I love the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church!
We had a good time in my BSF class this morning. I taught from 1 Timothy 1:12-20. I called it, “A Defense against False Teachers.” (In typical H.B. fashion, I did not finish my lesson and will have to pick it up next week.)
As always, I am excited about the guests we had in worship today.
Praise God for those who were baptized today, including a mother and her four children. I can still see the father’s excited face in the hallway before service. Wonderful!
I preached, “Having Possessions and Being Possessed,” from Matthew 6:19-21.
I explained three lessons Jesus teaches in the text about having possessions and being possessed:
I. Be careful of where your treasure resides (vv. 18-19).
II. Be committed to treasure that remains (vv. 18-19).
III. Be concerned about what your treasure reveals (v. 21).
Praise God for those who were saved and added to the church today.
Don’t look now, but the USC Trojans are slowly creeping up the polls. They are now #8.
But will anyone, can anyone, stop Alabama (#1) and Oregon (#2)?
The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Carolina Panthers, 19-14.
By the way, what’s wrong with Cam Newton?
The Jacksonville Jaguars snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory, losing to the Oakland Raiders in overtime, 23-26.Quarterback Blaine Gabbert and running back Maurice Jones-Drew both went down with injuries.RG3 is playing this year like Cam Newton played last year. The Jets are the Jets, losing again to the Patriots. We are watching the end of an era with the Ravens.
My New York Yankees were swept out of this playoffs this past week by the Detroit Tigers. As the Yankees went down, Alex Rodriquez rode the bench. I repeat: A-Rod rode the bench! Drew Brees and the Saints looked good today.
In a few weeks, the Miami Heat will begin their campaign to repeat as NBA World Champions! Don’t hate. The Packers are starting to look like the Packers again.
How far do you think the senior citizens (also known as the Los Angeles Lakers) will get this season? First round of the playoffs? No further, right?
On a personal note, thanks for praying for my writing project. I turned in my book manuscript to the publisher last week. I will let you know what’s next in the process.
How was your Lord’s Day? 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…