Posts from August 2021

Posts from August 2021

Forgetfulness

Ever forget something? Sure you have. If it is any consolation, you are not alone. All of us can forget and often do. Some years ago, a researcher from Johns Hopkins University compiled a list of what we forget most often. At the top of the list was names (83%), followed by where something is (60%), words (53%) and faces (42%. Any of those a problem for you? It is obvious that the researcher forgot to check on spiritual forgetfulness.…

Honor to Whom Honor is Due

It is amazing how quickly things change! Even in the congregation here, the past two years have seen a number of changes that few could have anticipated. Sometimes we are tempted to think that things will just keep going like always and when notable milestones are achieved, they leave us wondering where the time went! Such is the milestone to which I bring your attention. Marjorie Vickers and Betty Hathorn have faithfully taught together for fifteen years. There is an…

God’s Plan for an Eternal Kingdom

God ’s plan through the Messiah was to establish a “kingdom that would never be destroyed” (Dan. 2:44). Here are some hopes, promises, and implications of the Kingdom prophecies in the Old Testament and how they relate to Christians today: The Legitimacy of the Kingdom Stands or Falls with the Legitimacy of Jesus (Luke 24:44 -48). Peter preached the first gospel sermon and quoted the Kingdom prophecy of Joel 2:28 -32. He ties it to the death, burial, and resurrection…

“My Preciousss…”

Gollum/Smeagol is one of my favorite literary characters in Tolkien ’s Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Gollum talks to himself obsessively over the One Ring —even after he loses it in the deep caverns of the Misty Mountains. He constantly seeks his “precious” ring which Baggins finds. While Peter writes some two -thousand years before Tolkien, he talks about the spiritual things that Christians ought to see as precious. In Peter ’s letters, he writes as we journey…

Philippines Mission Letter: July 2021

Click/tap for full PDF May the loving and caring Father in heaven continue to provide your needs and keep you safe.  The COVID-19 cases are surging again in the different parts of our country, especially in the thickly populated areas. Strict border control has been reimposed in different provinces including ours to prevent the spread of the virus, particularly the highly transmissible Delta variant, even as the province remains under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), which is the lowest restriction…