Life Giving Saturday 2011 [VIDEO]

 

Life Giving Saturday is a day when the West Shore Evangelical Free Church family leaves the building to serve others in the community. “This opportunity to serve others in the surrounding communities began in 2007 as a way for our church to flow like a river into our community, deep and wide, bringing the life and love of God to those around us.”

WSEFC’s Pastor of Missions, Ian Campbell, wanted this video to be something that would encourage the congregation to keep the spirit of service in their hearts throughout the year. While the church is dedicated to helping the community on Life Giving Saturday, he did not want that to be the only day that the congregation goes out to serve. The video includes footage from 4 of over 30 project sites and was created to be shown in Sunday services.

Featured Music: “Follow You” by Leeland, featuring Brandon Heath

Gospel for the Globe

“Gospel for the Globe” is the visual and conceptual solution to an exhibition design assignment. Given the exhibition space (Poorman Recital Hall in Messiah College’s Climenhaga Fine Arts Center) and hypothetically unlimited budget, I was asked to develop an original idea and concept illustrations of the exhibition. “Gospel for the Globe” focuses on the work and importance of Bible translation around the world and the impact of Church persecution.

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From the Wisdom of Oswald Chambers

Lately I have been reading from Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost for His Highest.” This week has offered a lot of great thoughts and verses to motivate and inspire. Though Oswald Chambers died in 1917, his words carry an air of relevancy in the 21st century.

From “The Key to the Missionary’s Devotion”:
“Our Lord told us how our love for Him is to exhibit itself when He asked, ‘Do you love me?’ (John 21:17). And then He said, ‘Feed My sheep.’ In effect, He said, ‘Identify yourself with My interests in other people,’ not, ‘Identify Me with your interests in other people.’ … The key to the missionary’s devotion is that he is attached to nothing and to no one except our Lord Himself. It does not mean simply being detached from the external things surrounding us. Our Lord was amazingly in touch with the ordinary things of life, but He had an inner detachment except toward God.”

From “The Unheeded Secret”:
“In our Lord’s life there was none of the pressure and the rushing of tremendous activity that we regard so highly today, and a disciple is to be like His Master. The central point of the kingdom of Jesus Christ is a personal relationship with Him, not public usefulness to others. … You have no idea of where or how God is going to engineer your future circumstances, and no knowledge of what stress and strain is going to be placed on you either at home or abroad. And if you waste your time in overactivity, instead of being immersed in the great fundamental truths of God’s redemption, then you will snap when the stress and strain do come.”

From “Is God’s Will My Will?”:
“Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me – is it my will? Am I willing to let god do in me everything that has been made possible through the atonement of the Cross of Christ? Am I willing to let Jesus become sanctification to me, and to let His life be exhibited in my human flesh?”

From “Impulsiveness or Discipleship?”:
“Discipleship is built entirely on the supernatural grace of God. Walking on water is easy to someone with impulsive boldness, but walking on dry land as a disciple of Jesus Christ is something altogether different.”