Beloved Brothers and Sisters
Many of us watched the debate on Tuesday evening over whether or not creationism, especially young-earth creationism, is a viable model of origins in today’s scientific era. Albert Mohler gave a pretty good summary of what actually took place between Bill Nye and Ken Ham.
The central issue last night was really not the age of the earth or the claims of modern science. The question was not really about the ark or sediment layers or fossils. It was about the central worldview clash of our times, and of any time: the clash between the worldview of the self-declared ‘reasonable man’ and the worldview of the sinner saved by grace.
If you did watch, or plan to do so in the future, try to process it all through the lens of worldview. The better we understand what presuppositions drive a person, the better we will be able to understand how that person speaks and acts.
In Case You Missed It
This past Sunday we saw a great example of how exegetical preaching sometimes requires a topical sermon. Matt gave us some great biblical teaching for a proper understanding of angels. If we are to appreciate what it means that Jesus is greater than the angels, we must have a proper understanding of angels (listen here).
Danielle Devault gave her testimony (listen here). It is such a blessing for us to hear what God has done, and is doing, in the lives of our brothers and sisters. It is such a blessing for us to consider the work of God in our lives; we should never grow tired of proclaiming the works of God.
We now have an Online Bible and Bible Search Tool on our fellowship website. You can select your translation and font size, and search for any reference, verse, or subject. I pray that this may be a useful tool in our Bible study, or even a convenient way for us to keep current with our Bible reading schedule.
Scripture Reading and Prayer
In order to promote unity of heart and mind among us, we are encouraging as many as are willing to join with us in reading through the entire Bible this year together, as well as devoting specific Scriptures to prayer each day. It is our prayer that as we meditate and pray over the same Scriptures each day, that God will work in our midst to bind us to one another, and to give us a common vision for the ministry here in Maynardville. Prayerfully consider joining with us in this endeavor, and we will see how God will work in our midst.
Our Scriptures to pray over this week are:
- Thur (2/6): Eph 3:14-21
- Fri (2/7): Gal 5:16-25
- Sat (2/8): Col 1:9-12
- Sun (2/9): Phil 3:7-11
- Mon (2/10): Matt 22:37-39
- Tue (2/11): John 7:38
- Wed (2/12): John 4:23-24
- Thur (2/13): Ps 37:4; 1:2; 16:11
Our Scriptures reading schedule for the week is:
- Thur (2/6): Ex 23:14-25:40; Matt 24:28-51; Ps 30:1-12; Pr 7:24-27
- Fri (2/7): Ex 26:1-27:21; Matt 25:1-30; Ps 31:1-8; Pr 8:1-11
- Sat (2/8): Ex 28:1-43; Matt 25:31-26:13; Ps 31:1-11; Pr 8:27-32
- Sun (2/9): Ex 29:1-30:10; Matt 26:14-46; Ps 31:19-24; Pr 8:14-26
- Mon (2/10): Ex 30:11-31:18; Matt 26:47-58; Ps 32:1-11; Pr 8:27-32
- Tue (2/11): Ex 32:1-33:23; Matt 26:59-27:14; Ps 33:1-11; Pr 8:33-36
- Wed (2/12): Ex 34:1-35:9; Matt 27:15-31; Ps 33:12-22; Pr 9:1-6
- Thur (2/13): Ex 35:10-36:38; Matt 27:32-66; Ps 34:1-10; Pr 9:7-8
With Love and Affection in Christ,