Women’s Time Out begins again for the fall every Thursday from 9:30-11:30. We are picking up where we left off in the spring – on chapter 8 in the book “Becoming a Woman of Grace“. We explore the many ways God’s grace has already enriched our lives and how we can know His grace more fully and extend it to others we meet in our day to day lives. Any women are always welcome to join us. We are still looking for someone who would be willing to babysit for us.
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On October 31, in the year of our Lord 1517, Dr. Martin Luther, a priest, monk, and professor of theology walked up to Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany and nailed a parchment to the doors on which were written 95 theses which he wanted to his fellow academics at the University to debate. Little did he know what the consequences were to be. This October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
“Are you envious because I am generous?”
In today’s Gospel lesson Jesus tells us a story about the “kingdom of heaven,” which is not a place called heaven where you go after you die. The kingdom of heaven is the personal presence and power of God to save us, right here and now.
We believe that through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ God has established His heavenly King on this earth, and He is reigning and ruling from His throne as we speak throne. To be a Christian is to know that God has rescued you from the reign and rule of Satan, sin and death, and transferred you into the kingdom of His Son whom He loves. As a consequence, life can never be the same…
So what is life like in the kingdom of heaven? What does that mean for our lives?