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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bible Verse Sunday #11 & Superbowl Sunday

Today's Bible verse is John 14:6, courtesy of bible.cc:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

The ESV Study Bible has this to say on the verse:

"John 14:6 Jesus as the one way to the Father fulfills the OT symbols and teachings that show the exclusiveness of God’s claim (see note on 3:18), such as the curtain (Ex. 26:33) barring access to God’s presence from all except the Levitical high priest (Leviticus 16), the rejection of human inventions as means to approach God (Lev. 10:2), and the choice of Aaron alone to represent Israel before God in his sanctuary (Num. 17:5). Jesus is the only “way” to God (Acts 4:12), and he alone can provide access to God. Jesus as the truth fulfills the teaching of the OT (John 1:17) and reveals the true God (cf. 1:14, 17; 5:33; 18:37; also 8:40, 45–46; 14:9). Jesus alone is the life who fulfills the OT promises of “life” given by God (11:25–26), having life in himself (1:4; 5:26), and he is thus able to confer eternal life to all those who believe in him (e.g., 3:16). This is another “I am” saying that makes a claim to deity (see note on 6:35)."

In church today, the pastor talked about how Jesus calmed the storm, and how he can calm the storms of life. Even if he doesn't calm every one of your storms, rest assured, as he is always in control. In the High School service, the youth pastor spoke mostly about the Life Book, and how we could hand it out. I guess the theme of today's High School sermon was evangelism. I've handed out a few of them in my day.

After church, after a brief stop home, we went down to my Grandma and Grandpa's apartment to watch the Superbowl. The game was great, and the team I was rooting for won (go Ravens!). But I was disappointed with the half time show. It was even worse then last year's. At least last year had a weirdness level to it that made it half interesting (I mean, come on, it was Greek revival mixed with a pilgrim gospel choir), but this show had no class at all. Seriously, these shows get trashier every year. I wish whoever organizes these events could make them decent to watch with your kids next to you. That would force them to come up with something unique.