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Men’s Bible Study will meet Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
As the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at Cambridge Family and Children’s Service (CFCS), I’m writing today to see if the people of the Union Baptist Church could help fill a community need: mentors for youth.
The CFCS Mentoring Program serves young people between the ages of 8-22. Many are referred from CFCS’s other departments such as Intensive Foster Care or our residential programs while some are referred to us through the community by a teacher or guidance counselor. The youth we serve come from various ethnic backgrounds; many are immigrants or first generation American citizens. Some have also been part of the foster care system. They are kids whose lives have unfortunately contained a significantly higher amount of instability than that of their peers. Our Mentor Program is unique in that it provides these youth with the one-on-one companionship of an adult to supplement the work of parents, teachers, counselors, social workers, and education professionals in order to give these youth both the social and recreational development, and the emotional support they need.
For many young people, having a positive role model may mean the difference between pursuing their full potential and merely wishing they had done so. The most pressing need at CFCS is male mentors because we only make same gender mentor-mentee matches. We’ve had some boys on our waiting list for over a year because we have not had an appropriate mentor to match with them. I’m wondering if members of your Men’s Bible Study group, or anyone in your congregation, would be interested in this program. Our other AmeriCorps volunteer, Yelena Tsilker, will be in your area tomorrow afternoon and could meet with you to answer any questions and possibly provide you with flyers and brochures to distribute.
I appreciate your time and look forward to speaking with you soon.
Highland Street Corps AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring
Cambridge Family & Children’s Service
617-876-4210 x127 fax 617-661-9749
Through the first human couple, in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, the sentence of death passed upon the entire human race.
Genesis 2:7 “and man became a living soul/being.”
Ezekiel 18:4 the word of God states: “the soul that sinneth it shall die.”
Adam and Eve were told by God where they would go;
Genesis 3:19 “till thou return unto the ground; for out of it thou wast taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
Romans 5:19 “For as by one mans disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
John 3:16 “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son.”
1 Cor. 15:22-23 “As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
Furthermore in 1 Tim. 2:4-6 it is explained; ”Who will have all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, in due time.”
A perfect human life for another perfect human life (a corresponding price) The first life defective and it’s posterity; the “last Adam, a quickening spirit.” The risen Lord Jesus who was “holy, harmless, undefiled and separate from sinners.” “The Word” or “Logos” who was made flesh, and in love and obedience to God his Father “poured out his soul unto death.” Isaiah 53:12 Jesus stated in John 6:51 “and the bread I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” The ransom-price, the right to life, to be applied in due time.
1 John 2:2 “And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but for the whole world.”
The offer of justification to life as in Romans 5:18 “so by the righteousness of one, upon all men unto justification of life.” on the terms of Romans 10:10 “…believeth unto righteousness.” “…confession unto salvation.” If there is a first resurrection, then there is more than one implied also.
1 Cor. 15:38 “…a body as it hath pleased Him.”
1 Cor. 15:40 “the glory of the celestial is one, the glory of the terrestrial is another.”
Acts 24:15 (“Just and Unjust”)
In Hebrews 11:3 the statement is made that “the worlds (ages) were framed by the word of God.” All human history is shaped by the justice, love, wisdom and power of God; in permitting evil for
THY KINGDOM COME
mans education, and the gift of his son for our redemption!
Acts 17:31 “he hath appointed a day, in that which
he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained.”
Daniel 12:2 “Many that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake.” (unconscious aspect of death)
2 Peter 3:8 “one day with the Lord as a thousand years.”
The “Judgment Day” = is the “Kingdom.”
Jesus stated in John 5:28-29 “All that are in the graves shall hear his voice” “they that have done good, unto a resurrection of life; and they that have done evil unto a resurrection of judgment.” (original meaning in early Greek MSS) NOTE: the location of the dead is clearly stated to be the same before their disposition upon resurrection!
JESUS also include in this resurrection:
Matt. 12:41-42 “the men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment.”
Matt. 10:15 “more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah.” (Literally)
Matt. 19:28 “the 12 tribes of Israel.”
Jeremiah 31:16 “from the land of the enemy.”
These all having died in total or relative ignorance, and inherited weakness, prior to the millennial day of judgment!
Jesus stated again in John 12: 47-48 “if any man hear my words and believe not, I judge him not-the word I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” A resurrection by judgments during the “times of restitution” Acts 3:21. When the true “way of holiness” Isaiah 35:8 will be prepared for mankind! Isaiah 11:9 “shall not hurt or destroy.” Isaiah 26:9 “when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants will learn righteousness.” With Satan bound a 1,000 years!
1 Cor. 15:23 “every man in his own order.”
THE CALL OF OUR PRESENT AGE! John 6:44,65
Acts 15:14-18 “God did at the first visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.” A spiritual church for his Son; the Christ. (the Spirit and the Bride)
Rev. 22:17. Jesus said: “Deny self and follow me” Matt. 16:24 “ sanctify them through thy truth” John 17:17 “ be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” Rev 2:10. The completion of this “first resurrection” ends this age! THEN-Rev. 21:2 “new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven” Acts 7:48 “God dwelleth not in temples made with hands.” Then the “millennial” reign of Christ actually begins!
Psalm 102:18 “the people which SHALL BE CREATED”!
A KINGDOM IS ….
Psalm72***”Give the king thy judgements,O God,and thy righteousness unto the king’s son. He shall judge thy people with righteousness,and thy poor with judgement.”./vs.4-He shall judge the poor of the people,he shall save the children of the needy–/vs.13-He shall spare the poor and needy,and shall save the souls of the needy.!”//As the first advent was a precursor to the return of Jesus Christ;—i.e.the miracles of healing,sustenance,and resurrection enacted by the power of God,–so also at his return! /see Ephesians 1:10, for example,on a global scale! 1Tim.2:4″God will have ALL men to be saved,and to come to a knowledge of the truth”–Deuteronomy32:4″the Rock,his work perfect”! John 5:28-29″all those in the tombs will hear his voice”(his son’s-Jesus Christ),;a visible resurrection to a new life and opportunity ,as the earth is healed by God! Thy kingdom come!
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