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#1 Kenny

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:03 PM

Just Sharing a few thoughts from some of my past and current readings

 

Years ago I read a book that went by the name, 

 

Gentle Persuasion, by Joe Aldrich

 

In that book Joe asked; 

 

What would you think of a church that pictured itself as a Spirit-filled department store, a place where all the sanitized employees show up at 7:30 a.m., march in, lock the doors, and sell Christian Merchandise to each other all day?

   While Joe might have been exaggerating a bit there, nevertheless there is a bit of truth in that statement.

 

Then Joe made this statement which I like

 

The church is no haven until Heaven, no refuge until the Rapture. Nor is it a fortress to be defended, or the National Guard. It's an army focused outward whose soliders are deployed into barber shops, gas stations, businesses, and neighborhoods where the lost live, serve, and work.

 

The reason I posted that was because of a few thoughts I have today when I read the following quote which I found

 

"The holiest moment of the church service is the moment when Godís peopleóstrengthened by preaching and sacramentógo out of the church door into the world to be the church. We donít go to church; we are the church." - Ernest Southcott

 

 


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#2 nelsonr

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:22 AM

There are so many departmental stores available for the spiritual items of the Jewish community. Shofar is the musical instrument which is made from the animal bone and it is available on the online store for sale. If you are interested in musical instrument then you can purchase it online.