Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings in the Lord!
The above picture is a reconstruction of the “tabernacle,” the ancient tent where God dwelt in the center of the Israelite camp. Here it is surrounded by barren desert, but during the period of Israel’s desert wanderings, it would have been surrounded by the great multitude of God’s people. Last week we began a new sermon series on the fourth gopsel. In John 1:1-18, we saw this incredible claim: Jesus, the eternal God, became a man and “tabernacled” among us. God dwelt among the people he created.
This was not a holiday excursion or a curious visitation by a distant, uncaring God. Rather the omnipotent Creator who is perfect light took upon himself the weakness of humanity and entered into darkness. He did so to rescue sinners from death, and to make rebels and enemies his children. If you are struggling to believe that God cares for you this week, take some time to meditate on the awesome reality of the God-man who dwelt among us.
Join us next Sunday (Aug. 27th) from 6 – 8:30 pm in the church auditorium for our quarterly Members Meeting. Come participate in prayer, ask questions, and give your vital feedback!
Last Wednesday we had a great turnout for our Disciplemakers Fall Kick-off. This is a time not only to grow as a disciple of Jesus, but also to be better equipped to make disciples of Jesus. If you didn’t make it last week but are still interested, it’s not too late!Join us this Wednesday (Aug. 16th) from 6:30 to 8 pm. Click here for more info.