Greetings from 1st Church, the dynamic outpost of incredible ministry in the name of Jesus Christ! As we are in the final stretch towards August 5th, our First Sunday in the new Sanctuary, I am absolutely amazed at how much has been accomplished by God through you the people of First Church. It was just over a year ago when I put a vision before each of you I felt God was leading us as a community to fulfill.
Greetings on a beautiful Spring day in Downtown Memphis! If you have worshiped with us in the last few weeks, you may have noticed a little bit of a trend in the New Testament scripture I have been preaching from. It's been the same scripture passage for a few weeks. I promise I have not run out of ideas or options for scriptures to preach from. I have chosen to spend a few weeks on Matthew 28:16-20 for a very important reason.
It wasn’t until late Saturday night I began to hear about the horrible events that took place in Charlottesville. I was a little more “unplugged” from the outside world than usual. I looked at my twitter feed that night and began to discern some of the events of the day by people’s reactions on Twitter.