Saturday, January 29, 2011

True Disciples

According to Oscar Thompson in his book "Concentric Circles of Concerns", a true disciple has four characteristics: 1. a personal relationship with the teacher, 2. is under total authority of the teacher, 3. possesses and demonstrates the character of the teacher and 4. must be prepared to suffer for the teacher.

Evangelism

"Evangelism is primarily an act of passionate obedience rather than an intellectual pursuit."

Chinese woman leads dozens to Christ

Baptist Press - Chinese woman leads dozens to Christ with 70¢ tract - News with a Christian Perspective

This is a beautiful story that should challenge all of us.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

This is great reading. I would encourage you to visit the site and subscribe. It will keep you up to date with what is going on in the world with a Biblical perspective in mind.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Evangelism

"Any religion that does not consider itself valuable enough to share with nonbelievers is fated to crumble from within" - A Wise Man

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Evolution vs. Creation

This is a very interesting article on the evolution vs. creation debate.

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=34514

Abba, Father

"Abba, Father! He who can say this, hath uttered better music than cherubim or seraphim can reach. There is heaven in the depth of that word-Father! There is all I can ask; all my necessities can demand; all my wishes can desire. I have all in all to all eternity when I can say, "Father." - Spurgeon

Monday, January 24, 2011

Interesting T-Shirt

Saw a T-Shirt the other day that said, "Calvinism - This Shirt Chose Me".

Sunday, January 23, 2011

His Footprints

This came from my devotions with C.H. Spurgeon this morning, "Remember this, Christian, and let it comfort thee. However difficult and painful thy road, it is marked by the footsteps of thy Saviour; and even when thou reachest the dark valley of the shadow of death, and the deep waters of the swelling Jordan, thou wilt find his footprints there."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Seventeen Promises in the 23rd Psalm

“The Lord is my Shepherd = That's Relationship!
“I shall not want” = That's Supply!
“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures” = That's Rest!
“He leadeth me beside the still waters” = That's Refreshment!
“He restoreth my soul” = That's Healing!
“He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness” = That's Guidance!
“For His name sake” = That's Purpose!
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death” = That's Testing!
“I will fear no evil” = That's Protection!
“For Thou art with me” = That's Faithfulness!
“Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me” = That's Discipline!
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies” = That's Hope!
“Thou annointest my head with oil” = That's Consecration!
“My cup runneth over” = That's Abundance!
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life” = That's Blessing!
“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord” = That's Security!
“Forever” = That's Eternity!

Friday, January 14, 2011

53 million Babies Aborted in America

God's view of the unborn has not changed. The Bible says in Exodus 21:22-23 "If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows. (23) But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life."

Baptist Press - Staggering: U.S. passed 53 million abortion mark in 2010 - News with a Christian Perspective

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Knowledge

In regards to the Scriptures, "Most of us already know far more than we'll ever do."

Truth

"Men can present truth, but only the Spirit can impart truth." - Dr. Charles Kelley (NOBTS)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Welcome to the Emergent Church

You gotta read this.

Bible, baptism...and beer? (OneNewsNow.com)

Ten Times Worse

I just heard a lady say on television that her current situation was like being in hell, but ten times worse because she was still alive.  She obviously does not understand the biblical concept of hell.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Diving Board

"Some preachers treat the Bible like a diving board.  They use it to jump in but they never come back to it." - Dr. Mark Tolbert (NOBTS)

Signs of the Times

Our children (not mine) are watching "Glee" and our president is reversing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".  Go figure.

White House Loses Value

White House loses nearly a quarter of its value - Yahoo! News

Well, that's not good news!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Wall of Al Magog

Studying the book of Ezekiel.  Did you know that the Great Wall of China that was built during the Ming Dynasty in the 5th century BC (also called "the Wall of Al Magog" by the Arabs) was built to keep the Hunnic hoards (Russians) out of China?  Very interesting.