“Many Promise, Few Follow Through” (Messages from the pulpit)
Pride not only goes before a fall– it seems that pride can prevent us from getting back up, dusting ourselves off and getting back on track. There is no sin too great that God will not wipe out.Anyone who has spent time with God knows that when we separate ourselves from the loving presence of God our lives become empty. Eventually we become convinced that we’re too far gone and it doesn’t matter. But, speaking from personal experience, I know that when you put your pride aside, you get back into the loving arms of God. We can go to a place of worship, where we can join with people who most likely have gone through the same exact thing. As believers, we are a community of people that come together for the purpose of serving God.
Good Friday Together Buffalo was the first time “the Church at Buffalo” gathered together en masse. In a historic moment for the region, whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians were all in one giant room together, getting along like brothers and sisters, singing together, hugging one another, and celebrating Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. If you weren’t there, you missed a momentous, memorable, utterly amazing event.
That said, I was there and took lots of pictures and videos, so you, too, could experience it, after the fact. I spent a lot of time creating a 1/2 hour video that will give you a great idea of what was said, and what the place looked like on Good Friday 2013.
Pastor Hennings from Zion Dominion said we need to be “demonstrative” with our faith. It’s all well and good to get together and praise Jesus, but lets not forget to be His hands and feet in the world, showing Christ’s love to those who desperately need it. With that in mind…
Recently, the African Children’s Choir came to Buffalo for a week. I decided to raise money for them. BuffaloChristian.com is currently collecting donations to support the work of the African Children’s Choir. If you feel led to contribute any amount to the choir thru BuffaloChristian.com, click here. Thanks. You will be emailed at a later date to let you know how much in total was sent to the Choir. –Mark Weber