In Acts 17 Paul and Silas go to the city of Berea in central Greece to share the Good News of Jesus. The people of Berea eagerly listened to the Gospel, but then they did something else: "They searched the Scriptures day after day to check up on Paul and Silas, to see if they were really teaching the truth." (Acts 17:11)
It's really easy to be lazy in our faith. We can just listen to a preacher or read a book or read a blog and accept what's communicated as the truth without any critical thinking or serious and prayerful evaluation. I don't mean to suggest that you go through life as a cynical and critical person, but I don't want any of us to go through life as gullible sheep either.
In Galatians 1:11-2:10, Paul argues that he received the Good News that he preached directly from Jesus and not 2nd hand from others. When he did compare notes with the Apostles in Jerusalem, they verified that there was no contradiction between the Gospel message that each of them was sharing. This Sunday, April 29th, we'll look at this passage and consider what our own responsibilities are in receiving teaching, verifying it's truth, and sharing it with others. I hope you'll be able to join us.
CHIC Fund Raisers
so we're holding a couple fundraisers that we want you to know about:
Come bid on some delicious desserts made by the students, their families, and some talented bakers within our congregation.
If you would like to contribute your dessert specialty to the auction, please contact Pastor Jeff
9-4 at the church
We’re looking for donations of items for the sale (no clothing, please). Items can be dropped off at the church beginning on Thursday, May 3rd. If you need something picked up, please contact Pastor Jeff