Morning Rundown: Coffee in Church? Debate Percolating Hotter Than Ever

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Coffee in Church? Debate Percolating Hotter Than Ever

To sip or not to sip? That is the question.

According to pastor and theologian John Piper, his idea of allowing coffee in a church sanctuary was the question that set the world of X (formerly known as Twitter) ablaze in dissenting opinions.

“Can we reassess whether Sunday coffee-sipping in the sanctuary fits?” Piper posted while following it up with a Bible verse from Hebrews 12:28 which reads:

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Prayer to Jesus Discovered on Ancient Stone in Judean Desert

Archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem recently made a remarkable discovery in Israel’s Judean desert. Unearthed at a remote site dating back to the early sixth century, this Byzantine Greek inscription carries immense historical and religious significance.

Situated in an area accessible only by donkeys due to its lack of roads, the inscription adorns a building stone from an ancient monastery. Marked with a cross, it comprises a phrase paraphrasing the first two verses of Psalm 86: “Jesus Christ, guard me, for I am poor and needy.” This remarkable find is unique in its grandeur and serves as a testament to the enduring power of faith.

An inscription dated to the Byzantine era at discovered Hyrcania in the Judean Desert. It adapts Psalm 86:1–2 addressing it to Jesus; saying “Jesus Christ, guard me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am faithful to you”.

— Dr. Haim Cohen دكتور حاييم كوهين (@Haim44) October 3, 2023

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How the Holy Spirit Is Leading People on the Road to the Miraculous

One of the biggest ways God moves is through miracles, signs and wonders. It’s through these signs that we see the hand of God moving to do things that we never could have expected to happen without Him. It’s through this miraculous power that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead and by which the Holy Spirit was poured out on God’s people in the Day of Pentecost.

Recently my good friend and prophetic leader Ken Fish shared with me his own profound experiences of seeing the Holy Spirit direct his steps and work in the miraculous realm.

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