As you begin to study your Bible, there are a few time-tested steps to help guide you in your pursuit of more knowledge of the Word. The first step is to Observe.
If you drive through the neighborhoods of Santa Rosa, hidden amongst the houses with inflated Santa-men and plastic reindeer, you will find those few houses with a traditional manger scene. Some are simple, just parents and child, while others may be more elaborate with livestock, shepherds, and maybe a few magi thrown in the mix.
October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This past Sunday we reflected on what the actions of one German professor mean for us as the Church today. The publication of this list sparked the Protestant Reformation, but that was only the beginning. Read the Gospel Coalition's Reformation 500 Statement for a closer look at this day 500 years ago and how it has shaped modern history. The outcome of this single act is unspeakable.
Like many of you, I am asking, how can I help? As we look around us on social media and even the surrounding hills, we find that the needs seem so great. Most of you already know that as of 2:00pm, our county Sheriff informed us that all the shelters are well manned and resources are plenty. We’ve been told...
I don’t know how you even begin a public post about something so incredibly devastating. We are only hours into this chaos and we’re hearing news of those in and connected to our fellowship who have lost the homes they grew up in. Most, if not all of us, fled our homes in the early hours of the morning grabbing only what we deemed necessary for survival. We’re all probably asking things like: What do I do if I lose everything? Why is this happening? How do we rebuild our lives and how do we rebuild and help heal our city?