Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday Mind Dump - August 26

Great day.  Lot’s of energy in the room.  People were fully engaged.  I’m amazed at how much people at PCC really seem to enjoy each others company and friendship.

Attendance was up too.  It has been up for the last two weeks, probably due to summer’s end and school starting.  Glad to see it.

Really enjoyed seeing Macy S. sing on stage today.  She was little girl who took Renae’s microphone.  :-)

Today’s message was on Jezebel’s grisly end.  I could see people leaning forward as I was telling the story. 

There is a reason why most of the Bible is written in narrative form – because stories are memorable and full of application.

For instance, you may not be able to articulate what the doctrines of sanctification, justification, or eschatology are, but you’ll remember this story for the rest of your life.  And you’ll always remember what happens to people who do such things.  That’s the value of stories.

Admittedly, I feel some apprehension when I know I’m going to be sharing a strong message, or one that has the potential of being unappealing.  Yet I also know that God’s people really want to hear what the Bible actually says.  They hunger for His Word, not my presuppositions or some soft under-bellied mish-mash that is not nutritional.  They want something to chew on.

It’s important that we embrace the God that is actually described in scripture.

The best line in the message was:  A coat of fresh paint helps preserve old wood.  It was hilarious.  If you were there, you know what it means.

Looks like Hurricane Isaac is taking a westerly course towards Louisiana.  We will still get wind and rain conditions here.  Then again, anything could happen.

Jim Cantore – the weather man – is in New Orleans.  I guess we are safe for the moment.

I’m buying two implements for my tractor – a middle buster and a row builder – that are used for gardening.  They will save me a lot of backbreaking hand work.  I will plant a fall garden in the month of September – collards, turnips, kale, mustard, and garlic.  Can’t wait.

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