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2023 Holy Land Trip Brochure

Posted on Friday August 12th, 2022

Please click on each image to enlarge. There are four JPG images. The brochure also is available via PDF and “hard copy.” Please e-mail Pastor Glenn at PastorGlennTab@gmail.com if you would like either version or have questions.

Registering for the trip is easiest via the Educational Opportunties website http://www.EO.travel/mytrip and complete starting with the information at the top of Page 1 of the brochure. However, a paper copy also can be completed and mailed to EO.

As the Jewish pilgrims say, “Next Year in Jerusalem!”

Daily Blessings,

Pastor Glenn



“So That . . .”

Posted on Saturday August 6th, 2022

The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17: 22 – 23, NRSV)

I hope that by now you understand the importance of 1) the one-ness of God, and 2) Jesus’ desire that we share that one-ness with Him (i.e., the Trinity). But there’s another “so that” we often overlook or see as of lesser importance.

Our 21st century American (Western?) culture is very individualistic. That is a loaded term, to be sure, but I think you can grasp at least part of its meaning. Over and over again, Jesus and the other Bible writers clearly state that the Gospel message of forgiveness of sins and the offer of everlasting life is for the whole world (i.e., EVERYBODY).

Many of you know that I was a foreign missionary for several years. Yes, I guess you could say that I shared to the world the knowledge that “[you-Father] sent me [Jesus] and have loved them even as you have loved me” (verse 23). In many ways, I believe that I have been a “missionary” offering this same message all during my nearly two-decades as a pastor in the United Methodist Church system.

But, you see, this is me. What about you? If you claim faith in Jesus Christ and call yourself a Christian, then the next step is to “take it outside” and fight, in love, for the world to hear. And this “world” may simply include someone in your own home, your neighborhood, (yes) even your church.

Big Idea for Today: The world is only as big as the next person you see, share, and sow the love of Jesus.


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“Glory, Glory”

Posted on Thursday August 4th, 2022

“The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” […]


Tabernacle Bulletin – Sunday, August 7

Posted on Thursday August 4th, 2022

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“One Big Idea”

Posted on Wednesday August 3rd, 2022

“I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one.” (Jesus praying to His Father in John 17: 20 – 21, NRSV) We are still with Jesus on His last night after the Passover/Seder celebration around the […]


“On the Straight and Arrow”

Posted on Tuesday August 2nd, 2022

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” (Jesus speaking to Thomas + in John 14: 6 – 7, NRSV) Having 20/20 hindsight […]


“The Heavenly Inn”

Posted on Monday August 1st, 2022

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places [rooms]. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” (Jesus speaking in John 14: 1 – 2) By saying “Believe God […]


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“Lay Down – Live Up”

Posted on Friday July 29th, 2022

Simon Peter says to [Jesus], “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answers, “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow afterward.” Peter says to [Jesus], “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” (John 8: 36 – 37, NRSV) There are (probably) […]