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Hope to see you there.
Tonight we’ll spend Memorial Day together on the ball field in front of the church building. It all starts at 6:30. Bring a desert or a side dish to share if you can!
“The cross had to be carried and endured before it could be preached. Jesus came to be the sacrifice, not to clarify the concept of sacrifice. He did not come to teach about the cross, but to be nailed to it. He came that there might be a gospel to preach…
Sin dug a gulf in a relationship. The cross bridged it.
Sin resulted in estrangement. The cross reconciled it.
Sin made war. The cross made peace.
Sin broke fellowship. The cross repaired and restored it.”
“When Jesus ascended, He left eleven men to do his work and, promising them His Spirit, left them, enflamed by the Spirit, to do it. He had no other plans.”
I know you were all revving up your 4x4s to get out for Young Adults tonight, but…The whole church building is closed so snow can be removed. So Y/A is cancelled. Enjoy the night in.
During Monday night’s study, while attempting to describe why John says that “his commandments are not burdensome” in 1 John 5, I mentioned this comic strip I saw the other day. It’s from this site http://adam4d.com, which is run by a Christian artist. Basically everything on it is either pretty funny (see the second strip in this post) or pretty edifying. So here it is:
Is it just me, or is that last picture pretty profound? Haven’t you tasted that?
…and here’s the other one (also which we’ve all experienced).
If you are on college break, we’re getting together in the Calvary (CCA) library tomorrow night (1/8) to discuss the past semester. Bring any intellectual, spiritual or social issues you encountered this fall, and Brian will lead a discussion of them. Some sort of dinner will be served… 5:30-7:30 PM. Email me if you have questions…
Just a reminder there’s no Calvary Young Adults meeting tonight. See you next Monday…
Sometimes in the course of sharing the gospel with people, they want to discuss difficult passages or themes in the Bible. The Old Testament is a special target for this, because, let’s face it, there’s some pretty surprising stories in all that history.
But are there things in the Old Testament we need to be embarrassed about?
If it’s truly the history of God’s working in the world, the answer has to be, “no.” Below are two excellent messages about a couple of the most difficult issues to think through. They’re full of good research and fresh, informed reasoning. Download and enjoy.
Moral Objections to the Old Testament