We had a good day of worship at the Shiloh Church today.
It feels odd not to teach my Bible Study Fellowship group this semester. But I am so glad not to have to prepare another lesson each week. Need the rest.
As always, it was good to have all of our guests in worship today, including an old friend from Los Angeles.
Praise God for the four persons who were baptized today!
I continued my brief series on Revelations 2-3, “Let the Church Be the Church.” The burden of this series is simply that the world at its worst needs the church at its best.
I preached “Contending Against Spiritual Compromise” from Revelation 2:12-17.
I gave four reasons why the church must contend against spiritual compromise:
- The authority of Christ (2:12)
- The reality of persecution (2:13)
- The perversion of sin (2:14-15)
- The Call to repentance (2:16-17)
Last week, on of the deacons predicted me that this series was going to get so good to me that I would keep going and preach through the entire book of Revelation. I assured him that there is no way the series would get that good to me!
Praise God for those who were saved and added to the church today!
Next Sunday, Dr. Dennis Hollinger, President of the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will be our guest speaker.
The Dallas Cowboys beat up the Philadelphia Eagles (17-3) to take over the NFC East. Go Cowboys!
My Jacksonville Jaguars fell to 0-7 today, losing to the San Diego Chargers (24-6).
After a weekend of upheaval in the NCAA top 25, Alabama and Florida State are #1 and #2 in the first official BCS poll. It still predict it will be Alabama and Oregon at the end. What do you think?
Ruslan Provodnikov Mike Alvarado put on a great show Saturday night, until Provodnikov stopped Alvarado in the 10th round. Boxing lives!
The Red Sox and Cardinals should make a good World Series. I predict the Red Sox will take the MLB crown, which is a horrible thing for me so say as a Yankees fan.
How was your Sunday morning? How did your teams do this weekend? Join the conversation in the comments section.
The Most Important Commandment
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. – Mark 12:28-34 Armies win…