Saturday, March 30, 2013

Planned Parenthood Lobbying for Post-Birth Abortion

Notice how she flat out refuses to answer their questions in regards to what the abortionist intends to do with a live baby that is the result of a "botched" abortion. She knows the answer and so do they. What a commentary on our nation!

http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/planned-parenthood-lobbies-for-post-birth-abortion/


Friday, March 29, 2013

It is the Last Time

In today's study, John encourages his readers to remember that they are living in the last days.

The World is Passing Away

In today's study we look at how the apostle John warns us against the temptations of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life that we all struggle with and how we can overcome them.


Can We Really Be Sure?

Can we really be sure that Christ rose from the dead? The Bible says that after Jesus rose from the dead he showed himself alive by many infallible proofs and was seen for forty days speaking the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. Acts 1:3

Here are the chronological eyewitness accountsof the bodily appearance of Jesus Christ following his resurrection. 

1. Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, Salome, Joanna, and at least one other woman with them – (Matt. 28:1; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:10)
2. Two angels – (Mark 16:5-6; Luke 24:4-5)
3. Peter and John – (John 20:2-3)
4. Mary Magdalene alone – (John 20:15-17)
5. Mary and other women on the way to tell the disciples – (Matt. 28:8-9)
6. Cleopas and another man on the road to Emmaus – (Luke 24:13-15; 24:18)
7. The disciples and them that were with them – (Luke 24:33; 36-40)
8. The disciples and Thomas, eight days later – (John 20:26)
9. More than 500 brethren at once – (1 Cor. 15:6)
10. The disciples while they were fishing – (John 21:1-14)
11. Paul – (1 Cor. 15:8)
12. The disciples and others at his ascension – (Acts 1:9)
13. John at the Revelation – (Rev 1:12-13; Rev 1:18)

In all, Jesus was seen by more than 500 people after his resurrection. That amount of witnesses should remove all doubt that Jesus did indeed truly rise from the dead; and faith in that fact of history is the only thing that is required for man’s salvation.

That why the apostle Paul said in Romans 10:9-10,13 “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gay is Not the New Black

"There is no legal, logical, moral, biblical, or historical reason to support same-sex "marriage." - Voddie Baucham

Click image to read the article.

That Woman Jezebel

In today's study we take a look at the significance of the woman called Jezebel in the Church of Thyatira.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

By This We Know

In this study from 1 John 1:8-2:11 we look at the issue of sin in the life of a believer and love being the proof that we are truly the children of God.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Returning to the States

I just wanted to let all of our friends and family know that the Lord has asked us to return to the States at the end of this semester. Our flights home are on June 25th. We will have been in Peru for four years. Time has flown by so fast. God has certainly blessed us during our service at the Calvary Chapel Bible College Peru and at the International Christian School of Lima. Please pray that the Lord will lead us where He would have us to serve Him next.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Starbucks: No tolerance for Traditional Marriage Supporters

Here is something to think about the next time you want to pay $5.00 for a coffee.


Starbucks
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Deceivers

Matthew 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.



The video was put together by Calvary Chapel in Everett, Washington.

That Which Was From the Beginning

In this study, we take a look at the eternality of our Lord Jesus Christ and that He was sent to offer us fellowship with the Father through Him.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Church Orthodoxy Versus New Oprah-doxy

Here is an excellent article about the flip-flop by Rob Portman simply because a member of his family decided that he was gay.

One quote says, "Americans don’t think, they feel. They stumble through life gut first. Such e-motion stems from a culture that preaches “Baby, you were born that way,” and is subsidized by mediating social institutions — families, schools, the media — built on shifting sand."

Read it HERE.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Doctrine of Balaam, Part 2

In today's study we continue to examine why God accuses the church of Pergamos of holding to the doctrines of Balaam and the Nicolaitans.


The Bliss of Ignorance

Paul said in 2 Corinthians 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 

Paul had just finished talking about the folly of Christians being unequally yoked together with unbelievers in the previous verses. The question that I struggle with practically on a daily basis is what part of that command do we not understand. The language, the context, the application is all so very clear, and yet ignored by many.

You ever overhear other Christians talk? It's not like you are eavesdropping on them, but they are sitting so close or talking so loud that its inevitable that you hear, if not all, portions of their conversation. It happens a lot to me and I must confess that the content of some of these conversations leaves me baffled as to where they truly stand in their relationships with Christ. 

For example, the movies that they watch, the people that they admire, their grossly oversimplified versions of profound truth. My grandmother used to ask, "If ignorance is so bliss, why aren't more people happy." Based on the conversations that I overhear throughout the day, there should be a whole lot of people happy in this world! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Seven Stages of Cultural Change

The German philosopher Hegel (1770-1831) believed that just because we learn about the past doesn't necessarily mean that we'll make any better decisions in the future. As a matter of fact, he said, "What experience and history teach us is this—that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it."

According to Hegel, every nation goes through seven stages of cultural change that will eventually lead to its demise.

1. The age of outburst (or pioneers)
2. The age of conquests
3. The age of commerce
4. The age of affluence
5. The age of intellect
6. The age of decadence
7. The age of decline and collapse.

Each stage helps progression to the next as the values of the people change over time. Military, political, economic and religious developments all influence the people to act and believe differently during each stage.

For example, he notes that each stage in the history of the nation is seen in its heroes. In the early years of an empire, the heroes are soldiers, builders, pioneers and explorers.  Then in the mid-stages of the empire, the heroes are successful businessmen and entrepreneurs because of their commercial affluence. Then during the final stages of decadence and decline, an empire's people often think most highly of and imitate athletes, musicians and actors—despite how corrupt these celebrities' private lives are.

You may not totally agree with Hegel's deductions, but they are certainly interesting and thought-provoking.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

CCBC Peru

Having a great time teaching on the seven churches of Revelation this week at the Calvary Chapel Bible College.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bulletin Bloopers

I've been showing these to my students for several days now and they asked me to post them. Here they are! 

Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:

1-Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.

4-Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the House. Don't forget your husbands.

5-The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

7-Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.

8-Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass this way again, "giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

9-For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

11-Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack's sermons.

12-The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing: "Break Forth into Joy."

13-Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church.  So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

15-At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?"  Come early and listen to our choir practice.

16-Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

17-Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled.  Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

18-Please place your donation in the envelope a long with the deceased person you want remembered.

19-Attend and you will hear an excellent speaker and heave a healthy lunch.

20-The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.

21-Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - Prayer and medication to follow.

23-This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

26-Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM.  Please use the back door.

28-Weight Watchers! will meet at 7 PM at the First  Presbyterian Church.  Please use large double door at the side entrance.

29-The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours."

The Seven Churches

Privileged to be teaching The Seven Churches of Revelation at the Bible College this semester.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Christ Banned from Council Invocations

Here is yet another perfect, yet sad example that we have truly become a nation of courts, that are ran by secularist, for the benefit of the minority.

‘Christ’ banned from Longview council invocations:

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Doctrine of Balaam, Part 1

In today's study we examine why God accuses the church of Pergamos of holding to the Doctrine of Balaam.


There Was No One Left to Speak for Me

Florida College Says Christian Group Can’t Have Christian Leaders

The Christians in this community should be on the lawn of the school demanding that this decision be rescinded. Sadly though, it will most likely go unchallenged.

Reminds me of Martin Niemöller who was a German pastor and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany, in 1892. He was an anti-communist and supported Hitler's rise to power at first. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned. He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined in Sachsenhausen and Dachau. His crime was “not being enthusiastic enough about the Nazi movement" when he wrote:

First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. 
Then they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. 
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

What does the Bible say about the pope / papacy?

What does the Bible say about the pope / papacy?

Very concise and very well presented.