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Online Bible Study | Walk the Same - 11th February, Tuesday 2014

Hey All,

In both the Old and New Testaments God requires his people to think not only of themselves, but also of each other, of the welfare of their neighbors. Sadly, however, many of his followers prefer to devote themselves to memorizing his commands rather than living them out. What does it mean to love your neighbor? How have you kept this commandment? This Tuesday, we will be exploring the topic of Loving Your Neighbor.

Visit the Bible Study page to download the notes which you will find helpful when following this study during the course of this session. The reference guide for the study will be available for download shortly after the study has concluded.

The chat will take place at : http://tinychat.com/walkthesame

Date & Time : 11th February, Tuesday @ 07:00 US Eastern Standard Time 

*We believe that people can engage and interact in study in any way possible and is not limited to a particular stream and therefore webcam is absolutely optional.

The study will take place in the form of interactive group discussions in order to have everyone involved. We are absolutely excited and we hope that you will join us with your Bibles for a Blessed evening. Spread the word and let your friends know.

If you have any questions, feel free to get hold of us on our Ask or alternatively you can reach us on our email ask@walkthesame.com.

Love & Blessings,

Walk the Same team

Ignite

Last semester I got involved with this ministry on campus called “Chi Alpha.” I don’t always find myself agreeing with everything that’s said there, but I will say this: I have never seen so many people with such a fire for God’s word or with such a passion for seeking the lost.

Yesterday morning my small group leader and I went into a prayer tower that was build for this thing Chi Alpha is doing called “24 Hours of Prayer,” where every hour scripture is being read and people are praying over the school, the country, the world, and anything else God puts on their hearts. It’s a beautiful thing. 

This is what God put on my heart: If every denomination/ministry, not just Chi Alpha (which is affiliated with Assembly of God), were to be ignited with the same passion for God’s word and the same hunger to seek the lost, we would see massive change in the world. If every believer regained their conviction and decided that their friends’ souls were worth more than society’s opinions of them, God’s light would shine brighter than the sun.

It is not a bad thing to be a Christian. You can make poor choices as a Christian, which then portrays the faith in a negative light, but it is not a bad thing to actually believe in Christ. 1 Peter 2:12 and 2 Peter 1:16 discuss how nonbelievers will tell you that you’re wrong, how the Bible is wrong, and how you should change your ways. They also say that you should hold fast, because the Lord is coming, and He was already here once before. They say to take heart, because you know you’re in the right, even if some will never be convinced of that. 

If you feel lost or alone because your friends don’t like your beliefs, they shouldn’t be your friends. Proverbs says that “As iron sharpens iron, so one friend sharpens another.” If your friends or the people that you choose to surround yourself with are not edifying you and building you up, but instead only bringing you down, then change must be made. Seek out those that will bring you up. If a group of fellow Christians is putting you down, seek out a different church. True Christian community is a beautiful thing and cannot be compared with any other relationship. 

Because God lives within each of those who believes in Him, your Christian family is an extension of God, making Himself visible to you and giving you access to Him here on earth. We are each created in the Trinity’s image. All the knowledge, power, and presence/sight in the universe has been divided between billions of people. This is why there is such a variety of gifts in the world.

As with any family, you won’t always fit in with every single member. You have to find your niche. But because we’re a family, we love each other; not despite our differences, but because of our differences. We see the differences as the Holy Spirit working through one another and as blessings from God. When you surround yourself with that kind of affirming love, you begin to emanate it, and others will start to notice.

My dad once said in one of his sermons “If you catch fire for the Lord, people will come to watch you burn.” There’s something different about Christians and people know it. Society tends to cover confusion or fear with anger. Christianity and the faith that comes with it aren’t easy to understand, and they threaten a certain way of living that many have grown accustomed to, so people tend to get angry about it. Believers don’t have to be afraid or feel threatened. Courage and conviction change hearts. Know that once God has ignited a fire within you, it’s impossible for it to be put out as long as you hold fast, stay strong, and keep the faith. 

Online Bible Study | Walk the Same - 04th February, Tuesday 2014

Hey All,

The Christmas Carol “Joy to the World” helps bring the importance of joy in the Christian life into focus. Jesus came to provide forgiveness of sins and transformation of life, but also came to bring joy to his people. How well do believers you know exemplify the joy  of the Lord? How well do you? This Tuesday, we will be exploring what it is like to experience Joy in the Christian Life.

Visit the Bible Study page to download the notes/guide which you will find helpful when following this study during the course of this session

The chat will take place at : http://tinychat.com/walkthesame

Date & Time : 04th February, Tuesday @ 07:00 US Eastern Standard Time 

*We believe that people can engage and interact in study in any way possible and is not limited to a particular stream and therefore webcam is absolutely optional.

The study will take place in the form of interactive group discussions in order to have everyone involved. We are absolutely excited and we hope that you will join us with your Bibles for a Blessed evening. Spread the word and let your friends know.

If you have any questions, feel free to get hold of us on our Ask or alternatively you can reach us on our email ask@walkthesame.com.

Love & Blessings,

Walk the Same team

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My Cinderella story

I accidentally took a few day break from blogging but I am back. Why? Because I am sad and when I am sad it helps to write it out. Some people eat away their feelings, some cry them away, some drug them away. I like to write them away. I am sad because I feel that I am not good enough. I feel that I am nothing compared to the really good Christians out there. That I am trying to be something I am not. What is interesting is that I have always wanted to feel special. I have always wanted to feel that I am in some kind of cinderella story. And now, I feel that I may actually be in a story of that kind and it really hurts. 

What I mean by this is that when I look around at the strong Christians around me, I see that they have come from such good Christian families. This makes me sad because I look at my mother and father and their parents and realize that I have a pretty messed up family. I know that almost everyone has a messed up family in some way or another and that I am probably among the fortunate who have not had to deal with drugs or physical abuse or parents who did not try or go to college, but I cannot get over the fact that when I want to look to someone in my family for Christian guidance or counsel, I don’t feel comfortable going to anyone. This is difficult because then it feels that I am the only one pursuing this dream of being a good Christian. I am the only one in my family who thinks it is worthwhile to be totally dependent on God. Now, I realize that this could make me happy and elated because I am special. I am the only one of many in my family who has seen truth and acknowledges it and is pursuing it. But more often I find myself looking at myself as a know-it-all, a jerk for pursuing something that no one else in my family thinks is worthwhile. I see myself as thinking I am better than the rest and that my goals are more valuable than anybody else’s. So instead of feeling special, i feel like a jerk, like an elitist in a way. 

I hope this makes sense the way I feel. I don’t think I am crazy for feeling this way. At the same time, I wonder if the devil is putting these thoughts into my head. If I truly believe that Christ is worth following, how can I go along thinking the way the rest of my family has chosen to live is okay? I can not. I have prayed before for God to reveal to me that I am being genuine in my faith and His response was testing me and giving me opportunities to rely on Him and nothing else. 

Well then, again I am confronted with this question, “Emily, is your faith real? Or is it something that you are using to feel better than your family?” I want my faith to be real. I don’t want to feel like I am using God to feel better than others. I want to know that I have seen God as the true creator of the universe and the author of my life and that that is the reason I am choosing him. 

This is why I wish that my family was Christian because then I could not tell myself or let the devil tell me that I am doing all of this for recognition because I would see that others around me truly believe that God is worth pursuing. But here I am again, doubting something I know to be true for a small contradiction. The small contradiction to the truth that God exists is that my family does not think God is worth pursuing. But how many times has it been proven to me that God is the only thing I need, the only thing that can truly fulfill me? Over and over again. And I doubt this. I continually doubt this thing I know to be true. 

This is the sin in me and nothing else. I know this and I will not doubt it. I know this and I will not doubt it. 

So to get back to my cinderella story. I feel alone in my lack of Christian relatives to look to. I feel left out of the Christian community. I must be the first one in my family to step out in faith and fully embrace Christ. How do I do this? God help me. Lord have mercy on me. I want you. I want my family to want you too so I don’t feel so alone. 

Bible Study | Walk the Same - 11th September Wednesday 2013

Hey everyone,

We are finally ready to start Bible Study and we are super excited and fantastically stoked for this one. The theme that we are going to be focusing on this week is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The greatest message that humanity has ever heard is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the message that defines reality. It is the message that gives true hope. It is the message that portrays ultimate love. It is the message that explains to us how we can be reconciled with our Creator. While this message is vitally important, there is often a lack of clarity on exactly what the Gospel is. Therefore in this study we will be 

  • Discussing what the Gospel is all about,
  • Sharing scripture that explains the message of the Gospel,
  • Discussing the application of how the Gospel applies to people.

The chat will take place at : http://tinychat.com/walkthesame

Date & Time : 11th September, Wednesday @ 06:30 US Central Standard Time 

*We believe that people can engage and interact in study in any way possible and is not limited to a particular stream and therefore webcam is absolutely optional.

The study will take place in the form of a presentation and interactive group discussions in order to have everyone involved. We will have the podcast for our bible study session available shortly after the live session which will be available for listening/download on our site and also on our Walk the Same App. We are absolutely excited and we hope that you will join us with your Bibles for a Blessed evening. Spread the word and lets have an awesome time together as a christian family.

If you have any questions, feel free to get hold on us on our Ask or alternatively you can reach us on our email ask@walkthesame.com.

With Love & Blessings,

Walk the Same team

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