How excited are you to spend time with someone who knows everything about you? Sometimes, not so much. Do I really want to be around my father, who knows I have fallen short of his expectations? Knowing you have not lived up to what you are capable of, and He knows this. We hope we are still loved, knowing what we have done. I don’t know about you, but there were times when I did not want to be around my earthly father because of what I had done, much less my heavenly Father.
The Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College announced a new IFD Certification in Music Ministry coming in January 2022! This certification is for anyone, paid or volunteer, who serves in a music-related capacity in the local church: church choir, special music, music directors, praise team members, etc. The Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College offers certifications in several ministry-related areas.
“I am the voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord’.” John 1:23 John was a voice preparing the people who would hear the living Christ but moreover one who would work to make a straight way for the Lord. What this meant was to live with integrity and be the prophetic voice to his people. This phrase comes from Isaiah 40:3-5 where Isaiah is preaching to Judah and making straight the way or highway meant to prepare the way for the visit of a monarch.
Are we really appreciative of the beautiful works of tapestries and rugs we see displayed in museums? Some were originally displayed on the floors of palaces…and, of course, now can be seen on the Antiques Roadshow! They were crafted centuries ago…but, beware, some were copied and created recently then promoted as original works.
Please join us for a conversation on Immigration and Justice at the Border on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The participants will be Professor Ernesto Todd Mireles from Prescott College; Immigration Attorney, Margo Cowan from Keep Tucson Together; and “Dreamers.” Franceny Gardea and Sergio Gonzalez.
Hopefully you will have an opportunity to watch the service and worship. The service is available on Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/593843050.