We’re about to look at some pivotal verses in Matthew’s Gospel. In Matthew chapters 8-9, Jesus had proclaimed the kingdom of heaven, and cured the sick, and raised the dead, and cast out demons. Now in this text, Jesus is going to effectively say to the twelve disciples, “You see everything I’ve just done in Galilee? Now go out and do that in the towns and cities around us!”
I don’t know about you, but for me this summer has been flying by! I’ve been challenged and encouraged by the Sermon on the Mount as we’ve worked through Matthew 5-6 in our Sunday sermon times. I hope you have too . . .
With the weather gradually getting warmer and warmer, I can sense my outlook on life changing! I’ve always enjoyed spring and summer over the cold of winter. I find I have much more energy and excitement about life when the sun is shining, and the air is warm. Speaking of energy and excitement, there are several things in the life of our congregation that I am excited about . . .
Register now for Fall 2021 Classes! We are now enrolling 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Curriculum includes readiness program, unit lessons, music, arts & crafts, bible stories, and motor development.
I want to take the first part of this article to say “thank you” to all of you! You’ve paved the way for us to move from Minnesota to Indiana. You’ve cleaned and painted the parsonage, and moved in all of our furniture, and cooked us meals, and checked up on us. Chloe and I are SO grateful for your kindness and hospitality! We feel very loved.
As I write this in my dining room, I have to be honest: our house is in chaos. We’ve started packing up our things in order to move from Minnesota to Indiana. There are boxes full of dishes and decorations sitting on the floor, alongside empty boxes waiting to be filled. One of the biggest questions facing us in this move is, what do we throw away? And underneath that question is the realization that man, we have a bunch of stuff we really don’t need . . .