A Biblical Worldview “Out of Focus” … A Case Study:
Sherm Douglas was raised in Oklahoma and educated in Texas. In terms of the Bible belt, his notch in life was near the buckle. His dad was a well-to-do hardware store owner in a suburb of Tulsa. His mom had no need to work but was quite involved in volunteer groups around town.
What do you think about the gifts God has given us? Have you opened your package yet? Do you even think that God has given you a gift? Where do you fit in the family of God? The truth is, not only are we who we are in the family of God because of the work of Christ, but we have what we have because of his work in and through us as well.
Let’s You And I Agree…
Maybe you didn’t know this, but I’ve attended lots of church services. Quite possibly, I’ve even joined in with your church fellowship a time or two. It recently dawned on me at a workshop I was part of, however, that though I’ve attended many church meetings, been a member of many churches, been a leader in many churches, and been affiliated and connected to many churches, I had glossed over maybe the most basic question about church: “What is it?”
“Good ol’ boy!” Are you familiar with this phrase?”
It can be used in a sentence like this: “Ah, that Joe, he’ll hog all the coffee at the Gathering breakfasts….but he’s a good ol’ boy.”
Good ol’ boys do us favors. When we’re rushing into AM/PM they open the door for us, sometimes getting a quick “thanks” in return. And if we’re standing in line at Starbucks frustrated by something rattling around in our heads, a good ol’ boy might even jerk his chin and say, “Hey, man, how’s it going?”