Friday, April 27, 2018

More info

Concerning The Place:

Here is Michael's contact information: 404-218-5863 (cell)

The Place

Hi all,

Don't forget our service date at The Place is quickly approaching (May 2nd). You may bring your food items to church this Sunday and Michael will pick them up OR you may meet him between 5:30 and 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1st at McDonald's funeral home. IF YOU OPT TO MEET MICHAEL AT MCDONALD"S PLEASE LET HIM KNOW so that he will know when everyone who was planning on meeting him has come and gone.

A big thanks to Michael and Anne for all their efforts in this ministry. Our little church continues to honor God through gestures such as this one.

Monday, April 23, 2018

From Bill

I did some research on Mark 1:41. I thought it might be helpful to send this out on the blog:

If you were in the service yesterday at Castle you’ll recall that we had a little discussion when I read the lesson from Mark 1. When we got to verse 41, I mentioned that the NIV read “indignant” while most translations interpret that Greek word as “compassion” or “pity”. I found an explanation when I studied it further after we left. Those of you who were reading the NIV commented that it read “compassion” in your version after I commented that the NIV reads “indignant”. Which is it? 

If you read Mark 1:41 in an NIV printed before 2011, and in an NIV printed after 2011, you will find two different statements.  The early editions of the NIV say that when a leper approached Jesus seeking to be healed, Jesus was “filled with compassion.”  In 2011, the NIV was revised in order to adopt many of the changes that had been introduced in the discontinued TNIV.  Among those changes was the introduction of a different form of Mark 1:41 which states that Jesus, rather than feeling compassion, became “indignant,” that is, angry. Those are clearly two vastly different interpretations. My statement Sunday about the NIV’s interpretation being “indignant” was because I was consulting an NIV version printed in 2011, while you were presumably reading an NIV version printed prior to 2011.  

The explanation as to why the two very different translations gets into some extremely technical areas of interpretation including textual variants, textual criticism, ancient Greek texts considered while translating, Latin translations of the Greek text, etc, etc. I won’t try to go any further right now so as not lose us all in details.  I will say that in my opinion after the brief research I’ve done, “compassion” or “pity” is the more accurate translation. 

See you Sunday, 


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Church Picnic

Here's what you need to know about the picnic we'll be having this Sunday after services:

  1. We'll be dining at the outside pavilion on the VFW grounds weather permitting
  2. The church will provide the burgers, dogs and fixings.
  3. The VFW is graciously providing the charcoal we'll need for the grill.
  4. You should plan on bringing:
    1. A potluck dish or two to share,
    2. Your own drink
    3. Your own seating (There are only two picnic tables)

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Update on Debbie Whigham

Word from Debbie:

Just want to say thanks for all those praying for me and checking on Alan. I am home resting with a good news report that all test and blood work came back good. They have ruled out a heart attack or heart problem at this time. Thanks for the calls, texts and prayers and visitors! I just have to follow up with my regular doctor over the next week to two weeks! Thank you Jesus! I love you all my friends and family!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Immediate Castle Church Prayer Need

We just got word that Debbie Whigham is in the hospital at Northside and they plan to keep her overnight for some tests. We're checking in on Alan and their pups, but prayers are needed at this point. Debbie seems to be in good spirits and we'll get out updates as we get them.

Thanks, everyone.