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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Things Held In Common With Russell Moore

Last night my brother and I drove up to Carson-Newman to hear Dr. Russell Moore preach. I have only listened to a couple of his messages on the internet (I still have dial-up 'cause nobody wants to sell me high-speed, so it takes a while to download audio), but I really enjoyed what I heard.
Once again, last night, Russell Moore was faithful, unapologetic, and more importantly, faithful to the text. He reminded us that creeds are everywhere, and especially in the Christian faith.
His text was taken from Matthew 16:13-18. Peter's confession is the foundational creed for the Church. We believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah, the Savior of the world, and the Son of God. Upon this confession Christ has promised to build His Church. And as we, the Church, remain on this foundation the gates of hell will not prevail against us.
After the message, Steve and I went down front to talk with Dr. Moore. It was here that I learned of at least ten different characteristics, beliefs, and qualities that we hold in common.

1. We both shake with the right hand.
2. We both have names.
3. We are both from the south.
4. We are both good looking fellers.
5. We have both met my brother.
6. We both drove to the meeting.
7. We are both Southern Baptists.
8. We wear shoes.
9. The ESV seems to be our preferred translation.
10. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.

6 comments:

Steve Weaver said...

Good word! I never noticed how similar you and Dr. Moore are. This has really thrown me for a loop. I'm going to have to take some time and think about this.

D.J. Cimino said...

wow. can you sign my Bible Jeremy?

Jeremy Weaver said...

Only if it's the ESV, D. J.

Nathan said...

Are you as big a fan of country/western music as Dr. Moore is? 'Cause if you are, you just moved up on my Good Person list...

Jeremy Weaver said...

I like Charlie Daniels, Nathan. Does that count?

Nathan said...

Most definitely. The Devil Went Down to Georgia and The Legend of Wooley Swamp are two of my favorite C/W songs.