In the conversation for Sunday, January 29, 2017, guest speaker, Barney Wiget shares his heart for the lost and hurting in our community by relating it to the story of Rahab in Joshua 2.
As a segue to his message, Barney shares a song, Different Name, to illustrate the horrible treatment endured by victims of modern-day slavery and sex trafficking. It is not part of the recording, but you can listen to it below. Click here if you want to purchase a copy of it.
In his talk, Barney refers to a ministry called Freedom House, and specifically two local shelters.
- The Monarch House for Women in San Mateo County
- The Nest House for Girls, 12-17 in Santa Clara County
Lastly, Barney introduces us to his recently published book, The Other End of the Dark: (A Memoir About Divorce, Cancer, and Things God Does Anyway).
A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading.
Through Christ Jesus you have become rich in every way—in speech and knowledge of every kind. Our message about Christ has been verified among you. Therefore, you don’t lack any gift as you wait eagerly for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will continue to give you strength until the end so that no one can accuse you of anything on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God faithfully keeps his promises. He called you to be partners with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:5-9, GW