Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

It will be good to be back in the saddle again this Sunday! Photos from Snowblast 09 are here. No one got hurt, lost, or left, so I guess it was a successful trip!

What if we had a faith that was sustainable? A faith that united people and did not divide them? A faith that was simple and not confusing and convoluted? A faith that would actually work—that would make the world a better place? A faith that would credit Christianity as the solution and not as part of the problem? A faith that was life-giving and not life-draining? I think the faith of Jesus is intended to be simple, powerful, life-giving, and transformative. Let us seek this faith for our own.

This is from our worship bulletin this Sunday.
This Sunday we begin a series called Three Simple Rules that is based on a book by Reuben Job called Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. I have not found the book to be available locally, but you can get it from Amazon for $2. I would recommend buying it.
Three Simple Rules is an adaptation of John Wesley's General Rules which he formulated to help Methodists live out their call to holy living. There is some introductory material in the worship bulletin.

The worship bulletin for this Sunday is here.

We will have an online discussion available here at my blog. Each Monday, I will post a summary of Sunday’s study and a few questions for discussion and ideas for journaling or prayer or action. You can enter the discussion and ask questions by leaving comments on the post. Each Wednesday, I will post a preview of the next study with ideas for personal study.

Scriptures for Today:

Matthew 22.34-40
Colossians 3.12-14
Galatians 5.22-26