We heard a great update from our team that went to Mauritania to serve that 100% Islamic country by providing medical attention and construction support. They wore their traditional Mauritanian clothing: the men word "boubous" (pronounced "boo-boo’s") and the women wore "malaffas." More info is located here.
Here are a number of other thoughts that hit me on the topic of "Knowing Deceivers."
Divine Moment #712: When I was struggling on how to communicate (or even understand) the phrase "abiding in Christ" found in 1 John 2:28, I found Jesus’ example of John 15:1-8. When we started unpacking that example on Sunday, I could sense an electricity in the room… a lot of "Aha!" moments… the presence of God… awesome!
- Strange Moment #245: When I arrived home yesterday, I started to chill out before lunch with a handful of almonds and The History Channel (there’s some "way cool" stuff on there). What I do find playing? A show on The Antichrist! That was one of my topics today. Coincidence? Hmmmm… 🙂
- Forgetful Moment #924: I had it in my notes, but failed to mention the place where the Apostle Paul referenced the Antichrist. It’s 2 Thessalonians 2:8. More stuff gets edited out of my notes during the message (and added to them) on a weekly basis, intentionally or not.
- Bonus Moment #4: I referred to "anointing" being connected with oil. That’s Psalm 92:10. I referred to "anointing" being connected with a kingly ceremony and priestly ceremony. Those references are 2 Kings 9:3 and Leviticus 21:10.
P.S. If you want to read ahead for week #5 of 10, we are talking about "Knowing God’s Children" from 1 John 3:1-10. (NOTE: Starting Sunday, we are taking a 2-week break from 1 John for a mini-series called "Got Stress") We’ll pick 1 John back up again on Sunday, July 15, and ask how we have some indications if a person is in God’s family or not.