Archive for April, 2009

Thanks to the folks over at I’ll Be Honest for posting this.

New Blog Name

Posted: April 29, 2009 in General Discussion, Poll
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Well, what do you think?

Here is a link to the video of John Piper’s sermon from last week’s Gospel Coalition Conference. If you don’t like to watch video’s I’ll also post the manuscript.

 

Feed the Flame!

Feed it, Timothy. Feed it. Feed this flame! Because if you don’t, it will go out. Don’t quench this spirit, Timothy. It is a gift from God. Fan it till it is white-hot. Feed it till it is all ablaze. Everything else in this passage serves to explain and empower that feeding, that gift, that courage, that speaking and suffering for that gospel. Timothy, keep feeding the white-hot flame of God’s gift—of unashamed courage to speak openly of Christ and to suffer for the gospel.

Here’s where we’re going with this main point. First, we will see where it comes from in the text. Second, we will see that it’s the burden of the whole book, not just this paragraph. Third, we will see how Paul intends for this feeding the flame of God’s gift to happen. And fourth, we will do it, that is, I will take Paul’s fuel and, by the Spirit, try to feed the flame of God’s gift in your life.  Read the whole manuscript here.

*note* Most of you asll know how much I respect Pastor John Piper. This sermon ranks in my top 5.

My scripture reading this morning. Once again I am put back in my place……….

From my ESV Study notes-“God provides a comforting promise of hope for the brokenhearted people of God. God is incomparably powerful over all things and promises strength for endurance to all that will wait on him”

Isa 40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. Isa 40:11 He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Isa 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Isa 40:13 Who has measured the Spirit of the LORD, or what man shows him his counsel? Isa 40:14 Whom did he consult, and who made him understand? Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding? Isa 40:15 Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust. Isa 40:16 Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering. Isa 40:17 All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness. Isa 40:18 To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him? Isa 40:19 An idol! A craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts for it silver chains. Isa 40:20 He who is too impoverished for an offering chooses wood that will not rot; he seeks out a skillful craftsman to set up an idol that will not move. Isa 40:21 Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? Isa 40:22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; Isa 40:23 who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness. Isa 40:24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows on them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble. Isa 40:25 To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One. Isa 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing. Isa 40:27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God”? Isa 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. Isa 40:29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Isa 40:30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; Isa 40:31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

I sometimes wonder if this whole life is a dream. And it’s stories like these that keep that thought coming back

 

Praise Time At New Spring

“Hannah Montana” Gives Thumbs -Up To Gay Marriage     

Woman Sees Jesus In Cheese Toast

The Buddist Episcopalian

Here’s another example of  where we are heading as a society…………………….

A Top 10 List

Posted: April 20, 2009 in General Discussion, Music
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As most of you know, I work a 12 hr shift. My job can be and usually is very monotonous. That gives my mind plenty time to wander. Sometimes this is a bad thing, most of time it’s good. Sunday as I was reflecting on missing another oppurtunity to worship with my church family, and I began to sing some hymns in my head. This lead to a thought, that turned into a debate with myself on which hymns I liked and the ones I didn’t. I came up with a top 10 list of each and thought I’d share them on my blog. Remember this is my list, but feel free to share yours.

TOP 10 Hymns(Favorites)                                         

10)My Song Is Love Unknown                        

9)A Mighty Fortress Is Our God                      

8)How Deep the Father’s Love For Us               

7)He Hideth My Soul                                            

6)Nothing But The Blood                                     

5)All Hail The Power of Jesus Name                 

4)It is Well With My Soul                                     

3)How Sweet and Awful Is This Place                

2)There Is A Fountain                                               

1)Come Thou Fount (Of Every Blessing)             

  Top 10 Least Favorite

10)Standing On The Promises

9)He Keeps Me Singing

8)Since Jesus Came Into My Heart

7)When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder

6)Shine, Jesus, Shine

5)What A Friend We Have In Jesus

4)Wherever He Leads I’ll Go

3)Just As Iam

2)Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart

 1)I Have Decided To Follow Jesus