Calvinist thought is built around the idea of the chosen -- that God chooses some to do his work in the world. The Talmud offers a similar idea in the notion that the world is sustained by the righteous in the same way that Sodom and Gomorrah could have been saved if ten righteous people had been found there. The idea is similar to the Jewish story of the Pillars of the Universe, and we looked at a beautiful poem by Mikael Horowitz titled "Thirty Six Sentences on the Lamed-Vovniks" https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5791033/Lamed-Vovniks.pdf
This week, we watch Paul at the Areopagus and hear from Jesus' Farewell Discourse. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Chosen by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.