Thursday, June 5, 2008

We're Grandparents!

Well not exactly, but our son, Jonathan just called to say that their dog, a Labador Retriver, is having puppies. She's had eleven so far! I suppose that would actually make us great-grandparents, but we're too young for that. Anyway I wanted to write to let you know that we are not "real" grandparents, but we are in a sense "spiritual" grandparents. What I mean is our original house church has now given birth to two house churches. The first was born in April. The second will be born next Thursday, June 12th.

This is exciting because we are doing exactly what Paul told Timothy to do in 2 Timothy 2:2. Paul told Timothy to, "take the things he (Paul) had taught him, and in turn teach them to reliable men who would in turn teach the same thing to others." That's our vision for house churches at journey, to have them grow and reproduce themselves over and over again.

House Church is where the proverbial "rubber meets the road." It's where we live out the commands of Christ to love God by obeying his commands to love our neighbor as ourselves and to reach out and serve those around us. In the meantime if you see Carol be sure to tell her she's looks to young to be a "great grandmother."

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