The Week Ahead:
On Tuesday, October 31st we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
It was a world-shattering movement that began, with Dr. Martin Luther and his 1517 work The Ninety-Five Theses. Luther started by criticizing the selling of indulgences. That transaction on the surface sounds like an excellent idea for the sinner. You get to buy forgiveness for an act you are going to commit or have committed. Luther was also insisting that the Pope had no authority over purgatory, which I would describe as a spiritual waiting room. The Catholic Catechism defines purgatory one “undergoes purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.”
Monday: A very insightful TED Talk on what are the factors that determine whether we show compassion or not. The information will surprise you.
Tuesday: Churches today are looking for ways to revamp their old Sunday School models to better reach children and families. This post is designed to give you a new model to consider. I will over the next three weeks give you the benefits of this for equipping parents to be the spiritual leaders in their families.
Wednesday: A devotional message on the impact the Reformation had on the church Thursday: Will be a post geared toward older adults. You are so valuable to the church we need you to finish the race strong. This is based on Hebrews 12. “God ain’t done with you yet!”
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This is an exciting TED talk on how our biases can impact how we think, behave and treat others. Those same preferences, if we are not careful, can be dangerous.
The series on reaching this elusive Millennial generation continued. This post while not intending to seemed to create quite a bit of controversy. I am not sure why we struggle to understand that each generation receives God’s word differently. That does not mean we alter God’s word, but we need to adapt the way we communicate that world. Paul did that in Athens in Acts 17.
On Wednesday we took a deep dive into a well-known verse John 3:16. Looking at the Gospel in a nutshell verse as a love story between God and humanity. The title, “This Love Story is Better Than Any one on the Hallmark Channel.”
Each of us has been uniquely created by God. We have been wired with spiritual gifts to be used to expand the Kingdom and mission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I wanted to share with my readers how God has wired me.
Every week I meet someone who has been touched by what God has placed on my heart to write. It is such a humbling experience. Thank you all for being a source of encouragement to me. I pray this blog a source of encouragement to you. I pray it inspires you and moves you to desire a deeper relationship with a God and Savior Jesus Christ who both love you with an everlasting love.
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