Each Sunday, your child will learn the Bible and how it relates to Jesus in an age-appropriate way.
It’s hard to believe, but today we will finish our study of the Gospel of John. Our very first study, the introduction to the Gospel of John, was on Sunday, March 10, 2013. That’s just crazy isn’t it?! It has taken us almost 4.5 years to get through our study, but I have to tell you that I’ve never learned more or been more amazed, and in awe, of Jesus. I’ve never been more convinced that Jesus is who He claimed to be, that His saving grace is for all who will trust in Him, and that He calls us to follow Him with absolute commitment into a broken world to share His story of reconciliation and saving power. I sincerely hope that you have learned, grown in your walk with the Lord, and had your faith deepened as we’ve studied God’s Word together. Read more
As I was spending time this past week with our Scripture for this morning, the Lord brought an experience to mind. It was truly a pivotal experience in my life that happened about 35 years ago. Connie and I loaded up the U-Haul and our first baby and headed to Ft. Worth, Texas to go to seminary at Brite Divinity School on the campus of Texas Christian University. It didn’t take too long for me to figure out I was a stranger in a strange land. My classmates seemed so at home talking about Soren Kierkegaard, Paul Tillich, Rudolf Bultmann, Augustine, and others while I was much more at home talking about Vince Lombardi, Walter Payton, Barry Switzer and the Sooners, and Tom Landry and the Cowboys. I should have seen the handwriting on the wall, but I was young and naive. Read more
There’s a change that has been underway for some time among some who identify as followers of Jesus. The change emanates from a discussion about what is most important about Jesus and for us who follow Him. Are the teachings of Jesus what is most important to us or is the death and resurrection of Jesus most vital? The discussion is not new, it has been going on for a long time, but it does seem to be building steam the more unfamiliar we become with God’s Word. Read more
I’ve met a new friend this week. I’d never heard of Helen Roseveare until Tuesday morning, but I’ve spent so much time reading about her life this week that I can now call her my friend. Helen went home to be with the Lord on December 7, 2016, but she squeezed every ounce of living out of her 91 years. Helen was born on September 21, 1925 in England. When she was a little girl her Sunday school teacher taught her class about missionaries in India one Sunday and Helen resolved that she would one day be a missionary. Read more
It has been such a fun week! All week long we’ve had lots of kids, about 140 kids, with us for Vacation Bible School. I’m absolutely amazed at Linda Birsner and her team of leaders. We had lots of helpers, men and women, tons of teenagers, and all of them were used by God to plant seeds in the hearts of our kids that I believe will continue to be watered and nurtured by their families as well as by all of us, their church family. Read more