Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hey! Yeah, You, You One-Percenters!

1 Tim 6:17-19

1) Instructions specifically for those who have money. Don't trust money, but God:
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God....
2) Surprise! God wants us to enjoy life:
[Focus on] God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy.
3) Sharing your wealth is the way to an even richer, better life to come; make it part of your retirement plan:
Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good reserve; for the age to come, so that they may take hold of life that is real.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ooh, ooh, Look at me!

The 140Bible Project ( has as its goal to tweet a chapter of the Bible per day for 1189 days. It's tough to squeeze the essence of a Bible chapter down into 140 characters, but I think we've done amazingly well over the past 2 and a half years.

Most recently we've gotten into 1 Corinthians, and I'm stunned by what I see in chapter four after tweeting the first three chapters. Here it is, for your examination:
1Co1-Paul, Sosthenes, to Corinth christians. Don't split; be one. Follow Jesus, not men. God chooses foolish, weak, to shame wise, strong.
1Co2-Paul's words weren't persuasive, but God confirmed them. Now God's Spirit reveals a Wisdom to the mature, who have the mind of Christ.
1Co3-Self-ID'ing w/ church leaders (mere servants, each doing their job, 1 in purpose, not function) rather than Christ is immature/worldly.
1Co4-Think of us leaders as just servants of Christ. So don't favor any human leaders. Except me; I have power they don't.
I've tweaked chapter four's tweet a bit to make it more palatable to the masses, to say:
1Co4-Think of us leaders as just servants of Christ. So don't favor any human leaders. Still, imitate me, not them; I have power they don't.
I don't really think that's what Paul intended to say, but it seems to be what he's saying.

What about you? If you were condensing these four chapters down into 140 characters (including the chapter reference), how would you phrase it?

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