Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
• Matthew 6:33
• Luke 17:21
• Philippians 4:8
• Romans 8:34
• John 14:13
• Matthew 6:10
• Deuteronomy 29:29
• James 4:13
2) How would God feel about this decision?(Col.3:5-6)
• Proverbs 3:6
3) How does my past effect my decision? (Col. 3:7-9)
• John 9:1
4)How will I consider the right information?(Col.3:10)
• Romans 12:2
• Proverbs 2:1-11
• Matthew 6:34
5) How will I regard the opinions of & the effect on others? (Col. 3:11-14)
• Proverbs 12:15
6) How have I considered what is important in making my decision? (Col. 3:15-17)
• Ezekiel 13:9
• John 16:13
• 2 Timothy 3:16
• 1 Corinthians 10:31
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Well I dont really think that psychologists any longer are interested in trying to defend the fact that extraordinary evil is only done by some sort of extraordinary human beings who are outside the pale or normalcy. I think thats gone by the wayside. I think were pretty well acquainted with the fact that seemingly normal people can do things that are horrendously evil. Seemingly normal people are engaged, if not in the purveying of evil in being entertained by things that are vile and wretched. I think we now know that evil is pervasive throughout our society and that even ordinary people can do things that are extraordinarily corrupt.
All of that came clear to a psychologist by the name of James Waller in the year 2002. He published a psychological book, the title of it, Becoming Evil....Becoming Evil. The subtitle, How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing. The thesis of the book is that extraordinary evil can be done by what are apparently ordinary people, that extraordinary evil does not arise out of some human abnormality but rather extreme evil can be done by very common, normal people. Thats the unsettling results of the study that is behind the book, extraordinary evil arises from ordinary people. Theres no way to escape that anymore and that is correct.
But that poses the question: What causes this? Why does it happen? Where does it come from?
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Lets go to Mark chapter 7. Mark chapter 7 is like so many of the sections in Mark because it is an abbreviated gospel, its a briefer gospel, its a fast-pace gospel. His favorite word is the word immediately. He keeps moving rapidly. He is very selective on the sections that he chooses to write about in the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ and this is one of those very notable ones you cannot overlook. Matthew had a very carefully crafted account of this same incident as well. And, of course, Marks account before us is a full and enriched parallel account as the one in Matthew...
Monday, May 24, 2010
Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason answers the question "How do you reconcile unconditional election with the fact that God does not show favoritism?"
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Righteousness of Christ" from Understanding the Gospel series by RC Sproul (Part 3 of 3) To purchase complete series, go to www.ligonier.org
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
"The Righteousness of Christ" from Understanding the Gospel series by RC Sproul (Part 2 of 3) To purchase complete series, go to www.ligonier.org
Monday, May 17, 2010
The name of E. M. Bounds is familiar to anyone who has an interest in prayer. In a world awash in books that jam the isles of bookstores everywhere, few will even begin to survive the lifetime of the authors, but that is not true of E. M. Bounds. After a century, many of his books are still in print. Their long life is a testimony to the timelessness of the prayer lessons he learned from his own deep Christian spirituality.
In view of the popularity of E. M. Bounds writings, it seems incredible that so little about him has been published. To remedy that amazing state of affairs, Lyle W. Dorsett has read every scrap of paper related to Bounds, and the family has made available for the first time a private collection of the Bounds correspondence. From that, Dorsett wrote this account of Bounds' life.
"The Righteousness of Christ" from Understanding the Gospel series by RC Sproul (Part 1 of 3) To purchase complete series, go to www.ligonier.org
Saturday, May 15, 2010
• 1 John 2:9-11
• 1 John 3:16-18
2) Growth through the Person of God (Ephesians 1:17)
• 2 Peter 1:3
• 1 Corinthians 2:9-12
3) Growth through the Promises of God (Ephesians 1:18)
• Romans 8:29
4) Growth though the Power of God (Ephesians 1:19-20)
• Romans 1:16
• Philippians 2:13
5) Growth through our Position in God (Ephesians 1:21-23)
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Are you truly amazed by Gods grace? Or have you grown accustomed to it? Yes, we sing of Gods Amazing Grace, but do you truly understand what you as a Christian have experienced in receiving the grace of God? Or do you take divine grace for granted?
In By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson laments that we have lost the joy and energy that is experienced when grace seems truly amazing. In an effort to restore the wonder of divine grace, he reflects on it from seven angles, each built around a stanza from a rich but little-known hymn, O How the Grace of God Amazes Me, written by Emmanuel T. Sibomana, a pastor in the African nation of Burundi.
This book poses probing questions for todays believer: If I am not amazed by Gods grace, can I really be living in it? Can I really be tasting, and savoring, and delighting in it? But those willing to delve into Gods Word with Dr. Ferguson will come away with a deeper astonishment at the depths of Gods grace.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
• Hebrews 11:23
• Psalm 127:3
2) Faith in Planning (Exodus 2:3-7)
• Jeremiah 10:23
• 1 Corinthians 1:27-29
3) Faith in Providence (Exodus 2:8-10)
• Acts 7:22
• Hebrews 11:24
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Fox News: The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old, meaning they date to around the same time the ark was said to be afloat. Mt. Ararat has long been suspected as the final resting place of the craft by evangelicals and literalists hoping to validate biblical stories.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Last time we looked at the first one which really leads the parade. Forgiveness is the most godlike act a person can do. Youre never more like God than when you forgive. Obviously we celebrate the forgiveness of God. We understand the forgiveness of God. It is God overlooking our sin. It is God overlooking our guilt. It is God giving us a promise that we are forgiven of all our sins, past, present and future. We enter into an undeserved, unearned condition of complete and total forgiveness by the sheer grace of God. That is the model for our forgiveness. We forgive out of grace, not because somebody earned it.
We offer forgiveness freely, unconditionally, without restraint, without restriction. And with that offer of forgiveness, we abandon all animosity, all anger, all hatred, all desire for retaliation, all desire for vengeance, all bitterness. And this will guarantee for us a life free from the root of bitterness that it talks about in the book of Hebrews, free from carking anger and hostility that eats away at the joy of the soul. Forgiveness is the most godlike thing you can do. And He is the model. You forgive and you forgive again, and you forgive again, and you forgive again. As we learn from our Lords words to Peter, You forgive seventy times seven, seventy times a day. As often as youre offended, thats how often you forgive.
Monday, May 03, 2010
Not only is this matter of forgiveness essential to the cohesiveness of the church, as it is to the family and to marriage, not only is this the path to joy and satisfaction and fulfillment in the family and in the church, that is collectively, but the inability to forgive not only destroys relationship, it destroys the people who dont forgive. It is not only destructive of relationships, it is self-destructive. And Scripture makes it very, very clear that where there is a lack of forgiveness, there will develop bitterness and out of bitterness come hatred and couple with hatred comes anger and the end of hatred and anger and bitterness is the pursuit of vengeance. Retaliation is sought and retaliation is never satisfied and vengeance is never really appeased and consequently people live with the bitterness and it is deeper and deeper as they live with it longer...