Showing posts from June, 2010

Help Haiti Concert

In July, Redlands Community Church will be sending a team to Haiti to assist Pastor and Mrs. Jovin in their efforts of caring for hundreds of people left homeless in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince. The team will be transporting needed medical and clothing supplies for the "tent city" that has sprung up outside the Jovin's home, as well as assisting them on a construction project at their church and school property.

On Wednesday, June 2nd Redlands will hold a Help Haiti Concert to inform our church family about how they can be involved in this project. Please join us Wednesday for our family meal at 6:00 pm and concert at 7:00 pm. An offering will be to go toward supplies for the trip. Details at

Room for God

As a child, I learned this southern gospel classic by Ira Stamphill:
I've got a mansion just over the hilltop
In that bright land where we'll never grow old
And some day yonder we will never more wander
But walk on streets that are purest gold
I also learned from John 14 that Jesus told his disciples of the place He was going to prepare for them. In verse 2 Jesus says, "In my Father's house are many rooms (KJV, "mansions" - Gk., monai, "dwelling places"), if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?" In verse 23 he says, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home (Gk., mone, "room, dwelling place") with him." This is quite remarkable. Not only is Jesus preparing a place for his people. He and the Father (and the Spirit)are indwelling his people. He is not only making a home for us--we are being made a home for him.

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