One More Thing to Add... I wish I had heard a message like this Easter Sunday instead of the one I did hear at the church I attended. It was: "Why did Jesus die for you? Because you were worth it!" I'm still shaking my head.
Very, Very Good! Thank you for this message, Bro. Tim. You've reminded me that, although this letter was written to the Ephesians, the Holy Spirit put a copy in my mail box with a note that said: "Lottie, read and take heed; I'm talking about you too."
The Main Character of the Bible is GOD Excellent reminder, Bro. Brian that God is the main Character in the Holy Scriptures! And thank you for the simple explanation of the "axe head" event in 2 Kings. Our God keeps a watchful eye over everything that takes place in our lives, seeing the big picture and the little dots of paint in the picture.
What's Passing for the Gospel... There is a so-called worship song out there called "Worth." I first heard it Easter Sunday. It went along with the message which was, "Why did Jesus die for you? Because you were worth it!" People were clapping and shouting, "Hallelujah!" I was floored.
Great! Great! Great! This is my favorite message on what is traditionally called: The Parable of the Prodigal Son. The cultural information gave me a greater understanding of just what point the Lord was making to the listeners. Our Lord, as always, knew--and knows--what He's doing.
Gay, after coming to my senses and rereading my comment, I want to say, âI'm sorry.â It seems to meâthough not my intentionsâthat I was treating you like I was your mother or grandmother or big sister (Well, if I'm older than you and you're a believer, I might be your big sis. Nevertheless, my mom use to say in so many words, âI'm the mother, you're not. If there's any correction that needs to be done I'll do it. Do you understand?â âYes, Mommy.â) So, I'm sorry, Gay.
Well, I've lived long enough to have seen many people who should have had neither crucifix nor cross in their possession. By the way they were living it was obvious that they were not thinking about Christ crucified or risen.
Great Sermon! He also described fanaticism as taking a Biblical truth in God's Word and, separating that truth from other Biblical truths, going full steam ahead with it. I got a mental picture of a baby's body with an adult's body part like a foot, or hand, or head, etc. (The adult body is the Word of God.)