Timberwood Church

Outreach, Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Timberwood Church is a Bible-based, outreach-oriented church designed to help people experience

God’s goodness in their lives. Through teaching and worship, we seek to make the timeless

truth of the Bible relevant for everyday life.  

The purpose of Timberwood Church is to honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ.

Worshipping, serving, celebrating—together.

July 8, 2020 Letter

Fatigue.  Weary.  Tired.  


“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is not water (Psalm 63:1).”


The weather of late has invited a spiritual experience.  Thirsting.  Maybe we would take a hard pass.  

After all, it seems like we have been living (figuratively) in an arid land.  


“I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched.  My eyes grow dim waiting for my God (Psalm 69:3).”

  • Strive for Peace

    We are 16 letters into this time.  How are you doing?  Fatigue, Wearied, Tired?  Frustrated, angry, threadbare?  “Consider him (Jesus) who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted (Hebrews 12:3).”


    Is it possible for us to use the present circumstances for renewal, a greater identity with Jesus.  To experience in a small way the experience of Jesus as he lived and died, worked and waited, found reason to be hopeful and weary?  “Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet…. “Strive for peace with everyone, and for holiness without which no one will see the Lord.  See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble… (Hebrews 12:12-15).”

  • Grace

    I think in part one of the hardest things for me to rely on is the grace of God.  I understand it (in a limited way?) as a means for which I can experience forgiveness, but do I access the grace of God to sustain my life in a dry and arid land?  Can I truly believe and act within the reality that the grace of God is so outrageous that it is available to all and is an inexhaustible source?  “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (Jesus as recorded by Paul in   2 Corinthians 12:9).”


    “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 2:1).”  Like many things in the experience of the follower of Jesus Christ, his grace is a spiritual function.  It is requesting something that we cannot create ourselves but is available if we ask, if we make our souls, minds, hearts and strength available to the reach of his grace.  Forgiveness yes!  But so much more, grace for the day that is before us, each and every day that is before us.  

  • Spiritual Formation

    Sunday is close, you by now have a routine, that may not be comfortable.  I get it.  

    I wish for more and hope for more, and even in that wishing and hoping I am reminded that that can also be fodder for spiritual formation.  Jesus wished and hoped for much.  In our longing we find hidden threads of a garment that is well worn by the Savior.  


    Grace be with you (1 Timothy 6:20)


    Grace to you, peace to you, I miss you.

    John

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Timberwood's Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, February 2nd

2020 Annual reports are available at the Information Desk or

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