What if God dramatically impacted New York City? What if the grace of Jesus spread throughout every facet of life and culture in what is perhaps the most important and influential city in the world? These are the questions that ultimately propelled our family into our calling to start a new Church in New York City. It’s been a little over three months since our Vintage Church family prayed over us and sent us out on this new journey. Here is one story, one prayer, and one need that we have experienced since we’ve moved.
When people study the Old and New Testaments, they often make sharp distinctions between the two groups of books. The God of the Old Testament is a harsh, angry God, whereas the God of the New Testament is a loving and forgiving God. Living for God in the Old Testament consists of following a set of rigid rules. In the New Testament, it’s all about love. In the Old Testament, God is only concerned about Israel, and in the New Testament God cares about all nations and people. Sadly, these dichotomies are poor representations of both the Old and New Testaments. While sometimes difficult to discern, no unreconcilable differences exist between the two testaments.
Disaster. A storm in the gulf. Don't sweat it, we've been here before. If he goes, I'll go. He's gone, let's go. We'll be back. 3-4 days max. Can't believe we're not passed the east. Leave the car in AL, we'll get it next week. Sitting, waiting, watching, weeping. What is going on? How can this happen? You got text? Where ya at? Days, weeks, months. I gotta get back. MS? I'm in. Devastion. Thousands in need. Church on the rise. I'm listening Jesus. I'll go. NOLA is open. Causeway. Skyline. Home...I think. No Words. Not much left. Disaster.