Praise God It’s Sunday – Peaceful Outcomes

My little children,  let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and truth.  1 John 3:18

It’s Praise the Lord Sunday, and God was truly working through our minister this morning.  His sermon started with a true story about a church buying a piece of land and placing the deed in God’s name.  Years later when the church decided to sell the property in order to build a larger church in a different location, the legal system had to get involved because the church did not own the property.  Therefore, the church had to prove that God was dead or was nowhere to be found to sell their property. What a predicament!  The sermon was about us being the tools for God’s church.  The entire sermon was awesome, but the story led to me thinking about how we sometimes say and do things with a good heart, but back ourselves into a corner.

Have you ever been painting or tiling a floor, when you suddenly notice that you have tiled yourself into a corner?  It has happened to us.  How aggravating!  Sometimes the same things happen to Christians making faith-based statements. Have you ever drawn a blank when challenged?   What happens is the person who makes the statement typically has the burden of proof if the statement is challenged.  Well, of course you know what you are saying is true, but if you draw a blank in a situation like this, don’t panic.  One thing people do is fall back on the fact that the assertion hasn’t been proven false.  The idea is true things can never be disproved. Of course, there are many ways to prove faith-based statements, because they are true.  Start by simply looking around you and studying your Bible.  In the end, remember Our God is the author of Peace (1 Corinthians 14:13). Christians can actually choose to opt out of an argument.

Enjoy your Sunday.  God bless you.

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Great post and we like the fact that He is the author of peace.

    1. Thank you. He’s an awesome God!

      1. Each day we see Him with more love.

  2. Debbie L says:

    I’ve been obsessed with TobyMac’s Speak Life all week. Love this with the lyrics right there!

    1. That’s great! I love his music. I once heard someone quote him saying (I’m probably totally misquoting) “you can bring someone down with your words or you can speak life.” I probably got that all messed up, but you get the meaning. I have the quote written in my office so my staff and I can always be reminded.

      1. Debbie L says:

        I found a short clip, just over a minute of him explaining his inspiration for this song, included in this post: https://lifetimeofforgiveness.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/speak-life-remedial-training/

      2. Debbie L says:

        Oops-meant to add “drain them or speak Life.” Which also means bring them down!

  3. Yes… He is worthy to be praise…

  4. What a great Bible verse to start your post with, worthy of a prayer. I did find the fact the deed for the land was put in God’s name a peculiar action. I cannot see God purchasing anything let alone land he created, so I do wonder what was being thought or prayed when this deed was performed. Thanks for mentioning this in your post.

    1. I don’t understand but I’m sure it was well-intended. You’re right God doesn’t need a deed for his creation. Have a wonderful day!

  5. Great post! I love to hear how other churches what other churches are studying. Thanks for sharing! P.S. Toby Mac is a favorite of our family. We’ve been to his concerts several times. The first time, was outside of Seattle, WA. I was pregnant with my son and the base was going so much, I thought I was going to go into labor! ha Great man who puts on a great show!

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