I love mashed potatoes.
They love me too. Mashed potatoes seem to be about the
food you can eat. Loaded with
milk, salt, butter, and sour cream; when you eat heaviest them, they just park, for a
good long while. I am always heavier on a day after I eat them.
To state the obvious, it's not those little throwaway plastic containers that you are valuable. It's the mashed potatoes that matter.
Stay with me here. You have a theology. Everyone does; even atheists. There is something in their minds about the God they don't believe in. Your theology is a kind of container for the truth about God. In this
case, it's not so much about
the size, but its shape. If we don't
have the right shaped container for the truth about who God is, then when we
hear , we can't keep it. Our
understanding of who God is, what the Christian life is like, is skewed. That
is dangerous. Sometimes we can even reject truth out of hand, if we can't find
a shape it fits into. Truth
The book of Revelation is a part of the inspired Word of God. Our understanding of the world and who God is will be incomplete in our mind if we ignore this book. It helps us to see the end from the beginning. Here's how Eugene Peterson says that:
The truth of the gospel is already complete, revealed in Jesus Christ. There is nothing new to say on the subject. But there is a new way to say it. I read the
to get more
Revelation not to revive my imagination. . . . [John] takes truth
that has been eroded to platitude by careless information but sets it in motion
before us in an ‘animated and impassioned dance of ideas. usage and
I'm in the midst of a three-week series from the 6th chapter of Revelation. That's where the material begins that the book is famous for; the prophecies of things to come in the future. The series is simply called, Next. You can listen to the first message here. This Sunday's message is called, "Normal is
, Overlooked." I'm praying
that you give me the opportunity to share with you the message God has given me
this week. Overated