"The Saints' Hall of Fame", "The Heroes of Faith", "The Honor Roll of the Old Testament Saints", "The Westminster Abbey of Scripture", and "The Faith Chapter", are all but a few of the titles that have been given to Hebrews 11. In short, Hebrews 11 is a summary of the lives and labors of great men and women of faith found in the Old Testament. In each instance, you will find the elements of faith: 1) God spoke to them through His Word; 2) their inner selves were stirred in different ways; 3) they obeyed God; 4) He bore witness about them. However, these people didn't all behave well, yet there were moments in their lives where they demonstrated the elements of faith listed above and are therefore heroes.
Join us this Sunday at 9:30am, as we unpack the story of Rahab the prostitute. An unlikely candidate for the faithful's hall of fame. Not only was Rahab a prostitute, but she was also a Gentile, and a Canaanite by way of the Amorites, a race that God had long before marked for destruction (Genesis 15:16). Yet that is how God's grace works. His mercy is open to all who will receive it, and His grace has always been wider than Israel, even in Old Testament time. Finally, not only is Rahab commended for her great faith, she is even a part of the genealogy of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:5). Hope to see you Sunday at 9:30am!
Note: I want to invite you to stick around after the service and join me at 11:00am in Classroom #1 (just across the hall from the Fireside Room), for a brief Calvary Parkside Family Update. During our time together I will share about my time at the SBC Annual Meeting and some of the decisions that were made. I will also give an update on my time at the Calvary Family of Churches conference, our launch as Calvary Parkside, and how you can be a part of "Making Jesus Non-Ignorable in Beaverton and to the Ends of the Earth".
Calvary Parkside Parents Night Out. On August 4th and August 18th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Parkside will be hosting a Community Parents Night Out. This event is designed so parents can go out for a night on the town feeling confident that their kids are safe and having the time of their lives. Parkside will provide dinner, snacks, games and fun activities for the kids. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event, please contact Melanie Annes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Parkside Kids check-in table to get more information. There will also be flyers for you to take and hand-out to your friends, neighbors and others who have young children and could benefit from a "kid-free" evening.
Where's Calvary Parkside?: Hawaii...Washington...Idaho...Kansas...don't be left out as we continue to take Calvary Parkside on the road. How? It's simple. Take your Calvary Parkside t-shirt with you on vacation. Then email your photo to email@example.com. It's that easy! Need a Calvary Parkside t-shirt? Stop by the Next Step Table this Sunday and pick one up and let's continue to "Make Jesus non-ignorable in Beaverton and to the ends of the earth."
See you Sunday!