Friday, February 01, 2008

Chronological Snobbery or Humble Respect

Our honor for our fathers and mothers has great implications for society as a whole. So much of contemporary pop culture caters to "youth" and "now." But the fifth commandment incorporates an entirely different perspective. We ought to revere the aged and respect the wisdom they have to give us. We ought not to assume that latest is greatest. The perspective gained by understanding the generations before us will keep us from seeing only the here and now. It will help us to understand, I believe, God's perspective on our place in the authority structure of his universe, and thus help us to live accordingly. This is much needed wisdom in our day. Join us on Sunday morning as we learn more of honoring our fathers and mothers.

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (#243)
Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness (#400)
How Sad Our State (#333)
How Sweet and Awful Is the Place (#238)
And Can It Be? (#335)
Praise Ye Jehovah (#4)

Scripture Readings
Dead in Sins; Saved by Grace - Ephesians 2:1-10
Reconciled to God - Ephesians 2:11-22
Victory in Christ over Sin and Death - 1 Corinthians 15:20-22; 50-58

The Lord's Supper

The Command to Love Your Parents with Honor (Part 3) - Deuteronomy 5:16

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