Monday, October 02, 2006

Cowbell in a Concert

The reception for Gary and Sandra Strubhar (story below) was great. Maring it was a phony funny story by a nationally-known speaker with focus on a bed pan.

The speaker has given up on confronting the culture and has conformed to the culture. God has said through Paul, "Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious -- the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse."

Potty-mouthed preachers are at odds with these potent words from God.

A reader sent the following addition from Romans 12: "So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."


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