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At church on Sunday we sang a song that has become one of my favorites.

The song is called “Oceans” and the lyrics are:

Verse #1
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown, where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep, my faith will stand

“Ready in Season…”

Be ready in season and out of season —2 Timothy 4:2

Many of us suffer from the unbalanced tendency to “be ready” only “out of season.” The season does not refer to time; it refers to us.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Faith-Based organizations given security briefing following the killings at Jewish community centers

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries

PHOENIX, AZ (ANS) -- The U.S. DHS, FBI, Infrastructure Protection, Intelligence and Analysis, and FEMA provided national faith-based organizations a security briefing today related to the incident which fatally wounded three at Jewish community centers on Palm Sunday in Overland, Kansas.

Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. — better known as F. Glenn Miller Jr. — made a brief court appearance by video Tuesday from the Johnson County jail. Although he arrived at the video room in a wheelchair, Miller stood during his hearing 
(Photo: David Eulitt | The Kansas City Star)






As human beings—every single one of us—are wired for worship.  We can’t help it.  But we are the ones who decide what or Who our worship will be directed towards. And since worship is an integral aspect of our nature, it’s important to stop and think about what constitutes true worship.  


I know it’s so easy to just think of praise as the fast or loud songs in church, while worship is the slow ballads. But there’s a real defining difference: “praise” is a reaction to what God has done, whereas “worship” is a reaction to a REVELATION of who He is.

Map of Persecuted Church 


According to an articleby Fox News, the number of Christians killed for their faith in 2013 numbered 2,123, which increased from 1,201 in 2012. The article states: “More than half of those reported killings (1,213) occurred in Syria, followed by Nigeria (612) and Pakistan (88).”

On December 4, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security announced the recipients of the 2013 Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience. In their press release, they explain “The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience recognizes outstanding response to a catastrophic incident and leadership in fostering resilient and prepared communities”

In response to Hurricane Sandy, “Monsignor Brown’s leadership led St. Francis de Sales Parish to become the largest relief center on the Rockaway peninsula, providing hot food, medical care, mental health care, trauma counseling, clothing, cleaning supplies, pet food, veterinary care, and more. At the height of the effort it served between 4,000 - 10,000 people per day.”

For more information about the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience or to read about the other recipients, you can read the DHS Press Release.

 

CEN also encourages all churches to take preparedness steps to be ready to serve their community in times of crisis. Sign up for our next FREE ReadyChurch Webinar here.