September 4, 2011 – Beautiful day here in Southeastern Idaho! Happy Labor Day Weekend to you all.
On the LDS Radio (94.3 FM) this morning: “It Passes All My Understanding”, “I Need Thee Every Hour”, “Be Still My Soul”. I listened to the first song listed for the first time. The song described the encounter of one who believed in a Creator with a scholarly, scientific atheist. By the way, I passed on my bicycle two young LDS missionaries today near my house. How do you think you could tell me apart from my LDS friends?
At Berean Baptist Church this morning . . .
Morning Church Bible Reading: Joshua 2:1-14
- Leaning on the Everlasting Arms: “”What have I to dread, what have I to fear, leaning on the everlasting arms? I have blessed peace with my Lord so near . . .”
- Blessed Assurance: “Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of His Spirit, washed in His blood . . . I in my Savior am happy and blest; watching and waiting, looking above, filled with His goodness, lost in His love.”
- I Just Keep Trusting My Lord: “Tho’ storm-clouds darken the sky o’er the heav’nly trial, I just keep trusting my Lord–He will never fail! He’s a faithful Friend, such a faithful Friend, I can count on Him to the very end.”
- I Love You Lord
- I Shall Know Him
- Leave Your Heavy Burden at the Cross
Morning message: “Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you. Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk. What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you” (I Corinthians 11:17-22).
- What are your motives for “coming together”? Business status? Self-interests? socioeconomic positioning? Then shame on you. What are the main purposes for you to come together with others?
- How do you reach out to others through a common meal? Who is it that you have neglected? Do you maintain Agape Feasts in conjunction with Eucharist?
- The “Lord’s Supper” is the visual capstone whereby a local church family shows the gospel work of our loving Lord. As the organic, living body of Christ on this earth, what organization out there in America compares and regularly celebrates shed blood and a broken, torn body vicariously put to death on your behalf? What can you add to this?
Let the living Lord of the supper speak to us all today.
thinking of heart issues in the I-15 Corridor,