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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Saturday Thoughts

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Most of the readers of this blog know that I am a bi-vocational pastor. My other job often requires me to work some strange hours. Friday I went to work at 7:00am and had to work until 12:00pm. Then I had to return to work at 4:00am Saturday. I was able to go home at 7:00am Saturday but I must return at 11:00pm Saturday. I will then work until 7:00am Sunday morning. This means that I am trying to ensure I will have my sermons ready for tomorrow and it is going to be very difficult to preach after being up all night. Please pray that God will give me strength and that I can properly prepare a sermon that will be true to the text of scripture. Sunday morning I will continue my verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians. We will be looking at 1 Corinthians 10:5-13. If you would like to hear the sermons from this series you can at this link:
Corinthians

Sunday night we will be looking at 1 Kings 19:9-13


Question of the Day:

I received the following question by e-mail:
I have been listening to your sermons on Catholicism and have a question.Regarding the popes infallibility I believe you are correct but how do you address the Orthodox churches belief? They do not believe in the infallibility of the pope and this was the reason for the great schism.

Can you answer the question?

How well do you know the beliefs of the Orthodox Church?

The Orthodox Church is experiencing a time of growth in the United States yet most Christians have no idea what they believe and have never taken the time to actually study the doctrine of the Orthodox Church.


Let me point you to some very helpful resources:

Ancient Faith Radio

This is an online radio station in which you can learn much about the Orthodox Church. They have a number of podcast in which you can listen to and subscrine to as well:
Here is the link:
Podcast


Of course you can do a search on Google and find many resources about the Orthodox Church. Remember an important point. When studying a doctrinal system always reference books written by and that are authoritative to the group you are studying. Do not simply find a book written by someone who is opposed to the group. Seek to truly learn what the group believes not what others think they believe.


So I challenge you to see if you can answer the question I was asked. Do some research and let me know how you would answer the person. You can send your answers to me at tsrk30@sbcglobal.net

I hope everyone has a great Saturday.
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