Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Things, New Things...

If you know me, you know that I am not a big fan of “topical sermons.” I have heard enough poorly exegeted messages that it has left me with a foul taste in my mouth for what I consider proof-texting. So I unfortunately tend to shy away from and devalue the practice of topical sermons.

Which is exactly what my pastor is doing for the month of July.

However, I trust Bob and know that he is a hermeneutical guy. So I made an agreement with my brain that I would calm down, let him preach, and me refrain from judgment for the month.

I am glad God got to me.

Two Sundays ago, Bob preached on the book of Revelation. Indeed, yes, the whole book. And yes, I went into PTSD when I heard about apocaplyticism, pre-,a-, and post-millenialism; I got the shakes when I heard 666 and the “rapture” referenced. But it was a beautiful exposition of a book that we simply can’t and don’t understand.

Over on SereYodh, you too can learn about some heavy topics that we’ll be delving into during the month of July. I have posted about Revelation from Bob’s sermon (and added my own notes). I’m still the “research” hand of Bob’s sermon-planning, a task that I have missed and love.

Hope you learn some interesting things in the next few weeks!!


JD said...

i shutter each time i hear the word rapture. i like to take it and use it in appropriate terms, outside the context of the church being sucked off this planet.

Jenny said...

Oh gosh - at least there was no diagram with a curly haired girl on it. :)

JD said...

come on guys. that was a fun class!

Sarah Lewie said...

JD, you are a sick, sick man.

And that's all I'll say about that.

Anonymous said...

I remember the summer of "Revelation." Many tears were shed in the apartment and there was much rocking back and forth in the fetal position. ;)