Hope in the Unusual
Today at church, we announced a refinement to our vision statement for the church. Not a new theme, but more of a focussed message to keep us moving forward with what God has called us to.
Matt 28:19-20 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
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“Don’t you know that hobbits are only interesting when they are put in un-hobbit like circumstances?”
At the peak of their writing careers, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were a part of a “Masterminds” literary group at Oxford University to bounce off ideas and strengthen each other’s work. The group is famously called the Inklings.
Baptism in Water - June 18th
"...follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in everything you do, including fasting. Could anything we give up for a time be too great a sacrifice in exchange for the presence of God?"
Water baptism is largely symbolic. When Jesus was asked how to get saved, he answered that we are to believe in Him, and then immediately following to be baptized as a sign of this new faith, and as a public declaration. There are a few other things we see in scriptures that take this thought a bit deeper.