Australian : American. Adelaide -Manhattan. Profoundly grateful.
My wife has worked tirelessly to keep up with the growth in our community groups and love and serve our leaders. Thankful for her.
A mother coming to terms with a son leaving home.
Numbers are only one metric, but what is happening in the UES is really a miracle. When we first came back here we were averaging in the 30’s, but this last Sunday we had 225 folks. There are people coming to Christ, people finding freedom and joy, people finding a home, and roots being put down. Though the UES has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to lead through; it’s been one of the richest and most rewarding. Beautiful days ahead.
In light of President Trumps comments this past week, Jesus leadership and kingdom have never been more beautiful or compelling.
Chelsea Markets never get old with this one.
Ran out of chairs for our vision night tonight. I am so thankful for the amazing people who serve, lead, follow, give and pray for our church. I really think there are some beautiful and powerful things in store for @cotcnyc this year.
So thankful for my faithful friends The Stewarts. Their perseverance and faith spurs me on.
In 2018, we’re keeping the main thing the main thing - cultivating a passionate community, committed to making disciples of Jesus on mission in the city.
If you’re on a Serving team, if you’re a Leader in our community, or even if you desire to be - don’t miss this evening of worship, vision, and conversation about what 2018 will look like, and what we are seeking God to do.
Friday, Jan 12
Our Saviour Midtown (57/9)
More gold from the Bible reading plan.
8:4 what is mankind . . . ? The dignity of human beings is stressed in this passage in a way unparalleled in the ancient Near East. According to Mesopotamian sources, men and women were created to relieve the workload on the lesser gods who were forced to cultivate land in order to feed the gods (see note on 103:14). When the growing human population became too noisy, the gods thought to extinguish human existence through the great flood. As a result of the flood, food offerings to the gods were no longer forthcoming. Only then did the gods find that humans were nonexpendable after all. Although humanity survived the flood, the gods decreed certain afflictions to keep the population from ever growing out of control again. According to Ps 8, far from being expendable slaves to the gods, human beings are the special objects of the Creator’s care in the vast universe.