When my son was about three years old, I would sing him a song each night as he went to bed. One evening he requested that I sing - - "Hog it."
I asked him again, “Which song?” and he repeated; “HOG IT.” Tell me a bit more please. "You know mama, the song we sing at church “When we Hog it to heaven."
Yes, I did sing his favorite song that night and I also wrote about this in his baby book.
As a child I remember hearing the song “There’s an all seeing eye watching you.” In my imagination I envisioned a BIG EYE watching me with no face or body and it scared the living daylights out of me.
Children aren’t the only ones who misunderstand when something is said, and often some of the Christian songs we sing seem strange to those who are new to the faith.
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I am actually very happy for the modern Bible translations where a non-believer can read about Jesus in everyday language.
My New King James Translation has all the words “thee and thou” and other out of date words changed to help with understanding, and is perhaps my favorite Bible.
What ever Bible is your favorite, it is always good to check with the Message Bible or other versions found at Bible Gateway It is there you will discover several translations so that you can compare scripture for enlightenment.
Thinking back to a class we took on how to prepare a sermon, the simple outline is this:
1. Tell them what you are going to tell them.
2. Tell them!
3. Tell them what you told them!
Keeping it simple, one thing I always want to remember is that when we HOG IT - - To Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.
This post is linked to Deidra’s Sunday Jump Tandem