Fifth Ward Church of Christ Resource Center
The FWCC Resource Center is a way for members to use their gifts and talents to serve God and mankind. All resources and activities listed on the site are provided FREE of charge to residents of the greater Houston area. If you are wondering how we can offer these services free, the answer lies at the heart of what we understand as God’s directive for our lives. "As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God" (1 Peter 4:10).
The Resource Center and Ministry In-Brief is our way of updating members with exciting news about activities, sessions and events.
The FWCC Resource Center and Ministry In-Brief: Frequently asked questions to a Christian – Prove to me that I have a Spirit, Part II
What’s the best way to prove that our faith is strong in what we believe about our Spirit? Do we just pick up the Bible and quote scripture as a way of teaching and learning? Do we review current events and try to make the Bible real?
How do we initiate a conversation, discussion, or debate to help people understand why our faith allows us to believe that we have a Spirit? One way to do this is by using an implicit story. For instance, a fisherman who cannot swim is near the ocean and suddenly, a swift current flows and causes him to go under. A bystander who has faith and experience swimming in swift currents jumps in and attempts to rescue him.
After the rescuer jumps in for the rescue, the fisherman, who may be oblivious to the seriousness of the situation, inadvertently struggles with the rescuer, even though he knows something is inherently wrong. The rescuer, knowing this would be a possibility, is prepared to handle any unintentional struggling activity. The rescuer finally gets the fisherman back to shore and explains the situation. The rescuer has faith that the fisherman will eventually understand why he needed to be saved.
This is one example of faith that allows us to continually minister to people who may or may not believe that they have a Spirit. Ideally faith should be strong regardless of the conditions that surround you. Ultimately trusting in God and what He has allowed us to experience in our everyday lives strengthens our faith for any endeavor. (Continued in Part III, next In-Brief)
Matthew 14:30-31 "30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!" 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"" (Source: Bible – New International Version (NIV))
Resource Center/Ministry: Ministry Outreach In-Brief. Coordinator(s) and/or Volunteer(s): Gary Smith, Karl Spencer. Location: Fifth Ward Church of Christ Family Life Center.
Resource Center Highlights
The Goals and Vision of the center are to:
(1) Offer quality resources that contribute to the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of local community residents and the Greater Houston Area;
(2) Provide an opportunity for every desiring member to use their particular gifts in service to God and mankind;
(3) Cultivate a community of believers who support and encourage one another, and who ultimately bring glory to God; and
(4) Create opportunities to share the goods news of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom.
Some services require pre-registration or accompaniment by a member. Space is limited. Call or email us for additional information. Tel: 713-672-2654, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org