Category Archives: Church

Church Write-Up: Mark 9-10 and Becoming Like a Child

My church resumed its Wednesday Bible study, after a three month hiatus. It will not meet next week, though, since the pastor will be at a funeral. The pastor talked about Mark 9-10. He was arguing that the pericopes in … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: God’s Persistent Love; Immediately After Death

Here are some items from church last Sunday: A. The theme of the service was God’s persistent love. The main text was Luke 15:1-10. The Pharisees are criticizing Jesus for receiving sinners and eating with them, so Jesus tells them … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: The Banquet Invitation

At church yesterday, the pastor preached about the story of the banquet invitation in Luke 14:12-23. A master of a house had a banquet and invited people to it, but they all gave him excuses not to come: one of … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Luke 14:7-11; Billions and Billions of People

Here are some items from last Sunday’s church service: A. The pastor preached about Luke 14:7-11. Jesus exhorts his disciples to take the lower seats rather than the places of honor. If they take a place of honor, they may … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Heaven and the Resurrected; Gideons

Here are some items from last Sunday’s church service: A. The youth pastor talked about heaven. What is heaven like? Two people were saying that heaven had rivers of chocolate milk. The youth pastor responded that there must be more … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: John 20:23 and Personal Forgiveness/Unforgiveness; Romania

Here are some items from the church service that I attended last Sunday: A. The service itself interacted with John 20:23: “Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.” … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: “I Believe in the Holy Spirit…”

At church last Sunday, we continued our series on the Apostle’s Creed. The theme was “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The youth pastor talked about how the Holy Spirit empowers and strengthens people for Christian service. You know the … Continue reading

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