What have you done to show God and Jesus that you want to enter back into their presence?

Question by Clarity: What have you done to show God and Jesus that you want to enter back into their presence?
I hear so many people touting people need to be better, but what is everyone doing out there to show their love to their Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ?

I sent a message to a friend in the military letting them know they are serving God and their country and that we pray for him to be safe.

http://www.lds.org/church/news/?lang=eng

Best answer:

Answer by gusgus
Seek His presence by living worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost. At least, that is what I’m attempting to do.

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Boston – Back Bay: Trinity Church – Stained Glass Window

Boston – Back Bay: Trinity Church – Stained Glass Window
Church Stained Glass
Image by wallyg
Presentation of the virgin (after titian), the visit of nicodemus to christ, the transfiguration

Trinity Church’s stained glass collection is one of the finest in the nation with examples from most of the major American and European stained glass stuios of the nineteenth century. With the exception of one window, the church contained only clear glass windows at tits consecration. Twenty four figurative windows followed within five years. Today thirty-six windows line the walls of Trinity church, including four designed by Edward Burne-Jones and executed by William Morris and another four designed by John La Farge, who used a revolutionary style of layering opalescent glass.

Trinity Church, at 206 Clarendon Street, was built from 1873 to 1876 by Henry Hobson Richardson. The Episcopal parish, founded in 1733, originally worshipped on Summer Street until it was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1872. Under the direction of Rector Phillips Brooks, Hobson was commissioned to design a replacement in Copley Square. Trinity Church helped establish Richardson’s reputation, becoming the birthplace and archetype of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, characterized by a clay roof, polychromy, rough stone, heavy arches, and a massive tower.

The building’s plan is a modified Greek Cross with four arms extending outwards from the central towner, which stands 211 ft tall. Situated in Copley Square, which was originally a mud flat, Trinity rests on some 4500 wooden piles, each driven through 30 feet of gravel fill, silt, and clay, and constantly wetted by a pump so they do not rot if exposed to air. Its interior murals, which cover over 21,500 square feet were completed entirely by American artists. Richardson and Brooks decided that a richly colored interior was essential and turned to an at the time unknown John La Farge.

In 2007, Trinity Church was ranked #25 on the AIA 150 America’s Favorite Architecture list.

Trinity Church National Register #70000733 (1970)

What did the Catholic Church did to bring people back during the protestanism age please help?

Question by Maria S: What did the Catholic Church did to bring people back during the protestanism age please help?
What did the Catholic Church did to bring people back and stop the flood of people form leaving (this was during the protestanism age, Martin Luther, etc).
Please help .

Best answer:

Answer by lucky2a2004
With numerous followers leaving to join Lutheranism and other Protestant religions, the Roman Catholic Church started the Counter-Reformation.

The Counter-Reformation kept the hierarchy system of pope as the leader, then cardinals, bishops, etc. However, the Counter-Reformation marked the first time the Catholic Church addressed the complaints filed against them and actually tried to reform themselves such as halting the selling of indulgences, simony (paying/bribing to gain a church position), etc.

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Is the orthodox christian church ever going to convert back to the catholic church?

Question by Albanian Prince: Is the orthodox christian church ever going to convert back to the catholic church?
After being in schism from the Catholic Church, is the schismatic Orthodox Church ever going to convert back to the Catholic Church? They have been separated from the Body of Christ for almost 1,000 years. Are they ever going to convert back to the faith of Christ again?

Best answer:

Answer by Bible Talk
There is a difference ??

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Is the orthodox christian church ever going to convert back to the catholic church?

Question by Albanian Prince: Is the orthodox christian church ever going to convert back to the catholic church?
After being in schism from the Catholic Church, is the schismatic Orthodox Church ever going to convert back to the Catholic Church? They have been separated from the Body of Christ for almost 1,000 years. Are they ever going to convert back to the faith of Christ again?

Best answer:

Answer by Hungry Hungry Hypocrite
Actually, the Eastern Churches have been following a different path from the Western Churches for well over 1500 years. The excommunication of the patriarch by the pope (silly move, that, by the way) just formalised a cultural split that dated back to the division of the Roman Empire in the 4th century. The adoption of Augustinian theology by the Catholic Church, and the flourishing of the Greek fathers in the East, means that the culture, language, and rites of the two chuches was far apart long before the split of 1056.

And the Orthodox Churches have no desire at all to go back to what you assert to be the “faith of Christ.” They believe they are the true Church, and they regard Catholics and Protestants as virtually indistinguishable. Frankly, if I were a Catholic I’d stick to trying to play nice with the Anglicans, Lutherans, and Old Catholics. The Orthodox are not at home to the Pope.

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Boston – Back Bay: Trinity Church (aerial)

Boston – Back Bay: Trinity Church (aerial)
Church
Image by wallyg
Trinity Church, at 206 Clarendon Street, was built from 1873 to 1876 by Henry Hobson Richardson. The Episcopal parish, founded in 1733, originally worshiped on Summer Street until it was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1872. Under the direction of Rector Phillips Brooks, Hobson was commissioned to design a replacement in Copley Square. Trinity Church helped establish Richardson’s reputation, becoming the birthplace and archetype of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, characterized by a clay roof, polychromy, rough stone, heavy arches, and a massive tower.

The building’s plan is a modified Greek Cross with four arms extending outwards from the central tower, which stands 211 ft tall. Situated in Copley Square, which was originally a mud flat, Trinity rests on some 4500 wooden piles, each driven through 30 feet of gravel fill, silt, and clay, and constantly wetted by a pump so they do not rot if exposed to air.

Its interior murals, which cover over 21,500 square feet were completed entirely by American artists. Richardson and Brooks decided that a richly colored interior was essential and turned to an at the time unknown John La Farge. The Church’s windows were originally clear glass at consecration but later adorned. Four windows were designed by Edward Burne-Jones and executed by William Morris. Another four windows were done by La Farge, who used a revolutionary style of layering opalescent glass.

In 2007, Trinity Church was ranked #25 on the AIA 150 America’s Favorite Architecture list. The Boston Public Library was ranked #90.

Trinity Church National Register #70000733
Boston Public Library National Register #73000317

More Than 1 Million Invitations Anticipated for National ?Back To Church Sunday,? Set for Sept. 12

More Than 1 Million Invitations Anticipated for National ‘Back To Church Sunday,’ Set for Sept. 12












Vista, Calif. (PRWEB) May 18, 2010

Following the huge turnout in churches across America last year for “Back To Church Sunday,” expectations are even higher for the 2010 event, set for Sept. 12.

National “Back To Church Sunday” is a movement that seeks to reach the “un-churched” and “de-churched” – people who once attended church, but don’t any more – and invite them to return for a special Sunday. During the first event last year, hundreds of churches across the country participated, with members inviting more than 700,000 of their friends and family. According to a survey of participants by Outreach, Inc., a Southern California church marketing company, churches that took part saw a 19 percent average increase in their weekend attendance.

“Our ‘Back To Church Sunday’ worship service turned out to be our most attended worship service of the year, far surpassing our large Christmas and Easter services,” said the Rev. Joseph Pridgen, pastor Sweet Rest Church of Christ of Pearl, Miss. “God moved on the hearts of our members to really catch the simple and age-old concept, and to commit time praying for the ones they would invite.

“Since September, our attendance is over 20 percent higher than this period last year,” Pridgen said. “God worked in us as we prayed for our invitees and God prepared them as they received our invitation cards, door-hangers and word-of-mouth invitations. We are believing God for much more in September 2010.”

According to a study of church attendance, “The American Church in Crisis,” most Americans say they believe in God, and many say that they regularly attend worship services. But the survey found only about 20 percent of Americans actually show up in church on any given Sunday.

Most of those who leave the church haven’t lost their faith in God. Some moved or had a change in life circumstances. Others had a falling out with their former church and simply drifted away. Most often, life became too busy. The survey found they simply fell out of the habit of churchgoing.

That means they are open to returning to church.

However, Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn., notes that while 82 percent of the unchurched are somewhat likely to attend church if invited, only 2 percent of church members invite an unchurched person to church.

As part of the “Back To Church Sunday” campaign, Outreach provides churches with resources that will help them plan and implement a successful event, including empowering their members with tools that can be used to invite their friends and neighbors.

Churches can get a “Back To Church Sunday” campaign kit, which includes a planning guide; booklets; resource CD with sermons, graphics and PowerPoint templates; promotional video and other outreach materials and tools.

But inviting newcomers is only part of the campaign. The other part is getting the church ready for them to show up. Churches are asked to plan for the program and to make sure their buildings are visitor friendly. They’re also encouraged to pay attention to details that are important to visitors who haven’t been to a church in a long time, or ever, as they will notice everything.

Outreach has assembled several other tools to help churches prepare for visitors. Along with the campaign resources, “Back To Church Sunday” has an interactive Facebook page and a new blog, and a roster of participating churches on the Back to Church website.

“Last year’s ‘Back To Church Sunday’ campaign was a big success, as churches reported hundreds of people coming back to rediscover their faith,” said Eric Abel, vice president of marketing for Outreach. “We believe the 2010 event will bring even more people back to churches across America.”

Outreach the largest provider of outreach products and services in North America, including Outreach magazine, an influential magazine for pastors and lay leaders. The company was launched with the mission of empowering Christian churches to reach their communities for Jesus Christ. Outreach, Inc. endeavors to create a network of churches and ministries working together to invite and connect every person in America to a Bible-believing church and ultimately into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Fighting hardship: A Charitable Organization uses website to carry the troubled back from the brink

(PRWEB) June 10, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT

Charles S. Corey

Agape Love Corner

PO Box 3321

Champaign, IL. 61826-3321

Phone: 217-369-6181

Fax: 217-398-5998

Email: charles@agapelc.org

Web Site: www.agapelc.org

Champaign, Illinois (PRWEB) — Charles Corey, founder of Agape Love Corner Gift Shop, believes love/charity is the key to unlocking the closed doors of addiction. Corey has proven that determination and a strong spiritual foundation can bring anyone back from the brink.

Corey has created a Website at www.agapelc.org, where visitors can purchase Christian gifts from the comfort of their homes without the hassle of crowded stores; and have it delivered directly to their front door. “I received a revelation from God to setup a website to set free those who are in bondage through drugs”, says Corey. Customers have the option of sending a portion of the proceeds from their orders to someone in a treatment center or prison. Unlike most charitable programs, Agape allows participants to make a donation and receive a beautiful gift. It’s a win win program.

The company’s name and mission comes from John 3:16. Agape, meaning giving of yourself without yielding to a “What’s in it for me?” Attitude. This is the attitude that best describes Agape, which is unconditional love. Buy a gift for yourself or a loved one and help someone in need with a charitable gift, all in one act of giving. The site features over 4,000 Christian items including Figurines, Jewelry, and Bibles.

Also, from your act of charity, proceeds from purchased items go toward funding a rehabilitation center Corey hopes to establish. The center will be a place where people who have recently been released from jail — especially those with a history of substance abuse — can be counseled and prepared to re-enter society.

“I’ve come to find out, the only true way to counsel somebody is to lead them to Christ.” Corey said his dream for Agape Love Corner is to be a place of action and of investing in people’s lives.

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