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Today I drank an instant coffee

by on March 21, 2010

The street we door-knocked this afternoon had an unusually high number of people offering us to come in for a drink. It may have been the heat, or maybe that’s just how they roll. We thought it would have been rude to reject the kind invitations. So we enjoyed the hospitality in four local Merrylands’ homes.

I don’t normally drink instant coffee. I’m not a coffee snob, but you’re a jerk if you reject an instant coffee when door knocking. Maybe you’re a jerk at any time if you reject instant-coffee-hospitality! So I drank the coffee.

While drinking, I explained Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee & the Tax Collector from Luke 18. She seemed to understand that God doesn’t accept the religious, but those who throw themselves on God for mercy. Yet, when pressed on what gave her confidence before God, she insisted that it was because she was good, moral and obedient. Pray she’d understand the Jesus-bit.

Here are 3 observations on this street:

  1. There are many religious people in Merrylands willing to talk about Jesus
  2. Their confidence before God is in their religiosity and not the work of Jesus
  3. Colin Buchanan’s DVD is pretty much like smuggling Bibles into North Korea

Merrylands already have their MP3s online. Check out this morning’s sermons.

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6 Comments
  1. Ben permalink

    Good on you, mate. I wish I still had a blog so I could link to this one.

    Regarding instant coffee, I just consider it a completely different drink from coffe, and that seems to do the trick, you know, mentally.

    God will show you how much you must suffer for his name.

  2. Hey ben. thanks for comment. I was just thinking about your blog the other day… I miss it!!

    Good tip on mentally dealing with drinkjing instant coffee…

    Will have to catch you soon for an instant coffee!!

  3. Encouraging to hear that people were so hospitable!

    Praying for the lady.

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