As I mentioned in the first post in this series, I want to highlight some of the comments that have been left on my blog posts during the past week. Hopefully, this will give more visibility to some of the reasons that I love blogging – dialog and interaction.
First, I want to highlight this excellent comment from Frankie at “The Gathering Lakeside” on my post “Jesus will lead you to ‘the least’.” I’m not going to copy the entire comment, but here is part of it:
first is the Gathering Lakeside. It started with me and my Bible over a cup of coffee at the lake.. i guess three years ago or more..
now it is a small congregation of mostly homeles, with a few men and woman from different churches that have passed by while we were gathered.
we gather on Saturdays so it does not interfere with us attending wherever we go on Sunday mornings…
have just recently received a complaint from a city parks dept worker about church in the park. he complained there are no more beer cans to collect due to the homeless all getting sober…
To be conformed to His image.
I believe this happens bit by bit as we follow Him (doing), and in following Him, we come to know Him (not merely â€œabout Himâ€). Following Him will bring us into contact with other followers, and into contact with the lost.
â€œFollow me, and I will make you fishers of men.â€
For me, the classic line describing this â€œaction bringing His leadingâ€ comes from a servant:
Gen 24:27 â€œâ€¦I being in the way, the LORD led meâ€¦â€
it seems to me that Colossians 1:24 is a kind of â€œhot potatoeâ€ for protestants/evangelicals (and I include myself in this)
Iâ€™m beginning to think that maybe Paul was saying more than â€œI am the servant of Godâ€, that actually he was truly believing that he was participating in Christ work.
That sounds very heretical and â€œcatholicâ€ to our â€œreformedâ€ ears, but this is what is written. (and we could relate it to Jesusâ€™ words in John 17: â€œAs you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.â€)
Finally, and certainly not least, Rick from “Dry Creek Chronicles” left a series of good comments on my post “Dave Black’s essay on ‘The Lord’s Supper’.” Here’s the first. You can follow the conversation from there:
How do you see this fitting together with Paulâ€™s response to the problem of â€œprivate suppersâ€ (1 Cor 11), which was not to share all things, but for the hungry to eat at home before coming to the assembly?