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September 23, 2006



I like your thoughts, JR...it reminds me of RVL's insight into the biblical/eastern concept of numbers as qualitative more than quantitative. It's our first nature as people of the west to look at numbers and leave it at that. Yet, as you expressed, numbers aren't only meant to be counted.
"Seat number one" may be filled with a soul rejoicing in recently found freedom from bondage, "seat number two" may hold a soul drowning in despair. Maybe fellowship between these two people is more successful than an auditorium full of souls that simply enter, absorb, and go on their way...


Amen, Amen, Amen


JR, Oh to hear from my Savior, "Well done my good and faithful servant." It is always good to let the Bible interpret itself; the only way I can reconcile "and the Lord added to their number daily", Paul's urgency to spread the Gospel to as many as he could, and others with the story of the Ethiopiam Eunuch, Paul's mentioning so many individuals by name (that we will never know this side of heaven), and the Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed (and yeast) ... is to realize that it is about spiritual multiplication starting with one (me) reaching one.

Great Post, Regards, Doug

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