The Good News

Discussion of the Best News in the World, the Gospel of Jesus, and related topics

How Can Homosexuality be Wrong…

I did a series 4 years ago on homosexuality.   I have changed my views on homosexuality since that time.

There is new information out and new perspectives.  I will say that my new perspective comes from reading a book called Washed and Waiting.  It tells a person’s story through discovering the homosexual orientation of a Mr. Hill.   I have not finished the book so I will not recommend it at this point.  However, it presents a view to homosexuality I have not appreciated in the past and I will say the read is very enlightening for me.

 

Couldn’t explain it, didn’t understand it, but I knew…

This is a reblog of an earlier blog about Billy Lind’s life.  It is relevant to a new discussion on homosexuality.

A Christian at transformation time (conversion) said that was his state.  He knew something had happened–something good! But, he didn’t understand what had happened or how it happened.  He just knew, even though he could not explain what had happened to him.

You’ll hear these phrases in this video if you want to take a look.  Now this is a real conversion from a very bad state of being.

More of Billy Lind.
Billy’s Written story

My Last Day

My Last Day

This is worth you time.  Do you have 9 minutes?

We never know when our last day has come.

Names, Titles and Characters of Jesus Christ 8

Worship the Christ, The Savior of the World!

 

 

 

God hath given him A Name which is above every name. Phl 2:9, 10
Jesus Mat 1:21
Jesus Himself Luk 24:15
I, Jesus Rev 22:16
A Saviour, Jesus Act 13:23
The Saviour of the World 1Jo 4:14
A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord Luk 2:11
Jesus Christ Rev 1:5
The Lord Jesus Christ Col 1:2
Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself 2Th 2:16
Jesus the Christ Mat 16:20
Jesus Christ our Lord Rom 5:21
Jesus Christ the Righteous 1Jo 2:1
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day and for ever Hbr 13:8
Jesus of Nazareth Act 22:8
Jesus Christ of Nazareth Act 4:10
Lord Jesus Act 7:59
Christ Jesus 1Ti 1:15
Christ Mat 23:8
Messiah, which is called Christ Jhn 4:25
Anointed Psa 2:2; Act 4:27
Christ the Lord Luk 2:11
The Lord Christ Col 3:24
The Christ of God Luk 9:20
The Lord’s Christ Luk 2:26
The Christ, the Son of the Blessed Mar 14:61
The Christ, the Saviour of the World Jhn 4:42

Part of the Fight–Repentance!

Part of the battle we are all engaged in if we cast our lot with the Messiah and follow Jesus the Christ, is repentance.  Here is what Steve Brown has said about repentance.  This is very good.

Repentance is so often misunderstood. Repentance is not changing; it is God’s way to change us. The Greek word for ‘repent’ refers to ‘changing one’s mind.’ It isn’t changing one’s behavior as is often taught. If it is that, then there are times we can repent and other times (especially in obsessive or besetting sin) when it is simply impossible.

…For years, I taught that repenting was not just asking for forgiveness for spilling the milk… it was getting a mop and cleaning it up, and then going to the store to buy some more milk for the person who owned it. So, because I believed that, I could not repent of some bad stuff in my life and I thereby robbed myself of one of the most important and wonderful teachings of the Bible. God changes us and sanctification is as much a work of God’s grace as is justification.

…Thus, I teach that repentance isn’t changing. It is ‘knowing who you are, who God is, what you have done and going to Him with it.’ At that point the ball is in God’s court and He begins an amazing work of the Holy Spirit in making us more and more like Jesus.

From at dialogue @: The Internet Monk.

Jesus

Clear the Stage

papapound:

Like Jimmy we need to ask God to clear the stage in our minds.

Originally posted on The Good News:

Very provoking lyrics to me. Ask God to speak to you and then listen! Listen in as many directions as you can!

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Haste

Eucharisteo…keeps the focus simply–sacred.

Give thanks!

Ann Voskamp illustrates well in her book, One Thousand Gifts, this concept.

 

Related:

Eucharisteo!

 

 

Names, Titles and Characters of Jesus Christ 7

God came down in the form of man!  He relates to us in so many ways.

He did this for you–so that you relate to Him, believe in Him, seek Him with all your heart.  Use this reflection on who Jesus is to inspire your heart to worship Him!

 

 

 

Lo, I Come, to do thy will, O God. Hbr 10:9
The Babe Luk 2:12
The Child Isa 7:16
The Young Child Mat 2:20
A Child Born Isa 9:6
The Child Jesus Luk 2:43
Her First-Born Son Luk 2:7
The Sent of the Father Jhn 10:36
The Apostle Hbr 3:1
A Prophet Act 3:22, 23
A Great Prophet Luk 7:16
The Prophet of Nazareth Mat 21:11
A Prophet mighty in deed and word Luk 24:19
A Servant Phl 2:7
The Servant of the Father Mat 12:18
My Servant, O Israel Isa 49:3
My Servant, the Branch Zec 3:8
My Righteous Servant Isa 53:11
A Servant of Rulers Isa 49:7
A Nazarene, or Nazarite Mat 2:23
The Carpenter Mar 6:3
The Carpenter’s Son (reputed) Mat 13:55
He Humbled Himself unto death Phl 2:8
A Stranger and an Alien Psa 69:8
A Man of Sorrows Isa 53:3
A Worm, and no Man Psa 22:6
Accursed of God (or the Curse of God) Deu 21:23

 

 

 

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These passage are given here to produce wonder and awe inspired by the revelation of the Dear One, beloved, redeemer–the Lord God!

Thou hast made Him a little lower than the angels. Hbr 2:7
The Man Jhn 19:5
The Man Christ Jesus 1Ti 2:5
A Man approved of God Act 2:22
The Second Man, the Lord from heaven 1Cr 15:47
The Son of Man Mar 10:33
The Son of Abraham Mat 1:1
The Son of David Mat 1:1
The Son of Mary Mar 6:3
The Son of Joseph (reputed) Jhn 1:45
The Seed of the Woman Gen 3:15
The Seed of Abraham Gal 3:16, 19
Of the Seed of David Rom 1:3

Names, Titles and Characters of Jesus Christ 5

Here are more names from the article on the Blue Letter Bible site about our the Lord God.  Use these names to help you worship Him more deeply than you have in the past ever!!  God bless you as you worship your Lord today!

No man hath seen God at any time; he hath Declared Him. Jhn 1:18
The Word Jhn 1:1
The Word was with God Jhn 1:1
The Word was God Jhn 1:1
The Word of God Rev 19:13
The Word of Life 1Jo 1:1
The Word was made flesh Jhn 1:14
The Image of God 2Cr 4:4
The Image of the Invisible God Col 1:15
The Express Image of his Person Hbr 1:3
The Brightness of his Glory Hbr 1:3
Wisdom Pro 8:12, 22
The Wisdom of God 1Cr 1:24
The Power of God 1Cr 1:24
My Messenger Isa 42:19
The Messenger of the Covenant Mal 3:1
The Angel of Jehovah Gen 22:15
The Angel of God Gen 31:11, 13;Exd 14:19
The Angel of his presence Isa 63:9

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