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Activities for internationals this Sunday

Bible Study starts 9:15 a.m.
Worship together at 10:30 a.m. 

If you live on or near Louisiana State University… and you need a ride… please contact us and let us knowWe are not able to pick up people with the church bus right now. So if you plan to come and need a ride… let us know… and we will find someone who can come and pick you up in a car. Very important! Please pay attention to the updated schedule! There was too much time between some of the stops.

    • Highland Road bus stop (the new bus stop near the The Hub sign not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:50 a.m.
    • Gourrier (near El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:55 a.m.
    • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 9:00 a.m.
    • Brightside bus stop (near Brightside View, also outside The Blox) at 9:00 a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Free lunch this Sunday (plus other activities for internationals)

Please join us for free lunch this Sunday May 28 starting at 11:45 a.m. after our morning worship! If you can please bring something to share with the church family. But most of all bring yourself and a friend! We also have our regular Sunday morning activities including Bible study and worship. 

Come for our regular activities this Sunday!

  • Bible study* at 9:15 a.m.
  • Worship together at 10:30 a.m.

We have a Bible study class for beginners in simple English and a class for people who know the Bible well. There are also special classes and activities for children and youth.  

If you live on or near Louisiana State University… and you need a ride… please contact us and let us knowWe are no longer able to pick up people with the church bus. So if you plan to come and need a ride… send us an email… and we will find someone who can come and pick you up in a car. Very important! Please pay attention to the updated schedule! There was too much time between some of the stops.

    • Highland Road bus stop (the new bus stop near the The Hub sign not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:50 a.m.
    • Gourrier (near El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:55 a.m.
    • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 9:00 a.m.
    • Brightside bus stop (near Brightside View, also outside The Blox) at 9:00 a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus or car to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Join us for activities this Sunday

 

  • Bible study* at 9:15 a.m. 
  • Worship together at 10:30 a.m. 

If you live on or near Louisiana State University… and you need a ride… please contact us and let us knowWe are not able to pick up people with the church bus right now. So if you plan to come and need a ride… let us know… and we will find someone who can come and pick you up in a car. Very important! Please pay attention to the updated schedule! There was too much time between some of the stops.

  • Highland Road bus stop (the new bus stop near the The Hub sign not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:50 a.m.
  • Gourrier (near El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:55 a.m.
  • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 9:00 a.m.
  • Brightside bus stop (near Brightside View, also outside The Blox) at 9:00 a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

This is the day the Lord has *acted* – Revisiting Psalms 23 and 118

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[Republished from Mangy Dog 2010-04-16]

The minister with youth has been taking Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and we have had some interesting conversations.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. – Psalm 23:6

The Hebrew verb in question is yirdpu(w)ni(y)* < root r-d-p normally translated “pursue”. Why do we translate this follow rather than:

Surely goodness and mercy shall pursue me all the days of my life.

Does God follow us or pursue us? Is God the sheep who meekly follows along after us the shepherd? Or does God pursue us who are the wayward wandering and often imperiled sheep? Notice how this fits better the theme of the psalm and may represent an inclusio with the opening imagery: (a) shepherd, (b) host, (a’) shepherd/host. (Actually if we understand “shepherd” as a metaphor also for kings and rulers in the ancient world – which is how it was used – that holds together all the apparently different images of the psalm. The king-as-shepherd is a shepherd to his land and his people, guides them, protects them, provides for them.)

The first and traditional translation (of Psalm 23:6) seems weak and passive. The second more active and robust. God is a lover (or shepherd or king-as-shepherd) who pursues us. He is sometimes described as the hound of heaven.

Another is something we sing quite often in Church of the Nations in French and Indonesian as well as in English.

This is the day that the Lord has made. – Psalm 118:24

What does this translation of Hebrew `asa(h) < `-s-(h) emphasize? The existence of this day that God has made. In other words the existence of creation. But most of Psalm 118 emphasizes not creation but the mighty saving acts of God. (Which is not to separate them too much. There is a an often overlooked connection between creation theology and soteriology. But that is a topic for another time.) Try this on for size.

This is the day that the Lord has acted.

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Notes = Study on book of Job

Sometimes people talk about Job and what they have to say is a mixture of truth and silliness. Notes and outline from a study I led a few years ago.

Book of Job – handout outline with notes (PDF)
Book of Job – handout outline with notes (DOCX)

Come enjoy activities for internationals this Sunday!

Come for our regular activities this Sunday!  Note = Church of the Nations will meet in the chapel this Sunday and Rick Wright will speak. This will be a “normal” Church of the Nations worship gathering.

  • Bible study* at 9:15 a.m. 
  • Worship together at 10:30 a.m. 

We have a Bible study class for beginners in simple English and a class for people who know the Bible well. There are also special classes and activities for children and youth.   

If you live on or near Louisiana State University… and you need a ride… please contact us and let us knowWe are not able to pick up people with the church bus right now. So if you plan to come and need a ride… let us know… and we will find someone who can come and pick you up in a car.

  • Highland Road bus stop (the new bus stop near the The Hub sign not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:45 a.m. 
  • Gourrier (near El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:50 a.m.
  • Edward Gay apartments at 8:53 a.m.
  • Nicholson bus stop at 8:55 a.m.
  • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 8:58 a.m.
  • Brightside bus stop (near Brightside View, also outside The Blox) at 9:00 a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Free meal and other activities this Sunday

Come for our regular activities this Sunday!  

  • Bible study* at 9:15 a.m. 
  • Worship together at 10:30 a.m. 

We have a Bible study class for beginners in simple English and a class for people who know the Bible well. There are also special classes and activities for children and youth.   

If you live on or near Louisiana State University… and you need a ride… please contact us and let us knowWe are not able to pick up people with the church bus right now. So if you plan to come and need a ride… let us know… and we will find someone who can come and pick you up in a car.

  • Highland Road bus stop (the new bus stop near the The Hub sign not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:45 a.m. 
  • Gourrier (near El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:50 a.m.
  • Edward Gay apartments at 8:53 a.m.
  • Nicholson bus stop at 8:55 a.m.
  • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 8:58 a.m.
  • Brightside bus stop (near Brightside View, also outside The Blox) at 9:00 a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

International dinner Monday nights at the BCM

The BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) at LSU has a dinner for internationals every Monday night starting at 6:00 p.m. Rick Wright also goes every week to visit and talk with internationals. The BCM is at 3800(?!?) Highland Road (corner of Highland Road and Chimes Street) and next to Christ the King Catholic Church. They have ESL classes after the dinner (starting at 6:30 p.m.)

Rough literal translation of Psalm 27 with notes

psalm-27-hebrew-notes-and-translation (DOCX)

Rough literal translation of Psalm 88 with notes

psalm-88-hebrews-notes-and-translation (DOCX)