Following up on my earlier thoughts about Acts 19, I have some other thoughts I want to put down and see if they can be developed. I would LOVE a conversation developed as well.
My thoughts come from Acts 19 and then Ephesians 3:2-13. Both deal with the Ephesian church, ironically. In Ephesians 3 there is the powerful knowledge that the mystery of Christ is revealed in the Church. The message of reconciliation is the powerful demonstration of the gospel to this world. When rich and poor, young and old, slave and free, Jew and Gentile worship together, it’s a HUGE mystery to this world.
Here is my thought: Today’s culture in America is so cynical, it seems we are having too much fun poking a stick AT the Church, so we are less willing and able to actually BE the Church and take on the real enemy.
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Ditto, Pastor Dan!
I’m going over Eph. 3 with my youth group tonight. I really feel the burden of vv. 14-21.
I watched my brother-in-law, Ethan, perform in his school play Sunday night, “Back to the 80s” (boy just wait till they come out with “Back to the 90s”). The whole play was dedicated to “Gen X”, and the songs told it all of what Gen X stood for, ironically. Remember the song “Material Girl”? Doesn’t that say it all? Materialism is the way to go- what you can see, touch, hear, what works best for me . . . me, me, me, me . . .