What do we do when we know in our heads that God is good, and that God is love (because His Son proves His love without a doubt by being nailed to the cross for our evil deeds and thoughts), but still can’t rouse ourselves out of the dumps to care?
“The world is driven and tempest-tossed by sins. Therefore, God has given to it assemblies- we mean holy churches- in which survive the doctrines of the truth.” ~ Theophilus C. 180
“My wife and I are going to Southern Sudan for the entire month of June.” I announced with joy to my congregation.
We had sought God’s will as Husband and Wife.
I had prayed with, and sought counsel from my fellow Elders.
A wise old owl sat in an oak;
the more he saw the less he spoke;
the less he spoke the more he heard;
let’s try to imitate that bird.
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Stress. Nobody needs it, but we all have it.
Disclaimer: Though I am only in my 3rd year Pastoring God has seen fit to have me officiate around 25 funerals.
Dear Reader: What follows is an excerpt from Sunday’s sermon manuscript. Enjoy.
What issue is capturing the beating hearts of young (Young Restless & Reformed, Hipster, Social Justice, you name the tribe) Christians this week?
One of the treasures in my study is a ragged, dog-eared book entitled “Understanding the Church” which Emmaus Bible College kindly placed in the mail boxes of all it’s students one year.