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October 2018

TAB Blog: Boxes of Love

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Dear Tabernacle Family,

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays right around the corner, we at The Tabernacle Food Pantry are well on our way to help those in our church and community who have struggles in there lives. The holiday boxes are now called “Boxes of Love,” as the food pantry is centered around love, towards volunteers and clients. Our motto is ‘enter as strangers, leave as friends.’ Unconditional love is a hard training ground! This ministry has taught us the meaning of those words.

Jesus said, “I give you a new command, love one another as I have loved you. You must also love one another. By this all peoples will know you are my disciples,” John 13:34.

Loving people you like is easy, but how about loving those who use or are against you? Can you look past their brokenness and reveal Jesus’s love to them? Or have you put conditions before your love? “We will LOVE them if…” Are we as patient as Jesus is with us? We have learned our shortcomings at the food pantry as we must come to the place of surrender here. The truth is you must walk with Jesus to prevail here. As we enter this holiday season at the pantry and in our personal lives, it comes front and center. Who deserves our love? Who are we thankful for? As a follower of Jesus, we know the answers. But can we personally get there? Not without a close personal relationship with Jesus. Pray and walk with us as we enter this season of following this command to love one another until Jesus reveals Himself in a new and powerful way.

As you know, we are currently working on our Thanksgiving and Christmas outreaches. We will be assembling 600 food boxes for each holiday to be distributed throughout our region as an expression of Christ’s love. We want to assist anyone in need of food from our congregation. Simply sign up at the Welcome Center if we can assist you.

Finally, please know the door to serve in the Food Pantry is always open. We hope you will consider volunteering to serve Jesus by serving others through this vital outreach and expression of God’s love.

God bless you,

Lisa & Jim Delmont

TAB Blog: The Resurgence of Millennials in the Church

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As I walked throughout high school and college, I witnessed so many friends and acquaintances my age who were searching for truth and for answers. I watched as some found false comforts, while others suffered in isolation and depression. As I also battled and navigated through my own life, I clung to the Father and felt His love sustain me. This love was something that provided me a means for joy and fulfillment each day. The more I understood how loved I was, the more I longed to see those around me experience this same knowledge and understanding. God has put a burning in my heart to see young adults open their eyes to truth, open their minds to understanding, and open their hearts to true love.

I’ve been so humbled to be able to continue to answer that call through our young adult ministry, ‘Activate.’ Over the past few weeks, God has been drawing Activate into a new season of hunger and encounter. Our community is coming to a new level of desperation and intentionality to bring all that we are and press into the presence of the Lord. Over the past year, I’ve watched young men and women re-commit their lives to the Father. I’ve seen a new urgency emerge within them. They have chosen to chase after the Lord’s promises and callings on their lives. They have chosen to lay down false idols, and have looked to a true comfort. My heart has been so full as I’ve seen the transformation of both the culture of the group, but more importantly the personal lives of those who attend.

As we surrender our hearts and lay down our flesh each week together, we’ve been able to host the presence of the Lord in such a powerful way. God has empowered us to foster a community that loves one another, and allows newcomers to feel the love of Christ the minute they walk through the door. We want young adults from all over the region to feel the love and the presence of the Father when they visit!

Please help us spread the word so that we can continue to reach out and shift this next generation for the kingdom! We meet every Monday at 7:00pm in the ‘Activate House,’ ages 18 – 30.

Many Blessings!

Andrew Thiel

TAB Blog: His Promises

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Dear Tabernacle Family,

In The Ark, we use September as the kickoff to our year. When summer ends, “real life” is back. Homework, sports, clubs, projects, teachers, classes, friends, sleepless nights, and early mornings all return. I know it probably sounds simple to some, but when mishandled these things can grow in impact. We begin to discover who is a master of time management or who procrastinates. Whether you fall into group one or two, you either feel too busy or buried.

Mathew 4:4 states, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

A reality in life is that every day is different. There is no resolution, no strategy, no plan that will not need adjustment in our lives. God’s word over us, however, will keep us satisfied until the end. In an ever changing world, the steadiness of our God is the only absolute we have.

This past month, students of The Ark have refocused their lives to not be mastered by life itself, but be fueled by the Master of life. This is not so we can eliminate responsibility, but to make sure God is above all. Let the seed of His promises take you beyond any earthly plans!

In His Name,

Anthony Salerno
Ark Youth Leader

TAB Blog: From the Ends of the Earth, the Global Church Awakens to Jerusalem

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Over the course of 21 days something extraordinary happened. From September 10 through September 30, over 1000 people from 48 nations participated in three weeks of global fasting and prayer focused on Jerusalem. Led by Bishop Robert Stearns along with over 30 global Christian leaders including Mike Bickle, Che Ahn, Jane Hansen-Hoyt, Robert Stearns, Karen Wheaton, and Rick Pino the response was astounding. This global call to fast was accompanied by almost nightly prayer sessions on Facebook Live with various special guests including an Orthodox Rabbi, which had over 100,000 views. The fast leads up to a global gathering in Jerusalem October 7 – 9, which will launch with the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.

This year the event which will be broadcast live to 190 nations, featuring internationally-acclaimed worship and dance artists and a keynote speech by Minister of Knesset, and Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Michael Oren. This will begin a 72-hour round-the-clock event as hundreds of young millennial Christians from 20 nations worship and pray in key locations across the city and also with Christian Arab community in Bethlehem.

For information about the Global Broadcast of Awake Jerusalem please visit: god.tv