Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sunday, May 28, 2006

As we gathered this week, Alan K. taught Psalm 2. Although people continue to rage and plot vain things against God and His Messiah, God has a solution. Those who walk in the "way of righteousness" (from Psalm 1) will serve (worship) God and the Messiah, rejoice (praise) in them, and kiss (embrace or submit to) the Messiah. Everyone who seeks refuge in the Messiah (Jesus Christ) will be blessed (eternal salvation) by God.

Next week, we continue our studies in the Psalms. Jim H. will teach us from Psalm 136.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Sunday, May 21, 2006

When we gathered together last Sunday, Alan K. taught us from Psalm 1. This was the first in a Summer series on the Psalms. We should not view the Psalms as simply a book of Hebrew hymns. Instead, the Psalms contain both theology and prophecy. In Psalm 1, the author teaches us about two roads: the road of the righteous and the road of the ungodly. How does one get from the road of the ungodly to the road of the righteous? The answer is given in Psalm 2:12.

Several other members of the body shared encouraging words concerning what God is doing in their life.

Next week, Alan K. will continue the series in Psalms by teaching Psalm 2.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sunday, May 14, 2006

This Sunday, Michael M. spoke to us from 1 Corinthians 16:13-24. In his closing, Paul warns the church in Corinth (and every church!) to "watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong, and let all that you do be done with love."

We continued our meeting Sunday afternoon at Beaver Dam Park, where we celebrated the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Next week, we begin a short series in the Psalms. Alan K. will teach from Psalm 1.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Sunday, May 7, 2006

We came together as the body of Christ on Sunday, May 7. Maël D. taught us from 1 Corinthians 16:1-12. First, we learned that we, as a body, must be concerned about other believers and have a plan to meet their needs. Second, we noticed that three times Paul encouraged the Corinthians to "send" other believers. This "sending" means "to assist someone in making a journey, send on one’s way with food, money, by arranging for companions, means of travel, etc." Our challenge, individually and as a body, is to determine who God is asking us to send, and then to send them!

Next week, Michael M. completes our study of 1 Corinthians. Also, we will partake of the Lord's Supper and share in a meal during a time of fellowship at Beaver Dam Park.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Last Sunday, we once again celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ by gathering as a body. Anthony C. taught us from 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. Why did Paul write such a long section concerning the resurrection? Did he want us to know that "this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality"? Did he want to remind us, "Death is swallowed up in victory"? Certainly these truths are important. But, Paul wrote this part of his letter to Corinth as an encouragement and an admonition: "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

Next week, Mael D. will teach us as we begin studying the final chapter of 1 Corinthians.