Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:1-27
Quotes: “In ancient Israel an ox was used in threshing; the animal trampled the corn, thus shaking the grain loose from the husks. The mixture was tossed up in the breeze so that the wind blew the chaff away, while the heavier grain fell straight down. The Law provided that while the ox trod the grain he was not to be muzzled (Deut. 25:4), which meant that he could eat some of it.” –Leon Morris
“My kingdom is not of this world.” (Jesus in John 18:36)
My life is one of contradictions. I’m a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.