When I was 17, my girlfriend was a better saver than I was. I worked at Subway and spent my money on gas and food and her. She had some babysitting jobs and spent her money on… on, uh… basically, she didn’t spend anything. Since she had money and I didn’t, I borrowed some money from her to pay for a set of rings – yes, THOSE kind of rings! (I know… that sounds so romantic doesn’t it?!)
I’ve been thinking about a question I read on twitter from Perry Noble last night: “WHAT IF this past 2,000 years of the church was merely the foundation to set up what God REALLY wants to do?” At first glance, this question got my imagination going. It reminds me that God is still at work. I RT’d the statement and some concerns have been raised… thought this would be a good time to unpack the question a little bit.
A few new blogs of local friends… (that means they live nearby, not that they’re low in calories – just for clarification)
I still hope to be in touch with the anonymous commenter I mentioned earlier, but until that time, I wanted to offer a few comments here. The commenter was distracted by what she felt was some behavior that morally disqualified another believer from serving in the praise band. “Why are some leading in worship who also have alcohol in their grocery carts. How sad for this. Should we hear more teaching on this?”
Each week, our elders ask for prayer requests through a little white card that can be left here on Sunday morning. Sometimes those cards are used for comments, suggestions, etc.
Marshall’s preaching this week about our response to homosexuality and I am leading music this Sunday. I am usually pretty careful to choose songs that meaningfully connect with the message (at least in my mind there’s a connection) so this was a little bit of a challenge. (There aren’t a whole lot of songs that treat homosexuality in the context of worship!) But I’ve been thinking lately about how hosed we’d all be without God’s grace. He’s holy and he can’t stand sin – any of it! We may have a kind of gag reflex to some sins that seem particularly heinous to us, but it all causes God to wretch. It’s easy for us to be judgmental about sins that we might not struggle with, but the truth is that without God’s grace, we’re in the same position as those we condemn.
Is God at work in your life?