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The Local Church

Jason Meyer and his family paid a special visit to us during project. While he was here, Jason gave a talk about the great value of being part of a local church. He quoted Jim Elliot saying, “Wherever you’re at, be all in.” He shared about the common sins of both older leaders in the church and young college students. He said the older  leaders can get stuck in tradition whereas college students can get caught up in thinking they have right theology and are further along in their faith than they are when they really need to learn to walk faithfully and humbly. He emphasized that we’re really not who we think we are until we are a part of a local church, for it is there that our love for the church is truly tested.  He also reminded us that God didn’t just save us as individuals but as the “household of God” (I Tim. 3), an entire people, and as such, we are a family in God’s house.

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Family, Friends, and Evangelism

Charlie Schumacher starts by sharing the story of how one of his brothers came to Christ and how one of them is still not interested in the Gospel. Charlie then looked at Jesus’ family and how Jesus said that He came not to bring peace between family members but that the Gospel would cause divides between natural families. He explained too that Jesus was the perfect witness to God in His earthly family and yet many of His family members did not believe Him until He was resurrected. He closed by redefining family according to the Bible and Jesus words in Matt 12:46-50.

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Evangelism & Everything Else, Total Truth

Charlie Schumacher spoke to us this week about how Christianity is a TOTAL truth, not compartmentalized truth for our lives. He reminded us that we are called to honor and worship God in all that we do. And we are called to not only share the Gospel but MUCH MORE. The overarching purpose of our lives is our sanctification, part of that is to enjoy each other in marriage, to work, to glorify Christ in school and every other arena. Charlie called us to no longer compartmentalize but to glorify Christ in all that we do.

He showed a video from youtube called “Beautiful Earth HD” if you would like to look it up yourself.

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Evangelism and Service, Know the Connection

Charlie Schumacher speaks to us this week about the connection between evangelism and works/service. His basic outline was that good works are important to others because they prove you care, give evidence of faith, and God commands us to do it,  He also emphasized that verbal proclamation of the Gospel is necessary, not just good. Lastly, he said that good works should always be done with eternal purposes in mind.

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Knowledge of Heaven and Hell

Luke spoke to us this week about the reality of hell and how it pertains to evangelism. Because this is a weighty topic, we seldom like to think about this eternal reality, but Luke pushes the audience to have right thinking, right feeling and right application in regards to the topic. Listen to find out more!

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