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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Opus 2015-89: Monday Pulpit: Insee or Outsee

I heard a new idea Sunday in church.  You may have heard it before. 

The pastor was preaching on the resurrection, which is a good topic any day but a no-brainer on Easter.  I had never stopped to think about why the stone was rolled away from the entrance.
“The stone was not rolled away so He could get out but so we could get in.”
The preaching point was to motivate us to allow God to remove obstacles from our life so that we could live in victory.  A good point.

What was obvious, but I had not thought about was that Jesus did not need to roll the stone away from the front of the tomb to escape.  He was God.  Later He appeared in a locked room to the disciples.  The stone was removed to give us access and show that the tomb was empty.

Good job, pastor.  You made me think.

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