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God Is For Us's Blog – November 2013 Archive (9)

Will we know our loved ones in heaven?

There are several indications in Scripture that we will maintain our identity in heaven and, thus, be recognizable to our loved ones (and they to us). For example, Jesus makes it a point in Matthew 22:31-32 that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were alive and existing as individuals by those names.…


Added by God Is For Us on November 19, 2013 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Update...Prayer Vigil...Steve Oren

Update Steve Oren 11/18/2013


Prayer Request Steve Oren's Family and Congregation Update 11/18/2013

Dear GIFU members: I received the following email from our Pastor's wife, Diana, regarding Steve--it is self-explanatory:

"I received a phone call late this afternoon from Michael Oren, Steve Oren’s son.  Steve…


Added by God Is For Us on November 18, 2013 at 1:41pm — 7 Comments

Prayer Request...Laura Griffith

Please keep me in prayers. a week ago this past Sunday. I had to go to the ER. for an infection in my finger. I went back to my doctor today for a checkup. It didn't heal as good as thought it needed to be w/ the kind of antibiotics I was on. He is referring me to a surgeon and have to go there tomorrow. they also gave me a blood culture at the ER and it came back as a anti- resistant staff infection. He thinks by now it should be out of my blood system. please continue to pray about that.…


Added by God Is For Us on November 13, 2013 at 10:28pm — 2 Comments


God allows human governments to exist, temporarily, according to His Master Plan (1 Kings 10:9; 2; 2 Chron. 9:8; 1 Tim. 2:1-4; Titus 3:1; 1 Pet. 2: 13-17; Col. 2:10, 15; Eph. 1:20-22).


Added by God Is For Us on November 13, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Anti-Evangelism...Mark Diaz

This is a paper that I wrote recently for an Evangelism class at Liberty University. It is based on a study from the book 'Evangelism Is' by Dave Early and David Wheeler ACADEMIC PRESS, NASHVILLE TENNESSEE 2010 chapters 15-18 and Appendix 3. I believe it can give us all much to think about.

The textbook summarizes evangelism in the early church quite nicely. It gives 5 main points of principle that set a foundation for us: (1) The early church maintained a constant presence…


Added by God Is For Us on November 10, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments

What is koinonia

Question: "What is koinonia?"

Koinonia is a Greek word that occurs 20 times in the Bible. Koinonia’s primary meaning is “fellowship, sharing in common, communion.” The first occurrence of koinonia is Acts 2:42, “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship,…


Added by God Is For Us on November 10, 2013 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Spiritual Gifts Test

In the past we have discouraged promoting the various Spiritual Gifts Tests because, although many are accurate, many others are not. And, even for the ones who are accurate, they severely lack an in depth analysis of both strengths and weaknesses, and what the Spiritual Gifts mean. For example: Someone who scores high on the Spiritual Gift of 'Prophecy' might assume that means they can automatically 'forth-tell' the future. Although this can be the case, at times, the vast majority of the…


Added by God Is For Us on November 10, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Praise Report/Prayer Request...Laura Grifith

I just want to thank God that He hears and answers our prayers, even sometimes before we can even ask. Today I was in a state of depression and couldn't snap myself out of it. I was going to write something on here tonight when I got home from church but He started healing me of it there. Please still keep me in and Mike in prayers for we was both attacked w/ it this evening. 

Thanks and God bless. Laura.

Added by God Is For Us on November 6, 2013 at 11:39pm — 1 Comment

A Brief Study of Titus

Titus was no stranger to conflict. He was a long-term companion of Paul who was a valuable aid in two of Paul's greatest crises.

Titus first appears in the New Testament in Galatians 2:1, where Paul says he took Titus along on his trip to Jerusalem with Barnabas. Titus was a Gentile, and the issue at hand was whether Gentiles should have to comply with Jewish ceremonial rites (legalism--circumcision, diet restrictions and so on) in order to be full members of the Christian community.…


Added by God Is For Us on November 3, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

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