Sabbatical 2017

Sabbatical 2017
Mt 11:28

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bits & Pieces

Odds and ends:

1. It's amazing that you can be thinking one thing and saying something totally different. Has that ever happened to you?Yesterday during the second service I was trying to explain what 'hyperbole' was. Instead of saying it was an exaggeration of the truth in order to prove a point, I actually said it was an 'examination' of the truth in order to prove a point. The quotation should have been this,

Something we have to understand about this verse is that Paul is indulging in hyperbole…..an exaggeration of terms in order to prove a point. We use hyperbole all the time….we just don’t know it….
“My wife is drop dead gorgeous!”
“My feet are killing me!”
“I was stuck in traffic forever!”

Instead, I said this:

Something we have to understand about this verse is that Paul is indulging in hyperbole…..An examination of terms in order to prove a point. We use hyperbole all the time….we just don’t know it….
“My wife is drop dead gorgeous!”
“My feet are killing me!”
“I was stuck in traffic forever!”


How does this happen? Maybe it's related to my 2nd odd and end:

2. The older you get, the more things hurt; feet, back, knees....everything! And it gets harder and harder to move around.

Why is that? How come no one tells you about this before hand? We hear we shouldn't smoke, stay up too late, don't over indulge in anything, blah, blah, blah. You do all that...and you still get sore and stiff! There ought to be a better way to do this.

When we get older, things should get easier, not harder. We have more practice, we become experts at moving around (after all we've been doing it for 50 or 60 years), our body parts are more familiar with each other (by now they've learned that they need to take care of each other), you would think that our bodies would be well tuned machines by now, firing on all 8 cylinders and humming along quite nicely. Maybe they need a Jiffy Lube for geriatrics.

3. VBS at the church this week is a blast. The kids have such a great time and the VBS team works like a finely trained team. Listening to the teachers tell the kids lessons about God and creation was a blessing today.

4. Dennis Karp from Chosen People Ministries will be with us next Sunday. Dennis did our Sader last year. He's a fascinating and engaging speaker and I'm looking forward to hearing him.

5. With the generous help and financial donations from two WBF families, we will soon have a 52" Flat Screen monitor for our Amen Section. Praise God!

6. My Mom is doing great! Praise the Lord! Thanks for your prayers, we really appreciate all the support we had from our church family through her recovery.

7. 5 members of our worship team will be attending a worship conference led by Bob Kauflin of Sovereign Grace Ministries. Bob has been associated with C.J. Mahaney for some time and led worship at the awesome T4G Conference Kelly and I attended in Louisville last May. Let's keep the worship team in our prayers.

8. The Aiellos leave for Moldova in less than two weeks. They'll be conducting Precepts classes while they are over there. This is an amazing and productive way to study the Bible inductively, by using Scripture to verify and illuminate Scripture.

Their financial needs have been taken care of but they still need some items that will help them in their classes and with the people they will minister to. They need; travel size toiletries, socks, sunglasses, flexible-style 3 ring binders and a few other items. You can find all this stuff at the Dollar store (I picked up a dozen pairs of reading glasses there for $1 each!) Let me know it you would like to help.

9. Our time in 1 Corinthians 13 has been awesome! I'll be writing more about it in the next few days. For now, if you've missed any of the sermons in this teaching, you can listen to or download them at WBF Resources

10. The new combined Sunday School class at 10 Am on Sundays has been a big hit. We're going through Ken Hamm's material on creation. Attendance for Sunday School is up and it's the middle of the Summer!

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