What seems to trip me up on my way to fulfilling my calling? This message is about finding the things in us that are still undone.
Temptation exposes where we are on our way to becoming who we are.
from the series:
“Glory to Glory”
After a review of the series, Doug presents the glory of Moses’s Tabernacle as a picture of Jesus “tenting” with us.
In this teaching:
- Christ is revealed in me,
- He is alive in me, and
- He is being formed in me
Once again the body of Christ finds itself entangled with the affairs of this world. As a result, we are separated by a matter of no eternal consequence. This post is not an expression of my opinion Its purpose, rather, is to call upon the body of Christ to stop choosing sides in this case, to pray for unity within the church, and to get God’s opinion on the mater.
Alan Knox has written a thought provoking post titled:
“Why keep the worship service?”
In it, Alan politely challenges the necessity of, what we commonly think of as, a church worship service. He made some observations and asks some questions that I too have pondered. My comments follow later – and yes I mention Connections to both the good and the not-so good.
It’s always some else’s responsibility to care for those in need – right? The Salvation Army and other such organizations are in place to see that “those people” are cared for. There is government help in the form of welfare, food stamps, housing, and even cell phones. What can I possibly do to add to that? Let the church do it.
This is a rerun from about a year ago…and yes its yet another rip-off from hollywood.
Its also is the topic at Connections for both Sunday and Wednesday of next week (at the time of its publishing). Finally, this post is a prequel to another writing on communication titled “I.O.U.Communication.”
Here’s the post
In this last post, I will be talking about my conclusions concerning our barefoot friend. What I did I take away rom the whole experience? Finally, I will introduce Mr. Thirsty. The fictional name I gave him should tell the reader what his greatest need was at the time we intersected.
A factoid that I omitted from the first post in this series is that Regina had found 2 other pairs of flip-flops in the back the van. One was from a sports brand (Nike I think) and another pair from Old Navy. At this point I wasn’t thinking about giving the man a cheaper pair, but rather it was just a convenient way of handing him some footwear. If you missed part 1, you can read it HERE
I’m sure you get the reference…
the incredible valuable and apparently magically-powerful shoes worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of OZ. Yesterday I learned something about myself that I was not very proud to discover. I realized that I too have a pair of Ruby Red Slippers. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. There’s a link to PT 2 at the bottom.