Blurb: 05 July 2015

Sometimes I worry. Sometimes I worry about the pastor of the church I go to. I mean what sort of a pastor uses the word ‘Boom’ as a theological word describing the work in the kingdom? And yet I get it – a dynamic demonstration of the power of God and the furthering of His kingdom. I also worried when he thought he should finish with the Beatles song ‘All you need is love’.  After hearing a few peoples reaction to this sermon i wonder if a more appropriate song would have been ‘All shook up’ by Elvis!  So where is this shaking originating from?  Is the pastor being abusive?  Is the pastor being controversial?  Or has it got very little to do with the pastor and rather that God is shaking to move us from where we are to where He wants us to be?  I think the thing that shook me up most was this realisation yet again how important the foundation of love is. Love doesn’t excuse sin or injustice or any other kind of wrong; love is who we are and what we should live out of. Today (I heard from the pastor) that we are continuing this journey and we will be looking at the internal power and work of the Spirit, and the external manifestation of the Holy Spirt through us. I suppose what governs this, is that great commission – that amazing concept that God asks us to partner with Him in His mission. Because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. (1 Thess 1:5)