No More Tears

Heaven

During times like these…

During times like these…when the loss of a couple saints is so fresh in our minds…it is good to slow down a bit…put this world behind us…and think beyond the limits of what we can see…even with the most powerful telescope.

So, let’s leave this earth and take a look at heaven. Considering (per John MacArthur in his book titled Heaven) “the Bible refers to heaven approximately 550 times” it would seem a pretty a valuable excursion to take, wouldn’t it?

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Just in Case

Music

Addiction

Those who have been tortured with listening to me talk in a day-to-day setting know that I’m a bit addicted to music.  I’m sure there are plenty who have more than I do…but even without ripping every CD I own, my iPod has over 60GB of music files.  It’s not a bad addiction compared to others, but it sure drives Michelle up the wall when I start cycling through the first portion of one song after another. ☺

Favorite groups

[ Ask people who their favorite artist or band is.  Ask them who the best band or artist ever is. ]

Although I think (ignoring the message of their music) the best band ever is Led Zeppelin, my favorite group is The Cult.  However, as I thought more about the band behind the title of today’s sermon, Tesla, I’m beginning to wonder if they have become my favorite.  Perhaps not–but they are definitely near the top and far better at always releasing a good album (although, in fairness, I just don’t always enjoy some of the style choices The Cult has made as they try new sounds).

(As an aside…my favorite Christian artist is Steve Camp and my favorite Christian band is 12 Stones.  Their quality is equal to, and sometimes better, than their secular peers.)

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Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

When I was in England I got to…

  • Meet with a client at the Tower of London
  • See Big Ben
  • Ride in one of their funky taxis with the lead singer of the Toadies (a really nice guy)
  • Have a conversation on the Tube with a drunk Irishman (also a really nice guy, but more of a wild-card to talk to ☺)
  • And many other things…

I also learned the origin of a couple of common sayings…

One for the road came from people being given a beer before being beheaded

On the wagon came from when a prisoner had completed a pub-crawl of sorts, and now had to get on the wagon to be carted to his hanging

When meanings change

How many times have you heard those expressions? Did you ever connect them with someone being whacked?

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