Sunday to Monday | Inspired Imagination

“Think of the Bible as a book meant to stoke and fuel the imagination.” Dr. Peter Gomes 

We gathered to worship and praise God and welcome a partner in ministry through Love, Light and Melody: Jordan Ham. Jordan teaches music in two schools in Managua and in after-school programs. He heads back down to Nicaragua at the end of this month. He sang and shared about Pastors Bismark and Jorge. He shared how love rules in the midst of the unrest in Nicaragua. 

Pastor DJ taught from Matthew 3:1-6 and how John the Baptist "received" the word of God. Or, as one translation says, the word of God "happened". We too, receive God's word, we don't have to go find it. The Bible is more than just rules, it's meant to spark our imagination in what God is doing. In the midst of the political times (the text opens with a list of the leaders of the day), John was inspired to share a poem from Isaiah of how Jesus is coming to make a way for us to move forward. If you were unable to be with us, watch here; pray with us here; and see photos here

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

  • Confluence Leadership Initiative luncheon, Wed, Jan. 16
  • Third Thursday at Open Door, Thurs, Jan. 17
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Sun, Jan. 20
  • MLK Marade, Mon, Jan. 21
  • MUD, (Mercy UnDeserved), Thurs. Jan. 24
  • Memphis, TN/Booneville, MS Trip, Fri, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10 - let us  know if you'd like to go ASAP!
  • Congregational Advance with Eric Swanson, Sat, Feb, 23
  • Annual Congregational Gathering & Celebration, Sun, Feb. 24

Take the message into your week's reflection, devotions, and conversations. 

  • Was the Bible intended to give us historical facts or bless our spiritual imagination?
  • Why is some historical context significant? See Luke 3:1-3 for reflection.
  • What portion of scripture best inspires your imagination? .
  • Looking ahead ot next week: What did Martin Luther King Jr accomplish? What is yet to be done in the area of racism? 

Curated Links & Resources

Join us in reading today's Daily Texts: Jer 24:7 / Acts 10:36 

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