This is one of the videos we used during the November 6-8, 2009 Kansas Deaf Revival @ the Overland Park Church of Christ Deaf Ministry.
Friday, October 30, 2009
We have the most unselfish person in the world! His name is Jesus! He's the One we're called to pattern our lives and ministries after. This Sunday, I hope we can motivate each other to follow in Jesus' footsteps -- to get out of our Comfort Zones and move down the field of life with an End Zone mindset -- consumed with reaching the goal-line of being conformed into the image of God's Son - having the ambition of being just like Jesus.
Are You Ready For Some Word?
Come this Sunday, LIVE via UStream @ www.ustream.tv/channel/overland-park-deaf-ministry. Deaf Bible Study @ 9:45a (cdt)..
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Check it out!!! Come and join us next weekend for the Kansas Deaf Revival. Brother Mike Atteberry, deaf minister @ Dahlia Church of Christ in Denver, Colorado, will be with us over the weekend. Hope to see you there!
Monday, October 19, 2009
On October 18, 2009, we talked about the word, "FORGIVENESS" which is yet another HOT TOPIC or another HOT BUTTON that I may have pressed! Difficult, yet Doable! We can do a whole world of good with forgiveness.
Do you experience peace with hatred toward another? You can experience peace by practicing forgiveness.
Never mind the people who persuade you to wrestle with them in discussing theological questions concerning whether baptism is a salvation issue or not! But I have news for you!
The Bible has plenty to say about baptism and there's a bunch of references that baptism is definitely a salvation issue!
When we baptize a soul, to us, it's a BIG THING! We're ALWAYS thrilled when each person (it can always be you if you haven't done so) decides to make a commitment to follow Christ, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins and live in Christ daily!!
Anyone else ready???! We're always ready to lead you to God!
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Last Sunday, we had a good crowd worshiping God! Following worship, we adjourned into the fellowship hall for a feast of Germany. Almost everyone brought in their German grubs. It was deliciously different! Loved having a variety of foods brought into the fellowship. In case you missed the fellowship luncheon this past Sunday, don't worry. We're going to do this again!
Now, I'm thinking what will be our next international food to try???? Any thoughts!?
Saturday, September 12, 2009
On September 20th, Southern Hills Church of Christ hosts deaf services with Kansas Deaf Evangelist, Mark Lowenstein. Join us on Sunday morning for bible class @ 9 a.m. and worship services @ 10 a.m. and 6 p.m..
Southern Hills Church of Christ
3740 Ranch Road 967
Buda, Texas 78610
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Put your attention to the apple in this video. Think of the apple as the object of your shame. You may be feeling shameful after hurting your best friend 5 years ago during high school. Or perhaps you've had an affair and ashamed to tell your spouse. Often, shame turns us to God and seek His mending and healing power.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
"I can see the light
that is coming
for the heart
that holds on,..
And there will be an end
to these troubles,
but until that day comes
still I will praise You,
still I will praise You!.."
This is one of my favorite Zoe song, "You Never Let Go". As I was driving on the way to my daughter's school to check the team list if she made the volleyball team, I saw something that must, forever, be painted in my digital camera! Thank You, God, for your art!
When the sky opened up, rays shone through the dark clouds. It was thundering and lightning! We, the family, ate at Wendy's that eve. A strong storm passed through and literally knocked out the power! Most of the girls at Wendy's screamed from the top of their lungs! Mothers rushed to the dark bathrooms to check on their children.
And we scream, crying out to God, each time our lives have been shaken by the thunder and lightning of life's problems! As we endure each of our storms of life, there will always be a time when God's grace shines on us all! There will always be a light shining on the confusions we wrestle with. There will always be an "end" to each of our troubles. But, until that day comes, until that end happens, we should always continue to praise God!
And, oh, by the way, my daughter, Amanda, made the 8th grade volleyball team!
God bless you!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Gospel of John (Sundays)
Book of Genesis (Wednesdays)
And, FYI, we're having issues with the wifi connection in room 104 during the deaf worship time. As for now, we will work on the kinks (bugs) and hope to get the deaf worship LIVE asap!
Have a great week!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Bear with us as we work out the kinks! We will improve so you can learn about Jesus! Consider supporting the deaf work in Kansas and beyond the Midwest by visiting this website @:
Deaf Christian Foundation
A very special thanks to Kasey Vessel for bringing up this subject. Her father was nominated to become an elder in their local church.
Guess what is the highest office in our land?
It is not the President of the United States.
It is not being recognized the richest man in the world (Forbes).
"James A. Garfield was the twentieth president of the United States, serving less than four months before he was assassinated. He was a member of the church and served as an elder. When Garfield relinquished his role as elder, it is said that he stated,
“I resign the highest office in the land to become president of the United States.”
Serving as an elder in Christ’s church is the highest position a man can attain on this earth."
Awesome, huh? And, Amen!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." Acts 17:11 (niv)
"A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup." 1 Corinthians 11:28 (niv)
"Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you - unless, of course, you fail the test?" 2 Corinthians 13:5 (niv)
Here's an old, old, old picture of me playing for the Olathe Twisters back in the early 90's!!! It's been almost 14 years since I last played for the Olathe Twisters Deaf Men's Softball team!!! I've played softball for the Fairfax church team for almost 3 years.
Now, this will probably be my last time playing softball. I will soon be enshrining my good ole' glove and start playing golf. Enjoy these pictures!
Sunday, July 05, 2009
A very special thanks to Joe Kaplan for recommending this site: UStream. This gives us an opportunity to show LIVE deaf bible studies and deaf worship services. Right now, we test how things go with UStream at the site of the Overland Park Church of Christ.
While we're getting started with Overland Park Deaf Church Live, here's a link for you to browse through. If you're interested in getting more information about our deaf bible studies and deaf worship (dates and times), click on "Follow" and your information will be posted on my site.
Bear with us as we work out the kinks and get things started. Once you become a "follower", you will be able to receive our updates such as dates and times of our deaf services that will be shown LIVE. Please keep in mind that our showing times are in the CENTRAL time zone.
Check it out!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
As Arnold Swartzenegger says in Terminator, "I'll be back," and so will I.. I have not been posting in a while and do not plan to until after July 17th.
As Apostle Paul says in Acts 18:21: "..but taking his leave of them, and saying, I will return again unto you if God will, he set sail from Ephesus."
I'll be back!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I had the privilege of meeting Ken Davis and Michi DeMarrais last week during the Kansas Association for the Deaf (KAD) conference. It was surely good seeing them. If you haven't done so, please check their website at:
Our Deaf Lifegroups takes place on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. @ the Allens.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Each time I eat a sandwich with bread, I remember Jesus. I remember Jesus' prayer, "..give us this day, our daily bread.." I seek Him to bless this day, or give me my needs, or give me the necessities of life, give me this, give me that... And before I know it, I have a huge "to-do-list" for God with just the simple words of, give me my daily bread.
I've been stuck on the life, death and resurrection of Christ lately. God has really been revealing Himself to me in many ways on this subject matter.
God revealed Himself to me through my dad last week at the hospital.
God revealed Himself to me through my mom while we wrestle with what we can do to help dad.
God revealed Himself to me through my aunt and uncle as we work to provide for my parents.
God revealed Himself to me through each and all of our pain and suffering.
We may just say these simple words, "give us this day, our daily bread," I think there's something more to this. I think Christ was saying I AM THE bread of life and when we pray, pray that we will eat of My bread, daily. In other words, we ask, "Give us this day, Jesus.." Give me You, Jesus, the bread of life that was broken for all of humanity. Make our brokenness, complete! Fill me with the life of Christ.. Fill me with Your Spirit.. So that I will never go hungry.
Pray with me: "Father in heaven, holy and righteous is Your Name. For Your Kingdom has come and let Your will be done in my life and on earth just as it is in Heaven. Today, live inside of me and give me new life, breathe in me fresh Holy Spirit. Give me the life that is only found in You, Your daily bread. Forgive me of my wrong doings as I forgive those who have done me wrong. Save me from the trials of this life and deliver me from the evil one. May the Kingdom, the power, the glory be Yours, forever! So be it!"
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
ICEbreaker this Saturday, May 2nd!
Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Why: To get to know one another better!
Where: Overland Park Church of Christ 13400 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213
RSVP: would be helpful so we can determine how much pizzas we should order.
Directions: From I-35, go east on 119th for about 2 miles. Turn left on Pflumm. Turn right into the Overland Park Church of Christ parking lot. Go around the back of the church building. The ICEbreaker fellowship will be in the fellowship hall.
We will be playing 4 ICEbreakers (games)!
Pizza and beverage will be provided. You are most welcome to bring anything to share such as desserts, your favorite sodas, etc.. Any questions, email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
What a story!
I love them with the love of Jesus Christ! I first met Carl and Nina Moore at one of the Northern Virginia Association for the Deaf (NVAD) meeting. They were sitting right behind me throughout the meeting.
After the meeting was over, I got up, turned around and introduced myself to both of them. We chatted for a while until they asked what I do (job-wise). I told them I am ministering for God to the deaf. This, indeed, enlightened their eyes.
They started attending the Fairfax Church of Christ Deaf Ministry (FXCC) (FYI, the ministry is still going strong, thanks to all those who have been there for almost 9 years and counting!!), then eventually became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at FXCC. We've grown to love each other so much! They are fun to be with!
Something had happened to Carl not too long after their commitment to the Lord's church (situation undisclosed). I remembered him coming up to me thinking what it would take for him to take up the challenge to become a minister of the gospel. He said if anything happens to me, I'm gone to do the Lord's will.
Then he forgot.
When his situation came up, he broke down! He wasn't sure what he would do. Immediately, I reminded him what he had told me a couple years before. He quickly looked at me and said, "This is probably it! This is an open door!"
Now, Carl and Nina serves the Lord at Park Plaza Church of Christ in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They're doing great work! Praise God for guiding the Moores!
The theme of the workshop was, "What Does It Mean to Wear His Name (Jesus)?" The mission is the make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Are you wearing Jesus and following Him? Now, the decision is up to you!
"If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously." Romans 12:8
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Yesterday, Easter Sunday (April 12), Angela buried her old life in the Lord in baptism and put on Jesus! It was a great day celebrating and bringing in another new soul to God and Christ! May the Holy Spirit that is in her be her guide for the rest of her life. We ask that you lift your prayers up to the Lord for her and the rest of the souls who have come to obey and follow Christ.
"In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with the circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. When you were dead in your sins and in the
uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,..."
Colossians 2:11-13 (niv)
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Date: April 17-19, 2009
Where: Franklin Road Church of Christ, 950 N. Franklin Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219
7:30p-8:30p: "Salvation is in the Church" - Hal Suddreth
9a-10a: "The Truth Shall Make You Free" - Joe Kaplan
10:30a-11:30a: "Second Coming Of Christ" - Mark Lowenstein
1:30p-2:30p: "The New Creature in Christ" - Joe Kaplan
3p-4p: "Biblical Pattern for Church Growth" - Mark Lowenstein
7:30p-8:30p: "What Is The Bible and Why Do We Need It?" - Carl Moore
9:30a-10:15a: "The Unsearchable Riches of Christ" - Hal Suddreth
10:30: WORSHIP - "First Things First" - Carl Moore
Speakers give their lectures in ASL; voice interpreters will be available the hearing.
CONTACT: Clayton McCray @ 812.342.3347 (vp)