Building Contentedness Every Day

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

These words came from King David in the Psalms, it speaks of the thankfulness he has toward God, because He is the source of all things (Psalms 118:24). And whether, this thankfulness is arising from the circumstances at the time that he found himself in, or in the greater goodness and grace that God bestows on us continually. David shows how there are a great many things we can be thankful for. It is this thankfulness that arises from answered prayers and knowledge of the saving hand of God.

Through the notion that God is the source of all things, he proclaims that we should rejoice. The context speaks of a cornerstone that was rejected and the builder tossed aside. While this could apply to his own situation, that it seemed to him that he was the stone that was ignored and set for destruction, God saw him and lifted him out of his sin. Read more of this post

Westboro Church Pickets Mars Hill Church

Announced on the Westboro Baptist Church website, Mark Driscoll’s Federal Way Mars Hill church will be picketed this Sunday (June 19, 2011).

According to their site, the church “will speak the truth to you in love – as God defines “love” ” which means probably hate and shouting–because everyday in heaven is opposite day.

The sin of the Mars Hill church is the idea that: “God loves everyone and Jesus died for the sins of all of mankind”. Yet, even a quick reading of the Bible–the most quoted bible verse in history: John 3:16 would be abundantly clear where it says that, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in His shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

There are semantics on the definition of “world” but that is irrelevant in this context. I don’t know what is possessing these people at WBC, they are largely a family of Harvard-trained lawyers–how does that lead you so far away from ignoring some simple facts as above? What do they teach at Harvard?

Anyway, Mars Hill Church is promising free donuts and free coffee, as well as smiles and chuckles–I’m not sure if they are directed at the picketers or with the picketers. If you’re part of the picketing group, be sure to pick up a copy of Doctrine by Mark Driscoll for free!

Will you be attending the church this Sunday? Is it even more reason to attend this Sunday?