1 Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.
2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.
3 His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.
4 The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.
5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.
7 And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”
8 The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message.
9 And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. Matthew 28:1-9 (NLT)
Mark Batterson who wrote “Wild Goose Chase” sent this message to me about the upcoming series that will begin January 18, 2009. More details at Central Assembly’s website.
I think it’s coming together to stream live Ginger’s CD Release party for “This Train”. You can find it at http://CafeHope.tv . But the party is LIVE at Central Assembly, 570 Appian Way, El Sobrante, California 94803.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Refreshments will be served!
LIVE STREAM LINK: http://CafeHope.tv
Evaluations and lists are everywhere today. Have you checked in to see what your goals in life are for the next year?
Oh, here’s a link to an article placed in the Mechanics Bank “Closer to Home” newsletter about Christmas on the Avenue. We had a standing-room only crowd as the City of Pinole opened up one of their empty store fronts. Ginger Hohm, Evie Haskell-Herndon, and Martin Cantu gave a gift to the city of Christmas music.
I love Facebook. I have been able to connect with dozens and dozens of my current and past friends and family. It seems that not a day goes by when the name of someone I once spent a lot of time with pops up.
For me, that is AWESOME, I really love it.
What if the local church — MY church, CENTRAL ASSEMBLY — was able to connect the like-minded people groups together. Communication would increase. I think there could be a quicker adoption by ministries to connect. Hope Groups could even go to the next steps.
I have been exploring this. There are a lot of social networks out there. And recently I have discovered Unifyer. I am doing research on it right now. Ning, Unifyer, Facebook, and blogs are all ways to make connection.
Maybe you could check the link below, then come back with a few comments as you see it. I would love your input!
It all begins at 10:30 AM each Sunday for 5 weeks. Who will YOU help to break free?
I can’t resist. We had a HUGE outreach at Central last Saturday night. Island Praise of Central Assembly and L-Rey pulled out all the stops and included many children and other participants at the Lu’au. It was a little cold — but AMAZING. Thanks to everyone who enabled this to happen. Oh, and without further delay ….
The book of John is much different than Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It is often referred to new followers of Christ to get them started just after making that life-changing decision. The thing about the gospel of John is that it is RRRRR — elational. And Jonathan went through it chapter-by-chapter from the 30,000 ft. level and then zoomed it right into our hearts.