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Fresh update on "church" discussed on Statehouse Happenings
"We knew the race for Secretary of State between Diego Morales Holly Sullivan was going to be super competitive. Probably pretty nasty. I'm thinking this treasurer's race, which generally treasurers not a super, uh, partisan, angry cease set of elect elections, but I think this race to be the nominee for treasurer. Is going to be pretty heated, and actually, there are even more people who may get involved as well. So you had you had. There's currently three people running right to, uh, Pete seed who will get to him in a second. Uh, Dan Elliott, Dan Elliott and Susan. I was for Susie Joel Dworsky Johore ski. She was the ran the Trump campaign in 2016. So they're all three declared and you're telling me there may be more Yes. There may be two more candidates and get in the middle of all this. Jodi Golden, who used to work for the Treasury now works for Lieutenant governor. Uh, Deputy chief of staff and shit out on each other. Since our Illinois days we both came from across the border together. And also Adam Cropped, who used to be the head of the department of Revenue was going to run for attorney general decided not to run. He may run for state treasurer as well so they could potentially five people. Why does everyone want to be treasurer so bad? Well, it's spelled Hey, it's kind of it's a statewide office and be it's also potentially a stepping stone. Oh, Oh, I see. Run for something else down the road. Okay, So you had a conversation with Pete seat and that Tell us about it. Uh, well, Pete, uh, used to work for the Bush White House. I actually worked on the Dana Perino, who went to graduate school together for a while, Uh, he was a spokesperson for the Republican Party. Uh, he's over at both public affairs who worked for Dan coats for a while. So he's got a lot of Republican experience. Uh, helping run campaigns help deliver messages. Strategic plan the whole nine yards fair to say he's the establishment, darling, Um not necessarily because Dan Elliott is also too because Danielli was also more is also Morgan County Republican chair. But he's a He's a super conservative guy, right? Yeah, but he's also good friends with Eric Holcomb. How is that possible? Easy. Well, my mom, I'm not a delegate, or will I be one? But my mind is just rapidly changed easy because people can have different opinions and still be really good friends Copy like, like us, for example. Yeah, but Pete seat has run amongst the right circles for a long time. And he has about, uh, he had some, uh, some county chairman who are doing his endorsements. He talked about sort of just four points. Capitalism, freedom for sound fiscal management the whole nine yards, so it's going to be a contest. What my issue is going to be with the with the treasures candidates is that I'm mad because I stand alien test also has PC. That's also gonna ask Susan Jody and, uh Adam if they decided to run is about the salt of concept because called moral investing. Oh, tell him tell me more well, more moral investing is what some ideological conservative state treasurers have done. Because the the treasurer's responsible for investing the state's money and getting return on investment is, for example, let's say you buy stock and Rob incorporated. But Rob Incorporated, sells booze. And so I have a problem with alcohol, So I'm not going to vest and save money. And anyone who does alcohol, tobacco gambling. The abortion issue the whole nine yards, so it's called kind of called moral Investors, right. And so I asked Pete seat about this also asked and Elliot like, Hey, So, what do you think about this sort of moral investing? This is where the politics comes into the office. Exactly. Ah, ha! And both of them were like Lisa also were like, Nah, I'm just like my job is to get the state the but the most money that it can in a responsible manner. So but in the hyper partisan because if you 2014 was that right, That's when the last big brouhaha over the treasurer's office was when it was Kelly Mitchell and Wayne Seybold. And Don Bates. Yes. How you talk to Bates anymore? Uh, we haven't spoken in a while. So for those who don't, uh, recall or no, Abdul got thrust into the epicenter of the state treasurer's race because I found out that Don Bates Church has sued him. And so actually, I literally drove over to because he's from the Wayne County area near Richmond, right? So I literally drove over one morning and looked at the case file and read the whole thing. And they were actually very nice People like him here for the database. So we figured somebody come here asking for that stuff. Like what? Here you go. It's like I'm picturing that scene in. Uh, What's the ace Ventura Pet when he goes and finds Ray Finkle childhood home? Yeah, it's like, Yeah, we figured somebody would be here. Yup. Here's file. Go ahead like this used in the judge's office and just play their phones you need to so that race became super political. And in a weird way, it became political between Bates, who was the conservative choice Siebold, the establishment choice. And I walked into that thing. I was a delegate in that one. That's the only time I've ever been a delegate, and it will probably be the last time I'm ever allowed as a delegate into a Republican function, But I told people time Kelly mentions going to win. Well, how do you know that? I said, because these other two sides hate each other. They don't have enough votes to get to the majority They need. One of them is going to drop out and they're not giving their vote to the other guy. She's gonna win and she ran right in the middle. Right. So is this a thing where we're going to see Because this this what's what? What did you call what type of investing call? I call it moral and moral investing..
Why I Don't Believe in Coincidence
"So i guess we have to start with the fact that i wasn't supposed to be in town yesterday that that's a piece. That's really important in. This actually meant to go to new york for work and then at the last minute had to cancel my trip because had things here in austin that i couldn't shift around and so i found myself a sunday and my trip had gotten cancelled in the morning and i was like you know what i'm i'm up because i had to cancel the stuff and so i'm gonna go do my run. And yesterday i decided i was going to do the whole Circle which is about ten miles and ahead out there super early. So i go out at sunrise because it's so it's already like getting so hot here in austin for the summertime and i decide. Hey i'm going to start really early. So that i can get as much of the cooler and i'm using air quotes the cooler temperature as it possibly can and mama iran and i'm feeling good and happy to be outside and it's one of my favorite places and so i'm just like super blessed to be out there if you're a runner like me maybe we'll understand this but for me that's a sacred time. It feels a lot like church or therapy or something. It's just it's it's an incredible time to think or pray or meditate or manifest or whatever. It's really special. So i'm running and i get a bow. I don't know maybe four or five miles in. And the reason i told you about the time is because it's so early there aren't a lot of people out.
Interview With Author, Michelle Dykman
"Michelle, welcome to the podcast, get to talk to you. How are you doing today? I'm doing very well. Thanks and yourself, really good. That's warm today, so it's a good day. It is absolutely. We are cooking here in Ontario. That is for sure. Wage Nice. Speaking of Ontario before we get started talking about your book. Why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself where you live some of the things you like to do outside of writing. Okay, well I'm a recent import from South Africa to Canada. My husband and I moved to Canada two and a half years ago, after he received a call to come and work in a church in Canada. So, yeah, we're we're still kind of working out how life Works in Canada, from being in South Africa. I entire lives. The change has been very interesting especially when it comes to the winter. There's no snow like the yard. And first winter here was probably one of the worst ones Ontario's had in the last ten years we had we had to shovel ice storms. And we had a mess of, I don't know, storm that came out of Buffalo or something like that. So yeah, we had to dig ourselves out of our house and learn how to drive in the ice rain. So it was very interesting job. Do it? Yeah, were you born in South Africa or did you move there at some point? Not born and bred in South Africa? Wednesday for the first thirty years of my life. And then as I said mature and a half years ago we moved to Canada. My husband is also a native South African and yeah we were there the whole our whole lives and never thought we'd actually leave
Southern Baptists' New Leader: Long Career as Bridge Builder
"Southern Baptist pick a president who work for racial unity the Southern Baptist Convention tamp down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church for the fifteen thousand delegates in attendance picked at Lytton as their next leader he's a white pastor from Alabama with a long record of hard work promoting racial reconciliation during his campaign Clinton identified unity and diversity as two of his top priorities he noted that blacks Hispanics and Asian Americans increase their presence in the U. S. B. C. over the past twenty years even as white membership declined I Walter Ratliff
Three Degrees of Separation From Neil Fallon With Rockie Brockway
"We are here with the most patient guests on the planet earth because we had some technical difficulties morning. Rockie brockway is currently the practice lead for the office of the cfo. Wow that sounds like really formal. And i'm gonna say trusted sec. Which just makes me think of dave and formal in dave. Don't go together but this learn more about that. Twenty eight years of experience and information security business risk rocky you specialize in business risk analysis in the inherent relationships between data assets adversaries and the organization's brand value you provide strategic and tactical advisory services for trusted set clients assisting them in maturing their organization security programs so first of all thank you so much for being here and being patient thank you. It's a pleasure to be on podcast. I'm excited actually to learn a little more about first of all this title even means the practice lead for the office of the cfo for trusted sec. Because that's not something i've heard before. So what is what. Does that even mean church. So so at trust the sec. My role and my team You know really is working close with organizations in kind of that virtual chief information security officer just from an activity perspective Helping organizations further mature their security programs really taking a look at how organizations can better align the the protection of important stuff Really with the business right. So there's so much that from a from an organic security program growth perspective that doesn't know inherently are naturally aligned with you know what the business is actually trying to accomplish. Security tends to be kind of a bubble over here for many organizations and so we we try to break down those barriers help. Organizations help really help organizations at our align all those activities around protecting the important things with the with business need in an requirements.
Episode 34: When Is It Time To Leave Your Bully Church? Pastor Al Descheneau Part Two - burst 01
"Essentially what happened was i was in. I have this phrase that i keep using which is not in the bible some no and so the whenever someone would come to me and they'd come be with a brilliant idea that was against the bible. I would say no. That's not what the bible says. No and so. I pretty jumpings go. Forgive people when you're not supposed to come to worship service and church if you're having forgiven someone if you know someone's against you go deal with them and then you come to church again things like that and it people starting to a little bit rankled and so the there was a couple of women that started hate my guts because the people that were coming in the new people that were coming in that the things that were happening in the church they were losing control of what was happening in the church because now there were some new people that were coming to new ideas were forming. I the the the board getting excited about the future. And changing himself in so they started getting upset and so they launched a an attack against me accusing me of everything under the sun and
What Is the Conservative Manifesto?
"Page 1 95. The conservative must become more engaged in public matters. It is in his nature to live and let live to attend to his family to volunteer time with his church in synagogue. They quietly assist a friend, a neighbor or even a stranger. These are certainly admirable qualities that contribute to the overall health of the community. But it's no longer enough. The status counter revolution has turned the instrumentalities of public affairs and public governance against the civil society. The status counter revolution has turned the instrumentalities of public affairs and public governance against the civil society. They can no longer be left to the devices of the status, which is largely the case today. Okay, So what do we do about it? Back then, 12.5 years ago. This will require a new generation of conservative activists larger in number shrewder more articulate than before who seek to blunt the status counter revolution not imitated. And gradually and steadily reverse course. More conservatives than before. Will need to seek elective and appointed office fell the ranks of the administrative state hold teaching positions in public schools and universities and find positions in Hollywood and the media where they can make a difference in infinite wait. So in other words, We Those who believe in liberty. In this country. We need to secrete ourselves in various levels of government, various levels of society various levels of the culture. Which we've abandoned. The status does not have
Southern Baptists Open Annual Meeting Amid Push From Right
"Southern Baptists open their annual meeting amid a push from the right the largest Southern Baptist Convention gathered in decades has opened amid debates over race and sexual abuse and a concerted effort to push the conservative denomination even further to the right the nation's largest Protestant denomination is also holding a bellwether election to pick its next president nearly fifteen thousand church representatives were on hand to Nashville as the meeting began with prayers for unity immediately after debate began on hot button controversies members heard an impassioned plea for survivors of sexual abuse and were asked to consider competing resolutions regarding racism I Walter Ratliff
Fighting Sin by Obeying God With One Another
"Deuteronomy chapter nineteen verses. Fifteen a single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offence that he is committed only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall charge be established so this picture and deuteronomy is describing how god is calling his people to carry out justice and specifically here to ensure that sufficient witnesses are brought forward to establish a charge. Now we can talk more about this context in deuteronomy chapter nineteen. But the reason. I wanna read verse. Fifteen here specifically and lead us to pray. According to it is because of the foundation this lays for something. Jesus later teaches in matthew chapter eighteen versus fifteen to twenty there when he talks about church discipline and accountability and he talks about how when a brother sends against you or we could use the same picture from glacial chapter six. When brothers caught in sin her sisters caught in center sisters sins against you. Then jia says go to that person just between you and that person and talk about this and seek reconciliation ultimately seek reconciliation between them. And god you want to call them away from sin and certainly secret any reconciliation. That's needed with them. Between you and that person but if that person she says refuses to listen to you what does he say he says matthew chapter eighteen verse sixteen but if he does not listen take one or two others along with you that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. And as soon as i say that you realize what jesus is saying they're in matthew. Chapter eighteen or sixteen is based completely on what we just read. And god's law in deuteronomy chapter nineteen verse fifteen
Marking the 5th Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Shooting
"49 seconds of silence in Orlando, Florida last night in memory of those who died five years ago during the shooting massacre at the Pulse nightclub earlier, church bells across the city told 49 Times. My series, but it's sort of a church Bell rang 49 times as the names of the victims of the pulse nightclub shooting were read aloud to commemorate five years since the tragedy. Which at the time was the largest mass shooting in U. S history. President Biden, releasing a statement Saturday, saying he will sign a bill designating the site of the shooting. That's a national memorial and that the incident is another example of why the country must do more to curb gun violence, Fox
Buddhism and Atheism With Ajahn Brahmavamso
"But this evening's talk. I'm going to be talking about a subject. i hope i never thought about before. That's unlikely sings. I've been speaking here for over twenty years and it's come up in the newspapers recently and Few people have been discussing this on the email because apparently just before easter time there was an atheist conference over in sydney and that really upsets some people in the churches in sydney and because they were talking about eighty s and it affects them. Bickers is put this an atheist religion. Does it believe in god. If it doesn't why does support his position about this and so the first part of this talk no maybe just a bit of information about the stand on a garden some interesting things which many of you may not know for the most important part of this talk is That actually as far as buddhism is concerned is better reform does not believe in a supernatural being because there some very very grave consequences such a belief in your ordinary lives. I'm going to put this view and pointed point out that actually that you can become a wiser more compassionate person without such beliefs which sometimes obstruct no one's feeling of what's right and what's compassionate. Bullets go from the very beginning. Sometimes people ask is put some an atheist religion. What is a buddhist. Take on a guard but i vote is to go to the ancient scriptures twenty five hundred years ago when the border was around and of course you mentioned just the idea of god was very common at that time as far as the buddha was concerned. It wasn't just a theory but because of these great house which you can get through meditation you understand how the universe works.
Pope Rejects German Cardinal's Resignation, Urges Reform
"The pope rejects a German cardinal's resignation but urges reform pope Francis has refused to accept the resignation of German cardinal Reinhard Marx over the sex abuse scandal in the church in a letter Francis said the process of reform was necessary instead and that marks must continue as archbishop mark said in a statement he was surprised by both the speed and the content of the pope's response and accepted it out of obedience the German church is one of the wealthiest in the world it's also the latest to face a reckoning over the abuse scandal after institutional reports made clear that thousands were victimized by pres and the hierarchy covered up the crimes for decades I Walter Ratliff
The Surprising Upsides of Self-Deception With Shankar Vedantam
"The starting point for my expiration here was a very unusual story involving a con called the church of love and in the course of investigating the khan and how it worked. I came to understand that. Self-deception can sometimes help people. Even though we generally think it can't can you tell us that story. Sure of course so. The church of flowers a very unusual con that unfolded in the united states in the seventies and eighties at its heart was conman named donald lowrie. He was a balding middle aged guy. Living in a small midwestern town he was also a writer and in the early seventies he invented various characters literary character as young women and he called these women angels and then somehow he hit on the idea of writing love letters in their voices. Two thousands of men scattered across the united states. Many of the men receiving letters believe there were corresponding with real women. Some of them fell deeply in love with the people they were hearing from many of them sent in huge amounts of money to support the women that they believe they had fallen in love with and the most remarkable part of the story is that madonna. Larry was finally arrested and brought to trial on charges of mail fraud. Several members of his organization which was called the church of love showed up at the courtroom to defend him. And i found this astonishing. Why is it when the con is being revealed. Why would the mock show up to defend the con. Man and in some ways was starting point for my expiration of the potential value. That self-deception can sometimes play lives. Why did they show up to defend them. Well i think for some people. The church of love had become so central to their lives. Such an important part of who they were. These relationships were so valuable to them. These men believed that. They had found their soulmates They had found an anchor that giving up those anchors and those soulmate seems unbearable. A couple of people at lowery's trial said that the letters from the angels had saved them from alcoholism and drug addiction to people said that they were on the verge of committing suicide and the letters had pulled them back from the brink. And so i in many ways. The story of the church of love is how self-deception can sometimes aid us in moments of great crisis or great peril and those moments. It becomes easy for us to see how self-deception can sometimes play a solitary. Roy lives
Anna Ploszajski: Crafting to Better Understand Material Science
"This episode. I'm talking to dr anna. Precise ski immaterial. Scientists channel swimmer and stand up comedian about her latest venture. Writing newburgh handmade assigned to search for meaning through making. I wanted to start off with understanding a bit more about the material. I found the most fascinating in the book. Blas which as we all know to be solid actually has the molecular structure of a liquid. Could you tell me a little bit more about that. Ana yeah definitely. I think a lot of people would have heard of this of the rumor. That glass is actually very very very viscous liquid in the evidence that we have for. This is very old. Panes of glass in medieval churches are episode a thicker the button than they are at the top and intuitively. We think well that must mean that. This class has been flowing down to gravity over hundreds of years that for it must by viscous liquids while there's also a molecular argument for that as well because if you zoom into clawson and see where the atoms and molecules are inside they are. Bene- jumbled up mess they're very rigidly bonded to each other so they don't move that they their structure is what we describe as offices. Very kind of jumbled up this structural order to in particular infrastructure is very similar to the structure of liquid. If you were to have a look at water zoom in and see by the atoms molecules are inside than they would be kind of randomly tumbling over each other and in in no particular order as well. The structure of glass and the structure of bhutto's liquid is via similar. Now this is in contrast to what we describe him. It's your science. As a as crystalline materials and is is a good example of a crystalline material when water freezes if the molecules lineup in very neat rows and columns in a kind of three structural lattices. That it's very predictable. It's very ordered. It's very beautiful. And that's how we describe. The atoms inside material's crystalline site is is a good example of metals or crystalline. As well when you hate izhak from below zero degrees two zero degree celsius as the ice melts it melts at the very distinct melting temperature because its molecules are in this very distinctive crystalline ordered structure so zero degrees is enough energy to break all of those bonds between those molecules and allow them to slosh over each other emanating. The michio becomes liquid
Rick Warren retiring as lead pastor at California megachurch
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting Rick Warren is retiring as lead pastor at a California megachurch megachurch pastor Rick Warren has announced he is retiring Warren told his congregation Sunday the search for his successor will be launched this week according to the Orange County register the sixty seven year old worn has led the saddleback church for forty two years while the main campuses in Lake Forest saddleback church has expanded to fourteen locations in southern California with an average weekly attendance of thirty thousand they're also international campuses in Hong Kong and Germany the Philippines and Argentina Warren has written multiple books including the purpose driven life hi Mike Rossio
Pope Voices Sorrow Over Canadian Deaths, Doesn't Apologize
"Pope Francis has expressed sorrow over the discovery in Canada off the remains of two hundred and fifteen indigenous students of church run boarding schools but did offer an apology sort by the Canadian prime minister C. will conclude a penalty to get shown on that kind of a Francis in remarks to faithful gathered in St Peter's square called on political and church authorities to work to shed light on what he called this sad fact and to foster heating the the roadie a delay so fit in said bus out though two days earlier prime minister Justin Trudeau said he was deeply disappointed that the Vatican hasn't offered an apology and called on the charge to take responsibility from the nineteenth century until the nineteen seventies more than a hundred fifty thousand indigenous children were forced to attend state funded Christian schools the majority of them run by Catholic missionary congregations in the campaign to assimilate them into Canadian society I'm sorry I shockingly
Pope Calls for Reconciliation, Healing Over Canada School Discovery
"The pope to apologize on behalf of the Catholic Church towards role in residential schools that separated indigenous Children from their families and where the bodies of 215 Children were found last month. Japan remains in a state of emergency due to the covid pandemic, but there's no postponement of the Tokyo Summer Olympics. ABC is Julia McFarland, the Olympic
The Chilling Case of The Woman Without a Face
"Done walked down a lonely jim in straight particularly at naught. If you do you might feel something heavy. Jump on your back weighing you down. You can't shake off the crater nor can you kill it. According to german folklore diaw hawker meaning lake upon is a mythological shape shifter that will hang onto you until you pass away from exhaustion or tara variance to the legend. Say that the alpha kills its victims but tearing out their throats it can take the form of goblin or a sad old lady and in some cases no shape at all the f. hawkeye can never be caught changing shape as pleases and two disappearing into the nine it. He said that church bells son. Lot pra and profuse swearing may help to ward off the evil creature. Another version of the alpha lies in the legend of a beautiful young woman who preyed upon a boorda god returning home after a long day at work. Hey spotted the woman and as he approached was attacked from behind by a force that he could not see nor fight off the god struggled and screamed before the attack suddenly ceased to beautiful woman disappeared leaving the god to wonder if he had been saint her at all. Although the legend of the alpha kappa was the raw from roots buried deep in german mythology a real life shed shift struck throughout europe in the early nineties. So pervasive was this woman who became known as the woman without a face that she traveled through multiple countries and murdered recklessly without ever being saying she vanished every time leaving few clues behind to mock her presence.
'Dead End': German Cardinal Offers to Quit Over Church Abuse
"The German cardinal offers to quit over church abuse a leading German cardinal and confidante to pope Francis has offered to resign over the church's mis handling of clergy sexual abuse scandals declaring the church had arrived at a dead end cardinal Reinhard Marx published his resignation letter to the pope online he wrote that he wants to take a share of responsibility for what he called the catastrophe of sexual abuse by office holders of the church in the past decades but he also issued a challenge of sorts for his fellow bishops to use the abuse scandal as an opportunity to save and reform the church there was no immediate comment from the Vatican where mark sets on powerful financial and political councils I'm Walter Ratliff
"church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama
"Our own. Now I haven't met any professing atheists in our midst here to gossip a Baptist Church. I haven't met any but we must always be on guard against practical Atheism in the church..
"church" Discussed on Church Growth Nation
"Night was game. five More shots and now gone And my brother is a minnesota twins fan and he started trash talking me one and they're playing the yankees and they got swept so i enjoyed. I enjoyed that conversation with him. That sounds good. Yeah so tell me about cross church. I know that you planted the church. How long have you guys been going on How did you plant. did you go on your own. You use something like are just kind of give us the story of the church absolutely. We planted about six years ago as a new startup. church thing not really campus or a satellite but we we got training through the arc. We love the are. Some of my closest friends are passers and whatnot. and We are associated with arc But didn't receive any of the funds there definitely had their relationship there and great training and and We're just having a lot of fun A lot of fun just love and our community in north georgia and and trying to make a little bit more crowded. Did you start in a building. You start in a school. How what was the process like. Yeah absolutely so boy. When we started out we we looked at. I don't know took us about eight months to secure our location which that was a beast We ended up starting in a school. Was there for about four years Set up tear down the only. We couldn't leave anything so the only thing that was there that we didn't have to set up was chairs because those were bolted to the ground So as a performing arts theater kind of thing and and it was a lot of work. We couldn't store anything on site. Everything had the drawn in by trailer every single week. It is pretty exhausting. And so and we had to set up day saturday and sunday because they wouldn't let us into the main room until sunday morning but they would let us into the kids rooms on saturday so it it was We were portable. And i didn't know that when. I when god asked me to start church was actually starting to moving company. That's kind of what it felt like. Yeah a how many months or years were you doing that. Saturday sunday thing. Yeah four years four years and man. I'll tell you what the saints of the church where the people that set up and tore down and they're pretty awesome. We'll just go. What's what's your building like. Now i mean i know you have your own facility. How are you at. I mean do you own it or you still some portable the a one campus to campus. What's the story so we're a one campus church and we're having a lot of fun five and half years in kind of a thing and we own our building we the day we started five and a half years ago we started. Put money aside for us to be able to step in and make a purchase just believing that as we worked on small margins that god would be able to help us take that next step and When a building basically came open the first building that ever came open for us. We've been searching from day one and it took about four plus years for us to find a place when we did we announced to our church That we were As the first time we ever talked to the church about it we announced that we were in contrast purchase building that we had a large down payment for the building. And here's the giving plan for us to be able to finalise the building and so it was a pretty exciting day because no one even knew what we're doing till we just did it and People really got behind it and So were we've already got most of our building paid off the grace. God tell you when you guys decided to start the church you went with cross church and it's but it's not like cross jesus church it's like an it's like cross roads almost like what's the what's the branding about. Yeah so what we like to say is the cross of christ helps you the cross from your pain to your purpose. You know you see right behind me. Fine life it's this idea. That's our brain behind this. You kind of see our logo and stuff. And that's the idea of you. Know kind of like the israelites. going from You know egypt into the tom. Aslan that the cross helps you to cross into new life helps you find life through christ relationship with christ and relationship with others and that's really our purpose is to help you find life. And so that whole branding thing is you see the flag as well too. It's like we're taking new ground because whenever you take a new ground where you do plant a flag and so it's this idea of kin tuning to move towards what god has for you. Who was your first higher. Yeah great question. I hire was actually a husband and a wife combo so i'm going to cheat a little bit He ran the worship and still does and she ran our youth and children's ministry and still does their phenomenon and we we basically stipend them at the very beginning. And i won't tell you how much we skype in them. Because it was very embarrassing but they were very gracious and there's some of the best people that we have in our church house. Gene wilder their rockstars. From the moment. If you're comfortable with this question from the moment you planted the church until now what do you think if you could pinpoint one is one of the biggest mistakes you've made so far as a pastor made a lot of them which one you know. I'll i think one mistake that i did early on was put too much pressure on myself to build the fantasy church and what i mean by that is i think when whenever we started church or planet which many of us may be no one else. Maybe it's just me but we say that we're not looking to be the next steven fertig or insert your name and Hill song or whatever your big name churches we say no. I'm just following god. I'm just obeying god breaking or something in the back of us back of our mind. That says you why to be cool. If and i think we we wanna plant a fantasy church. Instead of what goddess obediently asked us to so filling go after a and and so i think put a little bit too much pressure on myself to try to be the next whatever. I didn't mimic them. I like them. I was my unique self and what god had called me to be. But that internal pressure to perform. Let's be honest of the large start up churches and god bless you if you are one of them but we are not Condo one percent of the one percenters and so oftentimes. We get very enamored by the very fast growing startup. church plants. Now so awesome. If you are come-ons comes in my church. And tell me everything. I need to change. That's cool no. I probably wouldn't listen half of them because every one of us have a unique. Dna that god has called us to be. But i guess what i'm trying to say is understand that we all organically grow at different places spaces levels and you've got to figure out what god's called you to be and don't worry about building your fantasy church but rather bill church god has called you uniquely to plant and build in the community. He's called you to that. Sounds beautiful. But i yeah i was talking. I was talking with my a buddy of mine. Who was six months. Maybe five months out from launch sunday and they were doing arc thing too and we were helping them with some mailers and some facebook ads. And i remember i was golfing with my buddy and we were talking about the church and i asked him. I said if at the peak this church has a hundred people forever..
"church" Discussed on Christpoint Church
"Are y'all ready for this? Everybody saying I ever going back to church because they're all the same. Like somebody has a bad marriage and that woman thinks all men are scum. All minis come scum. I. I don't believe in microwave and I believe in marinating. I've been married a long time. I know scum folks. Somebody had a bad marriage and they just white somebody off or people have a bad church experience of what you know what they did. They write them all, but it's interesting you go to the doctor and the doctor can give you wrong dot Noces. You get mad and I can't believe they're all after money. Jacked up insurance. What you do. Go find another doctor. I don't know why you do people just leave the church and shut the church out 'cause it's immaturity is what it is. Hold on. Non disciples. Three where. Who disappointed the man the father, the what non disciples. So that tells me not all church folk are alike. Did you hear me this still three charge people in the mountain. About the preach, they're still church. People who not Jesus. They're still three. This church people who sing still church. People who live right bodies the same, not everybody is going to treat sue the same way. Then they may be non disciples that disappoint you, but there's going to be at least three disciples us live and right this walk in and holiness that love God, that's faithful that will give every search person is alike. So instead of count the church out. You got to remind yourself. There's always a Peter, James, and John. Pastor is anybody living right by love. Jesus seems like nobody loves Jesus anymore. Nobody's you real discourage. Jesus said, we tears grow together. Jesus don't don't don't mess with it, let it all grow together because in the end he'll separate at all this and I'm not gonna walk through the island say you're living right? And you're living right? And you're not living, right? You can't do that. We in tares jog on grow together because in the end at the resurrection, the master will go through the field and he will separate the wheat and the tares. So therefore we're letting it grow together. But I'm, we'll let you tell anytime there's tears. There's going to be hurt feelings. Anytime there's tears grown with the wheat. There's going to be disappointment, but you've got to focus on the non people that disappointed you. You've got to understand that there is a Peter, James and John. That's not going to disappoint you. That will stain with you that we'll three with you will walk with you. If you don't like Matthew, go find Peter. If you don't want, Judas go on John, there's Peter, James, and John and prophesy in this church that Peter James Johns in this building. I said, this Peter, James, in this building at the foot of the mountain dew bit at the top of the mountain in with the Lord. Promise you, if Peter James and John was at the foot of the mountain, they coulda cast the demon out because they were all in the mountain. Pray with the master. Law believe. Hope and belief. Why do you have unbeliev sir? Thought the disciples could do. Jesus can do this appointed. Why are you hurt? Because I thought Christians should act like. I should be able to come the church and feel loved in accepted autumn, not come the church where people fold their arms and Akmad and upset. That's what the world does. The has the attitude. The why has the problem not here. Not in this building. In this building, a different atmosphere. Little kingdom come as it is in heaven. Let it happen. Earth. How whatever's up there to come down here too much. I want a little bit. Not like that way. The devils Latu. You got hands. Schick somebody's you gotta mouth. You can open up and complement. Somebody you got is you can see, you can observe be the hands and feet of Jesus. A father. Charts in heaven. Jala would be name. Kingdom come. On. I want to whatever's up there. Why said you need to cultivate an atmosphere? You need to cultivate the kingdom of God. What is the kingdom of God? Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. That's the kingdom of God. Jesus said, the kingdom of God is not meat or drink. Justness, peace, joy, holy goes..
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"Okay. Put it up there. Let me let me show you principle here x fifteen twenty eight and look at this. This is the early church. They came together and they started praying. Okay. And this was their conclusion when they were laying hands on some of the missionaries that we're going to go out verse twenty eight fifteen twenty. So it wasn't chapter fifteen right? For it seemed good Holy Spirit and to us to lay our hands to lay up on, you know, greater burden than these necessary things. They'll stop here, isn't it? Ironic, look at the scripture? It did not say it seemed good to the Holy Spirit in me. It seemed good to the Holy Spirit in me, and that's where we mess up in wisdom. Because wisdom is found in a multitude accountable. It seemed good to the Holy Spirit us. Wisdom is found in a multitude of council and where we come together as a group, not everybody's gonna, miss the Holy Spirit. You're going to have a few people in the group is carnal, but that doesn't mean if you have elders or leaders in the church coming together to make decision. If you have a group of people come together that love God and wanna hear God's voice. You might have a couple of people that's not hearing God's voice, that the majority will hear God's voice. God speaks through a community. Now, let me give you a principal. God does speak to individuals, but whatever he speaks to the individual is confirmed by the community. That is why when somebody feels called into the ministry, the scripture says it is the elder ship that confirms you are called. In other words, the church, the community confirms to the individual that you are called. So you can't just call yourself. People get up, say, I'm called the preach. Did the church conferment did a group of people in your life confirmed. That you were called. 'cause if you read scripture now I don't care your philosophy. 'cause people say, you know, I'm anointed and I can do whatever I wanna do. That's not what the bible teaches this. Absolutely not what the bible teaches. There's a lot of people who are called and picked up their bible win, and nobody is endorsing them. Can I hear name in and how many would raise your hand and say, you probably wouldn't endorse them either come on. I mean, we got to be careful. That's why when somebody is ordained into the ministry, there is a group of people elder ship that has confirmed you're calling. Now, is there some exceptions in church history that the ownership has been wrong? Yes, that is the exceptions. Nothing norm- normally a group of people who have a heart to hear God. We'll hear the voice of God, not everybody's going to be off in the group. It seems good to us and the Holy Spirit. That is why when we moved in this building, when we moved here, it was a six to eight month process because I understood that wisdom. Has found in the mocks do the council and we, we win over here. We looked at the building. We prayed over. I fasted and prayed that with the financial team, we brought people in from the outside to look at it, brought people into looking at our finances, not only the financial team. The elders looked at it. The elders voted had the elders voted. Yes and no, I wouldn't have done if they didn't do they voted, yes or no. After they voted the financial team voted, yes or no after they voted, yes or no. I did a vision night in the church vote, yes or no. There was a process because it seems good to us and the holy goat. It wasn't pastor, Josh. It had to be an s. thing. So how do I know that we're in the will of God because the scripture says is seemed good to us and the Holy Ghost. It wasn't come on somebody here. Amen. This this was a corporate thing. It wasn't coaxed or manipulated because I even got up and said, listen, if you don't wanna go. That's perfectly fine. I'm not going nowhere. I'm gonna be your pastor. We'll pass the church anyway. Doesn't matter what is the Holy Spirit saying? Marriages would have been saved. If people would have just listened to Woz council, somebody better helped me preach up here..
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"Were saved during the world revival that spread to america and the preaching of billy sunday how do you what are you saying preacher i m saying that america is ripe for we have a history of revival what about the zoo's a street in one thousand nine hundred six william j c morning african american holiness pastor blonde in one i went to los angeles to candidate for pastoral job but after he preached she was locked out of the second service because of the color of skin but he begin to pray in a nearby home and the spirit of god begin to calm and he called it a second blessing and field the house and people begin to come to his house and begin to receive the baptism of the holy ghost there was people from all different ethnicities begin to come and let me tell you something with true rebuttal comes it is just not a white thing in a black thing and a mexican thing and is all colors and all nations it isn't a church of the living god coming together under the umbrella of the power of the holy ghost i'm telling you the pentecostal movement i started on three twelve zuzu street because they gathered in an old mission and begin to pray and seek god from five years that revival touch the world a cost of denominations were birth dell what about the post the post war revival or awakening nineteen forty seven nineteen forty eight pentecostals or starting to lose the fire again nine hundred six the zoo's a street blessing was poured out but in nineteen forty seven nineteen forty eight the post war people were discouraged they were losing out just a nineteen forty eight pentecostals begin to experience the latter rain movement the healing movement people like or roberts those after him begin to pray for those who are sick and multitudes of thousands of people begin to be healed under the power of almighty god they begin to set up tent meetings all throughout america being praying for the sick bill right begin to campus crusade for christ billy graham begin to preach in the forties and fifties sixties great people multitudes of thousands were coming to christ college revivals were beginning to happen wheaton college in nineteen fifty achieved great revival were multi foods of hundreds were saved what about the charismatic renewal or the jesus movement in the sixties and seventies there's hippies or smoking things they shouldn't be smoking but jesus showed up anyway i said jesus showed up anyway a great revival happened among those who were the outcast of the church people were tired of institutionalized church in religion and the pentecostal blessing begin to spread across denominational barriers hath leaks were getting when the holy ghost one thousand nine hundred sixty it was crossing a cross denominational barriers the pentecostal church didn't have the capstone for the pentecostal.
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"I want to take your bibles and i want to look at something tonight that you've read before i actually read it this morning but we're going to pinpoint this particular scripture in his first corinthians chapter thirteen verse eleven first corinthians chapter thirteen and verse number eleven i corinthians thirteen eleven we're going to look at these this passage that paul is declares here now you need to understand the background of this scripture sometimes we like to interpret scripture without knowing what the author's original attent was number two you've got to know the historical background of the text can i hear amen so you've got to know the historical setting the texan the author's original tent and so paul was right into the carinthian church and we all know that the grint the church had issues somebody say issues and they had issues with knowing how to balance spiritual gifts the church was out out of order and so the apostle paul was doing his best to set things in order hall didn't have an iphone he couldn't text this message to them so he wrote them a letter and so this is the famous love chapter we all know this at every wedding i've ever been at somebody has quote this verse and ain't nothing wrong with it but it's just really overused you know it's kind of like the song in the ninety shout to the lord every church sung shout to the lord and we have quoted this scripture so much that we actually don't even know what it means and so that is my whole point we quote it so much it becomes familiar to us and we really don't know what it means and i'm not going to do with the whole love chapter i'm actually only going to deal with verse number eleven and paul says this in verse number eleven when i was a child i spoke as a child i understood as a child i thought as a child but when i became a man i put away childish things i want to read it to you one more time.
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"Latin america and going to the pentecostal church the catholic church just recently is revamping their mass to accommodate the pentecostals because they realize something is missing you see in a catholic church you had the liturgy of the word they preach the word so to speak the liturgy of the word they read from the old testament new testament psalms in the epistles they preach a homily they had the liturgy of the work they have the liturgy of the eucharist they have communion that's the hands but they realize they're missing that the of the heart see praise and worship is spontaneous isn't it because it's the theology of the heart you see it's not pentecost eliza is called free worship free worship it's not programmed it's spontaneous when other churches throughout history was liturgy it was planned and programmed and now we have free worship lastly in enclosing tonight we have the faith of the hands the hands what i mean by the hands i'm mean the they believed that the essence the essence of christianity is not the heart the essence of christianity is not even the head the essence of christianity is what you do with your life it's the outward expression of divine realities is witnessing and service emission and acts of service mother theresa was one of the greatest proponents of the faith of the hands as a matter of fact she almost worked herself to the bone because she believed that christianity is not christianity unless you give to the least of these unless you give to the least of these you see conversion under this pattern conversion is not the transformation of your thinking is not even your factions being directed towards god but conversion is actually a new pattern new behavior it's a systematic new behavior it's a new way of living it's a new way of living most some churches have this they participate acts of service and acts of justice.
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"Oh we can learn several things from the story we learn in the story tonight that there is always a conflict from the flesh and the spirit we learned from the story tonight that the flesh is always in rebellion against god and the spirit always wants to please god and each of them is falling the promptings of their master the spirits master is the law of the flesh master is the enemy they're following the promptings of their master in to walk in the spirit is to really obey the spirit obeyed the promptings of the holy spirit and it teaches us at one moment you can obey the spirit and the next moment you can walk in the flesh and we've seen that is the bible says in i corinthians that the carinthian church was called babes they were called karnal how was the corinthian church karnal and babes after he called him sanctified because you can be positionally sanctified and positionally saved and yet be karnal yet peter at one moment listen to the lord and the next moment he was following his flesh isn't that just like us one moment we're doing the right thing and the next moment we miss up this story teaches us at sometimes god's will is not what you want peter didn't want the lord down the cross swipe peter rebuked the lord sometimes this tells us the story teachers that even even godly people sometimes need a little bit of correction or or should i say jr into alignment.
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"Verse mission is what the church dis we see the purpose of the church as what we are doing and maybe you hear the term mission and and maybe you think of the last overseas trip that you took as a church and that's what you think when you hear the word mission or maybe you think the funds and the resources that you provide two at a church and it's maybe outside of your cultural context than so when you hear the term mission that's what you think of you often think missionary in you think of those people who are serving in a different context other than their own but i i wandering this morning one is mission was much deeper than that and what if we begin to understand through god's word that mission is something that is a story for all of us imagine with me for the next few moments that we have to gather that when we talk about a mission we're not talking about the activity of the church and what the church does instead were talking about the very nature though very big of who we are as the church what if we can understand that mission is not what we do it's who we are in our day we're seeing a significant shift in our understanding of the doctrine of mission it's referred to often as miss ceo day or mission all god the warned missio is the latin word for the english word sent and so when we use this word missy o j or mission all god what will really saying is that we serve a sending god we serve a missionary god we serve a missonary god who since his son jesus us into the world and then she.
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"Now we know generation we have people they come to church and there is nothing wrong we coming to church everyone is welcome to come to church a man a man but now in our generation people come to church they meet pastor they made church but they don't meet god but it's not writes jacobs father new god his grandfather new god he did not know god so he's on his own only journey and he comes to a place called the lose in a hebrewlanguage ward lose means place of separation in one i'm taking one of what i'm preaching to you about it it it's the truth that's the word of god is to reality of the word of god russia's church we have not here because we wanted to be here we are here because of one person and his name is jesus we don't preach because we wanna preach we preach because he told us to bridge we don't sing because we want us seeing we sing because bible says seeing until the lord we don't preach about the healing because we wanna preach about healing and will raise the people we just started to speak about healing no we speak about healing because jesus healed so christianity is centered around jesus he is the focus he's the purpose to him belongs the glory to him belongs the honor that's why we've come here together for i have a daughter she's sixth i've never pushed religion on her.
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"Revelation chapter two in verse number seven he talks about the seven churches of asia and it's interesting when jesus is talking to the church of says he makes a profound statement that i think that we need to listen closely revelation to for seven he says verse seven he who has an ear let him here what this spirit says to the churches to hear lou overcomes i will give to eat from the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of god the same word in the old testament which is garden is translated remember i told you it translated paradise in the old testament john is aware of that it's already translated they called a paradise so john is saying to this church or jesus actually say into this church john is record in these words saying that if you have in ear listen to what the spirit is saying because if you overcome in what's going to happen is you're going to eat from the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise or guardian of god now you remember what happened genesis three god drove adam and eve out of the garden why did he drought amount of the garden he put a cherub east of the garden and a flaming soared and the rider who is moser's we believe records that he drove them out of the at least they should eat of the tree of life.
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"And everybody is not going to praise you for what you have done every body might even think it a senseless act your too radical why are you doing it that way but ladies and gentlemen the reason that she came in offered a sacrifice is because she understood what it meant to have a generous grateful heart how can we said in a church sunday after sunday and we not give and we not honor god with our life an honor guard with our finances and honor guard with our relationships how can we set so pious with our arms folded as if we dared not give god what we can give him let's not have the victim mentality church in think that you're doing so much for jesus that it's so hard for us to attend church a couple of times a week let's not play that game let's not play the game that were sacrificing so much that it's a burden to come a couple of times a week to church and it's a burden to give in it's a it's a burden to do this let's let's not play that his you and i know that more christians were killed last year than in recent history remember reading the story about how isis ran into way orthodox church on palm sunday last year there's a couple of hundred worshippers waving palm branches isis came in in the middle of the liturgy and slaughtered all three hundred of those worshippers almost all of them and took the pastor by the hand and took a rope and raptis arms around the rope and drug came through the city let's not act like that what we are doing for jesus is all we can do.
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"I'm a student of the word and i love the scriptures you know there's other books written besides the scriptures that never was accepted into the canon of scripture three twelve saint after the nation was the first saint of the church who wrote a letter to the church and included all the books of the bible the church was read in the books but it was not in one book you had matthew here mark here luke here they were dispersed throughout the entire region the providence that great saint at the nations three twelve christianity became official religion of roman and three 75 saint at the nation's wrote this letter and said he felt that these were the books since they were already being read by the church and the church was already believe in them there was no reason to vote on them they were already accepted as the word of god so through that process the scriptures were accepted by the church what's interesting to me isn't some books never made it into the cannon and there is a book out there that we never accepted as scripture you read it in its enjoyable to read but you know we never accepted it because it never lined up with what's there but there's a book about his birth and they have some folks stories and their about jesus be in two years old and and pull doing magic with the water onestorey states that jesus found a dead bird any laid hands on the dead bird and the bird came alive again you know those stories are spectacular and they never got accepted in the bible and there's no reason to accept them but as a as a as i am aware of those stories it reminds me that it's possible that somebody was trying to exalt jesus is deity they was trying to exalt jesus is god man who what we failed to realize is that if you exalt him as god you've got to acknowledge that he was a baby as well you've got to acknowledge that jesus had a diaper all you've got to acknowledge that jesus was a helpless little baby who fed at the breast of his mother.
"church" Discussed on 5 Minutes in Church History
"Each and so he preached at this church first and they had to have their service early that had hop on his horse and ride to the next town preach there and so that tradition stuck i recently spoke at a church that had a fascinating history miss church was founded in nineteen 42 it was founded by a student of j grass summation this man is name was henry well been went to princeton as a student and was with megyn for one year the academic year 1928 to twenty nine and when maton in 2009 left princeton one across the delaware river and founded westminster theological seminary henry well been went with them he graduated in 1932 from westminster pastor too few churches he sided with may tune in the dispute over missions within the press tyrian church and for that he found himself in hot water with his church's after a few years finally in nineteen 42 he planted this church where i spoke celebrating its seventy ve on of serie and this pastor himself as an interesting history he pastured at for decades and then when the korean war broke out all of a sudden these black sedans pulled up to his house and he disappeared he had grown up in korea was the son of missionaries answered during the korean war he worked for the cia as a spy and after the korean war he went back to planning churches again and so here's this fascinating history of this local church and as you look at the three hundred thousand churches across the united states in these thirty seven million churches across the world one thing we know is that these churches likely all have interesting histories and those churches that are faithful to god's word faithful to proclaiming his word we know that not only do they have interesting histories but they are histories that ultimately tell the story of the faithfulness of god so as you think about your local church.
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"Welcome to five minutes and churches dri hosted by dr stephen nicholson where we take a little break from the present to go exploring the past travel back in time as we look the people of ants and even the places that have shaped the story of christianity this is our story our family history let's get started welcome back to another episode of five minutes in church history on this episode we're going to look at the history of the church so what do i mean by that will first let's take a look at the church around the world wants to to stick informs us that there are three hundred thousand churches that is congregations local congregations across the united states another statistic tells us that if we go out to the globe and look around the world we're looking at thirty seven million churches local congregations across the globe i have a simple mile commute to work and over that mile commute i go by four churches i used to live up in lancaster and as i would drive around in lancaster pennsylvania attended count silos these would be the grain in the corn silos attached to farms and churches i don't know how many of the thirty seven million churches in the world were in lancaster but a lot of them were up there archaeologists tell us that the oldest church dates back to to thirty eight d this is a northern jordan is a fascinating building it's actually underground and there's an inscription on the floor member this is the time of persecution this was the time or the church and christians are persecuted by the roman empire and so this is literally an underground church building that was built and they are inscribed in the floors this inscription the seventy beloved by god so there it is this congregation of seventy people dating back to the two hundred cedi course the earliest churches were actually house churches and there were synagogues were the members of the synagogue converted to christianity and it became a church and since those churches they have spread all around the globe and many local churches have fascinating histories the church i grew up in we had church first and sunday school afterwards and it turns out that goes all the way back to the beginnings it was a circuit church with that meant was the pastor preached therein in had another church it which he.
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"She said i don't have an appointment church starts at ten o'clock i got my appointment in a good to know that we got a savior who works twenty four seven i don't have to have an appointment she touched even everything immediately changed one types consensus for one the labelling in the immoral living in the depression in the guilt mashame and a lack of selfconfidence the addictions a suicidal thoughts of bitterness and forgiveness whatever may be going on but you just reach over to your neighbour maybe both sides and just just touch and go on practice the exercise just just touch him and say this is all it takes today this is all it takes one touch just like this one hatch and your life hit change one touch and a drunkard could be in a lane an evangelist one touch one wired one encouragement and in a marriage there's been a a nightmare could be a mob story of a lifetime one touch could break the spirit of poverty and lack of of a person live off of the community one cuts could turn weeping into joy and morning into gladness an and dancing entering lace like nobody has ever had before one i'll never forget we in the water gardens one time sharon ah a message up there in and you can just field holy spirit about solve thicken the place you hit even see on on on the faces they didn't really know what a was they know what a high is in drugs and alcohol and everything else but this was a high they did not experienced in i i was preaching this message in all of a sudden i hear this guy try out oh jeez.
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"Scripts merrier i did you see i think samaria represent all of those lost and for not and a wanted people in the world saberi was not bury fatah well thought up in the day price they were not considered to be full participants if you will into society of the day and sometimes today we we maybe we think that samaria is a location however i think that there are samaritans everywhere that we go there are individuals that are lost marginalize forgot who pushed aside nobody wants to anything to do with them there everywhere where they're in go meet up there in joplin they're in saying they're in new york city there in nairobi kenya they are literally everywhere around the world so we got to reach jerusalem jerusalem so i say galina so he's a job loan somebody say wherever you live amid said and then jude somebody say jew day the bodies say samaria somebody say to the ends of the year now i am not here this morning saying to you that if you don't go to the ends of the earth that you're not saved it out a christian you're not you're not involved in witnessed seen or you're hot you don't have a missionary spirit not here to tell you that i'm here to tell you that it is the task of the church of jesus christ church fixate ri shorts big seat it's the task of the church everywhere just see that all of the people of this planet our reached with the message over gospel somebody say a man.