• Prayer and Praise Exchange

    Share your prayer requests and praises.  Tuesday @ 8:30pm we gather for Prayer night at 200 Cypress Point.

  • Baptism Video - Acts 8:35-39

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  • Tap Out

    “Tap Out” is a combat term popularized by U.F.C. 

    To infuse your passion with God’s power, tap out daily. 

    Daily surrender your heart’s attention & affection to God…
    acknowledging God’s authority over your life.

    Any day not surrendered to the authority of the Holy Spirit
    will automatically be lived in the flesh. ~ Beth Moore

    Galatians 5:16, “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”

    "Lord, thank You for the examples in the Bible and the people that I have seen living out a fully surrendered life in Christ.  Lord I want to be known for living a FULL life!  I recognize that it is impossible with my own resources.  I pray for those You are drawing into a personal relationship.  I pray for the person whose passions are out of balance because of an unwillingness to “Tap Out.”  Thank you for grace and mercy to restore.  Give us an immediate awareness and dissatisfaction of departing Your authority.  May we honor You by leaving and living with clean hearts.  In Jesus Name”

    What things keep you from daily “tapping out”…surrendering our heart’s attention and affection to God?

  • Aggie Experience

    I've always heard about the tradition and atmosphere surrounding Texas A&M, but have never experienced it myself until the 2010 A&M / Nebraska football game.

    My friends, the Abel's & family, were naturally excited about introducing me to their passion.  The adventure began with planning to leave at 11:30am for the 7:00pm game kickoff.  We toured the campus, got our official "maroon out" shirts, went to the player walk-in (a pre-pep rally) with the F-16 fighter fly-by, band sound off, corp line-up, and on through a sea of tailgating fans in route to the stadium.  We immediately were handed growl towels after getting in the gate.  All ages were together as one.

    As we surveyed the area from the top of the stadium before heading down to our seats on the 10th row, I couldn't help but think... this is what church should be like.

    Yell leaders strategically positioned around the stadium united the massive crowd in one voice.  My leg was pushed in front as people throughout linked arms on shoulders to sway to a familiar cheer.  I couldn't get the songs out of my head for days!  There was much more to the football game, band, crowd, and storming the field after an intense battle for victory just to celebrate.  I couldn't get it out of my mind... this is what church should be like.

    I could have been dropped off in the city and found my way to the game myself.  I know football and would have enjoyed the game by myself... BUT it could not have matched being guided through the experience from someone who knew all the background and was excited about sharing it.  Again... that is what church should be like.

    Acts 15:19, “...we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.”

    You can't come in contact with the Gospel... Cross... Relationship with Jesus... without serious struggle - something we all must give account.  Yet, we are reminded of the Peace in knowing Christ personally and the Joy in sharing His love with those around us.

    What other positive lessons could we apply in the church that we see demonstrated at a ball game?

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Kolkata, India

God has opened the door for me to be a part of a team traveling to Kolkata, India.  **Post a comment that you will commit to be a part of the prayer team!

We will be serving Kolkata Christian Fellowship, Mother Theresa's Home for the Destitute & Dying, Sari Bari (Christian based rescue, training, and employment for girls), New Hope School.

It is a very dark and oppressive place and culture. I ask you to be in prayer for the other members of the group and that the LORD’s purposes will be accomplished in each of us, in our team, and through us in all our interactions.   As you are most likely aware, India does not recognize missionaries.

Below is a picture of New Hope School

The volunteer teacher was excited over being given transportation.

The people in the village of Uddyan Pally live in one-room bamboo huts. Usually, there are more than five people to each hut, which are not equipped with electricity, running water or a proper sanitation system.

4 comments (Add your own)

1 Rebecca - Mon, February 11, 2013 @ 3:15 PM

I will be praying for God's will to be done, safety, open and ready hearts to receive the Truth, and for you and your team to serve. Bless you!
2 Rick - Mon, February 11, 2013 @ 4:21 PM

I pray they will see the hands and feet of Jesus and that their hearts will be receptive to God's word.
3 Stacey - Sun, February 17, 2013 @ 9:17 PM

I am praying, of course, for your safety. I ask that you be protected from accidents, violence, illness, etc. and that you come safely back home to us. I am very proud of you for doing this, because I know how much it is out of your comfort zone. I am praying for God's work to be done in a mighty way. I will be praying for you constantly while you are gone. I love you!
4 Joshua Abel - Mon, February 18, 2013 @ 10:03 PM

I'm praying... Very much for your safety. I know you feel you are being sent to impact someone there. I guess I'm feeling and praying that God is taking you to India at this specific time in your ministry because he has got God-sized things for you to accomplish here in Portland through Northshore Family. May God break your heart even more for the people of Portland and surrounding cities. May the foundation and vision you've already laid down be further impacted by those God has appointed you to meet. Gonna miss you.

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