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I once again had the privilege of posting our pastor’s Monday Morning Review this week while he is on vacation. It’s a little tribute to Rahab and other mothers.
If you have a few minutes, check it out and give his blog a nice little traffic boost.
If not, participate wherever you may be.
To enter, all you have to do is leave me a comment below with your name. You will get extra entries for sharing this contest on facebook, twitter, or posting about it on your blog. Just let me know you posted it here or on my facebook page.
I will announce the winners Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at approximately 5pm CST. This contest is open to US mailing addresses only. Winners must email me a mailing address using the contact form above.
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But wait, there’s more. The City Harmonic will also be leading worship for EFC’s two Sunday morning services (9am & 11am) that morning.
Tickets for the concert are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Hurry up and get your tickets, this will sell out fast. Or, come worship with us Sunday morning for free. You won’t be disappointed.
Find The City Harmonic LIVE at EFC event on facebook.
Here is a short message from the EFC nursery kiddos, including The Libster who is holding the “Savior” sign.
I am a part of a men’s group that meets weekly. We sort of take turns bringing a short message each week. A good friend, Doug Crum, who is a Pastor at 4th & Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater, TX, brought this last week. It’s funny and worth your time. Enjoy!
Top 10 Reasons People Go to Church
10. Free babysitting!
9. Everybody’s doing it.
8. Old habits are hard to break.
7. There’s nothing good on Sunday morning TV.
6. Four words: all you can eat (between prayer breakfast, Pot luck dinners & ice cream suppers, going to church is like living on a cruise ship).
5. To show off my new outfit.
4. I want to be a good person.
3. To catch up on the latest gossip.
2. I don’t want to go to hell.
1. God has showered his creation with His unconditional love and I want to respond to that gift by praising Him, learning more about Him, and by surrounding myself with people who will encourage one another in our walk with Him.
I recently taught a discipleship training class at our church entitled The Feasts of the Lord: Jesus Fulfills the Feasts. It was a three week (1x wk.) course.
I know I was blessed by and learned more from the study, preparation and teaching than anyone listening. Even so, I have an opportunity for an encore at the Sweetwater Aglow November meeting. It will be November 13, 10am-3pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Sweetwater. Lunch will be provided free of charge, and everyone is invited to attend. I hope to see you there.
One of these days, I will get around to posting about this.
I once again had the good fortune of writing our pastor’s Monday Morning Review yesterday.
A lot of great things are happening at EFC, so it was much more of a recap and look ahead. If you have a minute, give it a look.
Regular readers will know that from time to time I write my pastor’s Monday Morning Review on his blog of same name.
It’s typically a recap of the previous day’s sermon and the goings on of our church. However, all of you non-member, iPhone/smartphone users might be interested in my short list of free Bible apps (there’s 5 to be exact) about midway through the post.
Many of you are aware of my preoccupation with Genesis. It is both a blessing and a curse, but a good kind of curse.
Said preoccupation, naturally, results in my reading a lot about Genesis. I am forever grateful to the publishers who have provided books for me to review at my request, and I am especially thankful to those who have taken the initiative to ask me to review books related to Genesis.
From much of this recent reading, several thoughts have emerged (most are obvious):
Efforts to reconcile the “creation” account in Genesis with “science” are futile, if fun to read. There is far too big a gap between the ancient Israelite culture and language and present-day Western culture and English to even know all that is meant by Genesis 1 & 2, much less prove what we cannot know. Absent a Mosaic or Pauline revelation from the Lord Himself (which I am still anxiously anticipating, whereafter I will immediately post all the answers), I’m afraid we will always be left wondering.
We shouldn’t stop wondering. The futility in seeking answers to ultimately unanswerable questions is no reason to stop asking. There are plenty of lessons to be learned short of, but probably more important than, the actual who’s, what’s, when’s and where’s (why’s deliberately excluded because we should know the why’s).
Fighting about it is also pointless. And we should stop that. Honestly, has anyone ever been converted by argument. Christian’s bashing anything or anyone acknowledging scientific evidence as such doesn’t help our cause.
No theory is exactly right, but maybe none of them are entirely wrong either. And isn’t that really the beauty of the Bible, generally, and Genesis, particularly. Do these ideas have to be exclusive of the others? Certainly not. The array of plausible ideas is perhaps the best evidence of a God worthy of our praise and His multi-dimensional Word worthy of our study.