And the pdf version: August 2018
And the PDF version: Bulletin_7_15_18
Sorry about the delay, we are on vacation with spotty internet access.
And the PDF version: July 2018
Today is just another day in the life of God’s People. It may not be one you will enjoy…nor one that you hate…but it is just another day. Think of it, if and I say IF we are what scholars call, “THE TERMINAL GENERATION”…WHICH MEANS THE LORD WILL RETURN IN OUR LIFETIME; then it is surely not just ANOTHER day!! If you knew that was going to happen…how would your life change? What would you say to your loved ones? What would you say to co-workers? What would you say to the barber…the grocery people…the cop who stops you for exceeding the speed limit??? Well, one day – that is exactly what will happen…are you ready?
This Sunday will be communion time. Many of you may know this time as “The Lord’s Supper”. That works also! This wonderful ceremony has lots of different ideas on how it is done…and lots of ideas on WHY it’s done. At CHURCH ON THE ARROYO, we celebrate it each time we have a holiday. Since this (just past) is the 4th of July time, we will have it again. Look, it won’t “Save” you…it won’t cover your sin…it won’t make you perfect. It is not magic!! The ceremony…or event, if you will, is designed to get us closer to God. It celebrates His Death, Burial and Resurrection… His Death! It celebrates what He did for you and me. Jesus held it the night before His arrest…the night before all His trouble began in Jerusalem. If you have never celebrated this wonderful time, I feel for you. There is nothing like it…nothing even close.
And the PDF version: Bulletin_7_1_18
Wed. evening 6-27-2018. Tonight will be the last Bible Study for the summer. We will return 8/8/18. I intend to “bone up” on a few subjects I have been dying to bring as a study. Among them is a historical (sort of) study of Jerusalem. It became the capitol of Israel under King David, but before and after him the city had a rich and bloody history. We will attempt to learn about that. Another is the subject of suffering… namely, how can a loving God allow so much suffering yet maintain He loves us? Another is a full study of the book of Lamentations, and what it may mean to us today. See ya soon…