Busy day

Breakfast with Douglas at 7.30 am was great. May have a study with Sidney at 2.30 pm. Baptism of Eliseu and Fabiana at 3.30, but they’ll probably be here around 3. Vicki has a study with Malu at 6.30. All good.

Tomorrow is a holiday, so we’re going to get together at 9 am, learn some new songs (Douglas’s part), have something for couples (my part; our Valentine’s Day was the 16th), and have a brunch (everybody’s part). Will be another good one.

Good feedback

  1. Started an email newsletter in Portuguese for disciples called “Primeiro.” First. Inspiration taken from Mt 6.33.

  2. Feedback on dictionary of biblical vocabulary: group study in Taubaté used entry on repentance in its entirety. Good to know.

  3. Hard at work on next issue of magazine, after delivering one to the printer yesterday. That issue on “Summing up the Gospel.” Next one, “The True Grace of God.”

  4. The greatness of God’s plan is shown in it being planned before the world began. He has carried it out according to his wisdom and timetable.

  5. Cooler day today, no rain. Lower temperature is a relief. Made it easier to work out tonight at the gym.

  6. An original verse: If anything from God we ought to learn, / It’s this: the world’s salvation is my concern.

  7. A Bible verse: “Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him” Col 2.6.

7P: First sin in the early church

#1. It should cause no little thought that the first sin registered in the early church revolved around money.

#2. Good progress today on an old project. Feels good. Working on material about conversion and the Lord’s supper.

#3. Lunch today at Anchieta with the Missus, after a quite productive morning. Did somebody say nap?

#4. An American friend who works with Embraer said today he’ll be here for a week working with the company. Usually comes a day early to be with the church.

#5. Did I show you the link to the latest new item for the office?

#6. An original verse: Courage! Speak the truth! Act for justice! / Jettison all unrighteousness and malice.

#7. A Bible verse: “Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare” Prov 22.24-25.