Yesterday my sister and brother-in-law arrived (late) from Atlanta with their two children. One of those children is my little nephew Joshua whom I had never seen until yesterday. I am taking vacation for the next week to hang out with them. It’s a much-needed vacation. Or much-wanted anyways.
I listened to an excellent sermon this morning by pastor Albert Martin. I downloaded it from Sermon Audio. It is entitled What’s The Bible All About. It’s an hour-long exposition of one verse of the Bible. While that may sound boring to some, I enjoyed every minute of it. He is an excellent expositor and a very good preacher. He’s an older gentleman and probably one of the last of his style of old-school preachers. I first heard of him when I listened to his message entitled To See or Not To See which was a Biblical look at The Passion of the Christ. I highly recommend his messages.
I am going to make an observation that may come across as boasting, so please don’t take it that way – that’s not the point. Here goes. This week I have been emailing back and forth with a lot of people but two of them stand out. One is a very famous mainstream singer and songwriter who has sold millions (possibly even tens of millions) of albums and has had songs featured on many movies. I’ve also been emailing back and forth with a very famous Christian singer and songwriter who has sold millions of albums and whose songs have been covered by many Christian bands. He is a real pioneer in the genre. Though in many ways the two are very similar, at the same time they are so vastly different. One of them knows and understands grace while the other does not. One of them sees the success in his career through the lens of God’s plan for Him while the other see self-made success. It has been a fascinating studies in opposites. A study of people who likely would have been the same were it not for God’s hand in one of their lives.
I have been reading a book entitled Decisions, Decisions. So far it’s a fascinating study of how God speaks (and doesn’t speak) to people today. I hope to have a review of it in the next few days.
So that’s it for today. Blogging may be light for the next few days while I’m vacationing. Then again, it may be heavier than usual. We shall see…