Fish Symbol

QUESTION: Hey, what’s the deal with the “Jesus fish”? How did that symbol come about? RESPONSE: The first letter in the original Greek language of the words Jesus = I, Christ = X, God = TH, Son = U, and Savior = S spell: IXTHUS, which is the Greek word for fish. It became a way for Christians to recognize each other while not triggering attacks from persecutors. Other methods have also been used through the years.

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When your grown child does bad

QUESTION: In Mathew 18:6 It says that if you cause a little one to sin it would be better if you drowned yourself. What exactly does that mean? I feel like I am to blame for son’s troubles. I can’t turn my back on my son and I love him. I feel responsible, but I don’t want to enable him. I don’t want to give up hope, but I keep getting disappointed. Will I be punished for screwing up my son’s life? How can I reconcile all these mixed emotions? What can I do for him? I know that at […]

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How does one become a Christian?

(You might first read the answer to “Who were the first Christians?” Before Christ left earth, He said to His eleven apostles (Matthew 28:18), “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” On the basis of that authority, He gave them one command (verse 19): “Go therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of all the nations”. Then, He told them how (verse 19-20): “BAPTIZING THEM in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE all that I commanded you”.

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Is Baptism the Moment of Salvation

QUESTION: I have always believed that the moment of salvation occurs when a person repents and trusts Jesus with their life (Acts 20:21; 26:20; Hebrews 6:1). Also that the Holy Spirit comes at that moment (Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 3:14. Am I wrong in this assumption? ANSWER: Over the years I have begun to wonder if the question: “At what point does salvation take place?” is itself flawed, if maybe God is more concerned about “velocity” (speed + direction) than about “location”. If so, then the static Christian who is still spiritually sitting on the edge of the baptistery six weeks […]

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Getting A Handle on Spending

QUESTION: Um, I feel weird about this, but we really need groceries. … I am having a time trying to figure out how to get things back to manageable. Overall, we don’t have that many bills, but we got about a month and a half behind and trying to play catch up is hard. … I know that we can get ahead if I could just come up with a plan that is do-able. The worst part is trying to get the rent caught up. … I think that I am feeling overwhelmed and just don’t know how to start. […]

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I sanctify Christ as Lord because …

(D.Be., a grandfather, a son, a brother and small business owner and manager) … He bought me with His blood when He died on the cross. He made me aware of Himself with my mother’s witness, teaching and love, enabled me to be baptised when I was seven & sheltered me for 68 years never letting me wander too far. (E.Be., a wife, a grandmother, and try to be His light at my work) … He paid the ultimate price for my salvation by dying on the cross. (P.Bu., a husband) … He is! (D.Da., a husband, a father and […]

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I am a member of Capitol City Christian Church because …

(D.Be., a husband, a grandfather, a son, a brother, a small business owner & manager) … The Lord directed me to come and assist, no audible voice, just the awareness of the opportunity to serve and the need for older men to be present. (E.Be., a wife, a grandmother, and try to be His light at my work) … I feel the Lord called me to serve His church at this downtown location. (P.Bu., a husband) … I am loved there. (D.Da., a husband, a father and an encourager) … I stay in fellowship with a group of Christ followers […]

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Regular Events Coming

REGULAR EVENTS COMING Monday, April 6, 2015, 01:00 PM Regular Events Coming SUNDAYS 9:30 a.m. Bible classes for each age 10:45 a.m. Worship for each age 6:00 p.m. 83704 Home Group, 631-4438 TUESDAYS, April 7 and May 5, 7pm Prayer Meeting in LAUNCH PAD room WEDNESDAYS 7p Bible Study & Fellowship at the Mayhugh’s, 3617 Sugar Creek Dr, Meridian, 871-7431 6:30 p.m.Youth Group in reception hall, Andrew 541-731-2891 FRIDAYS 6:30 a.m. MEN: Breakfast (dutch) at the Original Pancake House, Curtis & Fairview

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Church building

Answer: When Christ entered Jerusalem on a donkey (Luke 19) the whole crowd of disciples began to shout joyfully to God. Some opponents said, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” Even stones are His tools. Our church building is an good example. Our cornerstone date 1887 cries out that Boiseans turned from scaring folks off from Christ by denominational divisiveness to letting the simple good news wins them, to have no creed but Christ and no book but the Bible, to uphold unity where scripture clearly speaks, […]

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