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2005 - April - Scott’s Ramblings
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Scott’s Ramblings

Scott Severance's Blog

Firmness and Fellowship

Filed under: Ministry, Bible Studies — Scott Severance at 3:31 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2005

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The church in Philippi was perhaps one of Paul’s favorites. Philippi was the first European city of any consequence that Paul visited, and the church that he founded there was strong. It was a generous church, and one that was mostly free from problems.

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How to Live Expecting the Second Coming

Filed under: Ministry, Bible Studies — Scott Severance at 3:03 pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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A couple of days ago a friend was telling me about a revival that is taking place on his college campus. The thing that the student leaders focus on is being ready for the Second Coming. So they focus on a set of sins to avoid. But is that where our focus should be? How should we live while we’re waiting for Jesus to return?

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Is It OK for Christians to Wear Jewelry?

Filed under: Ministry, Bible Studies — Scott Severance at 12:44 am on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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Several people have asked me recently about my take on Christians and jewelry. I wrote a paper for the class New Testament I at SWAU entitled “Gold, Pearls, and Adventists: What Does the Bible Say About Jewelry?” in November of 2003 that examines several aspects of this issue. Perhaps you will find it useful.

I’m Finally Entering the Blogosphere!

Filed under: Blogging — Scott Severance at 11:31 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2005

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I’m finally entering the blogosphere. I’ve thought about it off and on, and I’ve even checked out blogger.com, but I’ve never wanted to commit myself to writing content. Two things have pushed me over the edge this time:

  • First, one of my friends told me about his blog and how he was using it to record things he didn’t want to forget. He’s also giving some of his ideas for campus ministries at Southwestern Adventist University. I thought about the different ideas and thoughts I’ve had in the course of serving as the pastor of the Linden and Marshall (Texas) Seventh-day Adventist churches. I also considered the fact that I sometimes have thoughts to express about current events, politics, computing, etc. So starting a blog seemed like a good idea.
  • Then, I discovered audioblogger.com. This allows bloggers to record posts from the phone. Now, what could be easier?

And so, with this post I am entering the blogosphere. I hope that at least one person besides me finds my blog to be worth reading!

 

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