16 January, 2019
Written by Patrick A. Mead
When I was 8 or 9 yrs old, our little mission church launched a Read Through the Bible in One Year effort. I was in, especially since the kids got a dispensation to read only the New Testament. I was the son of the minister so…how hard could it be? I couldn’t wait to start so, sometime during the service, I cracked open my New Testament and started with Matthew Chapter One.
My enthusiasm ran into a brick wall. All those begats… Is this any way to start a story? This is the Greatest Story Ever Told! I knew that because we had a tract in a rack by…
The church is failing to protect our kids and we must remedy it 2018 was a year to remember. Unless you were asleep under a rock somewhere, you will have an awareness that the faith community and beyond was rocked by sex abuse scandals. January began with the Larry Nassar sentencing in Lansing, MI where an unprecedented over 150 victims gave impact statements on record. In the same […]
New Lesson Upload – A Study of The Holy Spirit Through the Bible We have uploaded a new lesson series to serve as a guide for Bible class leaders or small groups. This series is on the Holy Spirit starting in Genesis and working through the New Testament. It contains 10 lessons, an appendix on the Holy Spirit in the Restoration movement and a Bibliography. It will be […]
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January 2019 Theme: Resources for the Kingdom & Re-purposing Wineskins Welcome to 2019! With a new year comes new vision. This is the year we revamp things at Wineskins and we want to let you in on our vision for these changes. We are expanding beyond providing articles (which we will always do) to something larger. The goal is to make this a site that […]