Pastors Blog

Phil Johnson is one of my favorite bloggers. His Pyromaniacs blog hits home in my heart again and again. Read what he says about the NEW style of preaching the gospel. On which side do you stand?

Click here: Pyromaniacs.

 

Jennifer Knapp’s “Justification” for Homosexuality.

Gary Demar offers what I believe to be a Biblical refutation of Jennifer Knapp’s “Justification” for Homosexuality. Would you disagree with his representation of the Word of God?

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What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. -2 Timothy 1:13-14 (NIV)

What is sound teaching? Is it important to identify those “religions” that claim to follow Jesus but define him as less than God or as only one way to the father? How important is it for a pastor to warn his flock of what is being taught by others who claim to be Christian? Does it matter that a certain religion teaches that Jesus was only a created being and not God? Is that true Christianity? Is it OK to pray to and worship Mary, the mother of Jesus? Is there more than one mediator between us and God? Does the Bible teach that Mary sits in heaven today, influencing the decisions of Jesus and the Father?

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Transformation in progress:

  • New Paint on the exterior of the building – from Smurf Purple to Schoolhouse yellow.
  • Permanent installation of the power point projector and hanging the new projection screen.
  • Relocating furniture in the staff room to make it more user friendly – a break room that invites the child care teacher to rest and regroup and recover.
  • Changing the layout of the main office to accommodate one more desk.
  • Holding the big rummage sale where we can meet new people in the area.

God is good!

 

“While we must always remember that it is our responsibility to proclaim salvation, we must never forget that it is God who saves. It is God who brings men and women under the sound of the gospel, and it is God who brings them to faith in Christ. Our evangelistic work is the instrument that He uses for this purpose, but the power that saves is not in the instrument: it is in the hand of the One who uses the instrument. We must not at any stage forget that. For if we forget that it is God’s prerogative to give results when the gospel is preached, we shall start to think that it is our responsibility to secure them. And if we forget that only Good can give faith, we shall start to think that the making of converts depends, in the last analysis, not on God, but on us, and that the decisive factor is the way in which we evangelize” (Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God [Downers Grove: IVP, 1961], p. 27).

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And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:19 (NIV)


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Friends, again, my apologies for being absent from this blog the past month. God has moved us out of Egypt and into the Promised Land and as a result, we have been on the move and unable to do proper updates. What has God done for His children?

God revealed Himself in an awesome display of His omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence this past month. In the space of 5-weeks, He:

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1Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob! 2Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre. 3Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast; 4this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. -Psalm 81:1-4 (NIV)


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Sportswriter Sally Jenkins says that she is pro-choice which would lead me to believe that she is not a Christian. She certainly does not claim to be. But what she writes would lead me to believe that maybe God is preparing her heart for conversion. I will continue to pray for those who so vehemently oppose Tim Tebow and his pro-life Super Bowl TV ad (that has yet to be aired!). But, Lord, forgive me if I pray just a little harder for Ms. Jenkins. She’s a lot closer to exhibiting the fruit of Christianity than I was before God regenerated my heart!

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