the tentmaker

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Location: Sharpsburg, Georgia, United States

"...because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together — by trade they were tentmakers." Acts 18:3. Tentmaker is a title taken by bi-vocational pastors. As such, I am both a pastor and a project manager. I am a pastor of a local congregation of moderate, accepting and affirming people who worship in the Baptist tradition. We call our church "Hope Memorial Baptist" and we are about 40 in number. I am also a project manager of major construction projects for the State of Georgia. My home and church is in rural Coweta County, between Peachtree City and Newnan, with a mailing address of Sharpsburg, Georgia.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Year B - Proper 20

Liturgy of the Word:
Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 1
James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37
This Sunday we will look at the second attempt of Jesus to teach his disciples what being the messiah really means. Of course, they still don't get it any more than they did in last week's lesson when Peter made his famous confession. Many times we fail to understand the meaning of Jesus' life and teachings. We are burdened down with centuries of tradition and misunderstanding. We need to jettison our pre-conceived ideas and take a fresh look at what Jesus is teaching the disciples and teaching us today.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Pastor Heaton,

My name is Steve Clark from Community Christian Church in Sharpsburg. I have been wanting to get in touch with you but didn't know how. Would you consider calling me at 770-251-9516?

10/13/2009 3:54 PM  

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