Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
This passage reminds us that we can always turn to God in times of need. He is a loving and merciful God who is always ready to help us. We can approach His throne with confidence, knowing that He will hear us and provide us with the grace and mercy that we need.
When we are facing difficult times, it can be easy to feel alone and unsupported. But this passage reminds us that we are never truly alone. God is always with us, and we can always turn to Him for help.
One practical way to remember this is to make a habit of praying regularly. Set aside time each day to talk to God and share your concerns, your joys and your needs with Him. He is always listening, and He will always be there for you.
In addition, we can seek the help of our Christian brothers and sisters. The church of Christ is a community of believers who are called to support each other in times of need. Let us remember to pray for each other, and to lift each other up in prayer.
In summary, Hebrews 4:16 is a reminder that we can always turn to God in times of need. He is a loving and merciful God who is always ready to help us. Let us approach His throne of grace with confidence, and trust in His grace and mercy. Let us also remember to pray and seek the help of our Christian brothers and sisters when we are facing difficult times.
What a joy to see family and friends gather to witness the baptism of their loved ones. The Convoy Church of Christ family had the blessing of witnessing Jonah and Scottie Simmons giving their lives to the Lord on the evening of Tuesday 15th August,2017. Here are some pictures and a video from the occasion.
Leadership is an issue that we often see even in the Old Testament. Great leaders like David, Moses, Gideon and many others stood up for God to bring people to refuge. It is God’s desire that His people be saved from atrocities and sufferings. We know for a fact that God is our refuge. It enables us to freely trust and rely on Him. God dearly wants us to depend on Him even in situations that threaten our well-being, whether in a physical or spiritual sense. God is in control and He wants us to know that. So, the best place is to be, right with our God always.
The best example is the leadership of Jesus when He was here on earth, who was primarily interested of our relationship to the Father for man to have refuge. He taught us to be in subjection to the Father as Jesus himself submit to the Father’s will (John 6:37-39). When Jesus spoke, people discerned both His oneness with God and His genuine interest of our well being. Leroy Lawson said in his booklet “Jesus didn’t mince words; He certainly was not tactful. He was not manipulating their feelings nor appealing to their selfishness. He spoke from His heart to theirs from His close personal acquaintance with God’s will and His desire to see them in it. They believed Him” (My Way or God’s Way – Developing Christian character when no one else cares). However, Dale Roach said, the kind of leader Jesus is that He was not self-promoting (Mark 1:11). He was obedient to the Holy Spirit as He was led in the wilderness to be tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1-11). He cast a vision with clarity, simplicity and directness (Mark 1:15). He was a team builder (Mark 1:17), a relationship builder (Mark 1:19), He engaged crisis head-on (Mark 1:30-31) and practiced daily prayer (Mark 1:35) (http://likeateam.com/9-characteristics-of-jesus-as-a-leader/).
Young people are needed to be built and encouraged in the church to see a bright hope and someday lead a Godly Biblical Church. We needed to study the examples we see in the Holy Scriptures and make that as a guide. There are written qualifications for us to follow, but building godly leaders is another factor to put into the plan. The young people who one day will take over the work of those who are already old should be groomed to be godly leaders in the future. It is essential to see young men fearing God not someone who simply professes faith, attends church but someone who fear and respect our Almighty. With the fear of God, all will follow. They become men of integrity, full of honesty and upright principles and views. To develop them in their role and make them skilled church leaders will help them become more efficient and effective leaders in handling the affairs of the church (Ecclesiastes 12:1).
The Convoy Avenue Church of Christ kicked off their 2017 Gospel Meeting by honouring two couples who have been part of the church here in Halifax for 50 years. Dennis & Carol Peters and Wayne & Shirley Taylor were acknowledged for “50 years in service to the Lord.” They have been members of the Convoy Avenue Church since it was established at this site in 1967.
In his message, pulpit minister David Cariaga described the challenges we face as Christians to serve our unchanging God in a world that is constantly changing. We are so proud to have examples of such faithfulness in our congregation as the Peters’ and Taylors’.
Wonderful blessings come to those who obey the gospel of Christ.Through baptism we receive the remission of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (reference – Acts 2:38-39). On Sunday 30th October,2016, Mya Mackey-Boehner, of the Mill Village Church family, received these gifts when she gave her life to the Lord. The occasion was a joyous and momentous one. Here are some pictures from the event.
As “Iron Sharpens Iron” , a phrase which can be found in Proverbs 27:17, in Christian fellowship, Christians sharpen each other’s faith and stir one another to exercise that faith in love and good works, all to the honour and glory of God .
On the first Sunday of every month, the Church family at Convoy Avenue practices this concept by arranging a potluck.
Here are some pictures of the potluck held on Sunday 02nd October, 2016.
Convoy Avenue Church of Christ has been without a full-time preacher / evangelist for several years. We are actively searching for a mission-minded individual or married couple who is interested in working with us on a full-time or part-time basis.
Candidates with formal training in ministry, experience teaching, preaching and/or leading in the church should contact us for more details about the preacher position. Please include a copy of your résumé, and a recent audio or video sermon recording.
UPDATE: We are pleased that our search has come to an end and we have hired our full time minister, David Cariaga. We look forward to David beginning his ministry with us in September 2016.