Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Skunked

Didja hear the one about the man who came upon a skunk with its' head stuck in a small fruit jar? It was evident that the skunk would smother and die if the jar was not removed, but every attempt to remove the jar was met by the skunk raising his tail in defense. The skunk was unaware that he was not only in a dangerous situation, but that the man was trying to help him.

God offers salvation to the sinner who is smothering, dying in the guilt of his own sins. Only when he trusts Lord Jesus Christ, who through his death, burial and resurrection paid the penalty for sin, will he be free from the power of sin! God in Christ Jesus alone can remove the "jar" called sin whose reward is death.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Inherited Sin Nature

Once when takling about man's nature, Watchman Nee remarked, "we have all sinned in Adam." A man who was listening exclaimed he did not understand what this meant. Nee explained, "If you great-grandfather had died at the age of three, where would you be? You would have died in him! Your experience is bound up with his! And just in the same way your experience is bound up with that of Adam's."

Friday, September 25, 2009

Timber-errrrr!

Anyone who has witnessed
the felling of a tall tree is left
with the definitive feeling of sadness.

As the saw rips through the heart of the giant,
it begins to sag down
on the side where the wound is gaping.

The tree begins to lean
away from the cutters,
but they continue their work--just a moment longer.

Then come the sounds:
the crack, crack, cracking of the wood fibers
in front of the saw teeth.

Another pass of the saw,
and the popping noise increases!
Those sounds! More rapid, then a continuous roar!

If you were standing nearby
you suddenly realize that everything above
is coming to earth.

The great mass starts to topple,
the popping and crackling and exploding sounds
burst from the base until with a fearful momentum,

the whole tree comes sprawling down.

Sometimes, we see a man come down like that.
He had stood out, so apparently strong before the entire world,
but the sappers were at his heart.

The supports were cut from under him
until he came crashing down
to the ground.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Grumbling

Faultfinding has got to be the easiest job in the world. It requires no talent, no character, and no brains.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Excuses

A farmer asked his neighbor if he might borrow a rope. "Sorry," said the neighbor, "I'm using my rope to tie up my milk."

"Rope can't tie up milk!" replied the surprised farmer.

"I know," said the neighbor, "but when a man doesn't want to do something, one reason is as good as another."

Radicals &Their Worldviews Ruling America From The Grave

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The Radicals and Their Worldviews Ruling America From The Grave
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In the end, Fabian Socialists don't really want to own it if they can control it, and all they need to control it is a financial crisis that allows them to change laws, inflate the currency, and buy stock in corporations. Whether you call it nationalizing an industry or corporate fascism, the result is the same-the death of freedom and private property rights.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Unsurpassed Value

One of our children had taken a keen interest in meteorology and at one point, was very careful to spend an exceptional amount of time each day watching the Weather Channel. A recent conversation touched down on the subject of tornadoes and warning systems, in which our brilliant child made the point that if a quick escape from the house were necessary, an extra pair of underwear would be the most important item to take along. One of our other children quickly demanded to know the reason for the choice, to which came the reply, "because if a tornado were to come close enough for me to leave, I would need to change my pants."

About three years ago or so, we did have to leave our house under threat of a tornado. Since we were living in a mobile home, we felt that was the best choice. Years before while living in another state, a tornado touched down about a mile behind us and we saw first-hand what happens to homes and trees. When we were under the threat again, we did not think twice, but loaded everyone up in the car and drove about a mile to a local shelter. While the rain blew upside down in the middle of that black night, lightning flashing everywhere, I stood outside arguing with a security guard (no, we couldn't talk inside) who didn't think we needed the shelter. Reason? Nobody else was there. We heard the weather reports and had first-hand experience of what was coming toward our house. He had not turned on the radio and really did not care to. He changed his mind just as I was about to toss a few thunderbolts of own when other people eventually showed up seeking shelter.

I rememeber when I left the house that night I made certain that I at least had on my jeans, with my wallet and ever-present Bible in the pocket. Other than that, I was focused on getting everyone else out of the house, into the car and out of harm's way. Nothing else seemed important at the time. I do distinctly remember the tension I felt about getting everyone to the shelter. That was all that mattered to me. We all became instantly prepared to let everything go--all our personal belongings. Everything. Nothing else mattered but getting everyone to safety. My people matter to me, not my stuff.

Return to the incident of the storm raging, my concern for safety and other man's indifference. Neither of us could change the storm or its affects. In the same way, dialogue, rhetoric or debate has no bearing on the inevitable. One learns at lightning speed during life and death situations that tradition bears no weight. Neither does ethnicity, clan or family. Education does not matter when the rain falls upside down and the wind howls. Talents, abilities, desires and dreams cannot abate a flood.

What really matters when there is an eternity just on the other side of this thing called "life?" Oswald Chambers shares his thoughts from the Sermon on the Mount:

"'Take no thought for your life' (Matt. 6:25). These words of our Lord are the most revolutionary of statements. We argue in exactly the opposite way, even the most spiritual of us--'I must live, I must make so much money, I must be clothed and fed.' That is how it begins; the great concern of the life is not God, but how we are going to fit ourselves to live. Jesus Christ says, 'Reverse the order, get rightly related to Me first, see that you maintain that as the great care of your life, and never put the concentration of your care on the other things.'"

Paul was a success story in his own right, and to top it all off, he had all the credentials for works-based righteousness. He was "circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless." (Philippians 3:5-6). But when it came to matters eternal, he realized that he was bankrupt. What he needed was not religious righteousness, but the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ! He was brought to the point where he realized that he had a pile of useless garbage. The apostle Paul said it plainly. "But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ." (Philippians 3:7-8).

Paul once highly valued himself as a person and all he accomplished. Then he met the Lord Jesus Christ who, like a storm that has stripped everything away, left Paul with an understanding of what was most important: knowing Christ. Charles Spurgeon explained that intellectual knowledge is the personal apprehension of Jesus as God who has revealed Himself in time and space; but a ton of head learning is not the ounce of heart knowledge. Affectionate knowledge is loving Him. Satisfying knowledge is content with Him, "that which my spirit panted after" as the bread of life that satisfies all hunger, living water that slakes all thirst. There is an exciting knowledge of Him. "The more I know of my Beloved, the more I shall want to know. The higher I climb the loftier will be the summits which invite my eager footsteps. I shall want the more as I get the more." Then there is the "happy" knowledge; that is, the sustaining knowledge of Christ that "bears me up above all trials, and doubts, and sorrows."

What are your assets? Compared to your Lord Jesus Christ, they are liabilities. How can one tell? Simply put them to the test: which produces righteousness before God?

Friday, September 11, 2009

An Earthquake Within Us

"Repentance is but a kind of table-talk, till we see so much of the deformity of our inward nature as to be in some degree frighted and terrified at the sight of it. There must be some kind of an earthquake within us, something that must rend and shake us to the bottom, before we can be enough sensible either of the state of death we are in or enough desirous of that Savior who alone can raise us from it." (William Law, 1686-1761)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dr. Warren Larson, On A Muslim View of 9-11 and a Christian Response

Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University is often sought out by the media for a biblical view on Muslim-Christian relations. As Americans commemorate the anniversary of the 9-11 attack on the United States, Larson recorded an interview with the nationally broadcast radio show "Prime Time America" on the Moody Radio Network. In the interview, Larson is asked how Muslims view 9-11, and how Christians should be responding to them. You can hear Larson's comments on the Sept. 11th broadcast of "Prime Time America," beginning at 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Log on to listen.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

What do you think?

Adoniron Judson is the source of the following quote. I would like to hear your thoughts about what he said.

"It is a mistake to suppose that a dull and second-rate man is enough for the heathen. The worst-off need the very best we have. God gave His best, even His only begotten Son, in order to redeerm a lost world. The most darkened and degraded souls need the best thinking."

Monday, September 07, 2009

Independence Day (Brazil)

O AMOR DE DEUS

" Pois Deus tanto amou o mundo que deu o seu Filho unigênito para que todo o que nele crer não pereça, mas tenha a vida eterna." (João 3:16)

O PLANO DE DEUS

Cristo afirma: "Eu vim para que tenham vida, e a tenham plenamente" (uma vida abundante e com propósito). (João 10:10)

Por que a maioria das pessoas não está experimentando essa "vida abundante"?

Saturday, September 05, 2009

The Subtlety of Depravity

"Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is. If there are rats in a cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly. But the suddenness does not create the rats: it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way the suddenness of the provocation does not make me ill-tempered, it ony shows me what an ill-tempered man I am."

(C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity)

Friday, September 04, 2009

What Einstein Thought

"With the discovery of the atom, everything changed, except for man's thinking. Because of this, we drift toward unparalleled catastophe."

"The true problem lies in the hearts and thoughts of men. It is not a physical but an ethical one . . . . What terrifies us is not the explosive force of the atomic bomb, but the power of the wickedness of the human heart."

(Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Why Moralism Is Not the Gospel -- And Why So Many Christians Think It Is

Why Moralism Is Not the Gospel -- And Why So Many Christians Think It Is

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A tightwad went shopping to find an inexpensive gift for a friend. In one shop, he spotted a vase which had been broken. He bought the broken vase (next to nothing in price) and asked the store to send it to his friend, who would assume the vase had been broken in transit.

A few days later, a note arrived from the friend. "Many thanks for the vase," the note read, "and it was so thoughtful of you to wrap each piece separately!"

Numbers 32:23 "you may be sure that your sin will find you out."

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Imposter

Two gripping thoughts on Hypocrisy by G.K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936):

"LET it never be forgotten that a hypocrite is a very unhappy man; he is a man who has devoted himself to a most delicate and arduous intellectual art in which he may achieve masterpieces which he must keep secret, fight thrilling battles and win hair-breadth victories for which he cannot have a whisper of praise. A really accomplished impostor is the most wretched of geniuses: he is a Napoleon on a desert island." ("Browning.")

"We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity. We ought to be interested in that darkest and most real part of a manin which dwell not the vices that he does not display, but the virtuesthat he cannot. And the more we approach the problems of human history with this keen and piercing charity, the smaller and smaller space we shall allow to pure hypocrisy of any kind. The hypocrites shall not deceive us into thinking them saints; but neither shall they deceive us into thinking them hypocrites. And an increasing number of cases will crowd into our field of inquiry, cases in which there is really no question of hypocrisy at all, cases in which people were so ingenuous that they seemed absurd, and so absurd that they seemed disingenuous." ("H. G. Wells and the Giants." Heretics)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Hypocrisy

When Howard Carter and his associates found the tomb of King Tutenkhamen, they opened up his casket and found another within it. They opened up the second, which was covered with gold leaf, and found a third. Inside the third casket was a fourth made of pure gold. The pharoahs body was in the fourth, wrapped in gold cloth with a gold face mask. But when the body was unwrapped, it was leathery and shriveled.

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