Rustlings (April 2, 2018)

The Easter story – the story of Jesus – is filled with siblings. From the beginning of Jesus’ ministry until his resurrection and ascension, we encounter kin characters like: Peter and Andrew, Mary and Martha, and of course, James and John. While one sibling seems to be a bit more prominent in the story than their brother or sister, all of these characters are generous in their support of God’s work in their world. Peter and Andrew helped provide lunch for 5000 people and guidance for a group of Greeks. James and John served as pastors to newly formed communities of believers in Jerusalem and Ephesus. Mary and Martha cared for Jesus in their home.

James Taylor and his brother, Livingston, are known for their gentle spirits, creative intellect, care of the world and ongoing generosity. Both of these siblings will be performing in Greenville during the month of May. Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena will host James Taylor on Saturday, May 19. Two weeks prior, on Sunday evening, May 6, First Baptist Greenville welcomes Livingston to our Fellowship Hall! Livingston Taylor has graciously agreed to provide a dinner concert at FBG to benefit our Youth Ministry and its 2019 rebuilding effort in Puerto Rico. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm followed by a concert at 7:00pm. Tickets may be purchased on the church’s website at three levels: single general admission seats for $50, a reserved table of 8 for $400 (assigned by venue), or a sponsor level table (the four tables closest to the stage) for $800. Yes, it costs a little more than the usual Potato Bar fundraiser for the Youth Ministry, but it’s a great opportunity to see a genuinely great artist and support a wonderful cause. Only 300 seats will be available. Tickets go on sale, Thursday, April 5. Don’t wait to get yours…and maybe even one for a friend. After all, it’s all about generously taking care of God’s world…and enjoying the talents of a wonderful sibling…

— Jim