Family Notes 28/05/2015

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN. GRACEMAIL ENTERS 20TH YEAR The date came and went last month with no fanfare, not even a special announcement. It was April 15--the annual deadline day for paying federal income taxes in the USA. The same day marked another anniversary of a different kind. On that date in the year 1996, some 30 or so people … [Read more...]

AN END-TIME GOSPEL

THE TWENTY-FOURTH DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN If we read the Book of Acts carefully and with open eyes and ears, we will find that evangelism as done by the disciples and their associates differs in several respects from much evangelism today. It speaks in a context of End-times and of the transition from the Present age to the Age to come. Peter’s first … [Read more...]

ONE MIGHTY SAVING DEED

THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN When God was ready to liberate his Old Testament people from bondage in Egypt, he COULD have organized an "underground railroad" of safe places, secret rendezvous points, and anonymous carriers, and then spread the word among the Hebrews that he would be rescuing slaves every Friday night if they wished to sign up … [Read more...]

A CONSUMING PASSION: Essays on Hell and Immortality

THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN A CONSUMING PASSION: Essays on Hell and Immortality BY CHRIS DATE Posted to: www.RethinkingHell.com website on May 6, 2015. In April 2014, shortly before the inaugural Rethinking Hell conference at the Lanier Theological Library, we published our first book, Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical … [Read more...]

TRIBUTE TO MY MOM

THE TENTH DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN Sybil Belle Short Fudge Dewhirst -- or "Mother," as my five siblings and I are privileged to call her -- always was up to most any challenge. Perhaps it had something to do with her beginnings; born in 1923 to missionary parents in the interior of Africa, raised in general isolation 50 miles in the bush from "modern … [Read more...]

Family Notes 06/05/2015

THE SIXTH DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN DVD NOW IN WALMART STORES Shoppers in 3,500 Walmart stores throughout the USA can now purchase DVDs of the award-winning film "Hell and Mr. Fudge" on their next trip to the friendly neighborhood superstore. Using its massive purchasing power, Walmart recently negotiated a fantastic wholesale purchase from the distributor of … [Read more...]

SPIRIT SPOTLIGHTS JESUS, NOT US (2)

THE THIRD DAY OF MAY, IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN Evangelism that is Spirit-powered and Spirit-led testifies to what Jesus did and what he suffered--the perfect doing and dying that set us right with God--instead of what we do in response to that work. We see more evidence today in Acts chapters 8-20. The gospel message goes beyond the Jews through Philip, whom Luke says … [Read more...]