Sunday night simmerings

• Tonight at Taubaté Humberto preached on why we don’t follow the Old Testament as the church’s guide. Good job he did. We need sermons like his to help us make the proper distinctions for “teaching the message of truth accurately” (2 Tim 2.15 NET).

• Sent tonight from my personal Twitter account: Political pundits say personnel is policy. It’s true of the church too. Fellowship with false teachers sets church policy to approve error.

• Does your Sunday Bible school have good participation? Do people study ahead of time? Or is it one-man-talking? Anybody have good suggestions for helping people prepare ahead of time and for helping teachers to encourage enlightened participation?

• Also, does your congregation have an approach to evangelism that everyone is able to participate in? If so, please describe it. We’re always looking for good ideas. If not, why not?

• Truth is not “interesting,” as if it were another nifty or cool idea to entertain, until the next one comes along. Rather, truth is the reality of what is, the record of what was, the promise of what is to come. Only by embracing truth in its fullness, may we become free.

• The first part of an alarm clock to wear out is the snooze button.

• I’ve mentioned it somewhere before, but Brazilians have a saying roughly equivalent to our “A word to the wise is sufficient.” My somewhat literal translation: “For the one who understands, half a word is enough.” My paraphrase: “For the one who gets it, half a word does it.” Would that I could be so in relation to the word of God!

Help me to understand what your precepts mean! Then I can meditate on your marvelous teachings. Psalm 119.27 NET

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