Leviticus

I’m updating the blog via iPhone tonight.

As I plow through Leviticus, I’m pondering the old saying. You’ve probably heard it – the Old Testament is law and the New Testament is love. Tough to think otherwise about that statement when you are in the midst of Leviticus. So, I’m reading now searching for the love in Leviticus. Why? I’m of the belief that the book is teaching the Hebrew people how to be holy in the wilderness.

As said in Exodus, “they are a stff-necked people.” So, how and why does a God love these people who constantly turn away from him?

I think I’ll read on and fund out why. After all, that will tell me why he continues to love me when I turn away from him. My neck doesn’t move that easy most days.

Have you found it there . . . love in Leviticus? Are you hopeful?

Completed the First Bible in 90 Days

We had 11 people begin with us for our first Bible in 90 Days blog.  They were able to contribute from the comfort of their own home.  We were a little shaky at the beginning but I think we got going.

Post below any things that you weren’t able to express tonight.

Matt

In the beginning 2 . . . The Bible in 90 Days

It is just a few minutes until my first online blog/webinar for The Bible in 90 Days. It took me a few days to develop a plan for executing this event. As of 8:30 PM, 12 people are choosing to make this their method of study for The Bible in 90 Days program at First United Methodist Church. I’ll update after the event.

Keep on moving . . .

I’m writing Open Skies this week, so I was doing a little research.  When writing worship services, I look at a variety of sources to help me reflect on the scriptures and message the pastors are conveying.  Usually, I start with wikipedia.  It isn’t always the most truthful entity but it is always a jumping off point.

I stumbled across the bio of a particular famous person.  This person lost more money in one day than any other person in the history of the stock market — $452 million.  This person was the most successful person in their line of work — selling an entire years quota in two weeks.  Yet, this person was ignored by supervisors and higher ups.  When leaving to form a new company, this person had 77 failed attempts to land a SINGLE contract for the new business venture.

If all of this happened to you, what would you do?

By the way, it was H. Ross Perot.  I’d say he overcame adversity and kept his life moving forward pretty good.

Hebrews 10:24-25

My devotion time for today is a passage from Hebrews that I hadn’t read before.  It reads:

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more you see the Day approaching.” (TNIV)

Do you think Paul was encouraging the people to be sure and gather for worship?  How easy is it on a sunny, clear day, not to make it to worship?  Is it simple to give up the habit of meeting together in faith?  While maybe we don’t give it up entirely, is it easy to come less often?

What do you think?

 

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