Friday, June 15, 2007

Not Ashamed....

Grant and I are going to a weekly Wednesday night Bible Study. Our Sunday School class is not meeting on Sundays for the summer because everyone is traveling so much. So we've moved the class to Wednesday night. It's really fun, and it's a good way for us to get to know more people. Plus, since I will be out of town EVERY weekend for the next MONTH, it's perfect because I am going to be missing church every Sunday.

We are studying the book of Romans. It's very meaty, haha. But already it is so relevant. This week we discussed how complacent we've become. Society, media and culture blast so many images into our minds that they become acceptable and no longer shocking. Seeing a young girl half naked or hearing the f word 14 times in one song is no longer anything to talk about. It's just there and it's just accepted. It's really sad how we've adapted to what the television tells us is okay.

Romans 1:16a says that "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes". This verse kinda jumped out at me. So often I am afraid to say what I think or believe because I know society does not agree with me, and if I say these beliefs than culture will attack me, telling me that I'm wrong and small minded. But this verse gave me confidence. I am NOT ashamed. It IS what I believe and I WILL NOT apologize for it.

I can't wait to share with you each week what God is teaching me through Romans. How exciting to know that at the end of the summer I will know so much more than I know now! :)

Today starts my month of traveling. We are leaving today for Florida for Ricky and Olga's wedding. We've got everything packed (I hope) and I'm really looking forward to a beach weekend! Grant and I are performing the song "Captivate Us" at the wedding (by Watermark) and we've been practicing. It's really cool to use our talents together. God blessed Grant with guitar skills, and me with singing skills, and together we make really beautiful music that I hope is music to His ears!!

I will post pictures. This should be a beautiful wedding and a wonderful celebration! Have a great weekend everyone!

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