Jesus and His Times
As the Lent season continues and Holy Week a few weeks away, it might be a good time to look at some books about the life of Jesus. The library recently acquired two beautiful coffee table books published by Readers’ Digest. Jesus and His Times, and After Jesus: The Triumph of Christianity are interesting books with great pictures! Spend some time perusing through the holy land, experiencing some of the sights and structures that Jesus did.
You may have seen Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ, 2004. Another book, The Passion, is also a recent addition to the library and contains photography from the movie. It is almost all pictures with some scripture references. Obviously, some of the pictures are graphic, but might be a good reminder of what Jesus endured during his last days, on our behalf. Understanding his suffering, to cover our sins, is an important concept to grasp during the season of Lent.
Visit the church library to check out these books, or any others. Watch for more Easter books to be displayed later in April The library is open mid-week during normal office hours, and worship time on Sundays.
“Eternity is Now in Session” Lent Growth Groups
Many people think “being saved” is about meeting the minimum entrance requirements for getting into heaven when they die. But Jesus talked about eternal life in a different way. Jesus talked about eternal life beginning now. This five week study is based on a book written by John Ortberg, a pastor in Menlo Ca, and will help us to grow closer to God as we rediscover what Jesus really taught about salvation, eternity, and getting to the good place.” As John Ortberg says, “God is not waiting for eternity to begin. God lives in eternity right now. It is the interactive fellowship and joy that exists between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Eternity is rolling right along, and we are invited to be part of it –now. Are you ready to join in? Eternity is now in Session!”
We are planning to offer 3 opportunities for growth groups for this 5-week series. The purpose of these groups is to help us grow in our friendships with one another, as well as to grow in our relationship with Jesus, with the help of other people on the same spiritual journey of discipleship.
We want to encourage everyone to participate in one of these groups.
Groups will be offered: Sundays (beginning March 10) following worship led by Pastor Deb, Tuesday evenings (beginning March 12) 6:30-7:30 led by Randy Myers, and Thursday mornings (beginning March 14) 11:00- 12:00 led by Bob White.
All groups will meet at the church! Please sign up on the sheets in foyer for the day and time that will work in your schedule.