“Teaching us on the Path and in the Pew” – by Bryan Johnston

"Teaching us on the Path and in the Pew" - by Bryan Johnston      Could you imagine being an eyewitness to the gospel story? Those who walked and talked with Jesus had a challenging time accepting the fact that Jesus was the true Son of God. The disciples were raised hearing the words of Moses and the Prophets. They knew that the Messiah would come and how he would give his life for them. Yet just days after the death of Jesus we find a couple of disciples walking away from Jerusalem doubting that the one who spoke words and performed deeds of God was in fact the Messiah. Jesus patiently walks along the path with them as a father would walk with a child, tenderly reminding them of the teachings of their youth. He interprets the Scriptures through the lens of the death, burial, and resurrection of none other than himself. Let us not forget that the Messiah is with us today. We like the disciples need teachers who will walk the path with us so that we may come to knowledge of the truth. Let us not be foolish nor slow of heart to believe. I pray we have saints who will walk with us and lead us into paths of righteousness.

I was blessed [*on a recent Sunday, February 19th] to share communion with Carson, a new young member to our fellowship, and Clair Farnsworth, a senior saint who is a battled warrior of faith who continues to march the path. We broke bread and drank from

the cup together in unity and remembrance of the Lord. We were met by the Lord together on our walk down the road of faith. The gospel was shared and experienced in a beautiful way. I am thankful for the faith of men and women who have walked the long dusty road and who slow down to teach and patiently wait for followers like me who still have a lot to learn. Even the very young have a place at the Lords table and are welcome to share in Lords fellowship. Walk the path, experience the gospel, and share in the Lord together. We are a community of believers who love God, love others, and strive to serve the world. Young and old we are all welcome.           — Bryan

(*Editor’s Note: Sadly for us, Clair passed away this past week. Clair may be gone from our sight, but Clair’s influence on us will last for a very long time to come.)

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