after the fact..memorial to tim miller

Tim Miller was in many ways New City Fellowship of Lancaster’s first off the street elder. that was a big desire of his, to be worthy enough to be one. he never got to the point of being ordained and going through with the bureaucracy of process. But tim was an elder, under cover , and that’s the best kind.

Tim prayed for everyone, he taught, he admonished from scripture , he had a heart for talking about Jesus in the bar and in the street and even to the Amish or whoever he was near in the course of any day. He was a model for us all.

Tim never lived above anyone and he always made sure you knew just how rotten of a sinner he was. He and I spoke transparently to each other about the draw of eye candy we saw in church or on the street. We challenged each other with what we read in scripture. We lived authenticity around each other. It served as an example of how a christian should live.

The service we had yesterday in memorial was a reflection of real christian life. We worshiped  a God who makes more than enough wine for the feast, more than enough grace for a sinner to be swept by.

 

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2 comments on “after the fact..memorial to tim miller
  1. Peggy Griffin says:

    Amen. There IS grace enough for sinners like us. I heartily agree with your assessment…Tim ministered to many because of his transparency. He was authentic…nothing fake about him. I’m still trying to wrap my head and heart around the reality that he is now in heaven. How I will miss his ,”Hey Peg, this is Tim”…I will miss hearing him pray, and debate, and joke, and talk. I will simply MISS HIM.

  2. Judy b says:

    Tim led us in many ways: in praying for decades that our church would come into being; in living in grace; in facing death as if life in Jesus was real, and in achieving heaven. Lets live from now on as he showed us.

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