There are things that get repeated so often that we begin to believe their truth simply because of the number of times we hear them. For instance, have you ever heard that George Washington had wooden teeth? Most people accept this as a fact, but it's not true. Washington started losing his teeth in his 20's and actually had four sets of dentures made from gold, hippopotamus ivory, lead, and human and animal teeth (horse and donkey teeth were common in the day).
There's mythinformation spread about the Bible as well. For instance, many will talk with confidence about how three wise men showed up to present their gifts to the baby Jesus on the night of his birth. But reading Matthew 2 will point out that they found Joseph, Mary, and Jesus living in a house and that Jesus was probably between one and two years old at the time of their arrival. Why do we get this detail wrong and include the wise men in our Nativity sets? Because the story has been repeated and depicted this way so often that it's been accepted as a fact - even by Christians who claim to read their bibles carefully!
When it comes to what scripture teaches about marriage and the roles of husbands and wives, lots of mythinformation is spread around. The result of this is often the rejection of what the bible says as "out-dated", "irrelevant to the 21st century" and even "misogynistic". But is that really what scripture teaches?
This Sunday, July 28th, we'll continue in our ROOTED series by looking at Colossians 3:18-19 and Paul's instructions about marriage relationships. I hope you'll be able to join us as we cut through the mythinformation and discover the wonderful and hope-filled truth.
Sunday, August 4th, 6:30 PM
On Sunday evening, August 4th, at 6:30 pm, we'll be having a special Baptism service at the home of John and Melody Fleming. The time will consist of some singing, scripture, testimonies, prayer, and baptisms in the river. Plan on being a part of this wonderful celebration as these individuals publicly declare their commitment to Christ and his Body.
If you would like to be baptized or simply learn more about it, please contact Pastor Jeff.
EXPLORING CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
Have you ever wondered, "Just what is a Covenant Church?" Would you like to know about the history of our denomination and our church here in the Methow Valley? Do you have an interest in formally joining with us in church membership?
Pastor Jeff will be holding an "Exploring Church Membership" class soon. Attending the class does not mean you will have to join, but it is a prerequisite for membership. Let him know of your interest and availability so that he can set a date for the next class.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church