Sunday Recap: Mythbusters pt 2

Welcome to the new actionchurch dot com! Today was the second week of the Mythbusters series. I compared Bible knowledge to money. If you don’t have any…you’re in big trouble…but “more” doesn’t necessarily mean better. Just like money, Bible knowledge is “worthless” unless it is used to provide for yourself or others. It’s a privilege and a great tool. Like money, you can either help people or enslave people with Bible knowledge…you “can’t take it with you”…so unless you use it to “build your house on the rock”, its wasted.    Because Tim Tebow wrote John 3:16 on his face that verse became the most searched phrase on the Internet this week.  Some would say the fact that people had to google John 3:16 shows just how “biblically” illiterate we are as a nation…I tend to think it shows just how “accessible” the Bible is in our society.  The big question is-millions of people read “John 3:16” perhaps for the first time this week…does that mean next week churches will be packed with millions of new followers of Jesus?  

The Highlights:

  • Really icy this morning…we had to close our main parking lot at the club because it was on a hill…and a solid sheet of ice.  Thanks to all of you that braved the weather and then had to park and walk!  Good crowd in spite of the weather.
  • Because of the weather our band (the Gulls) didn’t make it until 10:20…almost everyone on the actionchurchcrew is playing or has played in a band so we had a lot of musicians standing by…just not much preparation :-)   After a very quick soundcheck they hit the stage on time and put on a great set.  I really dig the “Gulls, Gulls, Gulls”

2 macs and 1/2 of a pc

  • Check out two Macs and 1/2 a PC working together”in perfect harmony”…the right side of my monitor “died”…what a week.
  • I depend on our crew more each week…had a difficult topic to try to discuss…difficult circumstances with the weather and all the equipment problems we’ve had this week…yet the service went off without a hitch.  Thanks to all of you for your dedication, actionchurch would not happen without you.
  • I am loving having txt messages coming in again.  I’ll be putting the ones we didn’t get to up on “TXT Tuesday”.  Keep ’em coming…I love the fact that Sundays are becoming more of a “conversation” and less of a monologue…
  • I always feel “overwhelmed” when we tackle a series of really BIG questions like we have with Mythbusters…I always drive away thinking “I missed that”…or ” I wish I would have thought to say that”.  Asking questions and challenging “conventional wisdom” is messy…but I think it’s one of the most important things we can do on Sundays at actionchurch. 
  • I think I said that Tim Tebow was from the Dolphins this morning…I’m a football idiot.  Yes, he’s a gator…and yes I am looking forward to the “24”  premiere instead of the Steelers game :-)  I’m speaking at a “football themed” men’s retreat in a couple of weeks…that should turn out great.
  • Make sure and “click around” the rest of the new site while you are “here”.  Lots of new stuff…and a history of “old stuff.   I am so freakin excited to finally have a site that “looks like” actionchurch.  Thanks Josiah!!!

2 thoughts on “Sunday Recap: Mythbusters pt 2

  1. Great analogy about bible knowledge being like money. It is a little like faith, if you say you have faith but don’t do anything with it what good is it.

    I don’t think I ever heard it said like that but it was awesome analogy!

    Thanks, Don!


  2. Your message made me think about some things I haven’t thought about in a long time. I’ve attended Bible teaching churches for many years and I’ve never really known what to do with those scripture passages that we stumble over regularly. The passage about women speaking in church that was mentioned in the text question last Sunday was one of them.

    I do believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and that it exists as it does today because He allows it to. I guess that the Sunday message made me wonder if some of the passages we read that don’t seem to make sense in our contemporary culture are meant to be a bit ambiguous. They are there to get us thinking and talking. More than anything, maybe they aren’t crystal clear b/c God wants us to talk about it with Him. Sometimes it seems as though Christians debate the meaning of scripture and get so wrapped up in their Bible trivia that God is almost a third party to the discussion. Confusing Bible passages are something we can pray about and ask God to give us understanding about. I have to admit that I’ve never really done that. I think God wants the Bible to be very personal to each believer and understanding it as much an individual pursuit as a corporate one.