Son Isaac also preached yesterday, at his church. This was his second sermon. He has posted both of his sermons so far on his blog. His sermons are much deeper, and probably better than mine. I look forward to actually hearing him in person someday. I think they may have added him to the regular preaching rotation at his church.
- Isaac's first sermon: The Absurdity of Christian Faith & Love (A Reflection on Mark 8:31-38).
- Isaac's second sermon: Context and Creativity: The Story of Judah (Gen. 43&44).
I bring this up because I think this is a much bigger issue with the church than with our children. It goes back to that idea that ministry is to be done by people paid to do it, rather than by a "priesthood of ALL believers." This kind of thinking leaves the church handicapped and limping along, because so few people see their value in the church/kingdom, and see church as merely a Sunday spectator sport, where they come and watch the paid "professionals" do the work... When, in reality, it is a 24/7 - life - endeavor... to be undertaken by all who belong to the King.
Well, I could go on... and maybe I'm making too much of a deal about it. I know no one meant any harm, but... I wish we could learn to see the church for what the church really is (or is supposed to be). I get tired of that clergy/laity divide... But it is only Monday, so... Let's just say it was a good day yesterday...
Peace out; and in.