April 7, 2013
Bible, Christ, Christianity, Epistle to the Ephesians, God, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Lord, New Testament, Religion and Spirituality, Sunday School
I stepped to the side of my bed and picked up notes from a Sunday School class. I was searching. Vaguely I knew I wanted to get in the Word but I didn’t know where. The notes came from a friend of mine who taught the class and my eyes moved over to the references: “Ephesians 1.” That caught my eye.
I turned there in my Bible and the rest is history. I stayed in Ephesians 1 for a long season. I love that chapter. I found joy, love, grace, holiness, mercy, laughter, sorrow, bliss, and worship there. The words of what I call the proclamation, 1:3-14, still echo in my soul today. These verses remind me who I am and what Jesus, the Christ, has done in my behalf. More
February 28, 2013
Bible, Brian h\Hardin, Knowing Jesus, logos, New Testament, Old Testament, The Word, Word of god
Spending every single day in the Bible has changed the way Brian Hardin lives, the way he treats his wife and children. Staying in the Word constantly has given Brian a great passion for the Bible.
I don’t know Brian Hardin so I can’t endorse him as a person but he has it right here and I am with Him! I want to go deeper into the heart of God and the way in is the living Word He left allowing us to see His heart.
God bless you in your adventure with Him. The value of the themes of The Lord of the Rings trailer are hidden for us on God’s Word. Getting in and digging out what God wants to say to you is the way to make His themes in your life come alive. Dig in today. Go for it!!
February 9, 2013
God's Design, God's Grand Design, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Lord of the Rings, New Testament, Trinity, Your Part, Your Role
You were created by the God of the universe and you were chosen. How does that make you feel? For many years it made me feel special, so special, in fact, that I developed pride that I was chosen by God to bear His Name.
That’s not the correct response, but being chosen by the Creator of the Universe is weighty. It becomes reality to us in many ways.
Let’s think about what the backdrop is–for us to have been chosen by the Creator of the Universe.
Let’s look back to epochs when the Universe did not exist. I know that is hard to imagine but because the Word is eternal, it hints of what was there before the Universe was. We learn from John 1 that there was God in plurality. Many people label our God, a Trinity. Our God is the great Three in One.
September 29, 2012
Christ, Christ Jesus, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religion and Spirituality
…in Christ Jesus!
Francesca Battistelli – Beautiful, Beautiful
September 13, 2012
Christ, Christian, God, Jesus, John Stott, LigonierMinistries, New Testament, religion
Called: The Glory of Plodding by Kevin DeYoung
It’s sexy among young people — my generation — to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church. Besides being unbiblical, such notions of churchless Christianity are unrealistic. It’s immaturity actually, like the newly engaged couple who think romance preserves the marriage, when the couple celebrating their golden anniversary know it’s the institution of marriage that preserves the romance. Without the God-given habit of corporate worship and the God-given mandate of corporate accountability, we will not prove faithful over the long haul.
What we need are fewer revolutionaries and a few more plodding visionaries. That’s my dream for the church — a multitude of faithful, risktaking plodders. The best churches are full of gospel-saturated people holding tenaciously to a vision of godly obedience and God’s glory, and pursuing that godliness and glory with relentless, often unnoticed, plodding consistency.
April 28, 2012
pop culture, truth
Archaeology, Gospel, Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, Jesus, New Testament, Sea Pines Resort, South Carolina
We are on our, what has become biannual, trek to Hilton Head Island. Today we were off the the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and man did we see lots of animals and birds. We’ve seen racoons, deer, alligators, butterflies, crows, moorhens, great egrets, the osprey, eagles, hawks, black and white warblers, cat birds, dragon flies, and herons of all varieties. We went out to Pinkney Island and had a special treat. We observed Summer and Scarlet Tanagers.
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
But we also saw something else that captured my interest and took me back a couple of thousand years.
Have you ever known of shell rings? We saw a larger shell ring in the Forest Preserve than the one I show below shot at the Costal Discovery Museum.
February 24, 2012
Bart D. Ehrman, Christianity, Gospel, Gospel of John, Gospel of Mark, Jesus, John, New Testament, New Testament Reliability
Archaeology is solidifying the reliability the canon of New Testament Letters and Gospels
with every finding.
Early, early, early fragments of the Gospel of Mark may have been found. Dr. Daniel Wallace reveals the findings in a debate with Dr. Bart Ehrman. Read more here.
Craig Bloomberg has studied and written extensively on the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts. See the list of 59 facts about the Gospel of John which are shown to be historically probably by author Craig Bloomberg.
Is John’s Gospel Reliable? Go at the Gospel of John in a totally different approach!
December 31, 2011
Bart D. Ehrman, Bart Ehrman, Christianity, Eliza Doolittle, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Misquoting jesus, New Testament, Pomplamoose, Religion and Spirituality