Archive for August 18th, 2020

Through the Narrow: Salvation Party – By Gina Cook

I remember “complaining” about the “Sinners Prayer” at a church several years ago. Most at that time told me it was biblical and the best way to find out who was a Christian. Thankfully, my pastor at the time understood what I meant.
This article is a good summation of my concerns then and now.

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Tulips & Honey

Years ago I was invited to attend a “salvation party” for a young lady who had just made a profession of faith in Christ. I’ll call her “Anne”.  It was the first time I had heard of such a party.  Out of profound curiosity and my heart for Anne, I went.  We gathered at a local restaurant, with cake and gifts in tow.

I noticed the people most excited were the ones throwing the party, the ones who had witnessed to her.  Anne sat appearing unsure and distant.  

One could think she was just an introvert who didn’t like the fuss of a party, or that it was a bit too silly for her taste- I would have agreed with her.  Perhaps she was thinking what I was thinking….is she…. saved?  I silently prayed for her and tossed around in my head the question, “how did anyone really know…

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VerseD: James 1:2-3

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
James 1:2‭-‬3, ESV

Life is hard. But it is easier knowing that God uses the hard things of life to build us up in Christ.