Am I seated beside you?




Am I seated beside you?

Heb. 10:25, Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another- and all the more as you see the day approaching. {NIV} The author was writing to the church .Moving to a new state in Nov. was difficult enough, finding a church home has become a battle. Weíve sat in too many churches that havenít encouraged fellowship to new families. The reproach you feel saddens the spirit as you long for Christian fellowship. Membership in cults are rising, weíve experienced why. They offer immediate visits, calls and are eager to bible chat with new people, anything it takes to encourage another. Ofí Satan knows this and has used it against the church. Iíve found it hard not to cry after leaving a Sunday service feeling left out of fellowship with others as members huddle to their clicksí. I am reminded to repent for the way if may have treated others in Jr. High School, I am now 36. Iíve felt the pain of attending a church for 2 months, where the pastorsí wives never came and chatted with me. I still donít know their names. I phoned the church for prayer twice, was prayed with, than Sundays came and went the voice on the phone never presented a face, not even a word. My children have endured the church hoping with us, discouraged expressions say so much as we aimlessly wonder. My husband witnessed to a man who was studying with a cult, and explained what it was yet; we hadnít a church home to take his family to. I picked up a young woman crying on the side of the road she had a church, the pastor was to busy to call her that day she was told. Her husband just left her and she knew not a phone number of anyone from her church of 2 yrs.. We prayed. Iíve met a woman who has attended the same church for 4 yrs., she hasnít a girlfriend in the church. Those spirits are suffering. What can we do? What can you do? Heb. 10:25 tells us; The next time new comers enter Gods sanctuary remember to show love, after all this is the greatest commandment of all. The cards that are filled out by the new comers ask for a phone number. Call them! Share a scripture, 10 min. on the phone may save a soul~ thatís our Christian responsibility. Call the new comer or member youíve never called to agree in pray with you as you pray that day. Have you heard a good sermon, or Christian joke on the radio or TBMN? Share it with them they may not even know that Christian airwaves exist. Call; ask to pray with them for their needs. Drop off cookies and a scripture with another member. Invite them to go on the next visit. Perhaps that family who has poor attendance. There are at least 10 woman per small church; this would allow a lot of 10-mint fellowships. Men need this to, they are commanded to lead the family. How can anyone learn to be a Christian without example and encouragement? Cults have this, let us win Gods people back.

Sadly we are still searching for a church home, and friends to bible chat with. We still pray for our children to have Christian friends. We pray for a reawakening in the church. Praise God for the pastor that has been willing to counsel us through this. The lord will

provide we are undergoing this trial for his will and you?
Am I seated beside you?