In this second "Equipping the Church" video, Pastors Josh and Pat discuss challenges of living out these commands in our families and in the Church in these difficult times.
On February 19th, over a dozen people left on a rafting adventure on the Grand Canyon section of the Colorado River. They unplugged from the Internet and mobile phone service, which was part of the draw of the trip in the first place, and spent the next month on the water, camping along the way. The guide said that every time he leads a trip, someone jokes, “What if we come back to a world where nothing’s the same?”
Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “There are more idols in the world than there are realities.” We wrapped up the book of Jonah this past Sunday seeing Jonah “worshiping” a plant. Now, I don’t think many us to struggle with worshiping plants. (To some, the Church Office does have a "cultic-plant-shrine" feel to it but to those... Continue Reading →
When we watch a movie as a family, I use the PAUSE button. Certainly, PAUSE buttons allow for bathroom breaks and refilling of the popcorn bowl. But in our house, PAUSE buttons allows for the barrage of questions. Who is he? PAUSE. What is she doing? PAUSE. Where are they? PAUSE. Why are they there? ... Continue Reading →
Over the past weeks' verses in the TMS Challenge, Series C, we are learning to "Rely on God's Resources." So far, we have memorized verses that teach us to rely on His Spirit and His Strength. This week, we will cover two verses which remind us of His Faithfulness. As our family and our church... Continue Reading →
Welcome to our Rest Week in our journey through the Topical Memory System! We plan to be back next week to continue through Series C, "Rely on God's Resources."
I love to canoe, and have been blessed to paddle in some absolutely beautiful places. Recently, I had another such opportunity that is close by, the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire. The water there is like crystal, and even in some of the deepest parts, the rocks and sand below are clearly-seen. Where the river... Continue Reading →
Welcome back to The Topical Memory System, as we start the first week in Series C, "Rely on Christ's Resources." The study guide suggests that this might be a good time to go back and review the "Principles for Memorizing Scripture" on page 15. It also asks us to review all the verses from Series B,... Continue Reading →