Monthly Archives: March 2009
Cover the Earth
Our God Saves
Come Thou Fount Come Thou Sing
I Will Never Be (the Same Again)
Easter is coming and I am getting giddy.
God continues to hammer me about loving others. I must have a lot to learn. Why can’t I get it already? Today, it was Romans 14:18-19; 15:-17. Here it is:
…because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.
Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,
so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Boy, that really says a lot. And Christ as the ultimate example. Here’s what God said to me this morning: “You can’t be judgmental of others and love them at the same time.”
The Spirit has much work to do in me. Praise God, He is patient.
How do you reconcile Jesus’ call to go into all the world (Matthew 28:19-20) and Paul’s command to be separate from the world (2 Corinthians 6:17)? Our Sunday School material is from Beth Moore this quarter and here is what she had to say about that subject:
Our great challenge is to take our place in loving ministry to a lost world without getting lost in worldly loves.
Great quote. What a challenge.
Set me free from my prison, that I may praise Your name.
I see it every week at our church. People in prison. Though there are no bars or striped clothing with numbers, they are in prison.
Lord, many people, Your people, are imprisoned by sin, doubt, hopelessness, fear, and apathy. Set us free that we may praise You! Amen.
Yes, t-ball is in full swing here in Etowah County. In fact, it was swinging a little too much this weekend. This is our first foray into the baseball phenomenon so we didn’t know what to expect. We surely did not expect a three day tournament to open the 5 and 6 year old season. Games Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Our first game Saturday was at 9 am. Then noon. Then 4:30 pm. If we’d gone all the way, the last game would have started at 9 pm. We would have played 6 games by then. In one day. Way too much for 5 and 6 year olds.
On top of that, we have mostly 5 year olds. Our coach is great. He concentrates on learning the game and having fun. Not all teams are like that. Some have recruited and built their teams over the last few years. They are intense. They scream and yell. They throw bats. They only want to win. I’m still not really sure how I feel about being in this thing. As long as he likes it, I hope Brotey gets coaches like the one he has this year. And I hope he doesn’t get his athletic ability from his father. At least, like his dad, he does look handsome in that uniform.