Sunday Thoughts, 4-19

I like the above song, an imaginative look at a biblical account(s). Everyone looks for the big miracles, but I have to wonder how many things that do see, God has already taken care off?

Big miracles – I will be posting something tomorrow (I think) concerning Miracles and the Power of the Word. And I found a very interesting letter from a Bishop of Rome (long before the pontiff’s took over). That’s going up as well. Plus, I’ll get to start my second chapter of the Marcellian work, the Exposition of Faith. I have finding that I learn more by doing (translating Greek) than by reading about the process. Granted, I may be all washed up, but I am attempting to do something that I have never done before.

Sometime during the past few days, someone linked to me. She begins her post,

The past few days, I grappled with an alarming discovery about Dominionism1 which tags Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” as one of its prime movers. Philip Yancey, Larry Crabb, Bill Hybels, John Ortberg, and other well-known Christian authors and leaders, on the other hand, are referred to as “those with strong contemplative (i.e., mystical) propensities.”2Reading through the materials at this time became significant for me as I re-examined my own faith in Jesus.

It is always a difficult process to examine your own faith, but we are commanded to:

Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?–unless indeed you are disqualified. (2 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV)

The word ‘disqualified’ is reprobate – cast off, no good. It comes from the Greek word used for discarded property, such as coins, that could not hold the image of the Emperor. Let’s pray for that above blogger in her examination.

Are you holding the image of the King?

Today is Sunday, and like other Sunday, we are readying ourselves to head off to Church, listening to either bluegrass or Elvis gospel. And of course dreaming about McDonald’s which we usually get on the way! I pray that each of you can find the moment today – and everyday – to praise God, if even for a moment.

We’ll be praying for you.

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