Alas, no statues of the masters in action — just plaques and photos of a bunch of Russian guys looking smart.
“‘You believe at last!’ Jesus answered. ‘But a time is coming, and has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.’”
Wow. Did they have statues of the all-time greats?
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
“Jesus answered, ‘If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer. But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.’ They all asked, ‘Are you then the Son of God?’ He replied, ‘You are right in saying I am.’”
“After he had said this, he went on to tell them, ‘Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.’ His disciples replied, ‘Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.’ Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. So then he told them plainly, ‘Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.’”
“In him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.”
“And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.”
“As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”
“Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
“And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.”
The next FamTeam Day/Softball Classic will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 5. The event will unfold on “FamTeam Field,” the softball diamond that sits behind the the Arndt family house in southwestern Illinois.
The first Classic was held in 1999. As time passed, this annual event developed into something that we now call a FamTeam Day– a blend of Christian inspiration, indoor/outdoor fun, and friendship. As simple and “down-to-earth” as these weekends are, many participants have been deeply impacted by them.
Over the years, several Cardinal baseball players (Adam Wainwright, Mike Matheny, Mike Easler, Reggie Sanders, Mark Grudzielanek, and others) have attended Classics and shared, in a heartfelt way, their love for God and commitment to Jesus Christ.
The upcoming Classic will feature the traditional softball triple-header, as the Arndt team squares off against a trio of local “all-star” clubs. This will be followed by a fourth game, in which our guests are invited to take the field for some fun of their own! As usual, there will be Christian music and good food.
There will be no admission charge for the event.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us!
I never quite thought of washing windows as adventurous, but to each his own.
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that.”
I think Jude had a good time on our trip down to Florida!
It was a lot of fun taking those photos! Hard to believe such an effect is even possible… I think it was right around midnight when we took them.
According to a major research poll, support for traditional marriage is on the upswing.
“Therefore Jesus told them, ‘The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil. You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.’”