Absolute Truth

I just received and read my copy of the current “Communion together” newsletter (Nov/Dec 2010).  First, take a few minutes to read the article by Jen Carney on being “Missionaries in Our Own Community.”  Her words are right on the money – missions work begins in our own neighborhood.  It’s good stuff.

Second, I’d like to comment about Jim Lyon’s article on “Absolute Truth and the Word of God.”  This article reminds us of some important points, such as the fact that the Bible contains the truths of God.  But the notion of absolute truth is, I believe, more complicated than the article suggests.  Here’s what I mean:

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Being Shaped by the Lord

One of the books on my “reading-in-progress” shelf is “Confessions” by Saint Augustine, a Christian writer who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries, some 1600 years ago.  In this book, he gives his autobiography and describes how he ultimately came to faith in Christ.  The section I read today gave me some food for thought, and I’d like to share that with you.

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Preview: Pray Constantly

Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it?  We should always remember to pray – especially when the parable contained in Luke 18:1-8 begins with that very instruction and explanation.  Is Jesus telling us to nag God until we get what we want?  What’s prayer all about?  Come worship with us on Sunday morning, and we’ll explore this passage together.

–Pastor David

Silence before the Lord

If you were in church with us last Sunday, you know that I’ve been battling a cold for the past several days.  I had something of a voice on Sunday, but by the following day, my entire voice was gone.  Have you ever had that experience – where you can whisper, but not much more comes out?  Well, as the day wore on, I began to think about just how “noisy” I usually am – especially before the Lord.

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