Telling stories are a big part of what we do here, and baptism is essentially telling two stories – first that Jesus died and was buried, but then rose from the dead and is alive. And second that you believe this happened and that you became a new creation when you decided to follow Jesus.
The story of God can be found in the stories of His people.
Sports Camp starts tonight and we’d like to invite you to join us in praying for this event and the hundreds who are involved. We have a daily prayer focus and have included some specific prayers Would you join us?
When I began to view LGBT+ related questions as not just about issues but about people, it changed things. My views of what behaviors the Bible condones and condemns did not change, but my views of how I ought to approach people who were created in the image of God were significantly changed.
We’d been married for about four years. We had two kids and had moved to Santiago, Chile to serve as missionaries. We were – or so we thought – mature Christian laborers striving to advance the gospel. But, under the surface of our seemingly healthy marriage, Mary and I were wrestling with deep issues that we were hardly aware of.
Could it be that Peter, in all his spontaneity and impulsiveness and filterless outbursts, was made this way for a reason? Perhaps God specifically chose him, in concert with Paul, to announce the most radical religious idea since Jesus was declared Son of God. And perhaps those of use who relate with Peter were made with a purpose too.