From the text in Romans 9 that quotes God from the Old Testament passage saying "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated," the preacher said yesterday that the gasp should not come after the second phrase but the first. The wonder is not that God hates hell-deserving sinners, but that he chooses to love any of them.
We enjoyed getting to know our new grandson Max over the holidays. When our rather petite daughter delivered this big 9 lb. 10 oz. boy, our youngest commented, "After that, Lindsay is going to be all Maxed out."
Put a bunch of Yorks, eight Nerf guns, and eighty darts in a room. Now you know why I haven't felt the need to see the new Star Wars movie.
God promised Isaac that "I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven...and in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed." One reason the Lord gave for these great blessings was "because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws" (see Genesis 26:4-5). Do we live considering how our obedience to the Lord today will impact our grandchildren and even other nations in the future?
A certain teenage girl was heard saying not too long ago, "Puberty ruins lives." That would make a great bumper sticker.
**Sci·ence Fair** /sīəns fer/- _noun. _A middle school intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment where even dirt and earthworms do not behave like you would expect.
"Christianity has proven culturally fruitful not in spite of, but because of, the fact that it has sought a higher goal than cultural fruitfulness. Cultural benefits follow in the train of those who first seek the kingdom.” -Edmund P. Clowney
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