Talentul nu este indeajuns, Michael !

Toti ne nastem cu cel putin un talent natural . Toti suntem categorisiti de Bunul Dumnezeu cu un dar nemeritat care  il avem in noi. Nu este meritul nostru ca il avem , pentru ca l-am primit, pentru ca Dumnezeu ni la dat. Cu toate acestea multi oameni isi asuma propriul talent ca pe ceva meritat, ca pe ceva ce pot ei manevra si folosi in propriul lor interes, neglijind principiile  naturale si spirituale care-l sustin .  Unii inteleg foarte repede principiile naturale care sustin talentul astfel  ca incep sa creada in talentul lor chiar si atunci cand nu au nici un sustinator, isi dezvolta passiunea pentru el, au  initiativa, muncesc din greu , sunt plini de curaj si se lasa invatati.

Totusi talentul mai are nevoie de ceva , de caracter. Caracterul este cel care iti protejeaza talentul. Caracterul te ridica dar si te pastreaza pe culmile succesului. Caracterul te invata sa fii cumpatat, sa fii umil si sa recunosti ca trebuie sa-l folosesti pentru a aduce slava si onoare Celui ce te-a categorisit cu el, lui Dumnezeu. Caracterul iti aduce aminte ca mai exista un principiu, principiul inchinarii fara de care iti poti pierde talentul, viata de aici, viata de dincolo si chiar rasplata. Ce ar folosi unuia sa castige toata lumea prin talent dar sa-si piarda sufletul. Michael, a avut talent cu carul, nimeni nu contesta aceasta. Dar talentul nu este indeajuns. Este nevoie de caracter si de o inchinare autentica, inchinarea “in duh si adevar”. Michael s-a dus dintre noi si nu suntem noi chemati sa judecam destinatia lui pentru ca nu stim “nazuinta inimii lui” dinainte de moarte. Cu toate acestea, putem invata un lucru foarte important, acela ca pentru fiecare dintre noi se va trage o linie, mai devreme sau mai tarziu, si vom da socoteala de modul in care am administrat talentul primit. Se pare ca Michael a simtit momentul plecarii, momentul trasarii liniei finale, probabil tocmai de aceea si-a intitulat ultimul Turneu “This is It”. Nu a mai apucat sa il sustina pentru ca linia s-a tras mai repede decat se astepta.

Ce zici tu ? Ce zic eu? Oare am invatat lectia? Pentru mine raspund eu, dar pentru tine trebuie sa raspunzi tu. Dumnezeu sa iti ajute sa alegi sa pastrezi talentul prin caracter si sa-i dai valoarea reala print-o inchinare adusa  Creatorului.

Dorin Pele

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Biserica Crestina Evanghelica Emmanuel – Phoenix Arizona

Continuam  sa prezentam cate o Biserica care transmite live pe internet serviciile divine sau au cel putin o pagina pe internet. Daca doriti ca Biserica dumneavoastra sa fie urmatoarea va rog sa ne scrie-ti la urmatoarea adresa de email: christ4ro@yahoo.com

Astazi  va prezentam Biserica CRESTINA EVANGHELICA EMMANUEL – Pastor : Doru Levi Ilioi

Worship with us every Sunday from 10:00 AM  to 12:00 AM

and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Adress: La Qunta Hotel on I-17 and Greenway. Conference room, main lobby.

Everyone is welcome.

For information on special services, or special days please contact me at : 602:762-7777

God Bless You and Thank you

Rev. Doru Levi Ilioi     http://www.eptl.org/ 

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Small Groups & the Christian

Do you meet with Christians for worship, fellowship, and instruction outside of your weekend or midweek service? Do you do it regularly? With relatively the same people? If not, you’re missing out on a dynamic that is so incredibly conducive to spiritual growth! I’m talking about the concept of small groups (some churches call them community groups, connect groups etc.) Allow me to show you why meeting regularly in smaller groups of Christians is so important to attaining God’s purpose of you- to be presented to him “perfect in Christ” (Col. 1:18).

This concept is biblical. Early Christianity was marked by small groups and local churches that met in homes (Romans 16:5).
Church history has demonstrated its value. Revival movements throughout church history happened as a result of small groups. The emergence of denominationalism–which in this case was good because groups of people broke from a rigid, cold, & empty religiousity–happened largely through small groups/house meetings. Among these movements are pietism, including the Anabaptist, Moravian, & Methodist traditions.
Allows for a different style of learning. Discussions often lend themselves to a more effective comprehension of God’s word. You can’t ask questions or share your input at an ekklesia of 100+, or often 1000+ people. But you can in the safe environment of a small group.
Creates better unity. The unity of a church as a whole will only be as strong as the ties between individuals and families. Strong relationships are built when you regularly meet with each other!
Offers Christians necessary accountability. It’s so easy to get lost in the crowd of a worship service, or slip in and out of a building without being noticed. Not so when you meet with the same 10 or so people every week! If you’re missing, you’ll be missed. Furthermore, as relationships deepen you’ll find people who you’ll feel safer to open up to about your spiritual strengths and weaknesses.
Some Christians value small groups so much that they put a cap on how much they want their church to grow numerically before splitting or planting another church. This is an extreme and doesn’t take into account the fact that in Acts “all the believers” met together at Solomon’s Colonnade (5:12). Large churches are healthy and biblical. But for most Christians, the value of small groups has yet to be realized!

Hear your pastor repeatedly suggest joining an existing small group in your church? Do it at the next opportunity you have!

Are you part of a church that has yet to discover or fully realize the idea? Talk to your pastor about what you can do to help- whether it be hosting, leading, preparing refreshments etc.

Unity; accountability; fellowship; growth; discipleship; worship; you’ll find these and other great things in small groups! Find one, create one…join one somehow.

by Andy Dragos

http://themourningdovecaws.wordpress.com/

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Lumini in intunericul Indiei – Tineri Pentru Misiune Medias

Poate ai avut timp sau nu sa citesti din scrisoarea mea despre misiunea in India in care am fost de curand.
Dar imaginile vorbesc mai mult si ai nevoie doar de 10 minute ca sa calatoresti in aceasta indepartata tara Asiatica alaturi de grupul de tineri misionari si sa vezi cum a lucrat Domnul.
Vizionare placuta si continua sa ne sprijini in rugaciune!
cu binecuvantari,
Dana Ariton
Tineri Pentru Misiune Medias

www.tpmmedias.ro

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