Yesterday at church was weird. It was our 40 Day of Purpose kickoff. We only sang two hymns instead of four because the video was so long - so long that it took up most of the service and the entire Sabbath School time. It just went through the five basics of the program we're about to do - worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. It's that last one that scares me.
I decided to pull out a small cat-themed blank journal I have and use that to take notes with from the book instead of using my sermon notebook. I'll put the sermons during this time in their, too, but my actual sermon notebook shouldn't be used for daily notes. No earth-shattering insights so far - I'm just writing the main ideas of each reading to solidify them in my mind.
I am really not liking all the paraphrased Bibles he quotes from. He quotes from the Bible a lot, but nine times out of ten it's a paraphrase. How can I be sure the verses say what he claims they do if I can't see the real verses? MAJOR bummer, that. I keep finding myself thinking, "Does the verse really say that?"
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