Another Season in the Word
It is summer. It is the time for picnics and baseball and evening softball games. It is VBS and youth camp and family vacations. It is lemonade and iced tea and watermelon. It is tomatoes and zucchini and blueberries. It is one-day trips to 100 different places. It is the Fourth of July and fireworks.
It is cookouts. There are dreams of fall football. There are weddings.
It is empty school rooms and goodbye after graduation and college plans. Many people have endured long winters and now hope for an equally lengthy summer.
People need Christ in all seasons. They need to understand that God’s grace is available for living life here on earth.
Whatever the season, it is time to read and understand God’s Word. Many people feel as though they cannot understand the things in the Bible. It is more than historical accounts and helpful sayings and stories. It is God’s Word to man. That sounds important. The God of the universe provides answers for us.
As a young man, I often heard about the “summer slump” at church. We were told that with vacations, and other things to do, people did not attend church as much during the summer months. It might have been accurate, but it does not need to happen. Get in some good reading if there is more free time. Help at VBS or at a camp. There is no need for a slump.
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Bible Conference is a Blessing
Speakers were Ken Sheppard and Dick Hill. Sheppard spoke on “Why Do We Need to Distinguish Between Justification and Sanctification?” and “The Balancing Act of Life.” Hill presented teaching about God’s dealing with the Jewish people in “But From There.” His second message also was about end-time events and was titled, “The Great Rescue.”
Those in attendance participated in small group discussions about the material they had heard presented by the speakers. Conference music was led by Charlie Murphey. Saturday’s program included the dedication of Hill’s new book, A Glimpse of the Coming King.
Next year’s conference is again scheduled at the Hilton Garden Inn and is slated for May 31-June 1, 2019.
Here are the Links to this edition of the Glimpses Ezine:
A Lesson from God’s Word– by Dick Hill. A Glimpse of Life in the Kingdom is an excerpt from Hill’s new book A Glimpse of the Coming King.
Family Life– John Howell, Jr. continues his series on the family with a look at biblical submission
Front Porch Living– by Jessica Moore Otto. What does the cancellation of an event at Disney World have to do with persecution? Do we use the term “persecution” too loosely?
Good News– What is the gospel? Good News!
History’s Stories– by Mike Moore. Pastor John Flynn started a flying service after WWI to meet medical needs in Australia.
Kingdom Stories– by Danny Forrest. Heavy fighting has broken out in the streets of Jerusalem in the post-rapture years. Read to see what it might be like on earth then.
Living the Impossible Life– by Dale Crawshaw, an excerpt froths book Harnessing the Power of Fear
Moore Thoughts– Mike Moore gives examples from history and from scripture of the importance of being prepared.
My Testimony– Jennifer Howell was saved at an early age, but when she began to really understand grace, she saw the difference in salvation and sanctification.
News Briefly Glimpsed– News items that are not seen in major newspapers of magazines, used with permission.
Tanya’s Thoughts– by Tanya Moore. A collection of Depression glass handed down from her mother-in-law stimulated thoughts of what to hand down to her own children.
The Greatest Moment– Mike Moore recalls one of the greatest moments of his life and the lessons still to be learned from that event.
Well Said– some wise words about the Word
Why Do People Leave Your Church– Phil Engelman looks at reasons – good, not so good, and tragic – why people leave churches.
A Glimpse of the Coming King– latest book by Dick Hill explores what the Bible says about the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Richard J. Hill, Editor-in-Chief
Michael L. Moore, Editor
Linda Hill, Design Editor
Glimpses of Grace Board Members: Richard J. Hill, Linda Hill,
Danny Forrest, John Howell, Jr., Quinn Hill, Michael L. Moore, Ken Sheppard
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