October 5th: Spiritual Abuse Forum for Education

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We will host another Spiritual Abuse Forum for Education on October 5th, 7pm, AT MCMENAMINS KENNEDY SCHOOL, on NE 33rd off of Killingsworth Blvd. (Note: we’re NOT meeting at the church–this is a new venue!) At this meeting we will focus on the personality of the abusive leaders, with a focus on narcissism in the Christian pastor. We’ll meet in the Community Room–there won’t be food and drink served to the room, but you’re free to come and go, and to grab food and drink at one of the pub bars/restaurants and bring it back to the room. I’m trying to build a meetup routine that includes some education (for now, me talking a bit) and comfortable sharing and friendship building. Please join us–all are welcome!

Please see our Event invite on our Facebook page to RSVP, if you’re able.

Thanks! Ken

Psalm 139:13-16 God knew you before we knew you…

Lately there have been more folks reading this past blog-piece, so I thought I’d put it front and center on our site. I wrote it a few years ago, and yet am still amazed at the idea that God knew me before it was even possible for the greatest microscope created to see me! What a wonderful God! Blessings, Pastor Ken

Grace Church, Portland

This portion of Psalm 139 speaks of God’s relationship to human life in the womb, before birth occurs.  In fact, the Psalm even argues that God’s Personal relationship to every human life exists before a person even possesses a physical body!  

I.  God decided to create you before you were conceived. 13-14

13 For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb.  14 I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul knows it very well.

A.  It is GOD, and not us, who creates. 13

13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.

This verse takes away the argument that it is solely an issue between a father and mother whether or not they will conceive a child—God claims a proprietary (ownership) right in…

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