Catholic Nights with the Jesus Brothers!
Catholic Nights is a private initiative. Robert from the Jesus Brothers, a new community, invites you to meet on a regular basis in his apartment to spend some good quality time together. Catholic Nights is not only for Catholics. However, you should at least be open to the Christian Faith. Whoever wants to, can come. So please spread the word to people that might be interested!
This is what will be waiting for you:
Sharing of personal experiences
Snacks & Drinks
A warmhearted and welcoming atmosphere
Modern Christian music
Christian fellowship & socializing
Lots of fun & good times!
Our Catholic Faith is not just something we do every now and then when we feel like it and show up at mass, but a 24/7 commitment to Christ. As Catholics, however, we are also known to party, celebrate and have a good time ? the Christian way! Our Catholic Faith doesn?t have to be an isolated private thing, nor does it have to be a ?duty?, boring or legalistic. There is a time for everything ? and at the Catholic Nights I want to make sure people have some good Christian fellowship in a private atmosphere. Christ Himself loved to sit, eat and party with other folks, so it doesn?t take away from our Faith if we do the same, but on the contrary it shows the fire that?s burning within us!
Catholic Nights usually take place on Saturday nights beginning 5 p.m.
The next meetings (2014):
January 11th, February 8th, March 8th, April 5th, May 3rd, May 31st, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 6th, October 4th, November 1st, November 15th, December 13th.
(Watch out for changes!)
You are most certainly welcome at my place. It?s a very simple place, but with a few guys on fire we sure can have an awesome time there! Of course, everything is for free. If you feel called to, you can also bring along some food and drinks. Please let me know in advance if you?re coming so I can make some preparations.
Will I see you there?
Robert Gollwitzer, Ridlerstr. 21 (5th floor), 80339 Munich
Phone: 089 / 780 18 960
How to get there: U 4/5 (or S-Bahn) to Heimeranplatz
V.i.S.d.P.: Robert Gollwitzer, Ridlerstr. 21, 80339 Muenchen, Tel.: (089) 780 18 960
You Are Loved of God
We know that lies of oneself hating oneself originate from the father of lies himself. Though he may not be the one exactly putting the thought in your mind everyday, as Satan is not like God, he is not omnipresent, but he does have many minions out there doing his dirty work.
Therefore remember the promises of God who is omnipresent and does not lie. He loves you with an immeasurable love. He speaks to you words of encouragement, not lies or negatively.
Yes, trust in Him and do not allow the lies of the dark side to intimidate you. You are loved of God and worth millions.
Have a great day
Thoughts to Ponder...
God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations;
it isn't granted, it is learned.
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own! ,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.
The Prodigal Son - An Email...
I kinda ben wondering where ya all got to. But, we here are much the same as the Lord and the Prodigal child. Though you may wander away, we are always here waiting for you to come back. No questions asked, no condemnation. We are all human and prone to wandering and falling away at times. No matter how far you have fallen you are always welcome to come back. If we could not welcome you back with open arms, what good would we be.
Staying out of the Word, is the same as staying out of fellowship with God. The two go hand in hand. Because if you stay out of the Word, you are not in daily fellowship with Him. That is to say, that one cannot continue a friendship with another, no matter whom it is ,if one does not maintain constant ,or at least a somewhat continuous conversation and contact with another. When the conversation is broken, so is the fellowship and friendship. It eventually breaks away. I have been watching the Lord of the Rings this week. It is a reminder of just that. Some tried to go out on their own, and their friendship was broken, and at the end, they realized their folly and wished they had stayed with the fellowship. Like wise, so it is with the Lord, and with fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord. God created us to have that bond to keep us strong together in Him and together with one another. And when we break that fellowship with our wanderings, we loose the harmony that binds us together with Him, and with one another. The chords that bind us together begin to unwind and eventually become weak when we are out of fellowship and out of the Word. The chords break and we are no longer one with our brothers and sister and with the Lord.
When that happens we also become sick in the sense that we are no longer able to be strong. We become weak and are unable any longer to stay the course upon we were once formally on. There is a verse in scripture at which at the moment I cannot quote or recall what it is, but it is a reminder than when two or more are together in the Word, or in Fellowship with the Lord, we are strong. I think it is in James.
But at the same time we become weak where we are no longer to be able to follow the path upon which we were on. It is like losing sight. I am familiar with that. Though I am not that old, yet I find my sight growing weak. I can no longer read small print and am need of glasses at all times. If not for my glasses, it would be only to easy for me to lose my way at times. And thus it is when we become weak. We are no longer enabled by the Lord to follow after Him. The Holy Spirit is our guiding light. When we are following after the Lord, He is there and is guiding us along the path. But when we fall away, the Holy Spirit is withdrawn and we soon become entangled and lost in the quagmire of mud and brier. We can no longer see our way onto the path of righteousness. I might suggest as I have done before to read the Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan. It is an analogy of just this very same thing. It is the analogy of the normal Christians walk. Most cannot keep the straight an narrow and fall by the wayside only to stray back onto the straight and narrow again, but to fall again and again.
But God is just and willing to forgive us our unrighteousness and is able and willing to take us by the hand and lead us back onto His path and into righteousness. The story of the prodigal son is just that story given us to help us to see the truth of this.1 John 1:9 tells us that if we will admit our sins, and turn back to Him, He will bring us back into fellowship with Him.
Many never come back into the fold because of pride. But God will overlook our weaknesses if we will but confess our sins and take hold of His hand again. Will you take hold once again?
I pray you will and await your coming back again with open arms.
October 13, 2010, stands today as a day which may well be remembered for a long time.
That was the day when the last of the 33 Chilean miners was rescued from the depths of the earth.
These miners were trapped for 69 days, 2,300 feet below the earths surface in a chamber the size of a living room. A partial collapse of the mine blocked the mines exit on August 5,2010.
What most of the secular media did not report, was that God was at work in the hearts of not only many of these miners, but also in the hearts of the miners families and many others on the surface.
Scientists and engineers worked hard for many days to design an escape hole and capsule to retrieve each man. It took 50 minutes to rescue each man.
A newspaper is reported to have a headline which read FREED FROM HELL TO HOPE.
Each time the steel cage surfaced to the earths surface, it was as if each miner was given NEW LIFE, was DELIVERED and was REBORN.
Is this not also the mission, the reason why JESUS came from heaven above and died on the cross below and then rose again to heaven above, "for the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:10. King James Version)?
Did He not come to give each one who believes in the work that He did on the cross, NEW LIFE, SALVATION, DELIVERENCE and REBIRTH?
We do not know in our infinite minds how many eons ago, when God planned in eternity past to send His Son JESUS CHRIST to earth to seek and save that which lost thou. By the shedding of His Blood upon a barbarian Roman Cross some 2,000 years ago. For it was God who saved us and called us with a holy calling .2 Timothy 1: 9-10
Who but God could have devised a plan such as this to give NEW LIFE, SALVATION, DELIVERENCE and REBIRTH to sinners, to a lost human race?
To the average unsaved human mind it is foolishness. As the apostle Paul wrote, For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." 1 Cor 1:18 (King James Version)
After the last man was rescued people began to openly express their gratitude to God for the salvation, the rescuing of all was the name given to the place above were the 33 men.
One Jose Henriquez, who was one of the 3 evangelical Christians among the trapped miners, sent word above to have an evangelistic minister to minister to their families above.
Camp Hope (Esperanza) in Spanish, was the name given to the place above where the rescue workers and the families above had gathered together in the hope of rescuing these miners.
What an appropriate name this was, where people gathered to rescue the men below, but also where God in His providence gave hope to the people above who heard the Gospel message and of which many were saved, both above and below.
In an effort to have the Word of God given to the men trapped below, 33 New Testament Bibles and 2 Entire Bibles were sent down to these men, along with MP3 files of sermons from Adrian Rogers in Spanish, as well as Christian music and audio versions of the Jesus Film.
The pastor above sent a note of encouragement to Jose Henriquez on October 11 to remember the promises of the Lord, to have hope and confidence, and to also convey to the other 32 miners the message that this same God who has guided them is the one and same God who is going to guide them in the rescue. This helped to dissipate any anxiety with prayer and confidence in God.
Christian Maureria, the National Director of Campus for Christ in Chile had t-shirts sent to the miners with the words GRACIAS SENOR (Thank You Lord) printed on the t-shirts.
On the back of the t-shirts was a reference to Ps 95:4 which reads : In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. (King James Version)
Several of the miners were televised emerging from the raised capsule wearing these t-shirts, so that the whole world could see that these miners gave thanks to God for this rescue. God received the glory.
This could have been a tragic event, yet God had a plan, to rescue these miners, to save the souls of many, not just in Chile, but from around the world.
God has from the beginning of time till now, been in the business of giving NEW LIFE, SALVATION, DELIVERENCE and REBIRTH through one and only one way, and that is through the shed blood of JESUS CHRIST.
There is no other way to escape the depths of hell and get a passport to heaven, except by the blood of JESUS CHRIST.
No one can enter by the backs of parents or grandparents, or, by simply attending church.
Salvation comes to each individual on an individual basis when each accepts the shed blood of JESUS Christ as the only method to pay for the penalty of ones sins.
One must be born again JESUS said in John 3:3 to see the Kingdom of God.
JESUS said I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6 (King James Version)
Just as these Chilean miners had but one choice to be saved by entering the tiny capsule which would raise each one individually to the surface, each one of us also has but one choice to be saved.
And that is as the apostle Paul wrote in Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (King James Version). For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"! Rom 10:13 (King James Version)
JESUS likewise referred to the time when God sent the fiery serpent to the Israeli camp as a judgement against the people because of their complaining. The only way to be saved from death was to look up at the bronze serpent. Numbers 21: 5-9
Jesus said; And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up". John 3:14 (King James Version)
It is because of the shed blood of Jesus that we have the promise of NEW LIFE, SALVATION, DELIVERENCE and REBIRTH.
Therefore let us give thanks today as we gather together at the Lords supper, and remember that just as the Chilean miners had but one choice to be saved, we also have but one choice to be saved, that by only by the blood of Jesus Christ.
I believe in the sun when it isnt shining, I believe in love even when I dont feel it. I believe in God even when He's silent.
Found scratched on a wall in a concentration camp.