Charlie: We’ve won the coin toss and elected to receive from the Holy Spirit
Mark B, Adam E, Jeami Duncan are going to Uganda next week to prep the summer trip
As they go, if we could raise some extra cash
Drop a check with a Uganda memo in the basket
Jeami is going to purchase land for Mercy’s Village
10 day exotic retreat in Uganda
He had something prepared, but looking at us he’d rather fly by the seat of his pants
His devotional time has been pressing on him so he’s sharing it
What are you rejoicing in?
what do you take joy in?
it hits the heartstrings
He’s yelling at us
Caps lock in an e-mail
11 See what big letters I make as I write to you with my own hand!
12 Those who want to make a good showing in external matters are trying to force you to be circumcised. They do so only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
13 For those who are circumcised do not obey the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your flesh.
14 But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
15 For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation!
25 There are many other things that Jesus did. If every one of them were written down, I suppose the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
Chapter 11 to the end is about the cross
Paul launches from Gal 6 saying may I boast nothing but the cross, Im even yelling at you, the cross is important
John gave us everything we needed
The disciples went out two by two on their first ministry mission
I’m feeling really good having done this for You
You are not blessed for what you did for Me, but because your name has been written in the Book of Life
Don’t rejoice in what you see, what you have done for me
Let me ask again: what are you rejoicing in?
Most important: that we rejoice in the cross of Christ
What is your heart rooted in/rejoicing in?