December 2017: Remembering 2017
We left off our last story ending May 1st., one year after we began our travels around Wisconsin. After Bob’s injury he spent some time at home recovering but quickly found himself going back to work full-time at the beginning of June. It was truly a miracle from God. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War in Israel and the unification of Jerusalem, we had a luncheon at church with several people. We watched a movie on Israel and handed out materials pertaining to the day. It was a very nice luncheon and we also had a bonus: it was also the Feast Day of Pentecost. So the same people that were at the Seder Meal in April, which began the Passover season, were there to end the season with this luncheon.
We also did a twelve-week Bible study called Grafted In over the summer. We are hoping to have all of our Bible studies on video, either on Youtube or right on our website sometime during 2018. During this past year, we have put out six more brochures: Secret Societies, Globalism, Where Did the Blood Go?, Where Did the Kingdom Go?, Is the Cross Politically Correct?, and The Origins of Anti-Semitism, plus we put out the new Sabbath reading schedule for 2017-18. You can find all of this on our website. We think you will find these very interesting and informative and even challenging.
In September we began another nine-week Bible study, this time on Paul. People have found this study to be very informative and eye-opening. If you care to take a peek at this study, you can find excerpts from it in all nine brochures on Paul. In October, we had a luncheon to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. This brought us to the one year anniversary of being back at the church, when we celebrated this feast by putting up an indoor sukkah. About 84 people had come through and read our thirteen placards on this feast and what it represents and why we build a sukkah (tent). You can find all our brochures on the Biblical feast-days on our website. We had a great time at the luncheon and again people are beginning to see that yes, Christians can and should celebrate these feast days because they are all about Messiah.
We handed out materials for the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, which was on November 5th, as well as daily prayer calendars for 2018. Please always remember in prayer the members of the body which are suffering for the sake of Messiah. If you want more information about this, visit Voice Of the Martyrs’ website.
We have begun writing our next bible study, this time on the Elementary Principles, which Paul mentions in Hebrews 6:1-2, and the Didache, which was a book containing the early teachings of the Apostles which goes along nicely with the elementary principles. We are planning to teach this course in 2018.
With the holidays drawing closer and the end of the year almost upon us, we look back at all we have done this past year, and even though God has put us here for the year, we look forward to what He has planned for us in 2018. One thing I do know is that we will be celebrating 30 years in ministry. You can read about those early years by reading the very beginning of “Our Story.”