"May God who puts all things together, makes all things whole...Who led Jesus, our
Great Shepherd, up and alive from the dead, now put you together, provide you with
everything you need to please him." – The Message
Verse of the Month
Black History Month sometimes makes a point of pointing out heroic historic figures such as Frederick Douglass or the Tuskegee Airmen or Martin Luther King, Jr. And rightly so. Many would add school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff (pictured) of Georgia to that list.
Ms. Tuff was filling in as receptionist at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia in August, 2013. Suddenly a 20-year old gunman walked past her office with an AK-47 shouting, “We’re all going to die.”
The Spirit in the Synoptics
The Holy Spirit has been called along with the Trinity, the “Cinderella Doctrine” of the Christian faith. According to the respected evangelical thinker James I. Packer, ”the average Christian, deep down, is in a complete fog as to what work the Holy Spirit does.” And yet, such absolutely foundational truths as Christ’s becoming man, his incarnation and resurrection, were impossible without the mighty action and activity of the Holy Spirit (Romans 1:4).
That should make us think and so we have launched this series of sermons to show the importance of the Holy Spirit. We began with the Old Testament and now we trace the work of the Spirit across the three synoptic gospels.
Matthew, Mark and Luke are called “synoptic” because...
Worshippers hold hands singing We Shall Overcome as did the civil rights marchers of old. More pictures.
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