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The Sacred Roots Annual 2018-2019: The Gospel and the Harvest 
This year’s theme for the Sacred Roots Annual is The Gospel and the Harvest.  The core message of the New Testament, perhaps even of the entire Scriptural corpus, is the Gospel of our Savior.  The term Gospel means “Good News,” and refers to the message of life which outlines God’s design to save humankind and reestablish union, blessing, and peace between his creation and himself.  This was accomplished through the person and work of Jesus Christ, who offered himself as an atoning sacrifice to God for the sake of all the children of Adam.  Although we have sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard of righteousness (Rom. 3.23), God loved us and offered his Son to us as a sacrifice for our sins, and its eternal penalty, death (Rom.6.23).  This year’s theme for the Sacred Roots Annual is The Gospel and the Harvest.  The core message of the New Testament, perhaps even of the entire Scriptural corpus, is the Gospel of our Savior.  The term Gospel means “Good News,” and refers to the message of life which outlines God’s design to save humankind and reestablish union, blessing, and peace between his creation and himself.  This was accomplished through the person and work of Jesus Christ, who offered himself as an atoning sacrifice to God for the sake of all the children of Adam. Come, join us as we ponder the deep truths of God and his gospel of life in Jesus!

Our 2018-19 Sacred Roots Annual is entitled “The Gospel and the Harvest” (cf. Matt. 9.35-38). Its cover displays the vast, ripe harvest contrasted with the few workers gathering it in. During Ordinary Time we will study premiere texts explaining the Good News of hope, and the Church’s challenge to share that with the world. Come, join us as we feast on the truths of the Gospel and the harvest, the message of life given to us all. Our Annual is available in the following formats:

Softcover | On-line | Kindle 

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Our complimentary church year calendar, The Gospel and the Harvest, explores the wonders and dimensions of God’s offer of life in Jesus, and how that Gospel spurs the Church to fulfill Christ’s commission to share it with a lost and dying world. Scripture throughout testifies of God’s love and determination to save out of the world a people for his own possession, the promise given to Abraham, renewed in Isaac and Jacob, specified in David the king, and fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth. Despite its clarity and simplicity, this message of life is the power of God for salvation to every person who believes, to the Jew first and also to the non-Jew (Rom. 1.16). This message of life in the name of Jesus Christ must be understood and appreciated before it can be appropriately lived and shared with others. As Peter declares, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4.12, ESV).

The 2018-19 calendar follows the traditional feast days and celebrations, from Advent to the Reign of Christ the King, along with the weekly texts of the Revised Common Lectionary Year C. Come, be inspired as we wait in hopeful longing for the appearing of our Lord Jesus, who will return to this world to restore creation, under God’s rule.

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2018-19 Chronological Reading Guide
Each year we read through the Scriptures together chronologically, seeking to gain greater insight on the entire Story of God as it occurred in historical order of events. In this guide we read through the narrative of the Bible as well as highlight in attractive colors the emphases of the Church Year's time schedule. Reading through the Scriptures in the order the events happened helps us stay on point regarding the true subject matter and theme of the Scriptures: the salvation of God in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. This reading not only provides richer insight into the events of Scripture, it also helps us greatly to better comprehend the meaning of the whole story of God's wondrous salvation and grace, which climaxes in the Christ event, his death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and return.