Odds & Ends

  • IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Beginning tonight at 6:30, Cory will be on Facebook Live leading a new Bible Study on Philippians. As Cory mentioned this past Sunday, Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi should be an interesting read for us since Paul wrote this letter during his imprisonment. Hmmm… just what can be accomplished when you can’t leave where you are?  We shall see!
  • In anticipation of tonight’s Bible study, you might be interested in this  (approximately) 5-minute video from The Bible Project:  New Testament Letters: Historical Context. While the examples given in the video are primarily from Romans, it still provides good information on how to approach any of the New Testament letters.
  • It wouldn’t be an “Odds & Ends” post without a Christianity Today link! This week I’m recommending the article Resurrection Hope Extends Beyond Easter Sunday, by Jarvis J. Williams, an associate professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
  • And please remember… Missions, outreach, and everyday expenses don’t stop for COVID-19. Donations to NCUMC may be sent to P.O. Box 194, New Castle KY 40050.


I close today with one of St. Benedict’s prayers. God be with us.

O gracious and holy Father,
give us wisdom to perceive you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to behold you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
and a life to proclaim you,
through the power of the spirit
of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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