J. Gordon Duncan

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Imitation is the Highest Form of…SK Service Preview for 080110

The study of people in the OT is often reduced to mere moralizing.  For example, people look at David and the story of Goliath and think, “How can I have faith and defeat the insurmountable obstacles in front of me?”  Though there are elements of this in application, that question is the very last place the student of scripture should go.  Prior to asking how we should be like the people in the OT, there are questions which are much more appropriate and pressing.

What does this passage teach me about the character of God?
What do I learn about God’s work of redemption?
What do I see about the gathering of God’s people?

There are tons of other questions, but the takeway is that is if all we do when we read the OT is ask how we should be like certain characters, the Bible gets reduced to Aesop’s Fables.  If we pursue who God is and what He is doing first, then we grow in love and affection for His character, His work, and His person.  That will make a much longer lasting impression in our lives than merely trying to emulate or imitate.

This week at Sovereign King, we are going to hear Hannah’s song that she sings as she gives her son Samuel into the priesthood.  As we do that, we are going to…you guessed…learn a lot about the character of God.  It is a great Sunday to invite folks in and to grow in love and affection for our Savior.  I hope to see you all there.

If you would like to worship with us at SK, we meet each Sunday at 10:30am and you can find directions to our space at http://www.sovereignkingpca.net/1.2.html

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July 30, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. It’s the difference between serving (as Martha did) or setting and listening (as Mary) did.

    ^ And yes, I love the irony of that application. :>)

    -Marshall Jones Jr.

    Comment by bondChristian | August 3, 2010 | Reply


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