The original plan was to get up early Saturday morning and get to the Prince George’s Plaza Metro station (on the Green Line) around 9:00 a.m. The rally for the Women’s March on Washington was supposed to start at 10:00 between 3rd and 4th streets on Independence Avenue, and the march was to begin at 1:15 and wind itself down the length of the Mall and then north to the White House. In the end, I didn’t get to the station until about 11.30, but I hoped that I’d get to the rally area in time to hear a few of the speeches or songs, and then join in for the march.
This week’s topic is “Witness and Service: The Fruit of Revival”
We are all very familiar with the faith versus works debate. We could go back and forth forever on this topic, getting progressively more frustrated, aggressive and cemented into our own bunkers of “rightness” and still get nowhere.
Let’s be outrageous and assume that both things are important and move on.
(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)
La lección de esta semana se centra en la autoridad de Pablo y el Evangelio, y la sección del domingo habla sobre la cuestión de la naturaleza de la inspiración. He adaptado parte de una conferencia sobre este tema que di para una clase sobre Elena de White hace unos años; aunque los ejemplos son de la vida de esta autora, los principios son los mismos para cualquier persona inspirada por Dios.
Hay dos ideas diferentes sobre la naturaleza de la inspiración:
This week’s lesson concentrates on Paul’s authority and the Gospel, and Sunday’s section speaks particularly on the issue of the nature of inspiration. I’ve adapted part of a lecture on this topic I gave for a class on Ellen White a few years ago; although the examples are from her life the principles remain the same for anyone inspired by God.
There are two different thoughts about the nature of inspiration:
As a child, Sabbath seemed to be a day of “don’ts”, the focus almost entirely on what we were not allowed to do for that 24-hour period – no TV, no shopping, no swimming, reading was allowed but only “Sabbath” books. In fact, it often seemed that if something was fun it was automatically disqualified as a Sabbath activity.