A week ago we awakened to hear the dreadful news out of Las Vegas that a madman had gone on an unthinkable shooting spree which resulted in more than 50 deaths and 500 injuries. No rational mind can comprehend how such a thing can happen. We cannot fathom the rage that leads to such an outburst of hatred. Why? Perhaps it is because we know the meaning of grace and faith.
This Sunday we will continue our look at Martin Luther’s “solas” or his “only’s.” We have seen how he led the world to take the Bible seriously and how he led the church to take Jesus seriously. This week we will see how he helped us take faith and grace seriously. What does it mean to really focus on grace? What is the end result of faith? We will discuss those things on Sunday.
Some of you have expressed interest in going to the Holy Land. Dr. David Crutchley from Carson-Newman will be leading a tour of Israel from February 28 – March 9, 2019. The cost is approximately $3,750 per person. If there enough people from our church who are interested I will be putting together a group from here to join Dr. Crutchley. We will have a meeting at 4:15 PM on Sunday in the Mountain View Room for anyone who would like to know more. Then we will look to the life of Paul at 5 PM when we continue our focus on “the call.”
I look forward to seeing you this week. It won’t be the same without you.