The Sequoia National Forest in central California is home to some of the most amazing and oldest trees in the world.* Sequoias are the world’s largest single standing trees by volume. They grow to a height of 164-279 feet and a diameter of 20-26 feet. The oldest known Sequoia is 3,500 years old. They have clearly been around for a long time and do not buckle easily to the harsh conditions of nature.
As a young believer I remember having the ambitious goal of reading through the entire Bible from beginning to end. I found Genesis and Exodus to be very interesting, but as I read through Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy I remember wondering to myself, ‘How much of this do I have to follow? ‘Why don’t Christians follow all these dietary laws? ‘Can Christians eat catfish and shrimp? ‘Should I be keeping the Sabbath? ‘When is the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday? ‘Are we bound by any part of the Old Testament [OT], and if
At Tapestry Community Church we view children and children’s ministry a little differently than most churches. We don’t provide any kind of children’s church for ages 4 and up, but instead we bring them into the worship service. There are biblical reasons why we do this.