Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Last night at our weekly gathering we discussed Matthew 5:27-32.  It's a passage that deals with adultery, lust and divorce.  I know what you are thinking - "that's a great way to grow a new church!"  I understand that discussing sticky issues is not the most appealing thing for visitors to a church - especially a new, small church.  As much as I understand that, my conscience and my calling will not allow me to skip difficult passages.

Over the last five weeks we have been looking at Matthew 5-7 - commonly called "The Sermon on the Mount."  The more we look at Jesus' words to his disciples on this mountain, the more I realize that Scripture is quite counter-cultural.  If you are a follower of Jesus, though, you are called to be a student of this counter-cultural book.

Last evening I encouraged people of The Town to begin reading Psalm 119.  We read the first section (ALEPH) of Psalm 119 as we began our service last night.  We plan to read one section every week so that we can join the psalmist in a deep love of the Word - God's Word to us.  Wanna join us?

PSALM 119:1-8
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, 
who walk in the law of the LORD!
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, 
who seek him with their whole heart, 
 who also do no wrong, 
but walk in his ways!
You have commanded your precepts 
to be kept diligently.
Oh that my ways may be steadfast
in keeping your statutes!
Then I shall not be put to shame, 
having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
I will praise you with an upright heart, 
when I learn your righteous rules.
I will keep your statutes; 
do not utterly forsake me!

1 comment:

B said...

I'm stealing the Ps. 119 idea. Just a heads-up.