Replay: "The Holiness of God" and "God and Dating"

This past Friday, we had a special Element-wide Bible study where we watched some messages from RC Sproul on The Holiness of God.  Through studying Isaiah 6, we were able to get a glimpse of what Isaiah saw:

Isaiah 6:1-3 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."

We were reminded of what the most important characteristic of God is-- his holiness, and how we need to see ourselves properly in light of God's holy standards.  Instead of expecting God's forgiveness, we marveled again that God would continue to give us undeserved mercy.

On Sunday, we had a special talk on God and Dating. We learned that the true purpose of dating is for marriage, and about the importance of pursuing purity and growing in our faith and character in the meantime.

Here's an excerpt form a Q&A article we read from Boundless, a Christian webzine:

…I’m 24 years old, currently in my third year of medical school. I’ve been a Christian for most of my life, but really started to walk with God the last few years. I have a decent network of Christian friends, though I’m not currently attached to a church or bible study, due to the fact that I travel a lot for my clinical rotations. I try to go to church when I can, but I haven’t been able to plug into one church since I am on the road so much.

Anyway, during my first year of medical school I met and started dating a wonderful guy and we’re starting to think about serious commitment (i.e. engagement). He is very sweet, kind, smart, funny, all those great things … and he’s a medical student like me. In short, we’re basically perfect for each other. The problem is, …

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See you next week!