NUMBERS in the Bible – 5,000

Let’s continue exploring some numbers in the Bible.  You might now have figured out 153 from last week…or did you.  But I’ll be you recognize 5,000.  That’s an easy one, right?  Many of you might be giving the answer right now –  “The Feeding of the Five Thousand.”  Except that…well…it’s not entirely correct. Jesus didn’t…

I Love You

“I love you.” I’ve been asked by a few people recently, “Do you like it here [at Advent]?” My answer has been a strong “YES.” And I started to wonder, is there doubt?  Am I not clear?  Am I assuming people will know? In the musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” there’s a wonderful song as…

Summer Reading

There are three books I am currently reading that are not the easiest reads, but are really provoking thought and exciting me.  Two are for church-related planning, one is for home work.   “Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies.”  Yep, it’s a real book, by a seminary professor no less.  And it’s one I’m reading…

What’s Planned

A New Member class has just begun. A new chapter for a number of families, and a renewing of our congregation. The “Mark on Mark” Bible study is underway on Thursday mornings; the evening class had interest, but not enough people at any given class … but I have a list of 6-8 people potentially…