I've never, EVER watched Melrose Place. From the little I've heard of it, I picture it to be a half hour of drama, confusion, and careless living.
My husband is preaching a series of sermons on the book of Galatians. Galatians is actually a letter--written by the Apostle Paul to new Christians living in Galatia almost 2000 years ago. Those rather naive Christians had become confused and careless. The letter contains passionate and heated language as the apostle tried to convince them to return from the brink of spiritual disaster to spiritual sanity.
This morning, he will be concentrating on chapter 4 of Galatians. It is particularly appropriate for Christians today who in their naivety have become confused and careless; whose lives have become complicated and dramatic due to confused and careless decisions! With impassioned concern Paul urged them (and us) to: Receive the Father's Affection, Reject "Old-Time" Religion (i.e. the one that says, "Be good enough to please God"), and Return to Your First Love.
After the drama, confusion and carelessness all around us, doesn't a simple, peaceful and carefree life sound inviting? I want to hear--REALLY hear--the Word of God to me this morning. I want to receive, reject, and return to simplicity, peace and sanity at all levels.