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Presbyterian, Reformed, Evangelical, Evangelical Presbyterian, conservative, church, theological, Biblical, GospelFollow
- Our Church is embarking on a journey to read the bible through in 100 days! The fall bible study is designed to prepare those who are reading through the bible for what they will be reading in the coming week! This is week 1! Please note, the video started just after Pastor Keith did. Pastor Keith will continue to lead this study on Wednesday Mornings at 10 am with a more in depth study, and on Sundays at 9:30 with a quicker study leading up to the 10:30 Worship service. Regularly the Wednesday study will be live streamed and the video of that place on our social media pages! (Youtube, Facebook, Faithlife)Bible Study 8/29/21Our Church is embarking on a journey to read the bible through in 100 days! The fall bible study is designed to prepare those who are reading through the bib...www.youtube.com
- Thank you Keith for starting this. Thank you Justin for capturing Pastor’s first Bible brief! Hank and I are in our third day of reading The Bible in 100 days. I thrilled to be in the process of letting God’s Words wash over me in this adventure. Pastor Keith said, “Don’t get bogged down!” I understand what that means. Read, listen, think, even take a few notes, but don’t try to make charts of families or maps of locations or the like. It’s okay to make note of where we can find “our” family trees in The Bible. But the purpose of this endeavor is to become immersed in The Word consistently and continuously! Do it! Reap the benefits from being in God’s presence and reading our history, our present and our future!! Hugs to you all!!
- With Joy’s birthday and mine now fading in the rear view mirror (as do things), a reflection on growing older emerges: "God planned the strength and beauty of youth to be physical. But the strength and beauty of age is spiritual. We gradually lose the strength and beauty that is temporary so we'll be sure to concentrate on the strength and beauty that is forever." Amen. Robert McQuilken said that, and I get it and hope to realiz it in our experience. 'Lord, make this a reality for my wife and me!'
- Today's ecclesiastic (and recent, and modern) emphasis on ‘vision’ and leadership models should cause us some concern. As important as vision is to an organization – and it IS important to a church – it is critical to note that God does not put such emphasis upon it as we do, at least not on the modern understanding of it. The one verse that gets quoted often – “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Prov 29:18, KJV) is terribly misunderstood, and tragically mishandled; it means, ‘Where there is no prophetic and godly proclamation for direction that lines up with God's expectations, the people will cast off restraints – and go their own ways, doing what is right in their own eyes.’ The verse is a warning; without Biblical counsel and direction, without someone proclaiming God's expectations and, in follow-up, seeing to it that God's people line up with God's ways in all things, the people will go astray. God's desire for leaders, and His intent for them, is that they themselves would walk in a manner worthy of their calling, and that they would insist upon those with them walking in that grace-driven but holiness-seeking way. Unfortunately, the cry for leadership nowadays is being driven, we fear, more from the Americanized business model than the Biblical one, and is reminiscent of Israel's desire for a king who would help them 'be like the other nations.' In the end, Israel got what they wanted, but much more than they were bargaining for, and it wasn't good. Such is usual the case when we’d rather do it our way, or do it like the Philistines do it, or when we want to be perceived as savvy more than spiritual.