03-14-2014 Scare Tactic?

June 16th, 2014 by

Dear Member of New Covenant,

 

SCARE TACTIC?

If your child clicks on KIK.com and enters a teen girl’s profile she will be solicited for sex within 30 minutes. Predators also meet at one place and suggest a move for further conversation to another.

  • A lot of children now have “Shadow Accounts” on Facebook, and MySpace– do you know where to find them?
  • The average age for first sexual experience is now between 3rd and 4th grades.
  • The number presented by Detective Padgett of young children who are exposed to hard-core pornography was astronomical, and the number that tried out what they saw was even more frightening.
  •  And what about “Porn Dads” – soccer dads by day and porn addicts by night. What’s wrong with this anyway?

I didn’t know this. Did you?

After learning this Fr. Christopher was heard to say that he was cutting off the electricity to his house to protect his family.

When I returned from Africa Sunday night I heard this from my children, who heard it Sunday night at our church. We are inviting Detective Padgett to return and speak with our youth.

As well, we will have another time to meet and talk about ways to protect our families, without cutting off electricity, on the 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. Not to be missed.

Scare tactic? Or is it just plain scary? Is there an option?

Blessings to you all,

Carl+

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August 1st, 2013 by

Friday Epistle

July 5, 2013

 

Dear Member of New Covenant,

The Missional Church

Being missional is not about what churches do, but what churches empower people to do in their every day lives. The Great Commission is so much more than spreading the Gospel in words; it is about embodying the Gospel message-it’s hope for transformational renewal-in everything we do. This is what it means to be missional. Witness is no longer an activity we do now and again, but witness is who we are. The world will encounter God’s love in Christ because they encounter you, and you are equipped by God’s Holy Spirit and with His Word to demonstrate the transformational truth, the relevance, the healing power of the Gospel.

What type of transformation do you think is necessary in our church to live missionally in a post-christian context, in our world?

What type of transformation do you think is necessary in your life to live missionally in your work place, neighborhoods, beaches, schools and communities?

The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood.         John 1:4

Let’s go and do the same.

Sheryl

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