Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Random funny-ness

This morning, my little brother and I somehow got on the topic of forbidden fruit. Anyway, I figured out what the forbidden fruit was!!! It was a watermelon tree! They went to pick one and then one fell,thus the "in the day you eat it, thou shalt surely die", and then God cursed the watermelon tree and said "you must crawl on your belly"... or something like that. hehe Okay, so maybe not the best theology there.

Today, I went and listened to choral union at Cal baptist. They sounded really good! There was one thing that was really funny though! There are a couple guys that are definitely better at instruments than they are at singing (to put it nicely). Not really a big deal because there are like a ton of people in there (like 150 or something). Anyway, it just so happens that these two gentlemen were standing by the door and singing very loudly. It also just so happens that there was a conductors conference thing going on. I kid you not, conductors would walk in the door, hear these guys, and leave! It was about the funniest thing ever to see this happen like nearly 10 times.

On a more serious note, it has been a blessing getting to go to Cal baptist on Wed. to watch choral union, and Fri. for Bible Study. I am overwhelmed by the friendliness of the students (even though I left the school). I miss the theological discussions over lunch, and the fun conversations as well. Going on Wed. evenings has given me a little bit of that back, and I am really thankful for that fellowship. It is a great refreshment!

Pastor Tim is going to start preaching on 1 John, so I have been studying it a bit. Verse 5 of chapter 1 really caught my attention.
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

As Christians, we are to be the light of the world. It is so easy to try to blend into the darkness. We don't want to stand out and be called weird, we want to be normal. It is encouraging that God isn't asking us to do something that He hasn't already done. :) God is the perfect example of light. I think of the Christian life as a light that is visible from all directions. As we are disobedient to what God has revealed, we start blocking portions of that light. We may be blocking things like relationships with other Christians, ruining our witness by some act of rebellion to God's Word in the presence of someone that is searching for truth, or even blocking out God's voice to us. Sin does separate us from God, but He is always faithful to forgive us when we confess it (1 John 1:9). It is extremely difficult to try to unblock these areas in our life where we have blocked Christ's light, but it needs to be done! We need to press on and take responsibility for our past actions, and press on toward being the light of the world as He calls us to be.

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