Thursday, December 15, 2005

Its Over!!!!

Finally it’s mostly over all I have left is to wing a presentation!!! NO more studying!!! And what is this how the heck did this happen? I am posting two days in a row? That has to be a fluke. So any ways I did better on that test (I believe I knew more or was better prepared for this test) more so than any other test I have had to take in that course! But did I mention its over!!! Man I am pretty awake right now to have gotten no sleep on Tuesday and 3 hours last night. So I would say that me being awake right now is purely coffee and the Grace of God. But I think I may have a super power of having little to no sleep and doing just fine but hold all phone calls to Profesor Xavier. Well I may have felt a little tired this morning but another beautiful day to experience Gods Grace. God bless and if you'r lucky I’ve got some great blog spotting in need to post so stay tuned you may get lucky tonight.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I realy don't like school work.

I Hate Studying!!!! Grr. But it will teach me many lessons in diligence and doing everything to the best of my ability witch really is the least of my strengths!! ggrr enough of that though back to studies.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Im back!!(NO! RUN AWAY!!!)

Well folks I plan on blogging about some real issues soon and hopefully it will be more lately but knowing me and how I love to over commit and get lazy so here’s to hope. But seriously I have already started two that I plan on getting done by the end of the break, so any who. If you must know about my life right now, then you must know that I have Exams this week and I hate studying for them. I went swing dancing with ppl from Campus Outreach and Church Friday night. I made a butt out of my self but I had fun and so did every one else. I also so saw “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe�, excellent movie. I thought Asland provided a great picture of Sacrifice, really a better picture than I saw in “The Passion�. Saturday night I went to the church high school Christmas party we played capture the flag. That had to of had the most cheating and rule bending I have ever seen in a game of Capture the Flag in my life. Although I have not played that much Capture the Flag in my life. Lots more when on there but for the sake of you attention span I will move on to Sunday. Sunday, was wonderful a wonderful sermon on coming all the way to Christ the passage was out of Heb12:15-17, It was the highlight of my week Dr Lawson is such blessing to our Church.(That could be a whole another blog). So any ways, after Church I went to the Gibson’s house for the college fellowship. Man alive I can tell you we had some great food with some great fellowship. I must say after this weekend I can say that I am a truly blessed man to have such a great number of people that I can call brothers and sisters in Christ. God has been so faithful to me. So in closing could you guys take a little time out of your day to say a prayer for me as I take my exams this up coming week. (I will need everyone of them) God bless and as always Thank God for if you are alive then it is a beautiful day.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

yea dont mess with a pirate

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sobering Meditiaions on Marrage, Life and the Glory of God

I was looking at a friend of mine’s facebook profile. It was scary. It seemed like just yesterday I was talking to him at project (summer 2004), and he had hardly any thing to worry about other than just about what any upper level college student had to worry about- getting out of school in a decent amount of time. As far as I know, he did not really have any one in mind as far as a girl friend goes. Fast forward to New Year’s conference, he has a girl friend,kind of out of the blue for me. (As you can kind of tell I was not really close to him.) Fast forward another couple of months, they are engaged and getting married in the summer after Graduation. And just other day I saw pics online of his house in California. Holy crap that was fast all in
about a year and a few months, and this guy’s life has completely changed and so have his responsibilities.
So you ask what is the point in all this? Life can change on a dime. (pun intended. It just reminds me so much of how fast life can come knocking at your doorstep. What next kids? Some of you laugh, but it’s closer than you think. As a man, I am left asking: Am I ready for this, all the responsibility, the change? The weight of it all can seem immense. I know it does for me. I would literally crack. Or would I? You see God has promised us he would never give us any thing we can't handle. Including a wife, kids and the pressures of supporting them. How does he do it? By God's
grace of course. Same way I would do it. The same way you would too. Some times I wonder why are so many men afraid to get married? Well how soon I forget all the pressures and responsibility that are in marriage. But o what a blessing it is. You see God, in his wonderful design, has given men and women a sex drive. (What did I just say sex? I believe I just did.) So that amidst all this responsibility and pressure we would have a motivation to get married. And true it is for the Christian, the reason to get married is far deeper than just a sex drive, but it certainly don’t hurt. Not only did God give us a drive, but if you are to be married one day, he has one specific mate hand picked just for you. How faithful is God in so many of these small things. Sure it may seem difficult at the time or just too awful to be in His plan. But I got a secret: with God there is no plan b. He knows what he is doing. This is the God that declared the end from the beginning. So fret not over the future and Gods designs for it. He has a wonderful plan for you if you know him that is so much bigger than all I mentioned about relationships. You see, strangely enough we
won’t always be married, have children and our earthly distractions. One day we will worship at the Feet of the King. So in the end, what is this all for? Nothing hardly.
You see we are players in a bigger: scheme to give God glory by the obedience of our lives. And how sweet it is to our God who receives Glory from our lives.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Aah Yes, Rick Warren, Even Teaching Jews How To Be Seeker Sensitive

exhibit #1
According to Synagogue 3000, an umbrella organization pushing for synagogue transformation, there was “a pathbreaking meeting with Rick Warren ("The Purpose-Driven Life"), founding pastor of Saddleback Church" – an evangelical Christian church that average over 30,000 worshipers each weekend - to explore what synagogues can learn from mega-churches and small groups.

With a new model in place, Synagogue 3000 says that “thousands of Jewish worshippers around the country are being drawn to (the organization’s) new concept of lively, creative and spiritually welcoming communities.� The organization says the success of its venture defies the notion that there is a decreased demand for synagogues, and claims that Synagogue 3000 congregations are growing, not shrinking.

full article here

I have really always been uneasy about this Rick Warren guy. But lately i have been having alot of my uneasiness being justified. after i read this following article I was absolutely outraged. I have never liked the seeker sensitive movement. But this my friends takes it to a new level. Its one thing for them to pick it up by observing but you actively trying to help a group of people That refuse to acknowledge Christ. It is a heresy to reject Christ. Instead of teaching them church Growth methods you should be reaching out to them in love with The Gospel. This is exactly what the apostles did in acts when they were among the jews they proclaimed the supremacy of Christ and told the Jews of how they put Christ to death (see acts3:11-4:2 for just one of many examples). Sounds a wee bit different, ok a lot, than what Mr. Warren did when he was to meet with the Jewish leaders.
This is supposed to be the poster Boy for the modern church? Especially the dear old SBC. What happens when we stop preaching Christ Crucified and start teaching a moral Gospel? I cant help but wonder where he will lead us next. I am very afraid of where that will be. Pluralism? That is part of the problem with PDL it is written to the Lost as well as the Saved. I remember watching an interview with Mr Warren bragging on The O'Reiley Factor on how his Muslim, and Jewish friends were reading his book and getting something out of it. Now that is plum scary. So is telling people that God has a purpose for them really the best way to share the Gospel with them? I don’t think so, at least not in the way 99% of people do it.

Opposing this modern evangelism tactic, John MacArthur, in his sermon entitled How To Obtain Eternal Life, writes: "You must not approach people on the basis that Christ will meet their psychological needs. This may sound like heresy, but did you know that God does not have a wonderful plan for your life? Unless you consider eternal torment a wonderful plan. He has a horrible plan for those who don't know Christ. When we approach people, perhaps we ought to say, "Did you know that God loves you and has a horrible plan for your life?" We must approach the problem of sin. The Old Testament says, "God is angry with the wicked every day" (Ps. 7:11). A good, holy, and pure God cannot tolerate evil. So Jesus affirms what must always be affirmed-- there is a divine law that must be kept. If you violate that law, you're under the judgment of God."
quote of a quote both are great links.

In this, quote/sermon is a call for us to preach the Gospel Boldly, notice not out of hate but love. But This even beckons the question what does love look like. It has been well said that love is not telling them what they want to hear(i.e. God has a wonderful plain. that includes your best life now!) as opposed to what they need to know(i.e. you’re a sinner and Gods wrath abides in you) We are lying to people when we tell them that God has a wonderful plan for them. When in truth, that they being lost, are vessels of Gods wrath. This may seem one sided, but we must be broken over sin. Brokeness over sin could be another post all together but i will leave you with a scripture reference just to spare you the length(James 4:8-10). With out being broken how can we see the Gospel for what it really is, God choosing to save wretched man from his bondage to sin. And to realize we need Grace we must first come to the end of our selves. We must continue to come to the end of our selves. But how can we do that if all we tell people is that God has a plain for them? how can they recognize there sinfulness, if, we skip over divine judgement and his holiness, and right to the fruits of Gods salvation. What are we supposed to have faith in the fruits no. but faith in the giver of the Fruits. The Giver, who can never be seen properly till we see our selves properly.

Monday, October 03, 2005

i hate studying

just one thing to night. I hate studying. it realy cramps my style. God bless

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Why I love old people.

I cant begin to tell you the blessing I experienced at The Church today. Today the youth did a novel thing, they ate lunch and shared a testimonies of Gods grace in their life along with the seniors at church. It was a great time I cant explain to you the blessing and the encouragement my faith received by talking to a sweet older lady at the church. We are so blessed to have such faithful older ladies in our church who have a true conviction to flow the word of God so faithfully and gracefully even when it is not the most popular thing to do. These people are real. They Go though life every day and fight the fight of faith and don't put on a show. But their faithfulness to live a life of the gospel and with such God given wisdom is truly amazing. The times of testimonies was truly wonderful half shared by the youth and the other half given by two dear sweet older ladies at the church. These two testimonies were the high-light of my day. One a testimony of an elderly lady that had a theme of how faithful God is even when we are faithless and how the church has really been such a encouragement and source of blessings in her life. After that we had another older lady come up and tell her story of grace that began when she was a little girl. It was such a testimony of Gods grace to save us even in the midst of sin in our lives, even at the young, and what many consider to still be an age of innocence, age of ten. It was a proof of how we are, as David says in psalm 51, born sinners. We do not have to be taught to steel, lie, and cheat. It is such a blessing and a great testimony to hear of some one giving their life to Christ at an early age and endure, remain, and grow in Christ. The food was extremely good ,as always the old people really know how to cook. As I look back on the afternoon, it was well spent and well invested. I come back with a greater appreciation for how Christ designed the church. And days like this fulfill Christ call for the older believers to teach and encourage the young. This is something greatly missing from the Church today. Usually you hear about crotchety old people and rebellious youth clashing at church over various things especially about traditions and musical style. Do your self a favor and try to take time to get to know the seniors in your church. Love them, respect them, and listen to them there is a lot of wisdom in what they say and can be a great source of mature advice. And remember your widows they need your love and attention. For James 1:27 says this is pure and undeifiled religion that you take care of widows and orphans. God bless
Tomorrow a rant on those darn yanks

Friday, September 30, 2005

Hello World

Well today is the first day of my blogging life. I hope this is half as evenful, entertaining, and thought provokeing as i intended it to be. More to be added later, but i am not feeling good right now so toodles for now