This Week at John McMillan Presbyterian Church

The movie The Princess Bride is perhaps the most watched move ever, or so I hear. I know I have seen it many, many times and still laugh out loud. There is one particular character who stands out. His name is Vizzini. He is the corrupt villain who at one point tries to kill “the man in black” who is the Dread Pirate Robert. The Dread Pirate Robert is climbing up a cliff on a rope. Vizzini cuts the rope to kill the Dread Pirate Robert, but he now clings to a rock. Vizzini shouts: “He didn’t fall?! Inconceivable!” Inconceivable is a word that Vizzini uses constantly and inappropriately. Inigo Montoya, Vizzini’s cohort remarks to Vizzini’s exclamation this way: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” I love that brief exchange. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” On a recent trip to South East Asia, I discovered that there are many Christians in the world who “Keep using the Word, but I don’t think it means what they think it means.” It occurred to me that maybe we in the United States have a similar problem. We cite the Bible for a variety of propositions, yet we don’t always put those citations into the context in which they appear. When we do that, it might not mean what we think it means. What is to be done? Come and hear about it when Pastor Jeff preaches “What does it mean?” based on Acts 8: 26-39. Come and hear about it at 8:30 an 11 at John McMillan Presbyterian Church. We will look forward to seeing you!

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