While attending universities I worshiped in the church and participated in the choirs both in Bu ea-Cameroon and in Baltimore-Maryland. I have been living in Bu ea for 10 years plus, there I owned an apartment with or without job, but was recently chased out for lack of money. I attend, worship, fellowship and enjoy a variety of services in a number of churches. “I have God” ”I get Faith” ”I Bidcon” ”Na GOD”; but in spite of all the attempts to support, address conflicts shrouding my well being as a female gender alone by fellow Christian brethren nothing could stabilize my situation.
These churches include some of those listed below
5 Deeper life Bible
6 Ark of God Covenant
What is church?
In essence it is faith, faith in God, Our fathers’ faith, which is the faith of our forefathers, holy faith from Abraham. The people of God, as are sanctified and consecrated are kingly, holy, and priestly.
Church is meant to be the body of Christ united for the glory of God but unfortunately nowadays a lot more is attached to church and going to Church. If not that it is customary by the norms of most communities having this Christ falls short of our objectives today. When compelled by the forces that are prevailing we fail to achieve the objective of Church by believe and professing this believe. When God blesses his people they go forth and tell it over the mountains, whether you be Jew or Gentile Christ has shed his blood and it is difficult to say you have Christ in your life without Church. Church is the family of God, so do you justify your point that you can be a Christian and not go to Church? Now the question is; who is a Jew? Who is a Gentile? Why has Christ saved the Gentile alongside the Jew? Christ commands love of self and neighbor but who knows what neighbor is up to? A neighbor battered you; ran after you with a cutlass, you have to treat yourself at a medical unit and pay bills: may be inconvenient one or two other families. One neighbor stole palm oil and sold to you the whole quarter comes to accuse you without their quarter thief, another collected grinding stone, another made a carpentry workshop on your doorstep, two are banging the door at midnight, one throws your water you just fetched batters you until your eye and tongue are swollen; you go for medical care and spend money, one pressed your neck in an attempt to murder you and failed, etc What if I died? How much have you been paid to commit murder? For how long will the money last? If not in cash payment for how long will your material or other benefits last? For example the benefit of boyfriend?
As God’s people we must contribute to the growth, welfare, prosperity of people. In the very wealthy churches the church contributions are huge; collections of offerings are realized and filled in buckets that overflow. In averagely wealthy churches boxes of money sum up to reasonably big sums of money. In small meeting assemblies small bags of money add to very small sums to be managed by the small fellowship. We achieve these contributions in churches in various ways such as offerings, gifts, Christian contribution cards, tithes, donations, fundraisers. Through these gestures we support promote and develop our society in general.
Put fine clothes on you go to God and say thank-you for your many blessings!!! What if God has not yet blessed me and I am still waiting for God’s abundant blessings: so I can make my own fine clothes before coming to celebrate the Eucharist with those already blessed. God has a time to give us our hearts desires but until his time comes you waste your energy in vain. May be God has his criteria to pour out his blessings on his people, but until you meet his minimum requirements he will keep his blessings to himself. Thank God I am still alive to watch him dish out blessings.
Moral support from churches is endless.
Holy Family Church prayed for me and blessed my apartment in Baltimore
C.M.F.I. Church families came prayed for me in my room and blessed it. They helped me pack out of that room they prayed in ; moved my belongings to their home where we all lived for one whole week before they assisted me in finding a new room elsewhere because my door was removed.
Deeper life bible have assisted me for 3–4 years in paying my rents, collecting receipts and giving to me.
Communion is what we receive as body of Christ which is blessed and broken, sanctified. We take it; partake in the table of the lord. The bread of life varies in appreciation and quality from place to place. Some people offer circular shaped thin pieces as do the Catholics and Protestants. Others have unsweetened scones like do the Deeper life bible church and again some celebrate with commercial bread as do the Baptists. Now no matter what, we get the underlined meaning, significance implication and moral behind our breaking, sharing of “bread”.
Blood of Christ shed for sins of people, reparation of wrong, atonement. Some offer wine while others do not.
We all are one, he is our light; the light of all mankind.
“Lumen Christi — “
“Duo Gracia s — “