THIS SUNDAY, 10/25
Preacher: DL Lowrie
It’s that time of year again!
This Sunday, 10/25, we will begin promoting this endearing ministry. The schedule is as follows:
Nov. 1 – Boxes will be available for pick up
Nov. 15 – Boxes, filled with supplies, are due at BHBC
PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
I am truly astounded that this wasn’t headline news on every news outlet known to mankind. 2020 has been a painful year. But, there are signs all around us that remind us that God is mightily at work.
Below are social media posts from two Middle Eastern media outlets regarding the, previously unthinkable, improvement in relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
Why do I include this for you? Because Israel is, according to the Bible, still God’s chosen nation. As tiny as it is on our globe, it remains the world’s geo-political center. When something this momentous takes place, Christians should take note.
The Arabs hate Israel. This is a miracle of biblical proportions.
A Brief Biblical Principle from this Past Wed. Evening’s Time of Learning:
Amidst the scene of “the woman caught in adultery”, John records,
The religious leaders caught the woman “in the very act” of adultery but conveniently excused the man (some scholars speculate the man was a fellow Pharisee.) Nevertheless, they had already violated the very Old Testament law with which they were using to attempt to trap Jesus. But I digress.
My point is this: Who shamed and humiliated the woman?
The church people.
Chuck Swindoll once lamented,
If I were not a Christian, the reason I would choose not to become a Christian is because of the words and actions of Christians toward one another.
The 19th century philosopher and professed atheist, Friedrich Nietzsche, offered this stinging indictment:
I would believe in their Savior if they acted more like they have been saved.
I have long lost count of how many people I have counseled who’ve been hurt by the church.
Author, Philip Yancey, wrote,
Sadly, to a world desperate for this grace the church sometimes presents one more form of un-grace.
Did Jesus’ grace and mercy for the woman excuse her sin? As Paul wrote, “May it never be!” I covered that in my session. My point in this brief devotional thought is simple:
Too often we more resemble the Pharisees than Jesus.
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