I suddenly became immeasurably older on Friday. For this reason, my wife allowed to pick out a book. Granted, it usually works like this, regardless of holiday. I want nothing but books, you understannd, and although The Apostolic Fathers. I really do not have time to read much, but I find that the resource books, such as this one, are a huge help when studying. Granted, there are a few books that I would like to get to just read, such as this one. I will wait on that one for a little bit, however. I recently came across this and I am thinking about getting it, for the notes alone. We will see though.
Otherwise, it was as mundane as a birthday that I could hope for. Frankly, I just do not celebrate birthdays would rather no one feted me. And they didn’t this year! Good for me. I am a cranky, boring individual. I have come to accept this, and I believe that I dear wife has as well. My children, not so much.
As usual on Sunday morning, we are all getting ready for Church service. Feel free to join us, if you have no where else to attend this morning. As a reminder, we are going to start a season of tent revivals in May, with the first in Ohley, West Virginia. I hope to see you at one of them. If you are able to come to one, let me know.
I was reviewing some of the search engine terms that have brought people to this blog. I found some interesting ones,
- the church of jesus christ wordpress
- the church of jesus christ sermon
- catholic prophesy
- what funny things to do in a mormon church
First, to those that know this blog by name, thank you for still coming here. Second, how did I get a ‘Catholic Prophesy’? Finally, don’t go to a Mormon Church, stay away and don’t worry about doing funny things there.
It seems that ‘Sid Roth’ and ‘Obama Bible Codes’ are the ones that continue to bring the most traffic here. That’s fine I guess. I would rather something like the first two.
This morning, like other morning, we will gather to read our Scriptures, sing the songs of praise, hear a word from God, and commit ourselves to a better lifestyle in accordance to that word. Further, it is a good possibility that many of us will sit in the pews and comment on the hypocrites around us, feel somewhat self-righteous, believing that the word preached skipped right over us to hit the person behind us. We might find plenty of time to balance the checkbook, play with the children, or read a magazine, but find trouble in keeping up with the sermon. Further, some of us might find it a chore to be there, finding that the pleasure of someone else is the real reason we are there. We might go through the (e)motions of being in service to the King, but in the end, are the among the first to hit the doors, all the while knowing how much we do not want to be there.
Well, as for me, the only one that I can control, I am going to look towards Jesus Christ, to seek the face of God. I don’t care about what is not right, or what someone is doing wrong – unless it is doctrine, or related to the congregation as a whole – and frankly, I am there for no one else, but to save my own soul and to be a light to those around me.
I hope that you all join me in the same fellowship.
I was on my way to a conference this week, and I flipped to te Gospel station on my Sirius XM. This song was one it, and well, it got me to thinking about the Prodigal’s Father, and indeed about God, when a child is gone into the world.
The Prodigal Son is my favorite parable, finding more in it every time I read. One thing that I noticed is that the Father did not treat the sons differently, nor beg the young son to stay, nor even change the condition of the house for the young son to desire his Father more than the world. The Father loved the son, that is evident in the humiliation of the Father’s marathon when He saw the son; however, the love of the Father for the older son would not allow Him to change for the younger son.
Anyway, below is a particular favorite of mine, namely because I go to a little mountain church house.