Here are my notes from last night’s message on week 1 of our Translucent Series at 33 Live:

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I’ve gotten quite a number of responses about the message – from young and old alike – on the idea of God not manipulating or controlling the choices and outcomes of a person’s decisions as real love. Heavy stuff, but needed in an age where we acuse God of that which He’s innocent of, and withhold credit for that which He’s due. ch:


Nathan R. · 6 Oct ’11 at 4:03 pm

Loving the shine on that dome. Can I rub it for 3 wishes? 😉

    Christopher Hopper · 6 Oct ’11 at 10:36 pm

    Yes, but only once. 😉

    Christopher Hopper · 6 Oct ’11 at 10:36 pm

    And you can’t wish for more wishes.

      Nathan R. · 7 Oct ’11 at 10:51 am

      Darn…you’re on to me 😉

      Joking aside, thanks for putting your heart on your sleeve and not being afraid of sharing your life to the world.

        Christopher Hopper · 7 Oct ’11 at 1:12 pm

        I so appreciate that, Nathan. You’re welcome. Thanks for reading, as always.

Beth · 6 Oct ’11 at 9:10 pm

My cluster girls said this was your best sermon. Very powerful for a first timer & hit them hard too. 🙂 just wanted to share that with you

    Christopher Hopper · 6 Oct ’11 at 10:37 pm

    Awe, man! That’s means a great deal to me. Honored. Please thank them for the kind words; I labored a lot with this one to make it right.

wayne thomas batson · 6 Oct ’11 at 9:35 pm

Hey, CH, didn’t CS Lewis have something to say on this topic? I forgot which book: Mere Christianity, maybe?

    Christopher Hopper · 6 Oct ’11 at 10:40 pm

    Yeah, I think it was Mere Christianity. I believe Until We Have Faces contains some of that thought process, too.

    Either way he was far more eloquent with it than I ever could be. Dah!

    Males me want to go pick up some Lewis now.

Glade · 7 Oct ’11 at 8:47 am

That was awesomeness, Sir Hopper! Sheer awesomeness!!

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