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Circumcision of the Heart -Pilippians 3

I find myself back in a dBrag again. We are reading through Philippians and today, it’s chapter 3.

Interesting comments from Paul about the Judaizers. They often called Gentiles “dogs”. Paul throws this name right back at them. His comments about circumcision are due to the fact that the religious Jews felt that you had to be physically circumcised in order to follow God. It was a source of pride. One of Paul’s frequent messages was that God prefers circumcised hearts more than flesh. Paul went as far as to say it was unnecessary and here calls them flesh mutilators because their fleshly circumcision is meaningless as far as God is concerned.

I read somewhere that Paul used clever language here. He took their favorite word “peritome” (circumcision) and changed it to “katatome” (mutilation). I can’t wait to meet Paul some day. I like his style!

How many things do we do “in the name of God” that, because of the condition of our heart, are meaningless? God knows our heart, our motives.

peace,
e

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Goin’ to Indiana – The Witnesses Musical

…isn’t that a song?

The Witnesses Musical - Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - October 13-14, 2007

Hey, I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m leaving for Indianapolis bright and early tomorrow to do two shows of “The Witnesses”. Please pray for us for safe travels and that God’s Word would go forth exactly as He intends – so that many lives can be changed as a result.

Don’t forget – “The Witnesses” is coming to Tampa Performing Arts Center in October. Click here for more information.

For more info about the show, please visit the show’s website.

Hope to see you there!

peace,
e

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