Wednesday, February 21, 2007

More Frank

As I walk through Viola's book, he comments that the Bible is "the greatest love story of all time. It is the classic romantic tale...and your Lord is an ageless romantic." He goes on and develops the story of Adam and Eve and out of Genesis 2 (it is worth the read)! I want to pick it up in Chapter 6 entitled "The Divine Frustration." At this point in the book Frank describes the love of Christ for the church and he says : "The love of Christ for His beloved Bride is like a blind love. He doesn't see any flaw in her." So here is the question: if Jesus sees us, the church, as holy and blameless according to Ephesians 5:25-27, then why do we always focus on our imperfections and flaws?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


"Hi Gerry, how are you today? Are you busy tonight? I have a couple of tickets to the BNL concert, do you and Sharon want to go?"

How can anyone say no to that!!?
Sharon and I had a great night last night sitting in row 13. It was a great show, with a lot of variety, fun and excellent music. Without question, these boys know how to entertain, play and create. The reviews say that the crowd was dull, I beg to differ. People were amazed by what they heard....the music was fantastic and kept one mesmerized.
Enough said....I will blog more Frank later this week......


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

God's Ultimate Passion Part 2

I am still in the introduction of the book by Viola and he makes a statement that rings with me... Frank writes..."If you have been a Christian for any length of time, terms like "Bride of Christ," "Body of Christ," "House of God," and "Family of God" are all too familiar to you. They may even be worn out and tiresome. It's not an overstatement to say that our wearied familiarity with these words has blunted their edge and diluted their impact. We Christians have been given a steady diet of Biblical terminology. We speak it fluently because it's the tribal language. But the reality and the power behind our terminology has largely been lost."

WOW, what a statement. What your thoughts on this?