Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.
‹Antoine De Saint-Exupéry›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
31Aug
2003
Sun
19:58
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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

John 6:41-51

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Dear fellow redeemed by Christ, "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him." These are the very words of our Lord. They are poignant words. But have you ever really stopped to think about them at all, even in the slightest?

There are people out there who would call themselves Christians (and some perhaps rightly so) who would like you to believe—and even tell you right out—that they are Christian because of something they have done. They claim Jesus Christ as their Lord (or better yet, their "personal Savior") because they have made Him that way. Yet, here He is, the One they claim that they have made Lord, saying something which goes against their creed. It even attacks it at the very core. "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him."

3Aug
2003
Sun
19:50
author: Stingray
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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Mark 6:7-13

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

"Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave as a testimony against them."

Dear fellow redeemed by Christ, with those words Jesus set about sending the apostles out for ministry. He sent His twelve out to teach the masses about Him, to bring them the Good News that the Christ, the promised Messiah, had come and was among them. He sent them out to teach the people a doctrine of grace; that God is saving them, not from Roman tyranny or pharisaic oppression, but from the attacks of the devil and their sinful flesh. So He sent these men with authority; authority to exorcise evil spirits and heal diseases in His name. He sent out these twelve men, themselves sinners.