“Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”
- Revelation 3:13, NRSV
by: Tim Emmons, 2017 Virlina District Conference Moderator
After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish.
Another Way Of Living
By: Noel S. Naff, Virlina District Board Chair and Pastor of the Mount Hermon Congregation
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven"
Written By: Emma Jean Woodard, Former Associate District Executive Minister
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
Romans 12:1-2 (NRSV)
by David K. Shumate