just in case, here's the cliff's notes from Christmas Eve. Now if you can get Cheryl and the band to sing some Christmas Songs with you, it'll be like you were able to gather with us to celebrate.
faithful and just, faithful and just, faithful and just. Its echoing in my head. At our last Gathering that quote from the apostle John's first letter to the church came up. It's God's innate faithfulness and justice that moves him to restore folks every time. here's part of why that's echoing. I'm realizing that "faithful and just" … Continue reading faithful and just
Yesterday we talked some about how this woman named Ruth just declared to her Israelite mother-in-law, "your people will be my people." Seems like no big deal until you remember, at the time, Israel was the people of God. The people of God were the one bright spot and the only legitimate shinning hope in … Continue reading the one bright spot
Christmas is the sort of thing that you can appreciate more when you prepare for it. So...for several weeks I'm going to think about some of the people involved in the story. Today: Caesar Augustus. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was … Continue reading for real.