11 July 2014

This 'n' That

I often think of Psalm 19:1:
The heavens are telling of the glory of God, and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
It’s so true, isn’t it? A few nights ago, we had a sudden, strong storm pass through the area around 8:00 in the evening. Once the rain had passed, I stepped outside to finish taking out the garbage (I know, I lead a glamorous life), and was absolutely stunned by the beauty of the sky. Here it was, nearly 9:00 pm by this time, and the sky was brighter than it had been in hours. An orange-yellow glow served to highlight a sky full of clouds, while just a turn of my head revealed that another portion of sky was just as blue as any summer sky ought to look. It was strange, bizarre, and wonderful. The neighbors were all in their driveway marveling at the beauty. Even the local news was commenting and sharing photos of this magnificent, divine painting. We attempted to capture it in a photo, but of course, no iPhone can capture the beauty that is displayed by the hand of God:

The heavens and all of nature truly do tell of the glory of God. In fact, sometimes they positively shout of His magnificence and majesty. And if our God allows us the grace to receive and enjoy such wonderful gifts in this life, just imagine what unfathomable greatness awaits us in the life to come. Oh yes, we serve a mighty, generous, wonderful God!

With that, there’s not much more to say, so please enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Why do we believe in the Trinity?
  • Well, you know what summer means in the seeker-driven churches, don't you? Movie-based sermons! Ed Young recently preached from the movie Dumb and Dumber. No comment.
  • Okay, let me get this straight. Leaving your baby in a subway station = bad. Willingly allowing your unborn child to be murdered via abortion = good. Is that right? Seems perfectly upside down, so it must be right.
  • Jonathan Merritt asks: Are Christian bookstores the next gay 'marriage' battleground?
  • Um, I don't even know what to do with this.
  • I don't really know what to do with this either.
  • I have not been following the World Cup, but apparently now it is down to Pope vs. Pope. There's a joke in that picture somewhere.
  • The Emergent Wild Goose Festival was little more than nature worship. I'm shocked, shocked I say!
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Wait—one of the Mormon scriptures may not be a literal translation? My whole world may collapse! Wait a minute…nope, never mind.
  • I continue to wonder just which Bible The Bible miniseries actually used.
  • Pastor Don Green preached a wonderful sermon from Ephesians 1 this past Sunday—'Chosen'.
  • Phil Johnson also delivered a fantastic message this past weekend. His was from Romans 6 on the distinction between justification and sanctification: Live Like You Were Dead.
  • The bells of Reformation.
  • Three reasons you should not try to bind Satan. 
  • Who is responsible for your spiritual growth?
  • The Scum of the Earth. If that title doesn't get your attention, nothing will:

1 comment:

  1. The Mormons HAD to say it isn’t a literal translation because it’s been proven beyond any doubt that Smith’s translation was bogus. Yet Smith said it was a literal translation. So who do we believe — the prophet who said it was literal or those who are practicing a CYA move? I guess they are trying to say that Smith wasn't a prophet of God after all?


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