I recently came across a story about a girl that died at the age of 20 named Brooke Greenberg. The thing that brought great intrigue concerning Brooke is the fact that although she was 20 years old she appeared physically to be a toddler. The news story about Brooke simply stated that she stopped growing. Doctors for years were puzzled about her condition, but discovered a gene mutation that stopped her ability to grow. For the last 15 years of her life she remained the same size with the physical appearance of a toddler. Eventually, Brooke was diagnosed with Syndrome X disease.
This Sunday we are going to explore the parable of the talents. This parable is found in Matthew 25:14-30 and is a perfect topic as we continue our Neighbor Series for the month of July. As you reflect on this parable you will quickly come to the issue of the spiritual gifts and talents that God gives to each person that follows Christ. I believe the talents in this parable point us to a healthy understanding of the grace-gifts that God gives to the church. Unfortunately many Christians are left asking the question ‘what are my gifts?’
It is hard to imagine but one year ago on April 30, I was presented with the opportunity to serve as the pastor at New Life. Can you believe it, we have made it through our first year together! There is a sweet fellowship at our church and I am honored to serve as the Lead Pastor. Thank you for making this past year an amazing experience. I am blown away by the support and encouragement that you guys offer.
Our Pastor writes most of the blog posts we publish, however, occasionally some of our other church leadership (some staff, some volunteer) who also contribute to the New Life blog.