderly preachers slipped off of a curb and twisted his back muscle. He was in extreme pain and needed an act of God to get him through the day. We finished with our preaching in that neighborhood then proceeded to drive into town. Huntersville was very welcoming to us as it has a large Christian population. It seemed that the local businesses were also owned by Christians which made it nice for fellowship. We found a chiropractic Doctor in Huntersville that specialized in acupuncture treatment as well as back and neck adjustments. We arrived at Doyle Chiropractic and Doctor Geoffrey Doyle took us in immediately and began treatment on preacher Jim. He started with some simple adjustments, then proceeded with some more advanced techniques that really seemed to relieve the pain our preacher was experiencing in his back. After the adjustments were made, preacher Jim was moved into another room where he received acupuncture treatment from some of the staff. We waited for about 45 minutes until they were done and when preacher Jim walked out of that office he looked like a whole new man. Thanks to the staff at Doyle Chiropractic we were able to continue our mission work and preached for the rest of the day. We made it down to the local library and stood outside with christian publications that the local community could have for free. We handed those out for a few hours and then broke for lunch. During lunch, preacher Jim commented that his back pain had almost completely disappeared and he was feeling like another round of mission based preaching on the streets of Huntersville. We ventured back out for the day in Huntersville and some of the surrounding communities including Lake Norman. We handed out all of our religious publications to people in passing, everyone there was very welcoming of our message. God is good, god is great, and giving out religious literature on the streets is a very effective way to market the word of God to community members. The lord is our savior, and today he guided us to a Chiropractor that happened to be father Jim’s savior!

Pest Control Phoenix

Keeping The Phoenix Churches Pest Free

pest control phoenixOur partners in Phoenix have been experiencing an infestation of cockroaches, termites, and scorpions at many of our smaller inner city churches. The churches are funded from donations from our church members. Unfortunately the demographic of most of our church goers is that of struggling families with little money and lots of faith. Arizona has a very large hispanic population and many of those immigrants work for below minimum wage. This makes it hard for an organization that depends on contributions every Sunday. When we were notified of our pest problem, there were concerns that we couldn’t afford to rid ourselves of the problem. We got many bids from various pest control companies in Phoenix, and they all came in pretty competitive but I knew we wouldn’t be capable of affording anything beyond the initial treatment. We needed monthly spraying at the downtown Phoenix location and knew were going to be short on the services. We held a car wash for a few consecutive weekends and raised enough to hire a company that provided the best pest control Phoenix has in the downtown area, plus they had a mobile app that allowed us to schedule our service times from our mobile phones . Most of church security features run from our mobile apps also, so this was convenient for us and it worked. They came in during the week when the church was empty and bombed the place. The fog spray actually flushed out a massive amount of Roaches and you could see them crawling on the walls and floors of the Church. There termites had been eating away at the wood frame structure in the church interior. After the first fogging, they went in and sprayed the baseboards and cracks in the walls and flooring where there may have been additional pests hiding. We mad multiple follow ups throughout the week with minor treatment for the bugs that survived the first wave of pest control. Since the treatment, we haven’t seen any insects in the church. No roaches, few termites, and no scorpions. We have also added sticky strips along the baseboards to capture anything crawling around when we are not around. The termite treatment will continue as long as we can adored to keep paying for it. The church needs to remain termite free and have a healthy structure. It can become a hazard when termites do to much damage to a structure. The pest control services in Phoenix were enough to get us back to square 1 and reset, but we will need to continue with preventative measures to ensure that the roaches stay out and the termites don’t eat through the church walls.

Life Is ______. Small Group Bible Study by Judah Smith – Session One

Life Is ______. Small Group Bible Study by Judah Smith – Session One


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Life Is ______. Small Group Bible Study by Judah Smith

Life Is _____. How Would You Finish that Sentence?

Judah Smith believes Jesus shows us how to live life to the fullest. In this six-session video study, Judah completes the new sentence again and again, revealing how
• Life is to be loved and to love.
• Life is to trust God in every moment.
• Life is to be at peace with God and yourself.
• Life is to enjoy God.

Judah speaks as a friend, welcoming new believers, lifelong followers of Jesus, and even the merely curious. He shows us the love of God that defies human logic and the life that God intends for us to have in the here and now. With excitement and humor, Judah looks at the stories in the Bible from his unique angle and shows how life is all about loving God and loving others.

Session Titles
1. Life Is . . . to Be Loved by God
2. Life Is . . . to Love Others
3. Life Is . . . to Trust God
4. Life Is . . . to Be at Peace with God
5. Life Is . . . to Be at Peace with Yourself
6. Life Is . . . to Enjoy God

Designed for use with the Life Is _____ Study Guide

Judah Smith and his wife, Chelsea, are the lead pastors of The City Church based in Seattle, Washington. The author of the New York Times bestseller Jesus Is ____., Judah is a well-known speaker at conferences and churches around the world. He and Chelsea have three children: Zion, Eliott, and Grace.

The Book of Revelation Explained in Under 5 Minutes

The Book of Revelation Explained in Under 5 Minutes


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THE BOOK OF REVELATION EXPLAINED IN UNDER 5 MINUTES!

Have you ever wondered what the book of Revelation is all about?

INTRODUCTION: And today we are talking about the book of Revelation, a book that has several different interpretations and one that many Christians avoid reading and some are even afraid to read it. But today I want to take you through a 7-fold chronological journey through the book of Revelation.

1. Background – Rev. 1:1
a. Name – The name of the book comes from the first verse, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” which lets us know that this book is all about the unveiling or uncovering of the person, plan and power of Jesus Christ.
b. Written in 95 A.D. by the Apostle John who also wrote the gospel of John and the letters 1, 2, and 3 John

2. Letters to Churches – Rev. 2-3
a. Letters from Jesus to 7 churches in Asia minor and each church
b. Each letter exposes some aspect of the churches in that day and the modern day churches
c. These chapters represent the church age in which we currently live

3. Tribulation – Chapters 6-19 – The next thing that will happen is the church will be raptured and the tribulation will begin.
a. This represents a 7-year period of time after the church has been raptured where God allows those who are left behind one final opportunity accept Him as Savior.
b. But the catch is that , because there is no church wickedness and evil are rampant throughout this section making it very difficult for people to choose Jesus.
c. The final 3 ½ years of this period are what’s called the Great Tribulation. And man it’s gonna get bad (no drinking water, painful sores, sun will get so hot it will scorch the skin of men.”

4. The Battle – 19
a. After these things there is the battle of Armageddon. It won’t be much of a battle because Satan and his armies will be severely destroyed by Jesus.
b. Satan will be bound for 1000 years

5. 1000 year reign – Rev. 20:6 – This is the actual Second Coming of Jesus Christ. All Christians from all time will reign physically on earth with Jesus. Satan will be bound during this time so there will no demonic influence for 1000 years.

6. Judgments – Rev. 20:11-15 – Satan & every unbeliever who has ever lived will then stand before God and be judged for their sins and then cast into the Lake of Fire for eternal separation from God.

7. New Heaven & New Earth – Rev. 21:1 –
a. Interestingly enough there are only 4 chapters in the bible where there is a perfect environment (Gen. 1-2 & Rev. 21-22).
b. And so what we see here is the magnificent story of God coming full circle and God reestablishing the perfect environment that He had intended.
c. The Bible says that the earth, which is decaying every day, is not fit for eternity so God will destroy this current earth and create a new heaven and a new earth where we will dwell with Him throughout all eternity.

I hope this short video if nothing more will encourage you to study this book and see the awesome plan God has the future and most importantly that this book will give us as Christians the comfort in knowing that no matter how crazy things appear in this world that God was, is and always will be in complete control.

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Made to Crave Group Bible Study by Lysa TerKeurst – Session One

Made to Crave Group Bible Study by Lysa TerKeurst – Session One


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Made to Crave Group Bible Study by Lysa TerKeurst.

In the Made to Crave Group Bible Study, New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, uncovers the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make it happen. Made to Crave is a six-session video study designed for use with the companion participant’s guide.

Craving isn’t a bad thing, but we must realize God created us to crave so we’d ultimately desire more of Him in our lives. Many of us have misplaced that craving, overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction.

For a woman struggling with unhealthy eating habits, Made to Crave will equip her to:
•Break the “I’ll start again Monday cycle” and start feeling good about herself today
•Stop beating herself up over the numbers on the scale and make peace with the body she’s been given
•Discover how weight loss struggles aren’t a curse but, rather, a blessing in the making
•Replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory
•Eat healthy without feeling deprived
•Reach a healthy weight goal while growing closer to God through the process

Made to Crave session titles include:
Session 1: From Deprivation to Empowerment
Session 2: From Desperation to Determination
Session 3: From Guilt to Peace
Session 4: From Triggers to Truth
Session 5: From Permissible to Beneficial
Session 6: From Consumed to Courageous
Bonus Session: Moving the Mountain

Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and national speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, author of 15 books, and encourages nearly 500,000 women worldwide through a daily online devotional. Her remarkable life story has captured audiences across America, including appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and five children.

Word Study: Khata – “Sin”

Word Study: Khata – “Sin”


The word “sin” is one of the most common bad words in the Bible, but what does it really mean? In this video, we’ll explore the concept of “moral failure” that underlies this important biblical word. Get ready to discover a profound and realistic portrait of the human condition.

How to study the bible by Joyce Meyer

How to study the bible by Joyce Meyer

Jake Kills Markiplier! – Atheist Bible Study #82

Jake Kills Markiplier! – Atheist Bible Study #82


Elijah lays on a dead kid, and Jake murders popular YouTuber and all-around nice guy, Markiplier!

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