Pictures are more than a thousand words.... they are portraits of history. Images of Impact’s Phase I development of the new property on 2323 Sylvan Road will be shared during Next - Part II. We will be able to see how the vision is literally transforming into reality, and recall how God has blessed Impact over the past seven years. Familiar words "this is my story - this is my song" will have new meaning for us as the Impact story continues to unfold. Support the vision and share the story! ishareweimpact.com
Lent is a time of observance and reflection. In the same manner, God commanded the Israelites to always reflect on how God miraculously lead them out of Egypt. In this season of Lent, God challenges us, like God challenged the Israelites, to examine ourselves as we travel the pathway to be free. And just like the Israelites who God lead in a roundabout way to get them to their destiny, it is the uncharted road that God uses to shape us, makes us and set us free.
Have you ever been at the end of your rope and you make a desperate attempt to change your situation? Many people feel lost, hopeless and helpless. These emotions were raging in the heart of a loving father depicted in Mark chapter 9. This dad witnessed his son’s illness, and how it was causing him to slip away. Rather than stay in the same condition, the father reaches beyond his feelings and his rope’s end. He reaches Jesus and asks for a God size blessing.
As we conclude the Myth Busters Series we are focusing on the number 12. Over the span of history the number 12 has been a popular default number in business, team formation and leadership. It is ironic that Jesus had 12 Disciples. Historically, we have accepted this belief but as we look deeper in the text, Jesus may have had more than 12 disciples.
There is a myth is that certain people may not be welcome by God and therefore the Church. Since the beginning of the early Church, people have raised questions about who is welcome and acceptable in God’s eyes. The Apostle Peter learned through a dramatic experience that God welcomes and accepts all who truly worship and follow God, and so must the Church!