The Christian Noob (n00b)

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

Sunday series: 02/01/2009 (#20)

Souper Bowl of CaringWhere: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11:15am

Adult Education: The Gospel of Luke

  1. circa 80 AD
  2. symbol — calf (the animal for sacrifice, Jesus being the sacrificial calf)
  3. Jesus is for all Jews and Gentiles alike.
  4. the only Gentile author of the New Testament
  5. Gospel written fro Gentiles, but inclusive to all mankind, written as a historical account, doctor in occupation.
  6. Theophiles — lover of God, one who loves the Lord
  7. This Gospel [is] considered the loveliest (beautiful) book [in Bible] written.
  8. The first three books of the cannon are parallel. They are placed together.
    • Matthew directed to the Jews, explaining Jesus is the Messiah,
    • Mark explaining the human side of Jesus,
    • Luke directed to Gentiles and Jews alike.
  9. Matthew and Luke are thought to be written in the 80’s AD using Mark (65 AD) and the book of Que (sic) [perhaps Jude] as reference.
  10. Luke is also considered the author of the book of Acts. The book [states] the status of women who didn’t have many rights. It shows women in ministry.
  11. 23:34 “Father, forgive them; for they don’t know what they are doing.”

Bible reading:

“43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” (Acts 2:43-47 KJV)

Comments then:

  1. Before the service, I see members of [Focus of NEXT].
  2. Will I ever be friends with these guys?
  3. I also see parents with their babies. I can’t stop thinking of my little [boy].
  4. No offering, only got [a little cash] for the Souper Bowl.

Comments now:

  1. I had become good friends with some of the members of Focus of NEXT. Actually some of these friends are no longer part of this ministry. They’ve either aged out or decided to join another ministry. One even decided to become a pastor and is now at Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ.
  2. I used to take my youngest son to church. He’d stay with other toddlers playing games and such. Now he’s now four and he makes his own decisions (or so he thinks). One day he wants to come with me and another day he wants to stay home playing on the iPad.
  3. Souper Bowl of Caring is a great Christian ministry that’s not limited to any specific denomination. Children gather money and non-perishable foods for various soup kitchens and/or pantries in whatever place of their choosing. This entitles these children to manage these money and food and decide where they will help. This takes place the same Sunday as the Super Bowl.

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