An Expression of Our Gratitude and Hope for Our Church Family

A Letter to the Congregation of Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church from the Thursday Night Bible Study Group:  To all the saints in Christ Jesus in the congregation of Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church; Grace and Peace be unto you! We bring you greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior. First, we are grateful for each of you, HIS … [Read more...]

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.  It initiates the celebration of a doctrine instead of an event. It is also symbolic of the unity of the Trinity. Trinity begins eight weeks after Easter and continues for about half of the calendar year. Background: Pope Gregory IX instituted Trinity Sunday in 828 CE. This day is … [Read more...]

Excerpts from “Mere Christianity”, by C. S. Lewis

A Liar, a Lunatic, or the Son of God Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God. He claims to forgive sins. He says He has always existed. He says He is coming to judge the world at the end of time. Now let us get this clear. Among Pantheists, like the Indians, anyone might say that he was a part of … [Read more...]

One Great Hour of Sharing: Sharing Resources and Changing Lives

WHEN IS ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING (OGHS)? Most congregations receive "OGHS" on Easter Sunday, Passion/Palm Sunday or both, while many receive it throughout Lent—however, you can help sustain the important PC(USA) ministries and programs that are supported by One Great Hour of Sharing Offering by making an online gift at any time throughout the … [Read more...]

An Invitation for Churches to Partner with the Presbytery in Mission & Ministry

Per capita funding is how Presbyterians mutually share the costs of coming together to discern the Spirit’s leading for the future. It is how Presbyterians are trained to become better elders and ministers. It is how Presbyterians discern God’s call in their lives. It is how Presbyterians participate in the life of the wider church by … [Read more...]

From Blaming to Forgiving by Henri Nouwen

From Blaming to Forgiving by Henri Nouwen Our most painful suffering often comes from those who love us and those we love. The relationships between husband and wife, parents and children, brothers and sisters, teachers and students, pastors and parishioners – these are where our deepest wounds occur. Even late in life, yes, even after those … [Read more...]

Watching, Waiting and Worshiping: Advent 2016 Thursday Night Bible Study

Concerning the Light Isaac Penington 1616-1679, English Quaker Apologist “ln him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.” JOHN 1: 4-5 WHAT IS THE DARKNESS which comprehends not the light? Is it not man in the unregenerate state? "You were darkness," said the … [Read more...]

Watching, Waiting and Worshiping: Advent 2016 Thursday Night Bible Study

“The One who came still comes. The One who spoke still speaks” Max Lucado Traditionally, we think of Advent (Coming) as a celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ two thousand years ago, but there are three meanings of 'coming' that Christians describe in Advent. The first, and most thought of, happened about 2000 years ago when Jesus came … [Read more...]

The Punishment for Sin is Death by Nathaniel Moise

THE PUNISHMENT FOR SIN IS DEATH By Nathaniel Moise November 2016 The human race displays exceptional capacity for self-ignorance. Many of us can live our entire lives without understanding our own faults and shortcomings, and the most deluded even come to assert that they have none. Regardless of our own self-knowledge, we all are flawed in … [Read more...]

“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness…”: a prayer by Aiden Wilson Tozer

"O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may … [Read more...]