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AT SOUTH WE WILL RISE ABOVE THE DOWNWARD PULL OF OUR DISORIENTED COVID WORLD, AS WE JOIN TOGETHER IN AN ONLINE GROUP AND EMBRACE GOD’S MISSION TO INVITE EVERYONE TO JOIN US AT THE TABLE OF JESUS. AS WE INVEST & INSPIRE OTHER TO FOLLOW JESUS, WE WILL BE OBEDIENT TO HIS COMMISSION TO "GO & MAKE DISCIPLES."
BELOW IS A LIST OF OUR OPEN ONLINE GROUPS THAT ARE ABOUT TO START. THERE ARE CURRENTLY OTHERS GROUPS THAT ARE ALREADY MEETING OR PLANNING TO MEET. THE GROUPS LISTED BELOW HAVE A SPACE AND WOULD BE DELIGHTED FOR YOU TO JOIN IN. READ THE DESCRIPTIONS, MEETING DATE & TIME, & FACILITATORS. YOU CAN E-MAIL ME OR A FACILITATOR TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM MEETING ID. (CHECK YOUR E-MAIL TO SEE IF YOU RECIEVED THESE ZOOM MEETING ID, THEY WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE.)
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD BE INTERESTED IN STARTING A NEW GROUP OR OPENING A GROUP YOU ALREADY HAVE GOING FOR OTHERS TO JOIN IN, PLEASE CONTACT ME, KIN ELLIS, AND I WILL HELP YOU GET ON THIS LIST. CONTACT: KINELLIS@GMAIL.COM OR 678-613-9078
list of FUTURE online life groups
1. JIMMIE LAWSON | FOCUS: Psalms | SUNDAY - 8:30 AM
2. JOE TUDOR | FOCUS: SUNDAY'S MESSAGE | SUNDAY AT 5 PM |
3. KIN ELLIS | FOCUS: SUNDAY'S MESSAGE | SUNDAY AT 7 PM |
4. LOREN SCOTT | FOCUS: Ephesians | SUNDAY AT 6 PM
5. JIMMIE LAWSON | FOCUS: FEARFULLY & WONDERFULLY MADE | TUESDAY AT 7 PM |
6. DONNA ELLIS | FOCUS: 100 Days To Be Brave| TUESDAY 8:30
7. KATE TUCKER | FOCUS: Esther | WEDNESDAY 7 PM
MORE INFORMATION ON JIMMY LAWSON'S TUESDAY ONLINE LIFE GROUP
FOCUS: FEARFULLY & WONDERFULLY MADE - Order your copy at amazon.com or contact Kin Ellis
Our Online Life Group will concentrate on Dr Paul Brand & Philip Yancey's book Fearfully & Wonderfully Made.
Dr. Paul Brand is a physician whose life-study has been bones; and not just any bones, but hand bones; and not just any hand bones, but the hand bones of lepers. In this book, Brand–with the literary help of Philip Yancey–weaves together the intricacies of the human body on all its levels into a tapestry depicting the very Body of Christ, His Church. He does this so expertly that I feel like a physician myself–though having had zero anatomy classes in my past–understanding how God so wisely created the human body with all of its details to represent precisely how He desires His own Body of believers to function.
While the stated desire of the Brand-Yancey writing team is “that this book will help span the chasm that for too long has separated the created world from its Source” (11), this is clearly too grandiose a goal for one simple book. Nevertheless, the chasm they do span—whether intentionally or not—is just as important, for they help clarify just what Jesus and Paul meant by describing the Church as the Body of Christ, with Jesus Himself as the Head. This illustration coined by the Creator and Designer of every intricacy that holds our physical bodies together goes far deeper and carries far more meaning that it appears on the surface. With Dr. Brand as our guide, we readers begin to understand the immeasurable truths that are hidden in that seemingly simple analogy, and it helps me to long for the day when we no longer see through a glass darkly but with all blinders gone, face-to-face with our Lord.
Covering cells, bones, skin, and motion, this book is the epitome of spiritual analogy regarding Christ’s global Church, and it ought to be required reading for every Christian nurse and physician, as well as for all seminarians and interested laypeople. Brand’s unique approach to describing the Church makes this one of the more re-readable books. And, as with any good book on spiritual health, he manages to touch on issues so common as culture, unity, and standards that every chapter becomes (for this reader, at least) a sanctifying prayer of confession or praise.
OTHER ONLINE GROUPS AT SOUTH: DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS
There are also a number of individuals leading Discipleship Groups that are designed for accountability and to equip disciple makers. For more information contact Kin Ellis, Joe Tudor, or David Finch.