Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Opus 2013-178: Monday Pulpit: Who Is Speaking

Recently at a Wednesday evening service one of the young people was sharing.  She was commenting on what she was hearing and how it was touching her where she needed to be touched.  She then made a comment that I can’t give exactly but could be paraphrased as,
“It isn’t the words that the pastor says that are so important, it is what God says to us through his words.” 
Today as I was listening to Alistair Begg he shared along the same lines.  He expressed it differently but the idea was the same.  The Bible calls it the foolishness of preaching.
(1 Corinthians 1:21 KJV)  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Everything we do as believers in Jesus Christ is saturated in grace and the work of the Holy Spirit.  When we listen, He speaks to us.  When we read, He speaks to us.  When we think, He speaks to us.  This is why someone who claims he got nothing from church this Sunday is having a hearing problem.

Happy listening.

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