Living Bones?

Over the last several years, it seems that Hollywood has been on the “zombie train”….with several movies having a plot of these flesh-eating, back-from-the-dead “humans” reeking havoc on the living society.

That’s not exactly the picture God has in mind for us in reality, right?  Just ask Ezekiel for his account of standing over piles of dried up old bones!  Maybe you, like me, had visions of those zombies in the story of God commanding Ezekiel to breathe life into those “old dry bones”!

“Can these bones live?” Ezekiel 37:3-5

Jon Paschal leads us this week as we tackle Chapter 10 of the book and the corresponding Study Guide.

See you in the morning….gathering at 7:30 am at the Cornwell Center and starting our lesson at 7:45 shortly thereafter.

Peace!

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Just when it seemed we were stuck, the plot thickens!

In last week’s study, we all agreed that we seemed to be stuck without a lot of forward progress between chapters 7 and 8.  This week, in chapter 9, things appear to be moving forward.  There’s still some twists and turns, but the foreshadowing of a “suffering servant” could be cause to think we’re moving in the right direction.

But which direction are we going and who is this “suffering servant”?  We’ll find out this week as we gather on Friday.  Rob Miller is up to bat to lead our efforts in chapter 9:  The Suffering Servant.

This week’s verse comes from the book of Isaiah:

“The Lord has laid upon him the iniquity of us all.”  Isaiah 53:6

See you on Friday, ready to go at 7:45 am!

Peace!

Getting David’s House in Order

Our lesson this week focuses on King David.  Oh…..King David….why is your house in such disarray?

Can we really blame the guy?  He responds to a covenant but doesn’t actually get to reap the rewards of it!

Chapter 8 is our homework for this week along with the corresponding study guide section.

John Ramey will lead us on Friday…..another guy who’s pretty good at tackling “giants” with a sling-shot!

Gather at 7:30 am….John will dig in beginning at 7:45 am.  Cornwell Center location, as always!

Peace!

 

It’s Becoming a (NOT) Bloody Mess!

We’re finally out of Genesis….and onward into Exodus.  Lots of blood (of the lamb) in this chapter of our book.  And lots of wandering around in the desert…..40 years to be exact.

Think that’s all cut and dry?  Well, not so fast!  Be sure to read all the details for this week.

At one point in our story, you may ask yourself, “Have things returned to Garden-like conditions for God’s chosen people?”  However, as we’ll discuss this week, when God’s people try to do things “their way” and not trust in God’s plan….well, we know what usually happens next!

Aaron will lead us this week.  Gather at 7:30 am and we’ll kick things off at 7:45 am.

And, of course, we’ll talk about the PGA Championship event here in Charlotte at some point too!

Peace!

God Shows Up!

True story.

Today I went to the company vending machine for a Coke and, without looking, my selection turned out to be one of those “share a Coke with….” bottles with the name of….wait for it….Jacob on it!

I love those pieces of coincidence in our lives….where God shows up and drops little hints!

If you’ve missed the past couple of weeks, we’ve been in the midst of Abraham’s family lineage.  Last week was focused on Judah, son of Jacob.

Summer schedules are challenging and we had a very small turnout last week, so we’re going to hit the Judah chapter again this week.

And lots to update beyond just the readings…..so join us if you can!

Gather at The Cornwell Center beginning at 7:30 am.  I’ll lead us on Judah starting around 7:45 am.

Coca-Cola is optional…..