Friday, May 29, 2009

Church Sign

"Build Your Life by the Book"

Do you agree?

Makes a relationship with the Creator seem pedantic to me.

12 comments:

Gary Kirkham said...

Or how about B.I.B.L.E., "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth?"

I guess it feeds on peoples need for a formula to evaluate or a list to check-off so they can meet the requirements to be blessed or avoid punishment or whatever they think "doing" buys them. It seems they want to do everything they can to avoid having a relationship with God based on friendship. I use the word "seems," only because intellectually they would deny this to be true. But it used to be true for me and I doubt I was alone. :)

Gary

Jamie said...

Here is one posted on our road: Let us help you study for your final exam.

WHAT THE HECKY???

If you're alive in Christ you're EXEMPT and dead men don't take tests...

Bino M. said...

"Dead men don't take tests"

Ha Ha! I loved it, Jamie! Very true!

John Fincher said...

Gary,

That's a "good" one! Blech!

Great assessment of this dialog.

Jamie,

You are BAD! ;) "Dead men don't take tests". What about WOMEN? He he he

Bino,

Good to see you stop by.

Blessings to all

Anonymous said...

PTB

Speaking as one who is given the unenviable task of putting messages on the church sign. These folks have accomplished their goal. People are talking about it, even if it is in ridicule. Not sure these signs are meant to be taken quiet so seriously.

Just some thoughts:

Didn't Jesus "Building your life on solid rock".

Doesn't "Basic Instructions" means doing away with unnecessary. Sounds a little familiar.


As for final exam. I got nothing. Jamie nailed that one.

Don't hate the sign guy.:-D

Anonymous said...

PTB

Correction.

Didn't Jesus say something about "Building your life on the Solid Rock."

Jamie said...

John,
Who is "Pass The Biscuits"?

BTW, Devon wrote a poem on church signs...I'll have to share it! ;D

John Fincher said...

PTB, are you saying that the BOOK is the foundation and not Christ?

I think we've confused "God's Word" with the written word.

God didn't speak, but speaks. The whole world is filled with His voice.

Anonymous said...

PTB

John,
I believe the written Word and Christ are one. Just like The Father, Son, and Spirit are one. The Bible is a living, perfect expression of what God wants me to know about Him. Kinda like a Blog.
I absolutely believe God is still speaking. Through the Bible, prayer, circustance, but mostly through the Holy Spirit within me.
With that being said, I do believe that God will never speak anything that is contrary to His written Word.

Jamie said...

PTB,

True...The Word Made Flesh will never contradict Himself, but I'd rather have relationship with Christ the Man than the beautiful love letter He wrote me. Luckily, we don't have to choose. Unfortunately, some do and they choose what they erroneously believe to be a "how to" manual over the LIVING EXPERIENCE OF UNION. The Bible points to the Man as does the Spirit!

There's some honey for your biscuit... :D

Anonymous said...

PTB

Jamie

Sweet!

Joel B. said...

Somehow, for 2,000 years, most people who knew Christ didn't have "the book." It's so easy for us to talk about opening up our Bibles and getting "into the Word," but apart from the printing press and the eventual spread of "books," I don't think I'm venturing too far to say that most people who have ever lived have never had access to "the book."

That's not to say I'm not thankful for "the book." I understand my freedom in Christ through what I've read in "the book!" But I don't think God ever meant for us to "live by the book." Christ builds His church through a living, breathing relationship with people, not words on a page.

Again... I'm VERY thankful that I have a Bible. I have several versions on my computer. It's wonderful! But I don't live by the book. I live by the Word of God who indwells me, whether I have "the book" or not.