NKY Emmaus Community Newsletter
A fruit of being grafted to the true vine of Jesus Christ is the goodness of God’s self-giving and sacrificial love. Jesus said, “No one is good but God alone” (Mark 10:18). Jesus embodied the fullness of God’s goodness in selfless love and humble servanthood.
“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross” (Phil. 2:5-8).
Jesus, through his sacrificial love, gave up his advantage over human beings to become an advantage to them: he surrendered his divine credentials to live without distinction as a human among humans, thereby bringing God’s grace to them. Jesus, as a humble servant called attention to God not himself. He accomplished what he did under authority, not of his own accord. He did not belong to himself: he was the healing hands and saving Word of God. His success was God’s success: he found his reward in God’s glory.
The September gathering will be on Thursday the 10th we will begin at 7pm at Immanuel United Methodist Church, located at 2551 Dxie Highway Lakeside Park, Ky. 41017. We will be doing a Drive-in gathering with plenty of music and our fourth day speaker. So we will space cars apart and will broadcast the sound to your car radio, also if it’s a nice evening bring your folding chairs and we will spread out and enjoy our time together under the stars singing praises to our lord. Let’s have a great turn out. We will also be sharing the gathering via Facebook live.
When did your personal walk to Emmaus end? Was it with the Sunday closing or did it continue with a Fourth Day Reunion Group. The Reunion Group experience is vital to reinforcing the spiritual revelation you felt on your Walk, but some people find forming and maintaining Reunion Groups to be difficult. A natural way to start is with other participants from your own church, or with participants from other churches who live close by. Someone simply needs to take the initiative.
The Board is standing by to help. Through participation in our own Reunion Groups we have experience with Fourth Day meetings, and ideas about getting groups started. If you’re not already a part of an active Reunion Group, we should be able to connect you with one. If you want to start a group, we should be able to help you do that also. What we suggest you do is this: Revisit the feeling you had as your Walk ended and commit yourself to renewing and building on that experience by actively participating in a Reunion Group. You might find that simply revisiting your experience is enough to fuel the initiative in yourself to seek out or start a Reunion Group. Please contact Lori Berry email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your brother in Christ,