The first Monday in September is set aside to honor those men and women who produce goods, provide services, build communities, and bring prosperity to their employers, this nation, and themselves. Prior to the records of human history, mankind’s work has been not only needed but expected. This can even be seen in the story of the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 2:15)
A fellow preacher posted this comic to Facebook earlier this week, and it got me to thinking. What have we hidden in our heart at the expense of God, His word, and His Church?
Acts chapter 15 describes for us a time when some of the brethren thought that the newly converted Gentiles needed to be circumcised and observe the Law of Moses as part of being a Christian. The apostles got together with the local elders. After some discussion, they decided that God had not put this burden on the Gentiles, and so neither should any of the brethren.
As I join you in the work of the LORD here at Arnold, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Andrew Davis Gott. I have lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky, most all my life. This past June, I graduated from South East Institute of Biblical Studies (SEIBS) previously known as East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions. I was born on April 16, 1991, and I am 22 years old. I will soon be married to the love of my life, Haley Renee Dubree, on October 12, 2013. Our wedding will be held at the Old Mulkey Meetinghouse in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. We have been dating for about five years, have known each other since kindergarten, and have been best friends ever since.
In the past few weeks I saw this in the news:
“Vatican: Get time off in purgatory by following Pope on Twitter.”