Tuesday, January 03, 2006


sunday was my turn to preach at church (we've been preaching via committee while looking for our new senior pastor). for the past three weeks i have been struggling with luke 2's description of CHRIST being circumcised. i was drawn to the text because january 1st was the eighth day after the celebrated birth of CHRIST and JESUS being a good jewish boy would have been circumcised on the eighth day. i kept on asking myself why this was so important. for three weeks i study the brit milah. i ended up knowing a great deal of facts concerning jewish circumcision. it was a fascinating study. unfortunately for me i was having a very hard time figuring out how this connected to our church members' lives. ultimately GOd directed me once again to the incarnation and how HE works incarnationally.

the fun part of the message was that it forced me to say words that you don't usually hear in a sermon. for example,
  • circumcision
  • male sexual organ
  • foreskin
  • poop
  • butt
  • menstration

it was allot of fun to watch people squirm a little every time i said one of them.

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