We head into the second week of the Ethereal 81, a match-up (or smash-up) of one verse each from the Old Testament, one of the four Gospels, and one from the rest of the New Testament. As of today, that last category has no winners as of yet. Let’s see if that first line of the great Christocentric hymn of Colossians can crack into the round-of-27:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firsborn of all creation.
The call of Samuel, and one of my favorite lines in the Bible:
The Lord came and stood there, calling out as before: Samuel, Samuel! Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
Are we ready to tell the Lord to speak. And more importantly, are we poised to listen?
These fine Scripture passages match up against the number one Bible quote of sports fans:
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
Take till Sunday night to mark your preference and enter it.