We had a blessed day of worship and fellowship at the Shiloh Church yesterday.
My Bible Study Fellowship group met for the last time this year. We continued out study of 1 Timothy 2:8-15. I focused on verses 13-14: “The Theological Basis of Gender Roles”
I am learning a lot from this study of 1 Timothy.
We had a Parent-Child Dedication during our 10:15 service.
I led both services. It felt like I was on my feet all day. By the time, 10:15 rolled around, I was wiped out. But the Lord gave me strength, as always. Praise God!
I preached on Matthew 1:22-23. I called it, “Immanuel: God With Us.”
I raised three implications of this glorious birth name of Jesus:
- Immanuel is about the Identity of Jesus
- Immanuel is about the Disposition of God
- Immanuel is about the Hope of Humanity
Praise God for those who were added to the church.
I am praying for the members of Shiloh that are traveling over the holidays. The Lord be with you.
The Dallas Cowboys lost to the New Orleans Saints in overtime, 31-24.
In spite of the loss, the Cowboys are not out of the playoff hunt yet. If the Cowboys win their showdown with the Redskins next weekend, we are in.
Thanks to the New York Giants for helping out our playoff chances by getting whipped by the Baltimore Ravens!
The Jacksonville Jaguars gave the Patriots a fight, but fell 16-23.
In other Jags news, ESPN reports that it is a almost a done deal that Tim Tebow will join the Jaguars in 2013. What do you think about that?
Has anyone noticed that my hometown NBA – the Los Angeles Clippers- are on a 13-game win streak?
Since we are talking the NBA, key your eyes on my Miami Heat. Coach Spoelstra has prohibited the team from talking about “repeating.” But I’ll say it, the Heat will repeat!
As far as I am concerned, the NBA preseason starts on Christmas Day. And the season doesn’t begin until after the Super Bowl!
How was your Sunday? 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…