Bruised Reeds…

There a couple things on my mind today…

First, this quote from D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. When nerdy pastors like me get together to talk about preachers, there is a certain hush that comes over us when we talk about DML-J.  With great reverence, we simply call him, ‘The Doctor.’ He was one of the finest, ever.

Meekness denotes a humble and gentle attitude to others which is determined by a true estimate of ourselves…  It is comparatively easy to be honest with ourselves before God and acknowledge ourselves to be sinners in his sight…. But how much more difficult it is to allow other people to say things like that about me! I instinctively resent it.  We all of us prefer to condemn ourselves than to allow somebody else to condemn us.

Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Doctor puts it well and cuts to the heart of why this particular notion that ‘it will go well with the meek…’ is troubling and challenging for those who would follow Jesus.  I’m looking forward to talking with you about it on Sunday and hearing how you wrestle with it in small groups this week.

Secondly, I’m thinking about our parish meeting on Tuesday at 7:30pm. We do these 3 times a year in order to keep everyone who is interested in Restoration informed about finances, facility, and future (they don’t always all start with ‘f’).  2010 was a great year.  We are about to start some small renovations.  And a third Sunday service is on the way. Come hear details, ask your questions, and offer your feedback on Tuesday night.  We’ll have you out of there in an hour.

Blessed are the MEEK. For they will inherit the earth.

January 23, 2011

Volitional Sadness – Matthew 11:20-30 – David Hanke

January 16, 2011

You Got Nothin’ – Matthew 4:12-5:3 – David Hanke

January 9, 2011

“We Would See Jesus”: Simeon and Anna – Luke 2:22-38 – Erin Bair

January 2, 2011

“We Would See Jesus”: The Wise Men – Matthew 2:1-12 – Erin Bair

December 26, 2010

“We Would See Jesus”: The Shepherds – Luke 2:8-20 – Erin Bair

December 19, 2010

Home for the Holidays, Part IV: Joseph – Matthew 1:17-25 – David Hanke

December 12, 2010

Home for the Holidays, Part III: Uzziah – Matthew 1:6b-11 – David Hanke

December 5, 2010

Home for the Holidays, Part II: Ruth – Matthew 1:1-6 – David Hanke

November 28, 2010

Home for the Holidays, Part I: Judah and Tamar – Matthew 1:1-17 – David Hanke

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