2 Chronicles 7:14If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.Educate the church body about the slaughter-houses that kill more than 4,000 babies a day.Prepare for war with the enemy. The enemy is not the woman walking into Planned Parenthood; the enemy is Satan luring them into sin.Act– begin the helping process: volunteering, financial contributions, prayer.Restore those that have already murdered their own unborn. Lead them to Christ, and help change their futures.
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When discussing the topic of servanthood, I think the first place to look is to the example which Jesus gave while He was living His life here on earth. Christ took many opportunities to serve those around Him. He even performed the lowly job of washing His disciples' feet. Christians need to look to Jesus' example for how they ought to behave towards those around them.Being a servant is often a characteristic which is looked down upon by those in the world. Today's society is very much a "me-first" world in which the population is only looking out for themselves. If someone sees a person acting as a servant to someone else, they are scorned and considered weak. This characteristic of Christianity is yet another way Christianity differs from the ways of the world. Christians need to realize that every time they act as a servant to someone else they are possibly opening the door to share God with others. Being a servant is one way a Christian can be a light in this dark world of sin.Here are a few scriptures to consider when studying the concept of being a servant:Mark 10:45: "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.“The tradition in those days was for the lowest person in the room to wash the feet of those who entered a room after a journey because sandals did not afford a complete covering for the feet. Jesus was demonstrating a form of admonishment to his disciples to show them their arrogance and how they should humble themselves from the high place with the willingness to at times take the low place. Some of the humility and humbleness that is spoken of in 2Chronicles 7:14.I hope all of you know the names of all the disciples of Jesus – These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.Jesus was showing them that he also was a servent. And that he was humble. and by washing Judas feet that he had forgave Judas for what he had done. Jesus knew that it was God’s will for him to die.
A New Creation Ministry
A New Creation Ministry <br />A Proposed Ministry of Second Baptist Church<br />Partnering with<br />
A New Creation Ministry<br />Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you…” <br />2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.<br />
Why must the church respond to abortion?<br />40% of unintended pregnancies end in abortion. (AGI). <br />80% Abortions are from unmarried women. (CDC). <br />Nearly ½ of women that have abortions will abort again. (AGI). <br />43% of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27% identify themselves as Catholic (AGI).<br />
Why are abortions performed?<br />Inconvenience<br />
Where do these “facts” come from? <br /><ul><li>AGI (Alan Guttmacher Institute)</li></ul>Does not include CA, LA and NH<br />California performs more abortions than any other state!<br /><ul><li>CDC (Center for Disease Control)</li></ul>Partners with Planned Parenthood– Largest abortion provider<br />AGENDAS = INACCURATE STATISTICS<br />
How does this affect the church?<br />70% of abortions are from self-professed Christians!<br />If we are to obey the Word in it’s entirety; then what does this mean for the church?<br />Proverbs 24:11-12<br />If innocent babies are in danger, then God-fearing people are to come to their rescue!<br />
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Promotes Christian education and lifestyle habits</li></li></ul><li>What are the Objectives of A new creation ministries?2 Chronicles 7:14<br />Prepare<br />Pray<br />Educate<br />Act<br />Restore<br />