Bill Carrier will be leading a conversation about
“Barnabas and what he brought to the Early Church.”
I hope you can be there and participate. Bill is one of those guys I trust completely. I don’t know what he’s going to tell you about Barnabas, but I trust that it will help you, encourage you, and leave you wanting more. Show Bill my love this weekend. By the way, the picture of Bill includes his wife Lisa – no one wants to see a picture of Bill alone. LOL
I’ll (Joshua M McDowell) be on the road with Adam’s basketball team this weekend. We’ll be playing twice on Saturday and 3 times on Sunday. I’ve been telling you guys for years that sometimes you should miss church to do things you believed in, and finally this weekend I’ve decided to take my own advice. Now don’t misunderstand me, I do love basketball but I don’t believe in basketball enough to be away from my friends at aplacetotalk this weekend. Rather I believe in these basketball players enough to take them away for a great weekend of basketball, swimming, and fun. Who knows maybe I’ll be a positive role model somehow over the weekend? Maybe you should all pray for me, I’m not always the best at being a role model.
This year on Mother’s Day will be looking at 5 things that Mother’s want most and how they can have those 5 things! If you like to read over the notes for Sunday ahead of time, here are the notes. You may struggle to make the connection, but that’s ok we’ll make the connection on Sunday.
Also, I’ll add another link here later where I put my notes page with scribbles all over it.
One more note… we’ll have our regular schedule this Sunday.
Early worship at 9am,
breakfast at 10:10,
and a repeat
worship hour at 10:45am.
This week, we’ll pause our study of the transliterated word for Justice (DIKAIOO) and we’ll take a look at the transliterated word for saved (SOZO).
Here is a link to everywhere SOZO shows up in the New Testament.
Later I’ll add the same PDF with some of my notes for you to look over.
Here are my notes for you to review… look over the word on your own first though.
Oh yeah, here’s an idea of what this word meant in the original.
We’ll here are Sunday’s PowerPoint Slides, should be a fun chat – keep in mind Sunday’s notes include review from previous weeks and sometimes a random thought or two that is simply follow-up from previous chats. Enjoy.
aplacetotalk has never been a “Purpose Driven Church.” We’ve never encourage people to read “The Purpose Driven Life,” but I, Josh McDowell… I am a fan of the Warren family because they are human, they are created by God, and they are sharing the message of Jesus Christ. It may or may not be the way you choose to share Christ, but Jesus was clear – the Rick Warren family are allies to the cause of Christ! Here is a great passage from Mark 9,
John spoke up, “Teacher, we saw a man using your name to expel demons and we stopped him because he wasn’t in our group.” Jesus wasn’t pleased. “Don’t stop him. No one can use my name to do something good and powerful, and in the next breath cut me down. If he’s not an enemy, he’s an ally. Why, anyone by just giving you a cup of water in my name is on our side. Count on it that God will notice.” The Message
I thought about writing a blog about this situation, but Frank Viola beat me to it this morning and his blog is so good that I don’t think I’ll attempt to do better. Please read Frank Viola’s blog and share your thoughts there or here!
FRANK’S BLOG ABOUT Rick Warren’s Horrific Tragedy & The Sickening Response of Some “Christians”