We have devoted six messages to unfolding the first two pages of this booklet—page one: the Mission of our church; page two: the Spiritual Dynamic that drives our Mission.
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Today we will focus on Fresh Initiative #1, "The Value of Relationships." Then we will take one a week for the next four weeks before we take a Christmas and a Prayer Week detour. A Passion for the Supremacy of God What we have been focusing on up to this point—the MISSION and the Spiritual Dynamic that drives it—is not new. We exist "to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples." We make this our mission because it is God's mission.
You can't miss this if you have been reading the prophet Ezekiel in these weeks and hear the Lord himself say 63 times that he does what he does that they might "know that I am the Lord." This is God's uppermost aim: to be known and revered and loved and enjoyed as the supreme value in the universe.
One that I found particularly bothersome was his opinion that women's romance novels where equivalent to pornography. While some of these novels can get pretty steamy, I don't think they are on a par with pornography which in and of itself exploits women.
He is correct that romance novels can create unreal ideas about romance and male-female relationships, but pornography is a whole different issue.