January 31st, 2010Who Do You Serve?

My new site is finally go…

Who Do You Serve?

As some of you know, I’ve been planning something like this for about six years. At first it was to be a newsletter and then a website. I’ve scaled back my initial plans, and finally got something together.

I’ve got loads planned for it. I have more to post right away, and I plan to write for it a couple of times a week. I also hope to get others writing for it too.

I particularly hope you’ll participate, and we can have some great discussions like we used to have on the (now officially dead) forum.

http://www.whodoyouserve.com

November 30th, 2009blasphemy

That was a new one, I wonder if any of you have had the double barrel JW attack before.

First two women come all the way down to the house. Within a couple of minutes I’d answered each of their questions. And they’d decided to leave.

I sat back down at my desk and then two minutes later there was another knock on the door. This time it was two old pros. They were specially armed for attacking Christians. They were charming evil people. Laughing at my theology, as they twisted Scriptures, pulled things out of context and debased God’s attributes (things I tried to tell them they were doing).

After we’d talked about their topics, I wanted to talk about how Jesus Christ is God. They didn’t think that was a very good topic.

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November 22nd, 2009שמע (shema)

Instead of emailing this morning’s sermon around, I decided to post it here for the people who’ve asked for it. (Everyone else can carry on. :) )

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (Right click, save as.)

October 30th, 2009why one way?

I’m reading Why One Way? by John MacArthur, about Christianity being the only truth (versus postmodernism).

This morning I read this fiery quote…

Biblical truth is to be proclaimed with authority, not put on the table for discussion as just one possible alternative to other points of view. The conflict between biblical truth and competing beliefs is not a matter to be settled by dialogue. This is spiritual warfare, not a tea party. It should be seen as combat, not a conversation. We are commanded to pull down the strongholds of unbiblical thinking, “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor 10:5).

It’s a quick little book everyone should definitely read.

June 30th, 2009silenced

This morning I was reading Job. God took a break from his long questioning and Job knew how to answer. . . he had no answer at all.

“Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.”

Job 40:3-4

When I stand before God, I’ll have nothing to say for myself. There is no defense I can offer for my actions.

My only hope is to turn and cling to the cross of Jesus Christ who paid it all for me.

May 22nd, 2009may 18

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I was happy.

my-bd-dessert

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April 10th, 20094 thoughts

Here’s a four step thought process my small mind went through the other night. . .

1. There’s so much sin around. The people who push wicked agendas seem to have so much success as our culture continues its downward spiral to lawlessness. People mock God with every thing they do.

2. David had the same complaints all those years ago. In the Psalms he often begged God to avenge himself on the people who openly attacked Him. David hated to see sin too.

3. The big spectacular sins and the focus of our world are easy to see. . . but what’s the difference with my sin? I sinned today, and that was as much transgression of God’s law as any of the sins I was thinking of. In fact, I know better. I have reason to do better. I’m a child of the King, and still I sin.

4. I’m so grateful for the cross. It’s my only hope.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

– 1 Peter 1:3

March 16th, 2009the Lamb

This morning I was reading the old story… God told Abraham to take his only son Isaac up the mountain to sacrafice him.

Isaac had asked his father where the lamb was.

“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering.”
– Gen 22:8

The story ends nicely with God showing them a ram caught in the bushes. But that wasn’t really the end of the story. The end was hundreds of years later.

I love the far reaching prophecy of what Abraham said, and the faith he had in it. God will provide the Lamb to be slaughtered for us.

And He did.

December 27th, 2008miserly grace

Just listened to a sermon, and this wasn’t exactly John Piper’s point, but he made me think it (and it hit deep)…

The grace I measure out to others

should be based on the amount of grace Christ has measured out to me;

not on how much grace those people show me.

Ouch.

December 25th, 2008The God Man

“The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,

(and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)

full of grace and truth.”

“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

Merry Christmas! :)

October 29th, 2008mercy

I was unsure whether to post this, but here goes.

I’m writing mostly to myself. This is about a sin I struggle with. I only write about it because I know what the Scriptures say, and I know what I must change.

I’m harsh with people. I’d say too harsh, but harsh is harsh is wrong. I find it hard to show mercy. I don’t show love anywhere near like what is required.

Paul Washer says, it shows how wicked we are, that we still have to be told to be merciful, when we’ve already been shown so much mercy ourselves – at the cross.

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October 23rd, 2008heavens

heavens

This morning in Isaiah I read…

O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things, thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

Photo by Michaela

October 17th, 2008out of the mouth of babes

This morning Jesse had a list of pronouns that he had to write sentences for. This is what he wrote… (on his own!)

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