New Beginnings Christian Center

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New Beginnings Christian Center is a young, growing ministry planted on the west side of Jacksonville, Florida, right off of Interstate-10 at Lane Avenue and Ramona Blvd.  We believe that God has called us to train and equip a new generation of Christians devoted to serving the King and advancing His Kingdom here in Jacksonville and around the world.
Our mission is to Touch People with the love of Jesus, to Restore the broken relationships which plague our lives, to Equip Believers for works of service and to Release Disciples into the world to proclaim the good news of the risen Christ.
New Beginnings Christian Center is a member of the Southeast Districtof the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. You can learn more about our beliefs and values here on our website, or visit the International Foursquare Website for more information about the Foursquare movement. (More Foursquare News)
Foursquare Family Moment: Character, civility and Christ
 

As we prepare for the general election, Foursquare President Randy Remington is encouraging us all to think about civility and the character of Christ. What the world needs most is not another political agenda from the church; it needs Jesus’ people to live more like He did. Lea la carta de Randy Remington en español aquí, en el Momento Familiar Cuadrangular.

 

“Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap Him in His words. They sent their disciples to Him along with the Herodians. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we know that You are a man of integrity and that You teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because You pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is Your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?’

“But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, ‘You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin used for paying the tax.’ They brought Him a denarius, and He asked them, ‘Whose image is this? And whose inscription?’

“‘Caesar’s,’ they replied. Then He said to them, ‘So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s’” (Matt. 22:15-21, NIV).

With our national election approaching, I want to draw your attention to three words: character, civility and Christ. These loom large now and will continue to matter long past the election season.

Continue reading about character, civility and Christ.

By: Randy Remington, president of The Foursquare Church (U.S.)

 
Prayer + Reflection
 

Take a few moments to seek the Lord by reflecting and praying using these prayer points:

1. Pray and humble yourself before God. Ask Him to remove any idolatry from your heart, and to fill your heart and mind with His words above all. 

2. Spend some time thinking about people you know who are completely different from you. Ask the Lord to give you His eyes to see them and love them where they are, and to bless all your interactions. 

3. Ask God for wisdom and care when having conversations with others, and make Him the center of every encounter you have this week.

4. As we prepare for the upcoming election, pray for a spirit of national unity. Ask the Lord to heal the fractures that exist between generations, cultures, ethnicities and men and women, as only He can.