Dear Mosaic Family,
Did you know that one of the responsibilities of the Secret Service, along with protecting key government officials, is to spot currency counterfeiting operations? When agents are trained in spotting counterfeit bills, they are sent to the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. In their training to identify fake currency, the agents spend most of their time studying the real currency. They smell it, feel it, and examine the unique visible characteristics like the feel of the special cotton-based paper, or the reflection of the holographic stripe, or the color of the watermarks. After several weeks of studying the real bills, they can intuitively identify the fake ones.
We live in a world of increasing suspicion to news and information dissemination. Which sources can we trust? What's fake news? What's spin? Where can I find the truth? The same goes for truth about God. It seems that everyone's got an opinion. There are so many religions, and even if you consider yourself a Christian, how can you know which denomination or church has it right?
The search for truth about God has always been a struggle, because Satan is the great counterfeiter. He has false gospels, preached by false ministers, producing false Christians. Satan plants his counterfeits wherever God plants true believers. Jesus warned: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." Therefore, every Christian must practice spiritual discernment. How can we intuitively spot false gospels? We need to know the true Gospel inside and out.
Join us tomorrow as we begin a series through the book of Galatians, during which we'll learn to spot counterfeits by studying the Gospel, verified.
Praying for you,
Membership Class. Sunday, July 23rd. 1-3pm. If you are interested in becoming a member of Mosaic Boston, your first step is to join a community group, as commitment to a cg is a precondition for membership. The second step is to attend a membership class. Please sign up by emailing email@example.com
Childcare at the 11:15 service. The amazing volunteers of Mosaic now offer childcare during the 11:15 service, in addition to Mini-Mosaic at the 9:30service.
Mosaic Youth Group. Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!
Pre-service Prayer. Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.
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Baptism Service. Sunday, June 18th. If you would like to be baptized, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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