EChurch@Wartburg – 6.1.2019: Wade Burleson: Ears That Are Sensitive to the Hurts of Others.

My thoughts and prayers are with you today!

A Prayer for Strengthened Faith by Martin Luther

Special thanks to the Internet Monk.

Almighty God, through the death of your Son you have destroyed sin and death.
Through his resurrection you have restored innocence and eternal life.
We who are delivered from the power of the devil may live in your kingdom.
Give us grace that we may believe this with our whole heart. Enable us, always, to steadfastly praise and thank you in this faith, through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

A Prayer for Lasting Peace by Martin Luther

Special thanks to the Internet Monk.

Dear God,
give us peaceful hearts and a right courage
in the confusion and strife against the devil.
And so may we not only endure and finally triumph,
but also have peace in the midst of the struggle.
May we praise and thank you and not complain
or become impatient against your divine will.
Let peace win the victory in our hearts,
that we may never through impatience initiate anything
against you, our God, or our neighbors.
May we remain quiet and peaceable toward God and toward other people,
both inwardly and outwardly, until the final and eternal peace shall come.
Amen.

Scripture

This is from Wade’s notes on the sermon.

Wade Burleson: Ears that Are Sensitive to the Hurts of People from Emmanuel Enid on Vimeo.

Benediction

May God the Father
prepare your journey,
Jesus the Son
guide your footsteps,
The Spirit of Life
strengthen your body,
The Three in One
watch over you,
on every road
that you may follow.
Amen!


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EChurch@Wartburg – 6.1.2019: Wade Burleson: Ears That Are Sensitive to the Hurts of Others. — 12 Comments

  1. Slight tangent: cations.

    AWWBA, “cation” is a term used in chemistry; it’s a contraction of “cathode-seeking ion” (or similar variation) and refers to a positive ion.

    The thing is, it’s pronounced “cat iron” (as in, “Can your cat iron a shirt?”). But I always thing it should be pronounced “Kay shun” (as in, “Will Kay shun those people her church CEO holds a grudge against?”). Like, vindication, rustication, vacation, floccinaucinihilipilification and so on.

    IHTIH

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  2. You can’t escape the cricket…

    … but who would want to?

    Bangladesh 88-2 off 15. This the ninth innings of the World Cup so far, and so far, only England – playing the first innings of the tournament – have batted out their 50 overs. Let’s see if Bangladesh can join the club.

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  3. Cricket part 2

    So, Bangladesh did indeed bat out their allotted 50 overs, scoring a useful 330 – their highest-ever ODI total. Shakib and Mushfiqur put on 142 for the third wicket, which is the highest partnership of the tournament so far. (Though New Zealand’s Guptil and Munro, who put on 137 for the opening stand yesterday, would quite likely have exceeded this had their charge not been halted by their winning the match.)

    No easy task for the Proteas to chase 331; an interesting afternoon’s cricket in prospect.

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  4. Cricket part 3

    A fine win for Bangladesh, after South Africa could only manage 309-8 in their 50 overs. Much might be said about some poor play from the South Africans, who were below their usual standard in all departments, as well as du Plessis’ decision to field first on the Oval wicket; but in reality, Bangladesh played really well and fully deserved to win. Though it could have gone either way until the final few overs.

    To my mind, the existence of cricket is definitive proof of extra-biblical revelation (quite apart from the latter being referred to directly in the bible anyway).

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  5. Nick Bulbeck: To my mind, the existence of cricket is definitive proof of extra-biblical revelation (quite apart from the latter being referred to directly in the bible anyway).

    I don’t believe in the existence of cricket. At least not in the sense defined by the Cambridge dictionary where it calls it a noun, because one cannot point to a thing called cricket. But if it was defined as a verb, I could believe in that because it seems like cricket is fundamentally something that involves action (at least theoretically).

    Interestingly, God revealed himself to Moses as a verb (I Am) rather than as a noun.

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  6. Ken F (aka Tweed): don’t believe in the existence of cricket. At least not in the sense defined by the Cambridge dictionary where it calls it a noun, because one cannot point to a thing called cricket. But if it was defined as a verb, I could believe in that because it seems like cricket is fundamentally something that involves action (at least theoretically).

    Well, interestingly, the Kingdom itself isn’t quite a verb – though embracing it certainly involves action, as you say. (Well… you didn’t specifically say that, but I think it’s a fair extrapolation.) It is, on the other hand, equally not a noun and you can’t point to it, as Jesus observed. I think it’s best described as a thing you experience by various forms of doing.

    In that respect, the Kingdom is very much like unto cricket.

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  7. Ken F (aka Tweed),

    That’s very kind, but of course the only reason Jesus didn’t use cricket in the parables of the Kingdom was that at that time cricket had not yet been revealed.

    At least, there’s no mention in the canonical gospel accounts. Though John refers to many other wonderful things Jesus did in the presence of his disciples, and it’s more than possible that opening their minds to understand the laws of cricket was one of them.

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  8. Behold: cricket

    Today it’s England vs Pakistan from Trent Bridge. I won’t spoil the surprise, but My servant Nick * will keep you posted.

    Best regards,

    God

    * I Am gentle and humble in heart. That’s all I’m saying.

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