English Ministry of Inland Church

Posts from March 2018

Shepherd’s Corner – March 25, 2018

This upcoming week is known as Passion Week.  It is the week leading up to the crucifixion.  We are able to have baptisms and confirmations only because Jesus endured this week.  We can only imagine the anxiety and stress that would have mounted up as each day passed as Christ turned his gaze to Jerusalem in preparation for his ultimate sacrifice for…

Shepherd’s Corner – March 18, 2018

I just had the pleasure of returning from my presbytery meeting this past week.  The Presbyterian form of government has ruling elders and teaching elders (aka pastors) lead and take care of the local church. But they are also responsible for the work of the presbytery, which is the regional collection of local churches that are in the same denomination (in Inland’s…

Shepherd’s Corner – March 11, 2018

Last week I was able to witness some great examples of multi-generational ministry that I wanted to share with you.  An anonymous donor didn’t want our younger sisters to miss out on the learning and investing at the Spring Women’s retreat so provided some funds so that more of the women of our EM can attend the retreat.  A dad of 2…

Shepherd’s Corner – March 4, 2018

As Resurrection Sunday is now less than a month away, I encourage you to turn your thoughts and reflections upon the cross.  I’ve always explained that the cross is the one place where a seemingly schizophrenic god, who from our perspective can’t seem to makeup his mind to be a holy god or loving god, shows clearly to we who are bound in time,…