The Lindsay Lohan Message
Demas and Dorcas
Lindsay Lohan in 3 points
mediocore actress who made a lot of money doing some popular movies (became teen movie queen)
media attention for getting DUIs and not showing up for court
took part in some of the benefit publicity for Haiti
32As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. 33There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years. 34"Aeneas," Peter said to him, "Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat." Immediately Aeneas got up. 35All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.
36In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor. 37About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. 38Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, "Please come at once!"
Peter went to build up believers and build the church
He wanted to display the power of Jesus Christ and was looking for a chance to show the people that Jesus was the Christ
Lydda was a seaport town and it was the port for Judea
39Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
40Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up." She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. 41He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called the believers and the widows and presented her to them alive. 42This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.
Lydda was renown for being someone who cared for the poor and the widows
“All” the widows were gathered and displayed to Peter how much Dorcas had cared for them
Why did God choose to resurrect Dorcas?
23Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. 24And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers. (Philemon)
9Do your best to come to me quickly, 10for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. (2 Timothy)
He was a (probably educated and talented) companion of Paul
He loved the miracles, the community of believers and being part of exciting adventures but maybe a little too much
What does it mean that he “loved the world”?
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 1)
Can we offer blemished sacrifices to God?
What does it means to live holy and pleasing to God?