This week's podcast
Grace is often seen only as an unmerited favor, forgiveness of sin, and almost a permission to fail. But grace not only covers us, it empowers us to live above sin.
Paul, in Romans 1, tells us that the permissiveness we often celebrate as grace is actually the wrath of God.
Discover how living under grace will empower us to live a holy life.
Sunday's message releases every Thursday across different platforms (Apple, Spotify, YouTube) and also in our mobile app.
We are still collecting coats and jackets
We are still collecting coats and jackets to be distributed at our next pop up here in Midland. If you have some coats or jackets at home that you don't use anymore, of course in good condition, get them washed and bring them next time you come to The Gathering.
Remember that we consistently collect diapers and wipes also to be distributed at our food distribution events.
Still time to join us this Lent season
From Ps. Larry Long
SOMETHING FOR LENT (Ash Wednesday, February 22, through Good Friday, April 7):
This is for all who wish to participate. This year for Lent, The Gathering is going to celebrate this holy season by using my latest book, "Jesus Still Speaks: A Seven-Week, Forty-Day Lenten Devotional."
This devotional uses excerpts from my previous book by the same main title, as well as Scripture readings, prayers, worship songs from the web, journaling, meditations by the authors, and original poetry. This book was co-written by my friend from college, Dr. Don Bouchard.
If you wish to join in, text the word LENT to 432-242-8242.
Books will need to be ordered prior to the end of this month to ensure they are here on time, so please respond quickly.
And don't hesitate to share this with your friends.
Messaging Groups in our app
There are several groups in our church app to engage in discussion. We will have one focused on our lent devotional.
When you open up our app, make sure you log in then look for the chat icon on the top right corner and discover groups you can join there.
Make sure you join the "my gathering" group for general questions, updates, and prayer requests.
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