Since we have received several notifications from the weather bureaus indicating bad weather is heading toward our area this afternoon, we are rescheduling the ART for GOD program as well as Pastor Alfred’s Testimony. Please check back again for the new dates and other related announcements here and on our Facebook page.
On Saturday, March 11, in addition to presentations by any youth who have registered in the ART for GOD program, Pastor Alfred will be the main speaker.
I’d rather not reveal too much in advance, but I’ll tell you a few things that have always interested me about Alfred, things I’m looking forward to hearing more about this Saturday. Pastor Alfred shares with such joy!
For example, his mother-in-law was very instrumental in Pastor Alfred’s acceptance of Jesus Christ as his savior. It happened before she became his mother-in-law.
I’m curious about another part of his story: Though Alfred cannot carry a tune in a bucket, at one time he managed recording artists and had a profitable record label!
The Well of Dyersburg meets monthly. Our next gathering is March 11 at 5 pm at 416 N Sampson Ave. Come hear a part of our story. Come tell us a part of yours.
ART for GOD
If you’re a student in grades 7 – 12 who knows God loves ALL people, show it! Come display your artistic talent illustrating God’s inclusive love. Sacred dance? Singing? Spoken Word poetry? Sketches, drawings, painting? Performance on a musical instrument? You’re invited to remind us with your God-given talent just how great is God’s great love. March 11 at 5 PM. Pizza after. Registration required. Our registration form will be available here on February 26. Check back in a few days. Meanwhile, think about what you’d like to share and how you’d like to share it. Talk to your guardian or parents about it. Talk to your children about it! Spread the word! God loves you, whoever you are, whatever your age! Can’t wait to see whatcha got!
JEWS for JESUS
Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Rahel Landrum of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at The Well of Dyersburg on Saturday, April 8th at 5:00 PM. Rahel Landrum will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. She will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today. Coffee & Conversation afterward. Y’all come!
Heaven will be a place full of surprises—as we’ve all heard—because we’ll see people we didn’t expect to see in Heaven (and maybe they’ll be oh-so-surprised to see us there, too!).
So the story goes: Heaven will be surprisingly full (Matt. 8:11) and wonderfully diverse (Rev. 7:9). And we’ll all get along famously.
But it’s not like Free Will is going to be zapped from our brains or like we’ll have forgotten our former strife with other individuals, groups, or nations. No.
Fact is, those of us who make it there will have freely chosen to put on our spiritual big boy and big girl pants.
In The Message bible (Gal. 3:27), spiritual maturity is described as looking like we’re dressed up in clothes from our “adult faith wardrobe.”
Wearing such an outfit in Heaven, we’ll be full of peace within ourselves and full of understanding and compassion for everyone. We’ll have a heavenly alliance with every person there—surprises and all.
We will be covered in a level of maturity in Christ—exhibited by our love for all others—which we will have yearned for and which we will have obtained only with the loving guidance of the Holy Spirit.
All dressed up in robes of maturity befitting Heaven. No one outshining anyone.
And we’ll all worship together, in the same place, all of us, from every tribe and language and people and nation. Hallelujah!
Shall we try on some heavenly attire now? Let us come worship together now, shall we pray? (Matt. 6:9-10, NCV) And may all the glory be to God!
Today I would like to share a blog written by Dr. Alan Bean.
Through April, gatherings at The Well of Dyersburg will take place monthly, still on Saturdays (the second Saturdays of the month) and still at 5 PM, followed by refreshments and conversation afterward.
In our gatherings, we will continue to focus on our special interests: diversity, inclusion, justice, and how Christian congregations can lead communities by being the examples God calls us to be in forging improvements in those areas.
Our next gathering will take on Saturday, February 11 at 5 PM. Our study, conversation, and sermonizing on that day will focus on how Christians of different races and cultures can unite their worship styles and traditions together in one place at one time to the glory of God.
Join us. We pray that you will, whoever you are. All are welcome!