>Merry Christmas!

>For those of you who celebrate the birth of the Son of God, Merry Christmas! For those of you who don’t, please go about your business and have a great day!

I have had a few Bible study ideas that have been rattling around in my head, but I’ve been unable to pursue them since my Bible study software has been on the fritz. While I was in Missouri for my annual deer hunt, “something happened” to my computer, resulting in a soft-restore (reinstalling the OS, etc, and keeping the files) as opposed to a complete wipe of the hard drive. Ever since, there are several programs that didn’t work, one of them being my Logos Bible Software.

Yesterday I took the time to backup my necessary files (music, photos, etc) to my external hard drive. Then I did a complete wipe of my hard drive and reset it to the “factory” settings. This meant that I had to go through and weed out all the garbage software (TRY AOL FREE!) that HP originally included. After that I began the five hour long process of reinstalling all my necessary programs (Windows Update, Office, Firefox, Chrome, Norton, Logos, Nero, iTunes, etc). The most difficult part of the install was sorting through the garbage that iTunes picked up on the reinstall. The most tedious part was waiting for Logos to quit “indexing” so I can use my computer again. Last time I installed Logos 4 it took a day or so before it was done with this “indexing” thing.

One of the ideas I was thinking about is this whole Christmas idea that “Hark, the Herald Angels Sang.” Did they? I know that the Bible doesn’t say they sang at the birth of Christ. It clearly says “said” in the English versions I have. I haven’t studied the Greek though. Luke 2:10 says “the angel said…” Luke 2:13 says “…heavenly host praising God and saying…”. But my question is this: Do they ever sing according to the Bible? And if so, when? I know Job 38:7 says “the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy” (at the creation of the universe), but that’s not definitive. Anyway, before you pepper me with mockery (“of course they sang! It says so in Hezekiah 5:4, bonehead!”), remember, I’m saying I haven’t studied it yet.

Anyway. One of my resolutions for the new year is to make no resolu….. Nuts. Oh well. 😉

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About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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