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Compassion: A Fourteen-Day Journey # 7


Stewardship of Relationship – Love

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First Corinthians 13, the memorable “love chapter,” is the obvious New Testament analogue of this passage in Song of Songs. Although feelings of love tend to be strong in the beginning of a romance, it takes work to nurture and mature the love relationship. Consider the beautiful manifestation of unselfishness at the end of the following illustration, which editors and movie analysts Craig Brian Larson and Andrew Zahn describe as follows:

In the movie Family Man, Jack Campbell (played by Nicholas Cage) is the successful president of an investment house in New York City–and he’s happily single. He has everything, or so he thinks, including a sports car and a radiant girlfriend. But on Christmas morning the world turns upside down. He wakes up in a “what if?” scenario, finding himself twelve years into marriage with his college sweetheart and two small children. He desperately tries to rediscover his old life but in the process begins to find out what he’s really been missing all these years. In particular, he finds that living life for yourself alone is not as fulfilling as living your life for others.

Toward the end of the movie Jack discusses with his wife a job opportunity that would revive some of his former glory. Taking the job would mean a big move for the family, but Kate (played by Te‡ Leoni) says she’s willing to make a sacrifice for the sake of the family–a defining moment that helps Jack see what marriage is all about. Kate makes this declaration: “Maybe I was being na.ve, but I believed that we would grow old together in this house. That we’d spend holidays here and have our grandchildren come visit us here. I had this image of us all gray and wrinkly and me working in the garden and you repainting the deck. Things change. If you need this, Jack, if you really need this–I’ll take these kids from the life they love, and I’ll take myself from the only home we’ve ever known together, and I’ll move wherever you need to go. I’ll do that because I love you. I love you. And that’s more important to me than our address. I choose us.”

Theologian Kenneth Boa, in a discussion of the stewardship of relationships, refers to an illustration of a poignant, real-life boyhood experience:

In The Effective Father, Gordon McDonald relates a story about James Boswell, the famous biographer of Samuel Johnson. Boswell often referred to a childhood memory of a day he spent fishing with his father. On that special day, his father taught him many insights that Boswell treasured for life. Many years later, someone looked up this particular day in the journal that Boswell’s father kept to see what his father recorded about this significant experience in the life of his son. The journal for that day had only one sentence: “Gone fishing today with my son; a day wasted.”

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 NKJV

Set me as a seal upon your heart, As a seal upon your arm; For love is  as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, A most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love All the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised.

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Rediscovering the Christmas Season XX – The Word


JOHN 1:1-19 NKJV

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was  sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ ” And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but  grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”

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Before the Cross VI


MATTHEW 24:30-31 NET – Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

MATTHEW 24:27 NET – For just like the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.

1 CORINTHIANS 15:50-52 NET – Now this is what I am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.  Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed –  in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

MATTHEW 23:39 NET – For I tell you, you will not see me from now until you say, ‘ Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! ’”

MATTHEW 16:27 NET –  For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done .

REVELATION 22:12 NET – O
(Look! I am coming soon, and my reward is with me to pay each one according to what he has done!

Before The Cross: We Are Powerful

For believers, we actually have God within us. Not only does the Holy Spirit guarantee our inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14), but He helps us in our weakness and leads us in how to glorify God and how to live the Christian life.

If we were left to be led by our own sinful flesh, we would only want to serve and glorify ourselves. It is only by the power of the Holy Spirit, that we can do anything and serve the Lord. The Spirit even intercedes for us on our behalf as we pray to God (Romans 8:26-28).

Let us be confident as sons and daughters of the King. Let’s be confident in the fact (because the Bible says so) that we have God within us. If He is in us and leads us, anything is possible. If God is for us, who could be against us? What a honor and privilege that He would see our bodies fit as a dwelling place for Him.

And in the end, He will be Glorious…

Fellowship Flash Mob for March 3, 2013


BE Missional!

See you at the Firehouse Conference room at 10:15 am.  Greet the mobility-challenged who meet there and also the “Adult Sermon Discussion Sunday School Class”, which will be adjourning.  Feel free to stay and watch the Windborn Church Morning Worship Service on large screen.

Thank-you for your faithfulness.  See you there!

-Daryl

Fellowship Flash Mob


Help us make a difference in the lives of the mobility challenged. Join the fellowship flash mob! People come to meet and greet those who cannot manage the stairs at the historic site of Windborn Church. We rent the firehouse conference room next door and watch the service on big screen. Come and join us as we brighten the lives of others. 10:15-10:30 every Sunday morning.

Windborn Church

Who would like to help me organize a “flash mob” to visit & greet the people who meet next store on Sunday mornings, largely elderly and those who cannot maneuver the stairs at the main campus?
It would be a great chance to show our brothers & sisters who meet there and watch the service on big screen TV, that they are still part of the bigger body and they are not forgotten or written off.
I see it happening between Sunday school and morning worship (10:15- 10:30).  Just send out the notification and people come next door to the firehouse conference room at that time and show fellowship to less mobile people who meet there.
Please contact me by phone or on this blog if you can help me organize this.
Thank you in advance and may God richly bless you for your efforts.
Daryl
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