New St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
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this story inspires me a lot, but i want to say here that the day of sabbath is not sunday but saturday. the seventh day is the sabbath day,exodus 20:8, sunday is the first day of the week and never in the history of the world became seventh day (sabbath). in the bible days are called with there corresponding number in our calendar, sunday is the first day, followed by monday the second day,etc. until friday called in the bible the preparation day and saturday followed called the sabbath day and return to sunday the first day of the week. when Jesus died, he died in the preparation day, and resurrected on first day of the week, and it is sunday.
You are correct James to clairify the distinction between the Sabath day and Sunday as it is used by modern Christianity. Thanks for pointing that out.
Thanks for your comments but I maintain it is a negotiation as clearly Abraham makes repeated appeals but lowers the body count with each attempt. There is No one righteous not even one Romans 3:10 Thanks for your insights.
This sermon incorporates a traditional misunderstanding of this verse. This passage has been misunderstood for years, and will be misunderstood for years. A steadfast eternal God does not need a human to calm him down to do the right thing. This is not a negotiation. Abraham jumps to the wrong conclusion that God intends to destroy the innocent with the wicked. Abraham asks if he will destroy 50 and works his way down to 10. At ten, it dawns on Abraham that God will not destroy even one righteous person, and will allow the wicked to exist in order to allow the righteous to exist. This discussion shows that God will not destroy even one innocent person, and it takes Abraham many questions to come to that realization. It dawns on him when he asks about 10, and then stops asking. This is not a negotiation, it is an epiphany that comes to Abraham when Abraham realizes that a steadfast, just, and eternal God will allow wicked people to live in order to preserve the righteous.
This message could be used to address the current issues with the popular novel "50 Shades of Grey" I would add these verses. Philippians 4:8 NIV Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Colossians 3:5-6 NIV 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.
I''d like to quote the section on your father''s making the bags in my sermon, if you don''t mind. I wish I''d thought of that when my kids were younger. Perhaps I''ll do it with grandchildren.
Peace and have a great Holy Day.
Thanks Charles feel free to use what you need. Thanks for encouraging me.