To Our Community . . .

 I went to a great parent meeting this past Monday at the elementary school.  We (parents) were shown how to use the “parent portal.”  For parents, the parent portal is a wonderful thing.  A parent can check the progress of their student whenever they want to and parents can get notifications whenever they need them.  A parent can set a grade standard and if their student makes any grade below that the parent is automatically notified.  If their student should turn in an assignment late or not at all, the parent gets an automatic notification. This is great news for everybody!  Well… I thought it was great news for everybody until I explained it to one of the students that I parent and her response was, “bummer, I’m going to bed.”  How odd, I thought, she still has at least 30 more minutes until bedtime.  How can this be bad to have this kind of information available? 
         
I kept thinking about this and thought about the ultimate Father and how God knows our every, thought, word, deed, intention, motive and desire, every moment of every day – bummer.  However, just as we do our best to parent our children, God really makes the best of parenting happen because he truly is always there for us even when he knows everything.  One of my favorite passages states, “If God be for us, who can stand against us?”  One of the reasons it is my favorite is because I know God is for us even though He knows us. This truly is great news!  Let me be a little more specific, I know God is for me.  If you are not sure if God is for you, then I would love to talk with you about that.  I’m glad that God is the ultimate parent with the ultimate parent portal.  Thanks be to God.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Much love,
John

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What Every Christian Should Know . . .

Jan 19, 2014
What is the Gospel?
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    Revelation 11:15-19

    The Seventh Trumpet

    15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:

    “The kingdom of the world has become

       the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,

       and he will reign for ever and ever.”

    16 And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God,17 saying:

    “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,

       the One who is and who was,

    because you have taken your great power

       and have begun to reign.

    18 The nations were angry,

       and your wrath has come.

    The time has come for judging the dead,

       and for rewarding your servants the prophets

    and your people who revere your name,

       both great and small—

    and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”

    19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hails.