Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
6-9 Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates.
In my denomination much ink has been spilled over the authority of the Bible. Along with the loss of ink has come loss of friends, family, and organizations. I am convinced that Christians of every stripe I have encountered would do well to allow the verses above to soak into our lives and fill our hearts and conversations. I am even more convinced that if Christians through the years had done this the Kingdom would be larger than any human mind can comprehend. I must be honest and admit that more often than not I find myself talking about things less important than scripture! I am thankful for the gentle reminder that the Word has the power to transform my life and the world as the Holy Spirit works in our lives today.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
There is a reaction to the article posted on Scot McKnight's blog as well that's very interesting, especially the comments section.
What does the future hold for the SBC? What does the future hold for evangelicalism? What does the future hold for untold numbers of church leaders who find themselves somewhere in the middle of the theological, political, and ecclesiastical differences found in many churches today?
For me it means moving past a 30+ year old battle and moving forward with the story of the gospel, the hope of redemption!
Philip Yancey has a quote that has always stuck with me..."Jesus was a sinless friend of sinners, something that should convict us on both counts."
Perhaps the church needs to do a better job at making sure that the friends of the devil are who we are befriending...after all that seems to be the model of Jesus!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
We are going through the Gospel of Mark for our high school Bible study. One of the commentaries I have looked discussed this passage from the perspective of using new methods to communicate the ancient truth of the gospel. So my question is..."How will we "do" church in order to proclaim the story of redemption in 10, 20, 30 years?