Archive for May, 2011

May 2011

Here is the May newsletter from The Lewis House.  It has been an exciting first month of ministry!  We are looking forward to an awesome summer!

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“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you , that God is Light and in Him there is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth, but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”  John 1:5-7

Walk in the light.  I have heard that grace is easy.  Walking in the light is not.  Walking in the light means denying everything that I am.  Walking in the light means absolutely giving up my independence.  Even more than that it means that I am responsible for the dependence of my brothers and sisters in Christ.

“This is the message you heard from the beginning:  We should love one another.  Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother…”  1 John 3″11-12a

But you don’t understand she…but he…they deserved what they got.  There is no they fell in the body of Christ only WE fell.  “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26

“See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.  But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”  Hebrews 3:12-13

The Walk in the Light is a walk of fellowship.  It is a journey with companions.  The chief among them being our Lord Jesus Christ himself.  It is the narrow way.  It is the hard way.  It requires death and rebirth.  It is at once a rejection of all that I have been and a fulfillment of all that I was ever meant to be.

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Another semester down and only a few classes to go. This year has been awesome and I am so thankful that God has given me this opportunity to fulfill his call on my life.  For those of you who may take interest in such things, I am going to attach my exegesis of 1 John 1:5 – 1 John 2:11.  It is titled “Making Light of Ethic”.  Making Light of Ethic

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Just thought I would update everyone.  I just drove Stacey to the chiropractor (for those of you who do not know she is on staff with TLH and runs the Holy Toledo Warriors 4h group).  The van is running fine.  There is no gear damage.  The engine is fine.  It is humbling when the hand of God reaches into your life and moves things (literally)

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Van moved 50 ft. to avoid accident

Angels can drive!

Our van was parked pretty much where I was standing when I took this picture.  A drunk driver struck the car behind the car behind us with enough force to spin the driver’s car 180 degrees and flip it on its side.  An eyewitness told me that when he came out our van was gently rolling to its current position (about 50 feet from where it was parked) and that he thought that someone was driving it.  I thoroughly examined the outside of the van.  There is not an additional mark on it.  I had myself convinced that the transmission was toast and that the van rolled because the gears had been stripped by the accident, but it started up, backed up, pulled forward, backed up again and then went into park without a problem.  I got out and rocked the van to make sure park was holding it still.  I will never know exactly what happened, but I believe that Angels can drive.

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