Just because you try to change to change the truth, doesn't mean the truth has actually changed.
I'm back in BG, back in school, and back at work. Meeting with Curtis Pope at Eastside finishes up tonight.
One semester of undergraduate work--then on to grad school.
As many of you know, thanks to Daryl
I was able to do some preaching this summer. I think think that I've learned a lot, some of you might doubt that....
Some of the Lessons that I've been able to present and learn from are
Priorities in the Church
Obedience (Lev 8-10)
Choosing the Lord
John 6-I am the Bread of Life
Servant of the Lord
And before I leave, I plan to present lessons on
Ephesians 6-Soldiers of Christ
Romans 12-Living Sacrifices
John 14-I am the way, and the truth, and the life
Historical Evidences for Jesus
There is one lesson I am not sure of yet, considering doing Phillipians 3 or Jesus as Jehovah, but I haven't decided yet.
On to other matters:
I graduate with an BIS in December. I hope to enter grad school soon after for a MA in History soon after. I have yet to decide where, however.
In the past week, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson had died. Everyone talked about what kind of impact these people had on American culture. In life, celebrities get a free pass on their stupidity--because many would do the same if they had the money. In death, we forget about their criminal activity and how they wasted their money on stupid things.
I don't get it.
We've got an impending nuclear war with Korea. We've got Iran in political turmoil. Did I mention that Iran has a highly developed nuclear program (possibly some nuclear weapons) that could very well fall into terrorist hands.This life isn't everything. If Korea, Iran, or terrorist, bomb America strait back to the 900's, If they nuke of the face of the earth, life goes one.
That's right, I said "life goes on."
But in America, we are more worried about a Criminal celebrity dying and the impact he had on our society.
There are more people who made greater and more lasting contributions to society than Michael Jackson will ever make, dead or a live.
Consider Paul the Apostle, we are still reading his writings. 2000 years later, they still have the same power. They still edify us and bring us closer to God.
Consider the person who taught you the gospel. Maybe they are alive, maybe they are dead. Their impact might seem minimal to others, but their impact will live on through eternity (if the person stays faithful).
I'm sorry but in 2000 years (if the world still stands), are people going to care about Michael Jackson's songs?
In eternity, is it gonna matter what kinda of impact his moves had on our culture.
No, they won't.
But life goes on...
In GA for about 3 weeks now. The folks at Westside-WR are great.
Enjoying the studies in the Life of Paul, Elders, etc
Let me tell you folks something--if you don't what the Accusative form of a word is in English...your're not going to know it in GREEK...
It's starting to get hot in GA. We've been in the high 90's for the last weekish. No bueno.
Over and Out