SOCIAL NETWORK MINISTRIES

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Face book is today’s largest social gathering on the internet. So why don’t more Christians evangelize on it? Perhaps the better question is what does it take to successfully evangelize on an internet social site? Most people can’t understand the etiquette or rules of these sites. Also how to acquire a large friend base is necessary to succeed in getting noticed. Friends can be built upon an area of interest, my favorite is internet marketing. Not only does internet marketing have an immense friend pipeline, but they are all eager to meet new prospects for their sales pitches. The next step takes a little more effort.

Now the rules to social websites say you can’t market something, however this is ignored so long as no one perceives you as bothering them. So you’ll need to have a blog so that it looks professional as you post. This is a site where writers post their musings, word press is an excellent and is free to use. It is famous and will give you prestige and comes with awesome tracking tools and is easy to setup.

Now you don’t have to panic about spending all your time blogging, a few posts a month is plenty to attract people to follow your blog. There are tons of free articles with master rights you can use or change them to fit your writing style. Just make the article yours and remember your goal is to attract people so sensational titles are great and interesting topics are the best way to succeed. Too many posts or to in depth scriptural theology can cause you to lose your readers or potential followers of your blog and can even cause people to drop you from tier friend list.

Creating a blog is nothing that you need to be afraid of. There is no elaborate planning required either. However, there are a few things you would need to decide. Since these blogging service providers give you a lot of choice in terms of template and color themes, would be require to take those decisions yourself. The following is a quick guide of what to think over before creating your blog. Ranking of any website depends on a few factors. It would basically depend on the relevance of the article according to the key words used; the number of times that page has been linked and viewed, etc. These are quite easy to follow, and if these factors are carefully noted and looked into, the rankings of your website can increase considerably.

The first step is to get your website linked through various other pages. The more the pages are that contain your links, the better ranking they will receive. The second aspect to be kept in mind is how often you update the content on your website. Frequently updated sites receive higher ranking in search engines than those that have not been looked at by the owner s for ages. Always editing the content of your website as a whole may not be an option. In this case what you can do is add a Blog to your website. A Blog will function as nothing but a forum for people to come and discuss the themes that concern your website too. It will create a platform, as well as become a journal whereby you can also post updates about your operations and your website. The advantage is that the content on such Blogs will not be restricted only to text, but pictures and videos can be posted too.

These easy steps will show you how to create your own blog.

  • If you are not very comfortable with web designing techniques, you need not worry. Creating your blog is not as complicated as designing template for a website. These blogging services provide a wide range of templates from which you can choose the one most suited to your tastes.
  • You must also use your discretion while blogging. Especially if you are incorporating your blog within your website, or creating a blog to increase awareness of yourself, you need to keep in mind that this is an open forum which is read by all. You do not want to say anything that may end up angering your readers. Politics and religion are the two most controversial themes, and therefore anything about those must be carefully blogged about.
  • Anything that is particularly reader friendly and does not anger too many people is considered ‘safe’. If your aim is indeed to increase the ranking of your site, you will have to make sure many people read it. You can do this by making your content user friendly.
  • Also keep an eye on what other people write or say on their blogs. This can give you a general idea of what kind of responses those articles receive, and you can get valuable tips from them. Blogging has come to be considered a highly effective marketing tool. You can easily create awareness of your product and get clients and customers to interact with each other and not to ask questions and clear the air about your opinions… Moreover, it also increases your website rankings can increase because the blog is constantly being updates, commented on, and discussions are always going on. Because of its sheer activity, the rankings improve, creating more awareness of the subject matter.
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THE PRESENT

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“GOD’S PRESENT PRESENT PRESENT!

Translation:

GOD’S GIFT NOW GIVEN!

God was present, is present, always present.

“THE PRESENT”

(The Moment)

(Here & Now)

Church project

More Than 300 Worship in One House

 

first published: Oct. 14, 2011 – Gospel for Asia

 

Pastor Sampat and the believers gather in front of their new church building. The congregation came together for their very first worship service in their new church home.

Sampat Kolagunta’s ministry began like any other. For six years, the Gospel for Asia-supported missionary labored to bring the Good News.

 

He started with a small group of believers worshiping in the home of a local Christian. They experienced frequent opposition from their neighbors and local anti-Christian extremists, but in spite of these problems, the Lord enabled Sampat and the believers to stand firm in their faith. Within a few months, the opposition vanished, and Sampat’s ministry continued to flourish.

 

More than 330 believers crammed into one home to worship the Lord. The space limitations made it difficult for them to gather.

 

So they began praying for a church building. For several years they asked the Lord to provide them with a large enough place to call their own, and, in His perfect timing, the Lord finally answered!

 

Donors from around the world provide funds to build churches in South Asia. Sampat’s congregation received funding for land and materials. Then they built their own church building. Now Sampat and the believers have a place to freely worship the Lord.

 

“This church building has been a great blessing to our pastor and the congregation to bring His believers together for worship,” shared a GFA field correspondent. “Now Pastor Sampat doesn’t need to worry about their need for a place to gather for worship services.

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A church building can be constructed for just $11,000. You can provide not only a place for worship, discipleship, and fellowship, but a vital symbol to the community of security and permanence. Finally, you’ll help new believers—too poor to fund their own buildings—give an undeniable declaration that they belong to Jesus.

One hundred percent of your donation will go to toward the mission field. Nothing is taken out for administrative expenses.

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Christ with us

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Christmas Today

If today Christ was to be born, how would we react to the reality of it? Maybe we should search ourselves in this senerio and live like mature Christians in the knowledge of God’s full glory. “Born to you this day, Emanuel (God with us)”, Christ lives with us today so let’s grasp this glorious blessing and live in the full glory of this revelation. Few have come to a complete understanding of this Christian truth, those that have went on to become great beacons of God’s light in the world.

Although we were not there that night we received Christ when we were born again. In fact we are able to have an even closer relationship with him than the his disciples did while he was alive. This is because his glory was cloaked in a mortal body and he spoke in parables until his true nature was revealed after his resurrection.

Through the Holly spirit we are able to have a personal relationship with him and walk in his steps daily. It is only when his glory shines forth that others may find salvation.

Here I shall attempt to to teach the spiritual truth of the hidden life with Christ. Most Christians barely have a grasp of of this great Christian truth, least of all been capable of living in full enlightenment of it. Perhaps it is because of stuffy doctrine they have failed to see the true power of dying to self and living in Christ that produces this spiritual blessing.

The true meaning of being born again is to die to self and live in Christ. This now becomes a personal experience for us as God becomes part of our every day lives. All his power and glory is now experienced in each and every moment of our life. As we walk with him the holy spirit guides us in his will for us.

As we continue to walk with him we are blessed with living waters that are ever flowing and refresh us each day. We then begin to shine forth light to the world, not that of our own but of his power and glory. We are a child of God and reveal him to the world just as Jesus did when he walked the earth.
The only way his light can shine forth is when we live consistently in the spirit. In other words if we are distracted by life’s little problems, we cease to be effective vessels for God’s light to shine forth in the world.

Just as Jesus was born to walk among us spreading the good news of salvation, we to must shine forth his glory and show others the way to salvation. We are commissioned to spread his word to all the world. As Jesus died for our salvation, so should we die to the world so that his light may shine forth so others might receive eternal life.

The Image of God

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Philosophy is concerned about God’s nature and will, but it has never had much appeal to the vast majority of people. It is abstract and talks about God as the Ground of being and the Fundamental Force of the Universe. Most people need a concept of God that can be embodied in some kind of a mental image. This is why the Bible is filled with what is called anthropomorphism. That is a big word that simply means the picturing of God in the form of a man, and with characteristics of a man. God became a man in Christ, and Jesus said that when we see him we see the Father, and so our image of God is very manlike. Our highest revelation of God is in the man Christ Jesus. In Jesus God is a man.

Even before man knew of God the Son the Father was described in terms of human characteristics. The reason for this is obvious, for there is no alternative if man is going to have any intelligent concept of the nature of God. If anthropomorphic terms were not used to describe God He would be so abstract as to be almost meaningless, and He would certainly not be thought of in a way that would be of much comfort. God is infinite spirit, and all His attributes are so infinitely superior to ours that we cannot conceive of God at all in His essence. Our knowledge of God has to be on the level of the finite. This means we must be aware that even our highest concepts of God are fall short of what He really is. God has had to descend to the level of our finite minds in order to be known by us at all.

If you want to communicate with a dog you do so with meat and bones and scratching behind the ears. These are hardly the highest expressions of man’s nature, or of his love, but these kinds of things alone can be understood by the dogs intelligence. You would get nowhere in communicating with a dog by mathematics, art, or a lecture on biology.

These are above the dog’s capacity, and so rather than get no response at all you stoop to the dog’s level and speak his language. This is what God has done with man. He has revealed himself in man-like ways, and with man-like characteristics. The result is that many young people form the concept in their minds of God as an old man of great wisdom with a long white beard. Mature believer know this is not so, but as C. S. Lewis has said, it is better that God be seen this way than as a mere abstraction, which is even more false to reality. He wrote, “What soul ever perished for believing that God the Father really has a beard?”

It is essential to think of God in human terms, and it is harmless as long as recognize them as necessary symbols to represent God, but not necessarily what He actually is. The Greeks fell into this danger and had their gods on the same level with men, and this included all of their limitations and immoralities as well. Most pagan peoples have done this, and so they have a very poor concept of God. Any god who is too man-like is a partaker in man’s evils. God rebuked this in Ps. 50:21, “You thought that I was one like yourself.

But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you.” We must use the benefits of anthropomorphism, for the Bible uses them, but we must also avoid its dangers lest we make God in man’s image. God made man in His image, and so it is reasonable to assume that God is man-like in many ways. But we need to avoid any idea that God is like man in his fallen nature.

God has always been in heaven speaking the words that formed all or reality, but then we come to Gen. 3:8 and all of  a sudden we see God walking on earth in the garden. He is now clearly in the image of man. Our very first concept of God, which we can visualize is of a man walking in the garden and talking with Adam and Eve. We cannot conceive of what He was before creation, but here we see Him as a man. What is of interest is that this is not just anthropomorphic, but is a literal description of what God actually did. He made himself in the form of a man and dwelt with man. Only the literal interpretation fits the total unity of the Bible. The ultimate goal is that God will again dwell with man.

It is not stated as such but it could very well be that this one walking in the garden could have been the second person of the Godhead. Jesus became a literal man in the incarnation, but here we see him taking on the form of a man. In the ultimate paradise that we see in the book of Revelation we know it will be Jesus who will walk with us in white, and we shall be like Him when we see Him as He is.

Anthropomorphism is justified because God began his relationship with man as a man. He chose to reveal himself in the form of a man at the beginning, and actually became a man in history.

It is implied that God had walked in the garden before this, for how could they have known the sound of Him walking if they had not heard it before? They did not see Him but heard Him coming, and if they had never seen God before in the form of a man walking, how could they ever suspect it would be God making the sounds they heard? The text implies that God actually dwelt on earth with Adam and Eve. This means that earth was once the dwelling place of God, and God had actually been on our world in the form of man before Christ. It could have been the pre-incarnate Christ who was here in the form of man. He did not come into flesh through birth, but merely took on the form of a man as we see He did on other occasions in the Old Testament.

We see that the Old Testament works away from an incarnation of God, which was lost toward and incarnation of God, which gave hope. It is no wonder that the Old Testament concept of the ultimate kingdom was earth centered, for this was the setting of the ideal in the beginning. Even in the New Testament where the eternal kingdom is pictured as heavenly, there is still the new earth as a part of it, and it appears that this small planet will be forever a place where God will dwell with His people, and walk in the beauty of paradise.

The picture of God walking in the garden was like Jesus centuries later walking in Palestine, for He was the only man on earth who was perfect. Adam and Eve had fallen and so they felt naked before God and they hid themselves. We see two frightened shameful people who do not want to be seen in their nakedness. God’s first question to fallen man was, “Where are you?” God was the great seeker of man, and Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost.

Everything about this first picture of God reminds us of Jesus. God finds them, hears their confusion, judges them, and then provides them with coverings and the hope of redemption. This whole account pictures God as Christ-like.  We see God in man’s image as the God-Man.

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