Sir Norman Rigsby knighted by France for his service at Normandy came to my office at Medina United Methodist Church. Norman love HAM Radio and I gave him an opportunity to use my VHF station. Here is a YouTube video.
After the Normandy invasion (he received a Purple Heart) he served as one of General Patton’s scouts (received a second Purple Heart).
Later he served as an MP during the Nuremberg Trials. In the photo below you can see Norman to the far left right next to General Hermann Goering.
Thank you Sir Norman for your service to your country!
A couple of months ago I opened up a
dialogue on what made the early church so EFFECTIVE in reaching people for
Jesus Christ. We looked at Acts 2:42-47
and talked about FELLOWSHIP and PRAYER. This month I want us to focus on
the importance of the APOSTLE’S DOCTRINE
Acts 2:42–47 (NKJV) — 42 And
they continued steadfastly in the APOSTLES’ DOCTRINE and fellowship, in
the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then
fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the
apostles. 44 Now
all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and
sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had
need. 46 So
continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house
to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising
God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church
daily those who were being saved.
What does it mean
when it says that the church continued steadfastly in the APOSTLE’S
DOCTRINE? This is referring to the
inspired teachings of the apostles which was delivered orally at first and is
now preserved in the New Testament. They were eager to learn everything they could
about the Lord.
Notice this was something they CONTINUED STEADFASTLY
in. Just as they continued with
FELLOWSHIP and PRAYER. They also
continued in the APOSTLE’S DOCTRINE.
I love the fact that Medina United Methodist Church has
always been hungry for the whole counsel of God. That’s one of the reasons we are very
intentional about studying the Bible expositionally. That is, book by book; chapter by chapter;
verse by verse not skipping over the uncomfortable portions of Scripture.
No, the original apostle’s are no longer with us, but they
left us the inspired written word that we can have access at any time. That is HUGE!
I encourage us to CONTINUE STEADFASTLY in the word of
Remember my challenge as we work through the book of Ephesians? There are six chapters in Ephesians. Let’s read through the book (a chapter a day)
every week in preparation of our Sunday Study.
Then let’s reread it and reread it; over and over again with the goal of
not just knowing it, but OWNING IT and letting it be a part of it.
Ephesians has been called, “The Grand Canyon of Scripture,”
it is as DEEP as it is WIDE and it (through the Holy Spirit) will change your
you in Church as we continue to BE THE CHURCH!