“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Joshua 1:9
Far too much is being made of this events that occurred on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at the U.S. Capitol. The loss of life is tragic. Ashli Babbit was killed by a Capitol Police Officer while trying to enter thru a window. She never stepped foot inside the building but was shot dead nonetheless. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was attacked by insurgents and later died from his injuries. Three others died of natural causes on the Capitol grounds. We pray for each of their families and friends. We are also in prayer for the Officer that shot Ashlie Babbit, and his/her family.
Simeon blessed them – Joseph and Mary. This child is set for the fall and rising again of many – That is, he will be a savour of death to some, to unbelievers: a savour of life to others, to believers: and for a sign which shall be spoken against – A sign from God, yet rejected of men: but the time for declaring this at large was not yet come: that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed – The event will be, that by means of that contradiction, the inmost thoughts of many, whether good or bad, will be made manifest.”
On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked the neutral United States at Naval Station Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii, killing 2,403 Americans and injuring 1,178 others. The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships and damaged four others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged.
Brother Brian is one of three founders of Moyock Christian Fellowship and Thursday, 19 November is his birthday. We celebrate his life, contributions to humanity and his friendship.
Glide Memorial Church has left the building as Elvis would say. After a long two year battle with the UMC denomination, the two have agreed to split. The California-Nevada Annual Conference and the former Glide Memorial UMC have reached a 6 million dollar settlement. With some 13,000 members in its congregation, Glide was one of…