1 Corinthians 12:25
So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
On Sunday, Pastor Dan Clemens in his sermon talked about how important generations are to the Lord. A generation is a group or cohort that has shared major event experiences in their lifetimes.
At the time of Jesus there were 300 million people in the world. Today there are 7.7 billion. The world currently sees 3 births to every 1 death. For perspective, just living in the region of Covington, Kentucky to Dayton, Ohio there are 2.2 million people.
It used to be, 100 years ago, that there were really only about three generations living at one time. Now it's up to five generations for some. People are living longer — the average is 78.8 years.
"We're growing up at different times," Pastor Dan said. He talked about being born in 1953, remembering things such as Elvis being alive, when televisions debuted, the day President Kennedy was killed, and being worried about his number being picked in the Vietnam War draft.
Those were anxieties of his time. People not old enough to remember those things have lives shaped differently — we're shaped by the events we experience, and those depend on when and where we were born.
God is interested in multi-generations
God has always had a multi-generational plan. The Bible has always been a multi-generational book. God says the relationship He has with you is multi-generational: Each generation has its own mission or vision God has given to it.
From the sermon:
• Each generation needs to serve the other
• We are to have equal concern for others
• It makes all of the church body richer to have diversity of experience
• There should be no division in the body — its parts should have equal concern for the other parts
Mutual love and concern creates one body of Christ to be a witness in the community.
Listen to the full sermon on the FBC Hamilton podcast.
MOPS and MOMSnext are due for some belly laughs, and members of these groups will get them when Funny Gal Sal visits First Baptist Church Hamilton.
Mothers of children newborn through age 18 are invited to hear the hilarious Christian comedian at the May meeting. It's slated for 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. May 21. Childcare is provided (free) beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Other upcoming MOPS and MOMSnext events:
• May 4: Color Run at FBCH (9 a.m.)
• May 10: Girls KNIGHT out at A Game Knight in Hamilton (6:30 p.m.)
• May 14: Bible Study at FBCH (9:45 a.m.)
• May 21: Monthly meeting with Funny Gal Sal (9:45 a.m.)
• May 28: Play date, location TBD (10 a.m.)
Get the full schedule of MOPS and MOMS next events at firstbaptisthamilton.org/MOPS and facebook.com/MOPSandMOMSnext.
First Baptist Church Hamilton member Mike Brudzinski has been presented with a Distinguished Scholar Award for 2019 as a faculty member at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for excellence in research and activity in seismology.
Mike was nominated for his work along the Pacific Northwest and along the Pacific coast of Mexico — research that provides insight into the physical process controlling the occurrence of slow-slip and seismic tremor in relation to the "mega-thrust" of earthquakes that cause life-threatening incidents such as tsunamis.
"His research on this topic has resulted in the development of meaningful governmental regulations related to induced seismicity in Ohio and in other states that have undoubtedly decreased the number and magnitude of induced earthquakes," the University said a nominator stated about Mike.
Mike is a professor in the geology department at the college. He has a B.S. in physics and marine geophysics and a Ph.D. in geophysics.
Mike attends FBCH with his wife, Erica, and two daughters, Anna and Lauren.
Read Miami University's full announcement here.