Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Love Lasagna

Yesterday was my birthday and my mother made lasagna for dinner. I love lasagna, it is even better when it has been heated up 2 or 3 times. Isn't it amazing how we use the word love. I love that song, I love the Ravens, I love you dear. We really do not understand love.

If you look through the Bible you see a perfect example of love. Christ's love for us. He loves in spite of the fact that we do not deserve it. When you think of the love you have for your spouse, is it conditional or unconditional. We will talk about that this week. If you missed this weeks sermon click on the title above it will get you there. If you have a question or comment feel free to add it. See you soon

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Banjo Lessons

Have you ever noticed what a difference an audience, whether it is one or many, makes? I have been learning to play the banjo, and I am now taking real lessons. In my room sometimes I am not to bad. At times you might even recognize it. I was ready tonight to impress my instructor.

At the lesson I went into the little room, he was not in there yet. I confidently took out my banjo applied the picks to my fingers and began to play. I was doing pretty good, at least it sounded familiar. Then it happened I saw his shadow go across the wall, my fingers got stiff, and began to play something I don't think he had ever heard before, let alone asked someone else to play. It is amazing the difference it makes when someone is watching.

We are being watched, at work, at play, at home, all through day to day life you and I are being watched. We have to learn to get over the nerves and just be who we are in Christ. No pretending, no posing, just ourselves, struggles and all. I think that is what those around us are waiting to see. I am sure there is more I could say about this, but I have to go practice my banjo.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Foundation of Marriage

Today we began a series on issues, we tend to think that other have issues but we have truth be told we all have issues. Over the next few weeks we will deal with some of those issues. Some will be cultured related, but some will probably will hit home.

Today we dealt with marriage. Seems our culture has issues with marriage, especially the definition. Maryland and most other states only recognize marriage between a man and a woman, but a couple states have had courts overrule that. Now we want to decide the definition of marriage.

Here is the problem God has made it pretty clear marriage is one man, one woman, for life. How do some get two men, or two women out of that? How do some think that marriage can end for whatever reason, after reading that? Its become an issue.

Missed the sermon, click on the title above it will take you to the Edgemere Bible Church web-site. Click on The foundation of Marriage and here what the Bible says.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I find it interesting

It is interesting how people that have never seemed interested in football suddenly are life long Raven fans. I hear we this and we that as they talk about the Ravens, and I think we has this been all year. I know I am now speaking heresy, but if the Ravens should lose Sunday, we will not hear from these new found fans again.

That seems to show up in churches as well. Excitement and everyone is our church and we are doing this, but what happens when the excitement fads. Ever been part of something like that?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Something New

In trying to figure the direction of this blog, here is a new thing we will be doing. We will have Sunday's sermon posted on the Edgemere Bible Church website with a link here to continue any discussion that may have been generated from the topic that day. I will actually try to have sort of a preview posted on Friday or Saturday to prime the pump.

This will begin next Sunday January 18th with a series that I am calling issues. You have heard some say that person has issues or I have issues. Well to be honest we all have issues, some personal and some that affect the culture has a whole. I hope to deal with some of those in the coming weeks.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

So How Are Doing?

We are now 4 day in to the new year, and I am curious. I wonder how many resolutions were made and how many have already been forgotten. Over the past couple Sundays we have talked about some goals we should have for the new year. The first we took from Nehemiah, developing a burden for others and praying on their behalf. Today we looked at Malachi and being careful not to give God our leftovers, God really does not like that. After giving Him our least we expect His best. It seems it will work better if we give Him the firsts instead of the leftover.