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The Church

The Church

The Greek word for “church” is ekklēsia, which means “assembly.” The first two occurrences of this word in the nt are spoken by Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel. In the first instance (Matt 16:18), Jesus says “I will build my church [i.e., assembly].” This reference can be theologically connected to the ot notion of the “assembly of […]

Facing My Fears – Chiamaka OhaneleSan Francisco Bay ICC

Facing My Fears – Chiamaka OhaneleSan Francisco Bay ICC

Since I became a disciple in 2013- more precisely a woman of God, I have been constantly afraid of these next 4 words: “gentle and quiet spirit.” Coming from the world, all I heard was doormat and silent spirit. I didn’t understand why all the brothers were strongly suggesting I read the book on it. […]

Mission in the Biblical Narrative

Mission in the Biblical Narrative

Mission is one of the central themes that propels the narrative of Scripture. To understand “mission,” one must consider its function within the entirety of the biblical narrative. This understanding begins with God, who creates (Gen 1), and it moves toward the formation of Yahweh’s chosen people, Israel. As recipients of His covenant and commandments (Deut 5:1–6:9; […]

Slavery in the First Century

Slavery in the First Century

In the Roman Empire, people were either slaves or they were free. These two statuses were central to the social and the legal fabric of the Roman world. Unlike in recent history, slavery in Rome was not based on race or ethnicity; anyone could become a slave and any slave could become free. Consequently, the […]

Read A Study Bible And The Notes This Year

Read A Study Bible And The Notes This Year

The Plan: Read a study Bible plus the notes in a year. I love the ESV Study Bible. Some other study bibles can be found at the end of this article. Just because January 1st is behind you, it doesn’t mean you can’t start today and end a year from that date. The Why: I […]

Somethin’ To Believe In

Somethin’ To Believe In

[1]I heard his pain before I heard his words. His voice speared my heart and pulled me in. In the first verse he decried an imprisoned tv evangelist; in the second and third verses he mourned a Vietnam vet and the death of a best friend. In the fourth he was moved by the homeless […]

50 Ways to Raise Money for Missions!

50 Ways to Raise Money for Missions!

AUCTIONS – Collect sports memorabilia, spa packages, gift baskets and other items to hold a silent or other type of auction; or post them on eBay. BABYSIT – Collect donations from parents to babysit their children. BAKE SALE – Hold a bake sale at your home, office or any place with heavy foot traffic. BINGO […]

We Are Family – 2016 Movement Prayer Goals

We Are Family – 2016 Movement Prayer Goals

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the FAMILY of believers THOUGHOUT THE WORLD is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” 1 Peter 5:8-9 WE ARE FAMILY is the inspirational theme for 2016 for […]

2016 CAICC Winter Workshop – LiveStream

2016 CAICC Winter Workshop – LiveStream

Happy New Year from chilly Los Angeles! During December, Tim & Lianne Kernan and the new City of Angels International Christian Church (CAICC) Super Region Leaders diligently prayed to the Lord and inspired all the LA Disciples so much so that the Spirit blessed the CAICC on the first Sunday of the year – January […]

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