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Family Notes 4/10/2010 (Mar-Jun 2010)

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by Edward Fudge
April 22, 2010

MINISTRY: California, Texas — God willing, I will be teaching and preaching the next few weeks in Malibu, Calif., Ventura, Calif., and in Houston, Tex., as follows:

April 28, 2010 — Houston, Texas
Bering Drive Church of Christ
Wednesday – 10:00 a.m., Ladies Bible Study
“The Psalms in Hebrews”
May 4-7 — Malibu, California

Pepperdine University Bible Lectures
Release of new book, The Divine Rescue
Teaching class “The Divine Rescue,”
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 2:00 p.m. – AC 263

May 8 — Ventura, California
Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church
Saturday (Sabbath) Worship Service – 11:00 a.m.
“Jesus Our Great High Priest” (Hebrews)
6300 Telephone Road, Ventura, Calif.
Pastor Jim Ayers (805) 642-5387

RHODE ISLAND DISASTER – Parts of Rhode Island remain under water following record-breaking flooding in the Ocean State on the first weekend in April, reports gracEmail subscriber and Rhode Islander Matthew Mark McGinnis ( “More money would be good, more outside volunteers would be even better,” McGinnis writes. “But most of all we need prayer, prayers to our Father above to help us overcome our parochial spirits.” Relief agencies on the scene include Godspeed Fellowship and also Samaritan’s Purse, McGinnis said.

LETTERS TO GOD – Now showing nationwide (USA), this inspirational movie tells the story of an eight-year-old boy who, learning that he has cancer, finds strength and hope by writing letters to God. His quiet, shining spirit and unshakable faith set in motion a redemptive transformation in the lives of his family, friends and community. Click here for theaters, showtimes and more. Congratulations to gracEmail subscriber Timothy Compton, who works for the producer, Possibility Pictures.

COFFEY IN CROATIA – The week after Easter, gracEmail subscriber Mladan Jovanovic of Croatia led a group of 80 believers to the coastal town of Crikvenica on the Adriatic Sea for five days of spiritual refreshment.There they enjoyed daily teaching by gracEmail subscriber Tony Coffey of Ireland concerning “Christ the image of the invisible God.” Meanwhile, Canadian Ray McMillan, veteran missionary and gracEmail subscriber, was preaching and teaching in remote sections of India, another country several gracEmail subscribers call home.

AL MAXEY SERMONS – One of many blessings I received at the Tulsa Workshop last month was hearing two sermons by Al Maxey, whose writings I have recommended more than once. God is using Al mightily to help those struggling with legalism through his clear biblical teaching on salvation by grace and the freedom of the believer. In addition to his written ministry, you can now hear Al’s recorded Sunday morning sermons online at no charge. read more

HOSPITALIZED IN TEXAS? — Have a friend or loved one headed to a hospital of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, or to another major Texas hospital in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, Temple, or Tyler? Lifeline Chaplaincy and its dedicated team of professional chaplains and dedicated volunteers are dedicated to providing compassionate support to the seriously ill, and now you can refer a patient to them via internet. read more

THE DIVINE RESCUE— We expect copies of this new book within days! See cover, contents and endorsements by Calvin Miller, Max Lucado and John Michael Talbot — and learn how you can reserve your own signed copy here.

LOCAL MISSION — “Denominations were important in bringing the Christian faith to the variegated areas of American life, especially to the frontier. Their value now is by no means as clear. [C]ongregations that take their primary identity from their denominations cannot relate to the total life of a community. . . . They must exercise a priesthood for their communities, being the church for a particular place. This can only happen if their primary associations are with other groups of Christians in their immediate neighborhood, not with a denominational officer, or with other congregations of the same denomination many miles away. . . .

“One thing is certain: it is in the cross, and the weakness and defeat it represents that the power of God was and will be made manifest. It is to that cross that Jesus wishes to draw all people. And it is at the foot of that cross that each of us will recognize and experience our oneness with him and with each other.” — Elizabeth Achtemeier, “Covenanting: New Directions for Ecumenism,” Christian Century (Oct. 31, 1984, p. 1014). read more>>

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