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Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. —Hebrews 2.11
Good News for Black Sheep
by Tim Inman
Just about every family has a ‘black sheep’—Someone who has ruined the family’s good reputation, and used up their share of second chances. Maybe you’re the black sheep, with mistakes that still echo in your family’s life and shame from falling short time and time again. One of the most precious truths of the gospel is that Jesus calls us his family even though, in truth, we’re a church made up entirely of black sheep. In fact, He delights over us even now, as he is making us new—in fits and starts, two steps forward, one step back. To this black sheep, that’s some very good news.
- Many of our community groups will be going through the new Discover Grace course this year. Pray that God would use this material to ground our congregation in the foundational truths of living by grace.
- Thank God for the children God has entrusted to us as a church! Pray that our congregation will increasingly see serving in SPLASH as the easiest and best way to fulfill our vows as a covenant family.