February 15, 2016

Finished Reading the Bible!

Posted in Personal impact/anecdotes tagged , , , at 12:00 am by sanguinemare

After reading the Bible (almost) every day for the last ~7 years, I’ve finally done it, as of a couple days ago!  This is a pretty huge milestone for me, since I’ve always wanted to actually have read through all of the Word to know what it actually says.  There are definitely some books that confuse me (not sure why Song of Songs is in there, for example, and still not fully resolved with how I feel about Job or Revelations), but I feel a little better about understanding the history of God’s people and how we are to live life, as well as to recognize when someone is taking Biblical words out of context, or claiming something is in the Bible when it’s not.  While I obviously cannot remember everything in the Bible, I do think it is important for all who profess to be Christians to take the time and try to read through it all at some point in their lives, just to have a better grasp of who God is and what’s going on.

Anyway, just wanted to share that milestone, and to encourage people that yes it can be done!  Even if it takes years to accomplish!  (Some days, I literally only read 1 verse to write about, because I was just too exhausted and/or that was it in the section).  Good luck!

April 18, 2014

The Cross and Christian Sexuality

Posted in Good reads tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:35 am by sanguinemare

Well, it’s certainly been a while since I posted here.  Haven’t had as much time as I would like to review sermons or growth group sessions and write them on here.  I did watch this yesterday/today though – it’s by a pastor who leads at a church that my current church was a church plant of (lots of “church” in that sentence haha).  I think this is a really good sermon for people who wonder about what Christianity and the Bible say about sexuality.  Have you ever wondered how far can you go with your partner who is not yet a husband or wife?  What about pornography?  Masturbation?  How far is too far?  To anyone who is struggling with this, has struggled with this, or has suffered because someone else is struggling because of this, I point you to this great sermon by David Platt.