Monday, February 27, 2006

September never stays this cold

Man, i'm loving my dissertation right now. I was able to quote verse from Hebrews today talking about Jesus as our perfect High Priest, who has been through everything we have. How exciting, that we have someone who has gone through everything we have, has come out the otherside perfect, and is now our perfect mediator between ourselves and God. Hooray! Our high priest is like this: holy, innocent, unstained, seperated from sinners and exalted above the heavens. (7:26) And yet He pleades for us in God's courts! Isn't that great. So, lets draw close to the throne of glory with confidence, knowing that we'll find mercy and recieved grace. All because of Jesus...the priest of a better covenant. Its been a bit funny reading the bible almost as a textbook, referring to it in an essay. So often in history you're taught to never, on any account, trust your sources. And yet my source is the bible. It's God breathed and infallible. My diss is certainly more theology than history at the moment, but we'll get there. The best thing about the story told in the Bible is that its true!
And i'll tell you what else about the Bible as well...anyone who says it's not practical or useful today obviously just needs to read it a bit more. How can anyone look at Matthew 18:15-17 and say it's not practical?! So yeh, i'm loving the Bible at the moment!
Also interviewed a perspective cell leader this morning. Good times. I remember my interview, it does not seem like two ago dave thomas was sitting in my room at whiteknights and interviewed me. I remember it cos it the first time anyone had prayed for me as a 'man', it was great. The LORD sure blessed me and dave with a tremendous friendship...hopefully He'll do the same for me and Matt. It was really good to spend about an hour with someone so fired up about the amazing nature of the Gospel, or what the truth says about our relationship with Him, of how amazing it is to have a relationship with our creator. He gave up His only Son for us...Its amazing, and Matt and i were very excited about it. It was great. We've got some top guys in the new crop of cell leaders...i'm very excited for them!

'We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever in the order of Melchzidek' (Heb 6:19-20)

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