[House Church Talk] negativity and the undecided

Janet Murphy dreamgirl at indy.rr.com
Sun Jan 18 16:04:55 EST 2004

I'm seeing the wisdom of your statement, David, the older I get.  Yeah, we
can be really nauseating pushing our beliefs on others.  Also, we speak way
too much "Christian-ese".  Can't quite picture our Jesus using the same
trite phrases over and over like we do.....especially....have you  ACCEPTED
Jesus and do you have a PERSONAL relationship with him?  Oh, there's nothing
wrong with it.....it's just the further I get away from the system (any kind
of system) the more I find that I just want to speak in a way that's
consistent with my personality, like...."Do you know Him man, or what?"

Just be yourself.....use the verbage that is consistent with the way you
normally speak, right?  There should be absolutely no affectation.

Hey, anybody else routing with us Hoosiers today?  Colts aren't doing too
well now.  I hope they win so I don't have a depressed husband to deal with

Enjoy your Sunday!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Anderson" <david at housechurch.org>
To: "House Church Talk" <house church talk at housechurch.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 12:37 PM
Subject: [house church talk] negativity and the undecided

>      Hi all,
> I see that Presidential hopefuls Howard Dean and Richard Gephardt are now
> (Saturday) ceasing with negative ads in the Iowa Caucus. Such ads are
> said to "turn off the undecided."
> I see a possible parallel with us who have some beliefs that others find
> so offensive. Yes, we do need to be bold and confrontational, we just
> don't have to knock our opponents down at every possible occasion.
> God, enable us to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Why? For
> the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt
> to teach, patient. 2 Tim. 2:24.
>      David Anderson
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