Friday, January 29, 2016

Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

John 1:14  The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. 
                   We have seen His glory,
                    the glory of the one and only Son,
                    who came from the Father,
                    full of grace and truth.

The Greek word for "made His dwelling," has the inference of tenting.  So, literally, the Lord has pitched his tent with us and we have seen His glory. Hallelujah! Amen.   If you did not hear Marion's sermon on this text on Sunday, you may want to read it on his post below.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Word, the Light, and the Incarnation

John 1:1-14


Two weeks ago we reflected on the opening text of Genesis and of the whole Bible. “In the beginning,” presented the already presence of the eternal God. He alone is Creator of man, who is made in his image; and he alone is Creator of all creation, which bears witness to him.

There is one other passage that opens up with “in the beginning.” It also speaks of the work of God as Creator. It also opens up mystery beyond mystery as we learn that the eternal God is more complex that anyone dare imagine. Introduced to us is God the Word, who is the Light of the world, who became flesh and dwelt among us.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Meditation Verse for the week for Women in the Church
Words to Plant in Your Heart

John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Notice how parallel this verse is to Genesis 1:1,  last week's verse.  The chapter and verse are similar as well as the beginning words.  A story is told about a young slave girl in the 1800s who could not read, but she heard a preacher reciting this verse.  She was so impressed by the words of this verse that she went home and got someone who could read to point out the verse for her in a Bible.  According to Robert J. Morgan in 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know By Heart  , she "studied it until she could recognize the words one by one, and she searched through the Bible for others like them.  In this way, little by little, she learned to read."(49)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Weekly Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

Each week this year, on Fridays, the women in the church will be receiving a Bible verse to reflect upon.  The verse will be delivered in an eblast on Friday, posted on the church blog, and printed in Sunday's bulletin. The Bible has 31,000 verses ­ how many have you "placed in your heart"?  The idea is to have all women in the church, as a body of "sisters in Christ" to focus on the same verse each week.  Memorize if you want, write it on a card and post on your mirror, allowing the scripture into your soul, letting it permeate your life.  The first verse is Genesis 1:1.  "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."  Ten words, profound meaning.

Mary Ann Johnson 

Monday, January 11, 2016

God, Man, and Nature

Genesis 1:1-2:3                                   God, Man, and Nature
1/10/16            D. Marion Clark


Where did we come from?
Do our lives matter?
Is this all that there is?

Our passage this morning answers such questions.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Free Showing of the Movie “War Room”

Grace Fellowship Church in Greensboro invites everyone in the community to a free showing of the movie “War Room” on Saturday, January 23, at 6:00 p.m. No tickets necessary, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided for children under age 5.