Before we continue in Colossians…we got a whole 2 verses done last week :-)…I wanted to share a quick history lesson.
As I wrote those words I could just imagine some of the boys in the front row looking less than enthused at the idea. 🙂 You probably think you get tortured enough with history at school, eh?
Well, the good news is that there is no quiz afterward, it'll be pretty short, and it's going to be interesting because it is about us, not some dead king from centuries ago..who you'll have to memorize what the number after his name was.
"Was that George the III or George the IV?"
Although that kind of history can be quite interesting too if it is allowed to be.
Our Church's Founding
So, have you ever wondered why you are sitting here today?
And kids, I'm not talking about "Because my parents made me"…or adults, "Because I'd feel guilty if I played hooky to rest." 🙂
Instead, why is there even an Antrim Church of Christ? This area has, and has had, plenty of church-going alternatives. Why are we here?
Now…I'm sure I'll get parts of this wrong…for which I'll immediately blame Winslow. 🙂
No, I'll blame taking notes about it at an airport while being tired from a long week with too much travel…and from what is referred to as the telephone game, where every generation of sharing information messes it up a bit.
As I understand it…our humble little congregation started with the Crams and Deans meeting in each other's homes. Their faith was rewarded with others joining their gatherings, including Dick & Evelyn Davis and their kids.
Then someone had a bright idea…maybe they should get a preacher!