Christian Auto Industry Professionals

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Christian Auto Industry Professionals

An uplifting forum for those in the auto industry who believe in or are curious about the integrity of the Holy Bible and in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Location: Grayslake, IL
Members: 140
Latest Activity: Jul 16

R U a Noun or Verb Christian?

What is your faith like...is it a noun, a thing, or a verb, something in action to which others might point and remark there is something "different" about you.

 

This is not an academic exercise. There is nothing that Jesus preached or His apostles wrote about faith and following Christ that is not verb-oriented. Yes, faith itself is a noun, but as James says, faith without works is dead. Please do not read this to mean works = salvation. Scripture is very clear that salvation is by faith alone.

 

So, what do we mean by being a Verb Christian? Is it attending church or tithing or donating time and money to charity...or taking care of an elder relative? These are all good things we all should do, if presented with the opportunity. Church attendance by itself simply says the individual attends church -- it reveals nothing about their changed heart, their obedience to Christ's commands or their submission of their ego/themselves/stuff/TV/sport/business to God and to others (especially their spouse).

Discussion Forum

I am Me.

Started by NANCY SIMMONS. Last reply by NANCY SIMMONS Jun 3. 16 Replies

It was only Friday...they didn't know, Sunday's Comin

Started by Craig Lockerd. Last reply by Craig Lockerd Apr 18. 3 Replies

The Deal I Couldn't Close

Started by Brad Alexander. Last reply by Mark Dubis Nov 7, 2013. 1 Reply

An Example Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Started by Bobby Compton. Last reply by Mark Gregory Sep 10, 2013. 1 Reply

Benefits of Penitence

Started by Tom '1TeamSynergy' Wiegand. Last reply by Tom '1TeamSynergy' Wiegand Jan 31, 2013. 28 Replies

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Comment by Craig Lockerd on December 14, 2013 at 11:36am

Comment by Tom '1TeamSynergy' Wiegand on September 5, 2013 at 7:22am

Jesus said: "Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch."  Simon said in reply: "Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets."  They caught two boat loads of fish.  Simon said to Jesus: "Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man." Jesus said: "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men."  MT 5:11 concludes: "When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him." 

Peter is the saint in the Gospels who is most like us, the closest to our humanity, and yet also very close to Christ.  We can always follow Peter.  He always leads us to Jesus, he unites us to Jesus, because he never permitted his own fragility to separate his heart from Christ, even when he denied Him...

We can and must enter the school of Simon Peter, the school of his journey with Jesus, in order to follow the Lord as he wants to be followed, to cling to Christ as he enables us to love Him.

Following our Lord is a constant, renewed "leaving everything." It is never finished and continually requires a fresh commitment, a new "everything" to be left behind once again.  This is how the love of Christ continues to live and grow in us.

Comment by Sally Whitesell on July 11, 2013 at 8:21am

Great reminder Bobby!  Keep them coming.

Comment by Sally Whitesell on June 2, 2013 at 5:59pm

I love getting these scriptures in my e-mail.  Keep them coming!

Comment by Jim Leman on May 28, 2013 at 11:38am

How do you exhibit Scriptural teaching about submission (Col. 3 v. 18-19; Eph 5 v. 21-23 and 28-33; and foremost Matt 6:33) to each other in marriage? Can you share an example of this in action, to help us all understand what this command means in real life?

Comment by Jason Mickelson on March 29, 2013 at 5:46pm

If our biggest pain stems from rejection imposed on us by a prospect who makes the choice to buy elsewhere we have it pretty good.  Imagine the rejection Jesus felt, especially in the final hour.  WOW!  Car professionals may find peace by keeping Romans 5:3-4 top of mind.  3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perserverance; perserverance, character; and character, hope. 

Comment by Fran Taylor on February 17, 2013 at 4:54pm
Jusus started with a small group of 12 men to spread his word . I ask all of you to spread the word about the Automotive Super conference March 14 th and 15 th . We are suppose to be bold at times to spread his word . Come to this history making event and share it with others . Check it out on the net . Automotive Super Conference . Thank you .
Comment by Sally Whitesell on February 17, 2013 at 2:25pm

I had to miss church today due to illness and this came from my pastors wife.  How lovely for all of us to be reminded of the gifts we are already enjoying from God.

But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way. Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way and mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good—crucified. Thank you Galatians 5
Comment by Craig Lockerd on January 21, 2013 at 11:14pm

Right you are Victor,my Pastor spoke to this Sunday,our church has about 1800 members,,,what if,each of us brought just 1 person,what effect it would have on the county I live in!

He also gave a statistic that was very alarming that only 48% of Christians have ever invited someone to church....not a good number.

I am compelled to offer up the same idea here,if we all invited 1 person to this conference,the amazing effect it could have on our industry could be ....well industry changing.

Connecting of love of Christ with the heart of the auto industry!

Comment by Ernie Kasprowicz on January 21, 2013 at 8:24pm

Thanks, Jim.  So much to be done, so little time to do it.  There is so much to be gained.  Use your time wisely and consider attending this conference.

 

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