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Drum roll please…..

Q: Where in Scripture do we see the first beer tap?

A: In Numbers 21:16 ” From there they continued to Beer, that is the well where the LORD said to Moses, “Assemble the people, that I may give them water.”

Ha! Get it? Don’t take everything so literally! It’ll only get you to the correct grammatical-historical understanding of Scripture! Silly people… Now go back to your turkeys, your tryptophan induced comas, and your bad football. Happy Thanksgiving, and happy birthday to my son Caleb, who is two today.

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Continuing the trend of Christian liberty related themes, here’s some trivia for all of you alcohol abstentionists and moderationists.

Q: Where in Scripture do we see the first beer tap?

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The Irish Calvinist gets credit for guessing the latest riddle here at Ikonograph. To jog your memories, the riddle was ‘What are the only man-made objects in heaven?” The answer is “the holes in Christ’s hands and side.” Our beloved Irish Calvinist guessed “the nails” but he basically got it. This riddle is drawn from the fact that the resurrected Christ appears to his disciples in glorified form with His wounds from Calvary intact:

“Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.” (John 20:27)

Since He had these wounds in His eternal, glorified state, we can conclude that those wounds will be an eternal reminder of His great sacrifice as we rub shoulders with Him in heaven!

I want to give a shout to all our brothers who are attending the Shepherd’s Conference at Grace Community Church in California. The conference, put on by John MacArthur’s church is incredible. I have been twice and I describe it as a caffeine fueled sanctification rampage. There is so much to learn, but the teaching is so incredible that you gorge yourself on theology and cutting edge issues in the church. Not to mention the musical worship that is incredible.

Maybe the best thing about the conference for me is seeing that it isn’t just our church that holds such strong convictions about the commandments of the Scriptures. People have come from all over the world and managed to come to the same convictions. It is refreshing to know that we are not alone in the world.

It is also a reminder that sanctification is hard work, and that knowledge and wisdom, both, must be pursued aggressively. We have to go after the best teaching and devour it if we expect to make a significant difference for God. We must always be presenting ourselves to God’s armory, to see that our sword is sharp, and our breastplate and helmet are intact.

Praise God for the ministry of Grace Community church and for the ocean of faithful pastors who attend!

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Our last scalp-scratcher was correctly answered by Francey Padilla of Omaha, Nebraska. Looks like she didn’t need much time to figure out that a poor man sleeps better with and empty stomach than a rich man with a full stomach. Reason being, likely, that the rich man’s money brings him troubles that supersede his purchased, material comfort.

Here’s one you shouldn’t be able to to solve by just searching text (Btw, if you need a good site for searching texts in a wide variety, try Biblegateway.com.):

Q: What are the only “man made” objects in heaven?

Chew on that!

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Q: Is it sin to skip evening church to watch the Super Bowl?

A: Only if you’re the preaching pastor that night!

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