Here we are, August 2020, Summer has finally hitting us, and we’re deep into the most restrictive times the world has known since the World Wars.  But we do get to gather again, carefully, in our Cedar Big Room, and while it’s not the same as we were enjoying last year at this time, it certainly is better than only FaceBook Live.  And we do have the hope that there will be a good resolution to this health crisis soon, and we can get back to some sort of normal living in all aspects of our lives!  I hope you’re doing well, and I hope to see you again soon! 

In March we started a systematic reading of the four gospels, following the life and ministry of Jesus through the eyes of the early Apostles.  Then we stepped into the book of Acts last month, to follow the Apostles as they established the Church – and I’ve included some of the smaller books each month to round out the days.  This month we’ll launch into Paul’s two letters to the church in Corinth and listen in as he instructs them on some intricate matters.  It’s important to note that the city of Corinth, and the whole ancient world of that time, was a harsh, mean, cruel, sexually immoral culture, and much of Paul’s teaching is intended to not only give his readers a good understanding of how Jesus taught and lived, and give some strong correction to erroneous teachings that were being propagated, but to instruct and even rebuke his readers in the moral and sexual habits of their ungodly societies.  So we should listen in and take note, because we live in a world today that is harsh and mean and sexually immoral and greedy and ungodly as well . . . it’s just that we have a more opulent and scientifically advanced world in which to express our sinfulness . . . and we still need to hear and heed the instruction of the Apostles today. 

Corinth – a wonderful early Church of Jesus Christ, with some issues to be addressed, and let’s listen in as Paul addresses them, and see where and how we should make application today.  Thanks for joining me, and I hope to see you again soon!
Pastor
D.P. 
 

Devotional Reading Calendar – August 2020

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30
2 Cor. 12
 
31
2 Cor. 13
 
        1
James 4
 
2
James 5
 
3
1 Cor. 1
 
4
1 Cor. 2
 
5
1 Cor. 3
 
6
1 Cor. 4
 
7
1 Cor. 5
 
8
1 Cor. 6
 
9
1 Cor. 7
 
10
1 Cor. 8
 
11
1 Cor. 9
 
12
1 Cor. 10
 
13
1 Cor. 11
 
14
1 Cor. 12
 
15
1 Cor. 13
 
16
1 Cor. 14
 
17
1 Cor. 15
 
18
1 Cor. 16
 
19
2 Cor. 1
 
20
2 Cor. 2
 
21
2 Cor. 3
 
22
2 Cor. 4
 
23
2 Cor. 5
 
24
2 Cor. 6
 
25
2 Cor. 7
 
26
2 Cor. 8
 
27
2 Cor. 9
 
28
2 Cor. 10
 
29
2 Cor. 11