May 18, 2003

Church was phenominal! First, in Sunday school, Mrs. Linda mentioned something about the Elders that surround the throne of God who continually cry, "Holy, holy, holy." She mentioned how she origionally thought that sounded awefully boring. She went on to explain, however, that she has come to believe that they keep crying "holy" because each time they look at God they see a new aspect of Him, which causes them to proclaim, once again, God's holiness. In other words, God is so overwhelming that they are at a loss for anything else to say. Mrs. Linda went on to say that God cannot be contained by our vision of Him, but without a vision of some sort we will perish, as the Bible puts it. A final thing from Sunday school is that it was the third time for me in like half a week that the verse Jeremiah 29:11 came up. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." I always think it's amazing how much God can coordinate things that come into our lives, like the recurrence of a single verse multiple times in one week, just so that you will know He is talking to you.

On to the church service. First of all, I absolutely love singing in the choir. It's so much fun. This morning we did a song called "We will arise" which is also phenominal. It's a fun song with a great message. I, however, didn't know the song at all! The choir did the song on Easter, and although I was at Westside on Easter, I didn't sing it because I had been away at school. So, luckily, the media guys were with it this morning and had the words on the screen for us... praise God! Secondly, Bro. Keith is incredible. Aside from his overwhelming passion for God's Word, he has this uncanny ability to alliterate anything, as Quinn often points out to me. Well, this morning topped them all! The title was "The Prominent Pitfalls in Peter's Plunge" and the points were 1.)Pride, 2.)Prayerlessness, 3.)Passiveness,& 4.)Peers. Incredible! It was also an awesome message. It's great to leave church knowing that God has spoken to you.

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