Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What a Cop Out

He had the opportunity to make a stand on Jesus...

I can't believe his response...

And over 50000 people get fed from this guy every week...

Biblical Conflict Resolution

15"If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. 16But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.' 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

19Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. 20Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Thing

The thing that allows us to be saved....

The thing that we are commanded to show in love...

The thing most if not all of us fail to demonstrate to others...

The thing that can begin or end restoration of relationships, start or end wars, free or take captive one's mind...

The thing that humbles oneself towards another...

f o r g i v e n e s s.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What if...

Everyone says that there will be light at the end of the tunnel...

But what if there's no end? What if the tunnel keeps going and going...

Such is life...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Take my Life

When there's so much to think about, so much to worry about, so much to do...
When life is just getting too big for one person to carry...
The only response is surrender it all to God...

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.

Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.

Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.

Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.

Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.

Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.

Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Only You

- I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

- I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.

- that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

- I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

- Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Response to a certain news in Florida...

Been following a tab over the past few months about a 'church' in the USA who is planning to burn Korans on September 11.

I have read a bit about this church.... I think something has gone wrong in the outworking of Christian principles. Their beliefs statement seems to show that they must have skipped or totally misinterpreted a lot of Scripture. They believe Jesus is the only way to God (John 14:6) but then that has outworked in a way of opposition against people who do not believe Jesus is the only way to God (i.e. Muslims).

Lets just get things straight:

1. Jesus came to save the lost, not to condemn the lost. Jesus reaches out to the lost and brings them the gospel of salvation. Jesus in his great commission tells us to do likewise and make disciples in all nations.

2. God loves all people, saved or unsaved. All people are marred by the same sin. God loves all of us. God wants all of us to turn back to Him through Jesus. Now lets think about it. Does a church setting fire to korans allow them to turn back to God, or does it oppress them and victimise them more? Would God burn them in a consuming fire right now? No - He sent Jesus to save them.

3. Jesus tells us to be the light of the world. He tells us to imitate Him. He tells us to love one another, just as God loves us. We are to be role models of the Word so that all peoples, including Muslims, can see the love of Jesus in our lives and turn to Him as their saviour.

Jesus gives us this command:

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

I think this church has interpreted the gospel totally incorrect. Lets not oppress the lost. Lets save them by displaying the glory and the love of God to them.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Morning Show Disappointment

Every morning I watch the news while eating breakfast. I put up with talkshow-style segments between each news update, even though half of the stuff they talk about is nonsense. But sometimes, I am just flabbergasted by how brainless these show hosts are.

Among many other examples, I don't understand how one can formally 'apologise' about accidentally calling someone a retard, but then openly and purposely make fun of Christianity and religious people (I think P Jensen was on the show).

The nonsense coming from show hosts from Sunrise, The Today Show, Today Tonight, A Current Affair, and the like is just so sad and disappointing...

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Privelaged Teaching...

I think its only in the past few weeks and especially today, that I have realised how privileged we are to have solid, meaty and challenging sermons almost week in week out for the past 7 or so years. Rarely in this time, have we left Sunday morning without being truly opened deeply into the Word of God and challenged to live for Jesus. We are truly blessed...

Thanks Big D.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Classic Facebook Convo

Saw this convo flying around via Sydney connections...

[Person A]: Everyone is sick! What's with that.
[Person B]: I blame Adam for listening to his wife...
5 hours ago
[Person A]: Adam...So dumb. That's the last time we should ever listen to women, look where it got us!