Friday, August 13, 2010

Make that business travel count!

Going overseas? Consider filling your suitcase with theological tomes.

John Piper's Desiring God ministry is working to alleviate "worldwide theological famine" by putting resources in the hands of national pastors. Shipping is expensive. To get around that, they want to mobilize believers doing international travel to act as theological book couriers.

To join the force, just let Desiring God's International Outreach team know your travel plans. They'll ship you books and instructions. You can read the details here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Trippstache

My "sources" have alerted me to a blog posting involving Paul Tripp that, well, should make you thankful for the dignity displayed in my blog.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's Ramadan

Today more than one fifth of the world's population will begin the month long fast of Ramadan when Muslims refrain from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset.

What a great time for us to pray that they will come to know the mercy and grace God offers us through Jesus.

To help guide our praying, one of our partners has suggested we use this ebook: 30 Days 2010.

WOW kids took home the children's version last week. If you missed it, it is available for download here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tripp's off the Tongue

So, I am dutifully doing research on next Sunday's sermon, and I come to the site that I think will help me. It turns out to be a blogger posting quotes from Paul Tripp! Click here to read what others are posting that our pastor is writing. Can you believe it has to do with grace?

Jean, the Movie

You've seen photos of Jean, the Flying Machine, jumping from a plane. Here is the movie!

Update from Colombia Team

Matt Wright, team leader, writes:
"I have only a few minutes to send an update on the Colombia team. We have been very busy here with medical and optical clinics on Friday, Saturday, and Monday. Matt and Jenn Ebling, Meridith Carter, and I have been working in the medical clinic. We have seen 60 to 70 people each day, some with severe problems, some with hardly any problem at all. Harry Landrum and Kathryn and Jacob Stevens have been working in the optical clinic, seeing about 80 people each day. Many Colombian volunteers have helped, too. The pastors and church members have been doing evangelism with people coming to the clinics. Many people who come are already part of the churches, but others are not.

The Death of a Webcast

The webcasting equipment died on us this weekend. Those of you trying to tune in on Sunday will have discovered this unfortunate occurance. Every effort is being made to have webcasting for next Sunday.

Monday, August 09, 2010

The Elements of Unity

The text of Sunday's sermon is now posted (The Elements of Unity). You can access it here, then click "Ephesians 4:4-6."

Rita Mitchell

I've just returned from leading a funeral for Rita Mitchell, the mother of Rita Havens. She entered into glory with her Lord last Wednesday, August 4, leaving a loving family with many beautiful memories of her.