Over Coffee - January 20181

Over the Coffee

A New Year! Let us pray that it brings far more peace and joy than the last year we

have all been through. Lots of misery and upset in the human family in many places.

At least 50% of the people in Puerto Rico have electricity now! Still seems vastly

unacceptable. As we have the power to do good things and make a difference in our

lives, let us do make those positive differences with all our might.

Here is the Common Lectionary material for the month of January. Included is the

passage I will use in worship and the message title.

  • Jan. 7 Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:4-11 - “The Role of Affirmation” - from Mark 1:4-11
  • Jan. 14 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-6,13-18; 1 Cor. 6:12-20; John 1:43-5 - “Finding Good in Unlikely Places” - from John 1:43-51
  • Jan. 21 Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:20-31; Mark 1:14-20 - “Facing the Truth” - from Jonah 3:1-5, 10
  • Jan. 28 Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 - "What Is This?” - from Mark 1:21-28

I know that the weather has been cold lately (although far worse in other parts of

the country) – but if you are able to get out – Bible Study is on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

We will be considering some changes in our normal routine. I am considering having

us work on some basic Bible study methods that will enhance home study and understanding.

This would involve moving away from reviewing the Common Lectionary

material. We will still do a text study of Common Lectionary material in Bible

Fellowship on Sunday morning in the class that I teach.

The Columbus Baptist Association will have a meeting at New Life Baptist Church

on January 30th at 7:00 p.m. We will be looking at updating the CBA constitution and

by-laws which have become somewhat outdated. Let me know if you have an interest

in attending this event and I can give you more information.

Pastor Cy