Archivos para 25 marzo 2016

25
Mar
16

Shaking the Things that Remain

People have abundant, valid reasons for being discouraged about their perspective for the future.

  • Gone are the days of earning high interest on “savings” and inflation eats away at the value of what we may have stashed away.
  • Drug use is an epidemic in our schools.
  • Finding suitable employment is becoming more difficult.

We can’t even feel safe in our own homes, at the Mall or grocery store, or even going to a movie…

The outlook is grim indeed.

John 1:5

The light SHINES in the darkness, and the darkness HASN’T overcome it. (WEB)

Even though neither politicians nor the media curry the favor of the Religious Right any longer…

Even though we may be facing dire and dark times…

2 Cor. 4:6-9

seeing it is God who said, “Light will shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

^But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.

^We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;

^pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; (WEB)

We are not

~living in exile like Israel in Babylon

~facing persecution and death like early church at the hands of the Roman empire

~without a living hope

Ps. 25:15 My eyes are ever on Yahweh, for he will pluck my feet out of the net. (WEB)

Jer. 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end. (WEB)

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blogs, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.

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04
Mar
16

Benefits of becoming a chaplain

Chaplaincy is not for everyone!

Chaplaincy

  • opens doors
  • establishes credibility
  • denotes level of accomplishment
  • affirms privilege to perform functions:

    -invocations

    -baptisms

    -communion

    -funerals

Opening doors

Being a certified chaplain can give a Christian worker access to secular organizations or places that would not be available to lay ministers or clergy.

Mark 6:3-5

Isn’t this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Jude, and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” They were offended at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.” He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people, and healed them. (WEB)

Establishes credibility

Even Jesus was not recognized and the extent of His ministry limited by the perceptions of those around Him. The Pharisees asked where He got authority to say and do what He did.

Denotes level of accomplishment

People often have a higher respect for knowledge obtained through pursuing a course than through personal study and experience. A certificate validates the level of expertise in their minds.

Affirms privilege to perform functions

People often expect only authorized agents have the ability to officiate ceremonies. Individuals seek designated persons such as chaplains to satisfy these roles as opposed to lay persons, friends, or peers.

Why ICT?

ICT provides:

  • Vocational training since 2005
  • Internship
  • Fraternal organization offering support, accountability, ongoing education

This winter’s certification course is an eventful step forward. ICT will be implementing new material in its curriculum. Participants in this session will share in laying the foundation of our video/online instruction.

Alumni will receive a $50 credit toward renewal, reactivation, or continuing education for each referral’s paid registration.

Take advantage of a risk-free trial! Sit in on the first class March 12 from 2-5 p.m.

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blogs, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.




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