2018 March 18 Sunday in Liberty Hill Texas
66° and overcast, so no sunrise photo today.
I worked on my daily Musing devotional for today before leaving for church. I then posted it on Facebook. I’ve had nearly 40 “likes” on some of them but few ever comment on these posts. If you like these Musings, please comment.
Pastor Steve’s sermon today really got me thinking about how I approach worship services – both as an attendee and as a preacher.
I’ve included a link at the bottom of this post, if you are curious.
The choir sang a snippet from “Upon a Sinners Cross” at the beginning of both the 9 & 11 o’clock services today. It was part of an appeal for people to attend the Good Friday presentation with actors, spoken word, and music to dramatise the crucifiction of Christ.
After church I grilled some pork steaks and baked some potatoes. Once we added some veggies we had a nice Sunday dinner (lunch – fire those mistaken individuals who call supper dinner).
Once the dishes were done, it was nap time.
TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES
Psalms 51:3-7 “Why do you glory in malice, you who are powerful in iniquity? All day long your tongue thinks up injustice. Like a sharp razor, you have wrought deceit. You have loved malice above goodness, and iniquity more than speaking righteousness. You have loved all precipitous words, you deceitful tongue. Because of this, God will destroy you in the end. He will pull you up, and he will remove you from your tabernacle and your root from the land of the living.”
By a show of hands how many of you have children? Okay, again raise your hands if you’ve ever been a child? Alright, put your hands down. I can’t see you and you look silly.
How many times have you heard and/or said, “I’m only going to tell you one more time”? What happens next depends on the child. They obey or they receive the consequences of their actions. Right? Why do parents correct their children?
To keep them from harm
To keep them from mistakes
To train them
Because they love them
God, our father, warns his people many times over about the consequences of their actions. If he is obeyed, the consequences disappear. If not, they come to pass.
I reject the idea of a hateful, vengeful God. God doesn’t so much bring about calamity, as step back and allow the consequences of OUR actions.
I believe in a loving God. And I believe that God corrects those whom he loves.
Pastor Steve Fieldcamp’s sermon at Cross Tracks Church https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1625792400809012&id=1094105270644397