Not forsaking the gathering together
Recent " Dear Network" messages.
Networking for emotional socialism or the kingdom and Messaging
The Network is working for those who work at networking.
Most people go to church to be comforted... part of that comfort is to socialize enough to satisfy our gregarious instincts which we have all but lost in the modern socialist state. Such shallow communion will not bear fruit.
Some people join the local network email groups and think they have joined a ready made social network group that should be there for them emotionally when they have a need.
We have been so dumb down we do not understand how the kingdom works.
It is not merely about us comforting one another. The Holy Spirit is our comforter and we get the most comfort from helping others according to His standards and leading rather than being helped or following the imposed standards of others.
The kingdom does not make us dependent but independent...
We have had people on the network jailed, robbed, loose their home, fired, and even family members physically beat up over the last few months.
The good news is that for those who are actively working and building the network there has been an outpouring of aid and assistance.
The kingdom of God is about people choosing to help or not.... forgive or not... do or not...
If someone has a need they can pray to God first but they should also have the humility to ask one another. Since God already knows your need and your heart better than you your prayer is mostly about the humble position you take with God.
The interesting thing about your position with God is that it is directly dependent upon your position with your neighbor and your brothers.
If you have a need take it to your PCM so that he or she may pray/apply on your behalf to the members of your congregation.
Contributions should go through your local minister because he would be responsible to make sure your needs are met.
They are not an intercessory between you and God. God already knows....
Your ministers are God's servant through the aid and support of the congregations of the people.
Some think you do not need ministers but how can you be sure that everyone is helped who needs help without ministers. And how can he do his job without your effort and support.
Why would God help you if you will not help others... Why would He hear your prayers and cries if you will not hear the cries of those around you????
The needy can be a blessing for us... By informing those of your congregation of your need through your minister in hopeful prayer your congregation and network has the opportunity to receive the Eucharist of
Christ. The Eucharist is not what you get but what you give... it is being thankful for the opportunity to give.....
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I hope no one is on this network for what they can get out of it because each of us should be here and working as volunteers to serve God by serving one another.
That is doing what Christ said to do...
Church people commonly say we will pray for you but will they do for you in the name of Christ. Prayer alone is cheap charity.
I am not putting down prayer but the form of prayer... Jesus did not tell us to pray for his sheep but feed them.
If we pray but do nothing then we are no different than the apostate church and He will not hear us....
Serve God by serving one another. obtain God's forgiveness by forgiving one another....
Do not abandon one another less you are desiring to be abandoned...
The people should all be working with their PCMs to build the network
We should also try to let local groups know what good things happen.
For new PCMs
Those elected as PCMs must send a picture and a blurb before they will be activated.
Those PCMs who do not actively work with other PCMs to form a network will be removed.
If you have a volunteer then one of the active PCMs should think about sponsoring them as an assistant. They can be added to the PCM group with only one other vote.
Every PCM should put together some stock responses that they save and copy and paste to send out to new members.
Every message on the PCM group should not be forwarded to the local groups.
We do not want to swamp local groups with emails ... Nor do we want to have members emailing a lot of stuff that does not lead people to the government of God.
We should be forgiving about this but every message should have some purpose toward our goal... the kingdom of God and His righteousness....
Sure the world is doing bad things but every news item should be measured as to the goal of these groups and the network...
"Dear Network" messages can be forwarded by local PCMs.
Any one can write a "Dear Network " message and PCMs may choose to share those messages.
I write them as a service to the PCMs so if they do not have the time to write something themselves they have something to send their whole group.
Do not forget to tell your local groups who the other active PCMs on your group are and who has volunteered to be a PCM.
"Dear Living Network" messages are meant for those people who have picked you. Many of those may eventually just go out to the network through the Living Network Newsletter which you only get if you have picked an active PCM
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