July 12, 2012


Dear Centenary friends,
While I have been preaching some this summer, I have also been taking some time to re-charge my batteries.  Therefore my Centenary emails have been coming to you less frequently than usual.  Be assured that as the fall approaches we will get back on a more regular schedule.  However, I wanted to be sure that you saw Ed Grisamore’s article that was on the front page of Wednesday’s Macon Telegraph.  Ed is a great storyteller/writer and he captures the essence of The Roving Listener program that is unfolding right now at Centenary.  Read the article and celebrate!  roving-listeners-help-build-bridges.html
And... I read a short piece by Jim Wallis this week.  I offer it to you as a prayer of gratitude for who we are seeking to become! 

The early Christians were known for the way they lived, not only for what they believed. For them, the two were completely intertwined. The earliest title given to them reflected the importance of their kingdom lifestyle. They were not called the people of "the experience" or the people of "right doctrine" or even the people of "the church." Rather, they were the people of "the Way." It is equally significant that the Christians were known as "the people" of the Way. More than just individuals who had been converted, they were now a people, a new community of faith, which had embarked together on a new way of life. To follow Jesus meant to share Jesus' life and to share it with others.

Source: The Call to Conversion

I will be preaching this Sunday a sermon titled “Christ Beside Me”... We will be exploring some of Matthew 14 through the eyes of St. Patrick’s Breastplate.  I hope you will some people of The Way at Centenary for worship on Sunday! 

Grace and Peace.

Tim Bagwell

Love God.  Love Others.  Love Yourself.  Serve.