“Come,” Jesus said, “and you will see…”

Worship Sunday January 3 “Come,” Jesus replied, “and you will see.”So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon. - John 1:39 I have two threads of thought this morning. Rather than force them both into this column, I'll add another post later …

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celebrating 65 years of faith and commitment!

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together …

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how a great dinner party is like church…

Jesus was as clear about this as he was about anything: "The world is going to be convinced of the truth about me - my life, my words, my invitation to know God - only to the extent that you all (y'all - the church) demonstrate authentic love - in effect modeling this love as a vibrant community, an invitation, a living testimony to grace" (John 13 - author paraphrase).