Seek the Welfare of the City: Some thoughts after Mission JC
Let us seek the welfare of each other’s congregations and our community organizations and let all of us together seek the welfare of our city. Let us love her and work for her shalom. Let us be neighbors and not just consumers.
A Sent Church
I don’t know if I can honestly say I’ve ever been more proud to be a member of the family of First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, then I was this past Sunday. That is saying a lot because I’ve had many moments where I’ve been humbled and proud of FBCJC. Like any of the multitude of mission trips we take to go support our partners and to visit our “extended family” in the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Belarus and South Dakota. I’m been touched when I’ve walked into a hospital waiting room only to find an entire Sunday School class already…
Elizabeth Olten and Forgiveness
Being home sick today gave me a lot of time to think about what today was going to be like for my youth. I was praying last night and today for you. Praying especially about the ramifications of Elizabeth Olten’s murder, for the things that would be said about the accused, for the many rumors and harsh words that would be said. That was before I even learned about the death this morning of Bill Currie, a teacher at JCHS. I hurt that you have to face such difficult life issues ever – but especially at this age. But I…