Hobe Sound Blogs


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February 26, 2014

Andrew and Lisa Graham

January 2014

January 2013.
Justin's First Birthday!
Justin's First Birthday!
Justin with Granpda Dave and Great-Grandpa Green.

Justin's First Birthday!
Justin's First Birthday!

Beautiful Winter Day on the Atlantic.
Beautiful Winter Day on the Atlantic.
Local Science Museum.
Local Science Museum.
Local Science Museum.
Local Science Museum.
Local Science Museum.
Local Science Museum.
Local Science Museum.
Local Science Museum.
Christy's Birthday!
Christy's Birthday Tea Party.

Great Grandpa Green's birthday!
Nathaniel and Great-Grandpa Green.

by The Grahams (noreply@blogger.com) at February 26, 2014 04:46 PM

Richard Klein

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35.

Often people are put in our paths who we think we have no time to befriend. Like others, we tend to be drawn to the popular, good looking, exciting folks about us, rather than to those who like us, are more average and sometimes a bit below, who need to be befriended.

They walk into our churches and into our lives for various reasons and our job...our privilege… is to love them for Jesus.

So many churches we have visited over our travels are full of smiling faces but just not smiling our way. As Christian strangers, we are greeted and left to fend for ourselves. Rather than loving on a stranger like the long lost brother or sister in the Lord; we smile at them and quickly pass them by for more familiar faces.

Why is it so easy to love those we already love and so hard to love these who need to be loved? Perhaps it falls into the category of the church being not a hospital and that any problems should not be there or maybe it is the philosophy that I should only be cautiously friendly to strangers in the faith. The real question I should ask the Father is, “Who should I befriend today?”

Whether we are single, married, in a relationship, or not, today and every day we are called to love others, just as we are loved by God. In extending love to others at church, at work, or with family, we are being faithful to God’s plan to “Love one another.” Yes, this verse is referring to the church to love each other so start there (but not stop there) … love every Christian stranger, the less prominent, and the person in need that you can find in your church. (After this is accomplished, we will start on loving your enemies.)

We must remember His provision to carry out the tasks He calls us to, that is to Love one another. Who needs your love today? Who has the Father put into your life to love today? Are you expecting them today? Are you actively seeking the one who needs God’s love through you today?

by noreply@blogger.com (Smoky Mountain Hi) at February 26, 2014 03:51 PM

Stephen Ley

A conversation full of light, mercy and grace

A while back I posted some thoughts on one of the most compelling books I've ever read: The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield.

This week's White Horse Inn podcast is a conversation between the author and Michael Horton. I hope you check it out.

An Interview with Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

by Stephen Ley (noreply@blogger.com) at February 26, 2014 12:17 PM

February 24, 2014

Stephen Ley

What evolution can't explain (Chesterton)

It is not contended here that these primitive men did wear clothes any more than they did weave rushes; but merely that we have not enough evidence to know whether they did or not. But it may be worthwhile to look back for a moment at some of the very few things that we do know and that they did do. . . . we do know that they did have pictures; and the pictures have remained. And there remains with them, as already suggested, the testimony to something that is absolute and unique; that belongs to man and to nothing else except man; that is a difference of kind and not a difference of degree. A monkey does not draw clumsily and a man cleverly; a monkey does not begin the art of representation and a man carry it to perfection. A monkey does not do it at all; he does not begin to do it at all; he does not begin to begin to do it at all. A line of some kind is crossed before the first faint line can begin.

Quote from the chapter called "Professors and Prehistoric Men" in The Everlasting Man

by Stephen Ley (noreply@blogger.com) at February 24, 2014 09:21 PM

February 19, 2014

Robert Booth

Happy birthday, W. B. Pope

popeToday, February 19, 2014 is the 192nd birthday of William Burton Pope (1822-1903). Dr. Pope was an English Methodist pastor and theologian and writer. He studied at Richmond College and became a Methodist minister in 1841. In 1867, he was appointed professor of systematic theology at Didsbury College in Manchester. Then in 1877, he became president of the British Wesleyan Conference.

His three volume systematic theology, called the “Compendium of Christian Theology” is considered a classic in the Wesleyan tradition. And it seems to be sadly neglected today. It was published in 1877–1879, and became the most important and influential Methodist systematic theology of its time. In these volumes, Pope addressed new developments in the church world including liberalism in theology, rationalism and gave a systematic approach to doctrine.

If you aren’t familiar with the systematic theology of Pope, you can access the electronic version at the Wesley Center Online [link].

by Robert at February 19, 2014 07:57 PM