Daily Archives: June 2, 2008

“Meeting The Needs Of People” Acts 5:12-16

Sunday, June 1, 2008
Acts 5:12-16
“Meeting The Needs Of People…..”

Opening IL.

As I was perusing through Marshall Shelley’s book “Renewing Your Church Through Visions and Planning, I ran across this illustration. The story is told of a major corporation that launched a new brand of dog food: Through research, they developed the most sophisticated, most nutritious dog food to date and poured millions into marketing it.
But it didn’t sell.
Out of frustration, the corporation gathered in a Chicago hotel. The national sales manager got up and said, “What’s the problem? We have this nutritious product that is cheaper and better marketed than our competitors’ product. Why is nobody buying it?”
There was a long, uncomfortable silence. Then, from the back of the room, a salesman from Iowa drawled, “The dogs don’t like it.”

Hengstenberg on Revelation, Vol. 1

I have created a PBB resource of E.W. Hengstenberg’s The Revelation of St. John Expounded for Those who Search the Scriptures, Vol. 1. You can download it at the link below.

Hengstenberg adopts a postmillennial and historicist interpretation of the book. He views Revelation as predicting important events in the history of the church from its beginning to the consummation. This, of course, puts him outside the majority opinion of today’s evangelical commentators, but his treatment takes seriously the original historical context in which the book was written. Even if you do not agree with his approach, you can learn a lot from his grasp of both Old and New Testament passages, which he weaves into the discussion all throughout the book.


Asking For Prayer….

Hello All!!

I wanted to ask if you all would pray for Bill Jackson who is a part of our church. He has had cancer now for over a year, and they are planning a “Stem Cell” replacement this month. He will be at IU Med Center for about the whole month and then have 4-6 weeks of recovery. His dear wife is our musician and has an excellent heart for her music and her family. Thank you all.