#1. I’ve taught the Bible at some different venues before, but tomorrow night will be my first to speak at an exercise gym. Pray I do well.
#2. Sow the seed and let God produce the harvest. Jesus’ parable of the sower shows that we’ve no idea who will be good soil. Our guesses often err badly.
#3. People seem to be providing all sorts of motivations for me to leave The Snuggery (my office), where I’ve been for 16 years. Where to go?
#4. Lately, I’m preferring dark themes for my email account, social media sites, and other digital spots. It’s easier on the eyes, right?
#5. Our afternoons of late have been high heat and then strong rains.
#6. An original verse:
The devil makes himself an angel of light;
But outward beauty doesn’t make it right.
#7. A Bible verse: “For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ” 2 Cor 11.2.
Lots of teaching series in past years about various aspects of Jesus’ life. His compliments, his rebukes, and this one I’d even forgotten about: his attitudes. This post reminded me:
Jesus, the Big Spender
THE LIST. Peter’s list of virtues, 2Pet 1.5-7:
- They are the virtues of Christ, v. 3.
- An incomplete list, but representative (7 of them).
- Last is love, to bind them all together.
These my points tonight in the series, “The Good Addition.”
Too clever by a degree. That’s some preaching and teaching I hear or read. Phrasing is often cutesy. Am I guilty of it, too? Hmm.
The wife speaks at a ladies event tomorrow, and I thought I was just the driver. Looks like I’ll wind up doing a class for some men. Thought I was going to get off this weekend. We’ll enjoy it, however.
This picture (screen capture) makes me laugh. I paused a video of my teaching and this was it.
Men’s training this afternoon focused on Genesis, God’s eternal plan, the power of his word, man going from bad to worse, necessity of obedience, the book as the basis and beginning of everything. Lots covered!
Tomorrow is a holiday here, so lots of people will take a long weekend. Not many at our Bible reading tonight.
Good study tonight at Pedro and Karol’s as we started new-convert studies with them, reviewing what they just did in obedience to the Lord. They live in the northern zone of the city, the firstfruits of that region.
First, a meat pie to give strength. Then, in a bit, time to head to the house of the couple that was immersed last week.