A Few Odds & Ends
- Missions, outreach, and everyday expenses don’t stop for COVID-19. Donations to NCUMC may be mailed to P.O. Box 194, New Castle KY 40050.
- The Bible Project has released a new video on Gospel of The Kingdom. In this video, the writers trace the origins of the word “gospel” and how it ties the story of the Old Testament together with the story of Jesus and his announcement of God’s kingdom. Jesus brought God’s rule and reign to the world in a very upside-down way, which is the best news you could ask for!
- If you have a little time on your hands and are looking for additional worship, please check out the Asbury Seminary Chapel Archives. There are even a few messages specific to the COVID-19 challenges we’re facing. I always enjoyed attending chapel services when I was on campus in Wilmore. Very special.
- Christianity Today published a short essay called, “Simple Church.” The author describes his experience of church before big screens and multimedia (which I remember very clearly). I think you’ll find it a good reminder that no matter where we all are this Easter Sunday morning, church has not been cancelled!
From Today’s Lectionary Reading
Hebrews 12:1-3 (ESV)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Cor. 13:14)