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.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Opus 2023-151: The Hard Step

When Paul arrived in town and went to the Jews in the synagogues he found a group labeled by various translations with titles like “God-fearing” (4576) who were attracted to the moral teaching of God and to the person of God Himself yet they were not willing to pay the price involved in the law and circumcision.

(Act 13:43 NAS77) Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the grace of God.
Paul brought the message of Jesus that allowed them into the kingdom without observing the Law.

Today we have a similar group of people.  Some entire churches are made up of people who are attracted toward “something” in the gospel and yet are not willing to embrace the Jesus who is at the center.

There will be no apostle Paul coming to lower the bar for them.

homo unius libri

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