Sunday, November 27, 2011

Advent Season Begins!

It may seem strange because we are still in November but Advent Season begins today!  O, come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving

Don't forget to thank God this Thanksgiving Day!
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  
(1 Thess 5:18 ESV)

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Congregation or a Corporation?

I just read an article that John MacArthur wrote.  How is the church supposed to look?  How is it run?  What does it do?  Consider his first paragraph from "Built to the Master's Plan":
In many respects, the contemporary church in America looks more like a large corporation than like anything described in the New Testament. Even church leaders sometimes bear a closer resemblance to CEOs and corporate executives than to humble, tender shepherds. Sadly, the good news — that a sinner can find forgiveness for sins before a holy God by placing his trust in and committing his whole life to Jesus Christ — is often eclipsed by “success”-oriented programs and an interest in the bottom line.
It's a good article.  While I would add material to his points (which I am doing as I preach through the purposes of the Church) MacArthur's words are worth considering.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Theology Is Not Boring

While there may be boring theologians and boring theology classes theology, itself, is never boring. In the sublime words of the great Wesleyan teacher, William Burt Pope:
Hence every branch of this science is sacred. It is a temple which is filled with the presence of God. From its hidden sanctuary, into which no high priest taken from among men can enter, issues a light which leaves no part dark save where it is dark with excess of glory. Therefore all fit students are worshippers [sic] as well as students.

—A Compendium of Christian Theology, Volume I

What he said.