World: Syria war: Government ‘takes half of Eastern Ghouta’ read more
USA: Trump accepts Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet, White House says read more
Christian: Russell Moore from ERLC on race relations in U.S.
Anglican News: A Call for Feedback – Book of Common Prayer 2019 read more
Sports: NCAA Brackets are forming! read more
Song of the Week: 90’s Classic! DC Talk
Take some time in preparation for our weekly vacation day at Christ Church! Read the passage for this upcoming Sunday and ask the Lord to prepare your heart what He would have for you as we gather together for greater transformation in our lives!
Repentance: The Secret to a Transformed Life – “All In” Romans 6:1 – 14
 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?  By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?  Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.  We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.  For one who has died has been set free from sin.  Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.  We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.  For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.  So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.  Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.  For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. (ESV)
Occasionally, on Fridays I attempt to post the past week’s news both local and around the world that is of particular interest to Christians, as well as to the Christ Church community. Enjoy! – Gene
U.S. News MSD High School Alumni create video for present student body
MSD Strong. Read more
World News: Syria war: UN plea to end ‘hell on earth’ Eastern Ghouta crisis
Christian News: Billy Graham remembered. Read more
Anglican News: Historic South Carolina Diocese files a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the US Supreme Court. Read more
Sports & Culture News: Fergie’s National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game among worst ever – rivals Roseanne Barr & Carl Lewis! (Take a listen if you dare!)
Song of the Week: Lent 2 – Lord Have Mercy Michael W. Smith