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The forming of a message

I was sitting in burger king today finishing up a wedding ceremony I was working on. No, someone wasn't getting married at Burger King, I was writing the ceremony. So anyway...

I have this manual I received when I was ordained. It's this little black preachers book. You know the one with the how-to's of various services and such. Well inside this book I discovered two notes.

I'm not real sure if I was taking notes from something I was listening to, or jotting things down for a message I was preparing. At anyrate here's what they had written on them.

  • What do you have to do to be chosen? Show up!
  • 1 Cor 15:33-34 Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.
  • What type of company do you keep?
  • Character is doing what is right, because its right and doing it right
  • "I can almost land this airplane" is like saying "They are kinda saved" Thats called crashing
  • Prov 13:20 He that walks with wise men... but he who walks with fools...
  • 2 Cor 6:14 Unequally yoked
  • Exchange of strenghts for weakness - Covenant of friendship
  • See who people are in a comfortable atmosphere -- around their friends
  • Sin is pleasurable for a season

Ok as I read those again and type them out... I can almost remember... it would have been a little over a year ago, I was listening to a sermon and at the same time beginning to form the one I was working on about Dating relationships.

So there you go, just a glimpse at how a message at times begins to form...

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11/01/2005 10:24:00 AM

It's interesting how we try to find that balance point between 'unequally yoked' and building relationships that allow us to reveal truth to people.

A couple weeks ago, I heard a speaker talking to my youth about this same thing. It's so easy to be tricked into thinking we'll influence 'bad company'. He said if it doesn't start to happen in a couple weeks, it probably won't.

It's always interesting to find old notes of stuff like this. In the process of moving, we've unearthed a lot of little nuggets that have gotten buried...

I know this isn't where this wedding is going to happen, but if you did do a wedding in BK, wouldn't it be cool to wear the Burger King costume? And make everyone wear those crowns? ok maybe not.  

  posted by: Blogger theoquest

11/03/2005 07:47:00 AM

ok THAT would be fun. Imagine the bride... entering from the hallway that leads to the bathroom... all beautiful in white only to top things off with a paper BK Crown!

And you know... that big head Burger King guy... he's just freaky if ya ask me.  

  posted by: Blogger Brian B

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