I love listening to the stories of how God use to work in church. I might chalk it up to nostalgia or some other such thing, but I can remember God moving in services in a powerful way when I was a teen. I remember going to convention and God taking over the service, or Youth camp and being in the altars all night long. I remember a few chapel services in college where God moved and classes were cancelled for the rest of the day. These experiences don't seem to happen like that any more. Yes, God moved powerfully at ATF this year, but honestly it was just a small taste of what I have … [Read more...]
“If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace;
if you accept correction, you will be honored.”
While at ATF I came to a very important conclusion. Peter must have been a Youth Pastor. I believe I've written in the past about why Paul must have been a Pentecostal evangelist. Most respectable denominations make a point of wrapping up the sermon before some kid falls asleep in the window and dies. Leave it to a Pentecostal evangelist to preach on and on till the poor young man falls to his death. Ok, maybe some other denominations might have spoken on like that the last night of a camp meeting or something, but this is where you know Paul is a Pentecostal evangelist. he doesn't let … [Read more...]
“ Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.
Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
So don’t bother correcting mockers;
they will only hate you.
But correct the wise,
and they will love you.
Instruct the wise,
and they will be even wiser.
Teach the righteous,
and they will learn even more.”
“For the Lord sees clearly what a man does,
examining every path he takes.
An evil man is held captive by his own sins;
they are ropes that catch and hold him.
He will die for lack of self-control;
he will be lost because of his great foolishness.”
Yesterday was Star Wars day, today is the national day of prayer, I imaging that it is only a matter of time before the tow days coincide, which will be really cool. Anyways, I want to talk about prayer for a bit. My kids learned to pray pretty early. They fight over who gets to pray over the meal, so we have a schedule and it is very important to keep teh schedule. Even the 2 year old has his turn. His prayer is something like "Tay u Jus, Fud, MAN!!!!" If you don't speak 2 year old this translates to "Thank you Jesus for this food. Amen." I learned to pray when I was very young too. … [Read more...]
In the last part of the "I Owe You an Apology" series, The Creator Revealed, I followed a series of logical arguments to demonstrate that the Creator must be One and must have several characteristics ascribed to the God of the Bible. Before that I allowed Science and Logic to show that the Universe must have been created by a specific type of being. Today I want to focus on the Origin of Life. Of course this whole discussion is a bit of a moot point given the evidence for a Creator, but it is interesting to note the blind faith of atheistic scientists in excluding the possibility of a … [Read more...]
In the previous post in the I Owe You an Apology Series, Creation is a Fact, I used logic and reason to show that the Universe must have been created, and also pointed out 4 important facts about God that are revealed in the logic that leads to the Creation Fact. God must be eternal God must be immutable God must be omnipotent God must be capable of decision With this small bit of information revealed I closed the post with this statement: There are many other truths we can infer about God from these simple truths, but at this point I think it is enough to have provided a … [Read more...]
“A stone is heavy and sand is weighty,
but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier.”