10 HOUSTON VOICE / MAY 31, 1996
m KOLBE PROJECT
111 it' II A house of spirituality and
WJfTi*-1 I ministry for the gay & lesbian
POT LUCK DINNER - Thurs., June 6, 7:00pm
Please bring food. Community Concerns discussion
by Fred Gaines "Being African-American & Gay"
Prayers for Healing
Thurs., June 13, 7:30pm
MOVIETIME FRIDAY NIGHT
Friday, June 21, 7:30pm
"Love & Human Remains"
Catholic Mass - Every Mon. 730pm - Wed. 8*30am - Fit 10am
1509 Fairview Street • (Montrose) • Houston, Tx 77006
'— al Parking on Hyde Ptufc cul-de-sac.
Join us for
An American Baptist Church, founded 1965
We welcome persons of all
racial and ethnic heritages,
all sexual orientations and
all faith perspectives to our
Covenant meets in the facilities of
Beliaire Christian Church, 6610 Alder.
668-8830. Sunday Worship at 1:30pm,
education hour at 3:00pm.
"A (ftunui SuM Ota £aae"
501 E. 18th at Columbia • Houston, TX
* Sun. t*iT:0O A.M.
PRAISE & WORSHIP
Sii***, • 7:00 P-M.
Thurs. f 7:30 P.M.
* Sign Language Interpretation
for thc Hearing Impaired
ASK THE PASTOR
Rev. Janet Parker
Q: "I want to be an example to others in my Christian walk
V How can I help someone who doesn't want to be helped?
What can I do to lead them when they don't appear to be
A: Last week I share with you the importance of living oui
lives for Christ t»\ our actions and interactions wilh others. It h
generally nol ihe "preacher" type who wins Ihe favor of others
for God. Ii is the one who lives iheir life full of joy. sincerity,
truth, integrity and peace thai has the greatest influence on others for Jesus. I began lo look al ihe stages lhal mosi people go
through in becoming a Christian, or entering into a relationship
»ilh Christ. The first stage was one of unconcern, or not caring
or seeing a need for a spiritual life. The second stage was one o
concern. A person was able to sec the need to pursue development of a spiritual life and tin
need for God. This week we will look at the remaining three stages.
The third stage is one of being convicted. The person now has enough information and is be
ing challenged b) the Hoi) Spirit lo do something about iheir spiritual needs. It is very im*
portant at this time thai you spend a lot of lime praying for this person. Your prayers will
help ihem listen and respond to ihe working of the Holy Spirit. Il is at this stage lhal the person real!) needs to be in fellowship with olher Christians. Exposing hungry seekers to praist
and worship, to leaching and good preaching allows the Spirit of God lo continue the conviction process. If it is successful, it will take Ihem to the next stage.
fhe fourth stage is repentance. Repentance is making an about face and walking in an opposite direction Instead of living for self and ihe world, a person is now ready to turn arounc
and walk with God It is at this stage that a person realizes thai they were living their life for
themselves in a selfish way. Sin is the desire to he independent of God. Sin is wanting lo
your own life apart from God's help. Sin is taking mailers into your own hands. When a person realizes thai thev were made to live in relationship with God. repenlance brings ihem to
the place of acknowledgment Here a person learns aboul forgiveness and how to
and begin a new life We must noi get in the way of letting a person go through this stage. It
beautiful experience and a freeing one. Here God frees us of our own stubborn wills so
thai we can be free to be what and who God made us to be.
brings us lo ihe final stage: faith. Here a person receives the gift of faith to believe that
God can lead them ever) siep of the way in life victoriously, The gift of faith enables a per-
believe and accept God's word as truth. Wilh ihis gift not only comes the assurance of
a relationship with God as God's child, but it gives you strength to live each day. It is the beginning of a lifetime of excitement and fulfillment! This is the place where a person is born
anew of the Spirit of God.
Once a person reaches stage five, you have just begun a discipleship relationship with this
person. Now. more than ever, thev will need your encouragement to guide them along ih
new waj of life. It is as if sou are taking a baby b\ ihe hand. Give them lime lo grow and
learn and explore Here your example to them is more critical than ever. Ihey are looking up
to you. Il is a powerful experience1
IF V Ol WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE PASTOR A QUESTION.
WRITE: REV. JANET PARKER, MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP MCC, P.O. BOX 667032, HOUSTON, TX. 77266-7932
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Sunday Worship Service - 11 A.M.
Wednesdays: A Course in Miracles -
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A soft answer turns away wrath,
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^j^ 1440 Harold St. Houston, Texas 77006
PRAISING • TEACHING
|/An evangelical ministry
with celebration services
of Praise, Prayer and
Study of God's word.
Bible Class: 10am
3400 Montrose, Suite 600
(Montrose at Hawthorne)
For into, on weekly home groups, call
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Serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bt-iexaal
Cernminit) sf Catholic* t Friends.
Becene ■ part ef Dignity U.S.A.
Saturdays 7:30 pm
Inclusive liturgy celebrated.
Call and press 4 for our
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In the Heights 1307 Yale
Ste. H Phone 880-2872
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• Fruit Juices: apple, grapefruit, orange, cranberry
• Soft Drinks: cola, diet cola, uncola, fruit flavors
• Copier Paper
• Cleaning supplies: bleach, Lysol spray Lysol liquid, dishwasher detergent,
dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent
• Paper goods: paper plates, 6 02. drinking cups, napkins, paper towels,
bathroom tissue, facial tissue
• Garden Hoses (2)
• Water Dispenser w/ hot and cold spickets
• Smoke Detectors w/ carbon dioxide sensors
• Microwave oven
• Hospital Overbed tables (2)
• Patio table and chairs w/ umbrella
• A larger house w/ 5-6 bedrooms, 3-4 baths
• A smaller house or apartment for offices and room for visitors
All donations are tax deductible.
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