Saturday, September 29, 2012

Nothing But Jesus

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:1-8 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.  (2)  For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.  (3)  And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,  (4)  and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,  (5)  that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.  (6)  Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.  (7)  But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.  (8)  None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Again, Paul didn't come with this great ability to make moving speeches. His ministry was simply to teach the Word of God simply. That's all any preachers call is.That's comforting to me. My effectiveness isn't based on how articulate I am or how I have a deep, commanding speaking voice or how much education I have.

The Bible says in Zechariah 4:6 "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord." Also in Hebrews. 4:12  says, "For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."

That being said, the Word is alive and active. All that a pastor or teacher should have to do is give it to you!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Why Not?

Someone once asked C.S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous suffer?" "Why not?" he replied, "They are the only ones who can take it."

The Bride of Christ is a Hot Mess

This is a a very convicting article about the state of the church in America today. Read it and let me hear your thoughts.

he bride of Christ is a hot mess | The Resurgence

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Religious Humor

A Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at the town's annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter. "This baked ham is really delicious," the priest teased the rabbi. "You really ought to try it. I know it's against your religion, but I can't understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden! You don't know what you're missing. You just haven't lived until you've tried Mrs. Hall's prized Virginia Baked Ham. Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going to break down and try it?" The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said, "At your wedding."

Friday, September 21, 2012

Voting for Ourselves

This guy must have been a prophet or just smart enough to see the end result of people voting in their own self-interest. Some would call it individual irresponsibility.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years." - 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville

Monday, September 17, 2012

Almost There?

The Bible states that either God is your father or Satan is your father. Either you are in a relationship with Christ, or you're not; either you are born again, or you're not. You are either God's child, or you are God's enemy; you are either storing up wrath, or you are storing up mercy; you are either heaven-bound, or you are hell-bound. No one is in the middle. No one is "almost there."

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Living Sacrifices

Just added "Living Sacrifices" from Romans 12:1 to the Sermon Player. Be blessed! Dwayne

Monday, September 10, 2012

Compassion vs. Dependency

Although the big word on the left is "compassion," the big agenda on the left is "dependency." The more people who are dependent on government handouts, the more votes the left can depend on for an ever-expanding welfare state.

Here is an interesting article on the giving habits of the those on the left.

Conservatives Donate More Than Liberals

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Democrats Boo God and Jerusalem

He says of denying Him in Matthew 10:32-33 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

He says of Jerusalem in Zechariah 2:8  For thus saith the LORD of hosts...he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Study: Most churchgoers don't read Bible daily

Baptist Press - Study: Most churchgoers don't read Bible daily - News with a Christian Perspective

2Ti 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Couldn't Have Said it Better Myself

"Whether we are better off now vs 4 years ago is not the most important topic. I am more concerned about voting to kill babies, turning our back on Israel, re-defining marriage, removing God from the platform, and open attacks on freedom of speech and religion, to name a few. If you vote FOR these things you cannot reconcile it with Scripture. Neither candidate represents my biblical theology, so I'll vote for the one that at lest stands for biblical morals. Not voting or voting for a 3rd candidate is nothing more than a vote against the opportunity to take this country back. Christians wake up! Pastors speak up!" - Rodney Agan

DNC Rejects Christian Gift Baskets

DNC Rejects Christian Gift Baskets | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes

It is very foolish, foolish indeed, for one to think that the way they vote does not mirror their Christianity...or lack thereof.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Perfected Love

Just added "Perfected Love" which is a look at 1 John 2:1-6 to my Sermon Player. God bless!