Sunday, June 12, 2011

Home Church. Following Jesus: The Straight Gate

This is a photo of three eldest of our four daughters this morning listening very intently in our Home Church, the morning light was so beautiful there in our living room and the girl's faces were so very intent and contemplative as this must-hear message was playing. I'm not sure if I captured it just-so but I did try to quickly capture the mood without being a hindrance to the wonderful message.

Let those who have an ear to hear, hear. This blog as all my blogs are the Lord's blogs.

The sermon from this morning truly is as my husband would put it, A MUST HEAR from


Following Jesus: The Straight Gate Hans R. Waldvogel

Topic: Following Jesus

Description: Brother Hans Waldvogel shares powerfully that salvation is in the person of Jesus Christ. Not in sects, denominations or specific doctrines or theology. But in the blood and work of Christ and His indwelling us by the Spirit. May God bring us to a place of reality in our walk with Jesus.

We personally do home church these days because in our area there are no churches within a well over-hour radius that we know of that would be safe for our family to attend. We are prayerfully looking as we have moved to a different area so we shall see.

It wasn't always this way, my husband and I both were Sunday school teachers in adult Sunday school, my husband is licensed and ordained for prison ministry and still is...

But in these last days things are a bit different. There will be times we must walk alone as most churches become more and more apostate dancing to the culture and less in love with Christ conforming to loving His image.

We've never seen such a great falling away as the Bible warns! Not to mention the many empty headed theologians talking babble with no seeming relationship of Jesus.

Here is an excerpt from Streams in the Desert yesterday's devotional:

"...We must die to ourselves before we are turned into gentleness, and our crucifixion involves suffering. It will mean experiencing genuine brokenness and a crushing of self, which will be used to afflict the heart and conquer the mind.

...Today many people are attempting to use their mental capacity and logical thinking to obtain sanctification, yet this is nothing but a religious fabrication. They believe that if they just mentally put themselves on the altar and believe the altar of sanctification, they can then logically conclude they are fully sanctified. They then go happily on their way, expressing their flippant, theological babble about the 'deep' things of God." ~G.D.H

Jesus. The sweetest name I know...When was the last time you heard His precious name?

May God be glorified through these typing fingers. If you like you may enjoy my journey at MyForestCathedral.


Beloved's Bride said...

Such a lovely picture of your girls! So beautiful. I will come back and listen to that sermon tomorrow. It sounds wonderful.

Amanda said...


I couldn't agree more Amelia and I am so looking forward to hearing this good message.

What a lovely photo you have captured of your girls.

I know you are a blessed mama to have those sweet girls within the walls of your home studying God's word.

Praise God1

*The Old Geezer said...

Home churches seem to be the wave of the future. The church started out in homes and it looks like it will end up there... probably a good thing.

Mary said...

Home churches are fine as long as they are eventually organized in a Biblical manner like the Apostle Paul instructed, with elders and deacons.

Amelia said...


My Husband: In today's Christianity (churchianity) it's hard to find elders or pastors who meet the qualifications set forth in the Bible.

That's the problem and exactly why we have chosen to do homechurch.

Me: Most of what is called the church is anemic at best.

Most churches we have attended are infested with lukewarmness and the Bible says much on that.

It's a very sad state of affairs I must say.