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^ When we start having preferences of worship leaders and ministers, we become what Paul had warned against in 1 Corinthians.
How? What did Paul mean by "of"?

Depending on different versions of the Bible, some translate the "of" to "belong to" or "follow". Basically, Paul is saying the believers' focus was on the leader, when their focus should be on Christ. If we have to chose worship leaders, then we're focusing on the leader, and not on Christ. And, I don't believe how a worship leaders makes us feel matters. What really matters if they speak the Truth according to the Bible.

Any worship leader that does not tell the congregation that they should be worshiping on Saturday is not speaking the Truth from the Bible because the Bible never said to stop worshiping on the Sabbath and to start worshiping on Sunday. There goes more than 90% of your worship leaders...Confused
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^ When we start having preferences of worship leaders and ministers, we become what Paul had warned against in 1 Corinthians.
How? What did Paul mean by "of"?
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That's why you need to look for the passion in which they speak. Anyone can talk about the Bible or Jesus. You have to look at the intention. If their intention is to share the love of Jesus or to love on others then they have a passion for God and his Great Commission. Those who care about numbers and become hypocritical fall down the other path. Empty intentions.

Get to know your worship leaders. See how they make you feel while they lead.
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21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
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How many of these worship leaders fall into the above? If we knew, we'll really be enlightened...Confused
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Dude: first rule of Secret Church: do not talk about Secret Church.
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If you want to hear more then check out a program he has called Secret Church. Despite the name (referencing how many believers have to meet in secret in order to build) Platt will live stream himself talking about a topic for 6 hours. If you sign up early you can also get a book to follow along with and has blanks to fill in which actually makes it fun. He also has a variety of books and he doesn't get preachy in his books. His approach is more enlightening. If you aren't very fond of him try Francis Chan as well.
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  Quote sgreen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/18/2014 at 7:59pm
I'm not sure what I think of David Platt just yet. I'd like to hear more of him. My first exposure to him was the video clip I've linked to below. I thought he raised some interesting points.

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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/18/2014 at 11:35am
I attended one of the Secret Church events by David Platt and part of the night was education on what was happening in Turkey.
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Originally posted by Software_Lax20

Also, please pray for Turkey. There is a lot that God is doing in this country. However, there is a lot of persecution for those who are Christians and especially those trying to minister and spread the love of Christ.

Pray For Turkey
I followed the link and watched the vid. How did Turkey come to your attention?
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"The best way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." Chief Justice John Roberts
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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2014 at 6:33am
Also, please pray for Turkey. There is a lot that God is doing in this country. However, there is a lot of persecution for those who are Christians and especially those trying to minister and spread the love of Christ.

Pray For Turkey
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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2014 at 6:27am
I don't know where you live but if you're in the Midwest there is an organization called Global Encounter. Ever summer they do this tri-city mission trip sort of thing. Every year they start in St. Louis (at my church). Then after a week of missions work, small groups, Bible study, and so forth they travel to Kansas City to do the same thing but there you minister to a different group of people and learn from new speakers. Then the last stop is Denver where most of the time is spent in multicultural housing complex giving love to kids and people who we don't want to feel forgotten. Every year we visit these people because we want to show them the God really does love them and that we WILL come back and not forget them.

If any of you are in the Midwest next summer, look into being a part or get your church to be a part of Global Encounter.
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“The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war.”
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Yet another interesting article. It is a critique of Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion. What I found most interesting (from several interesting points) is that it is from Antony Flew, who was one of the most well-known atheist thinkers of the 2 or 3 decades before Dawkins, Hitchens, and co. came along and was a(very) late-comer to Christ (81 yrs).

http://www.bethinking.org/atheism/professor-antony-flew-reviews-the-god-delusion

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This might be an article worth reading for some: "The Glamour of Atheism" by Cameron McAllister
http://www.rzim.org/just-thinking/the-glamour-of-atheism/?utm_source=RZIM%20Email%20List&utm_campaign=0941b564a9-Just_Thinking_Magazine_22_12_4_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ebbd391d89-0941b564a9-44499985

Here's an excerpt:
Please don’t misunderstand me. I am not saying that it is impossible for atheists to lead exemplary and even noble lives. Clearly, many do. What I am saying is that, from the standpoint of scientific naturalism, such behavior is an anomaly because naturalism, devoid of any and all metaphysical underpinnings, can provide neither the motivation nor the justification for a truly selfless life. Such values must be borrowed, or smuggled in, so to speak. In a provocative article, the journalist Matthew Parris, himself an avowed atheist, reluctantly concedes that removing Christian evangelism from the continent of Africa would be disastrous. Why? “In Africa Christianity changes people’s hearts. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good.” My point is not that atheists can’t be good people. My point is that it is manifestly impossible for atheism to “change people’s hearts,” to inspire transformation and rebirth on its own steam. Those wishing to find the ethical resources for such an undertaking must look elsewhere.

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I spent a lot of time with Chan when I was in College.....good good man
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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/20/2014 at 6:04am
I've always been a big fan of David Platt and Francis Chan. Their talks/webinars and books are very insightful and inspiring.
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Originally posted by Software_Lax20

Did anyone know you can invite Aaron Gillespie to lead worship at your church? How is your guys' favorite worship leader/minister? Post links!

I grew up around a lot of different worship styles and leaders. I played in a worship band in high school and at BIOLA/Talbot. By far one of the people that impacted me a lot about my outlook on Worship was Todd Proctor. He was kind of the frontman for a band (timber) that I spent a lot of time w/. It just totally changed my outlook about what it meant to worship. Now he is the senior pastor at Rock Harbor in Costa Mesa Ca. Solid Man
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Thought I'd share this link to what I found to be an interesting talk:

http://www.premier.tv/media/t/1_e5fvjh33/14419091
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All worship leaders are different. All ministers are different. You can connect on them in different ways. Some capture your attention in different ways. Some communicate better than others. It's like teachers/professors; some aren't good at instructing.

All I'm looking for is names so I can get different perspectives on teachings from the Bible. Or some worship leaders/groups compose the music in different manners.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/11/2014 at 3:49pm
^ When we start having preferences of worship leaders and ministers, we become what Paul had warned against in 1 Corinthians.
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  Quote sgreen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/10/2014 at 7:23pm
Originally posted by lightning80

Originally posted by Software_Lax20

Did anyone know you can invite Aaron Gillespie to lead worship at your church? How is your guys' favorite worship leader/minister? Post links!
For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?
1 Cor 3:4
Out of curiosity (I'm not trying to start anything), can you explain the quoted verse's relevance to Software's statement, in the context of the passage you quoted from? Are you saying he's being carnal in the same sense that Paul was speaking of? God bless.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/10/2014 at 3:15pm
Originally posted by Software_Lax20

Did anyone know you can invite Aaron Gillespie to lead worship at your church? How is your guys' favorite worship leader/minister? Post links!

For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?
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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2014 at 6:28am
Originally posted by sgreen

Below is a link to a brochure (Healthy, Happy, and Hot: a young person's guide to ...) from Planned Parenthood. I came to it while searching out an article's claim that PP was "suggesting" that it is a young person's right to decide if, when, and how they will inform their sexual partner(s) of their HIV status.

http://www.ippf.org/resource/Healthy-Happy-and-Hot-young-peoples-guide-rights

I think 'suggest' is the correct term, because the advice is implied, not explicitly stated. Page 3 says "Young people living with HIV have the right to decide if, when, and how they will disclose their HIV status", though not saying to whom. Page 5 discusses different ways to broach the subject with others. Then, page 6 states "Some countries have laws that say people living with HIV must tell their sexual partners(s) about their status before having sex, even if .... These laws violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility criminal charges." As I read through it, I felt that the language of the brochure took a highly moral tone when addressing the rights, dignity, respect, privacy, etc. entitled to the infected, but didn't use the same tone or accord the same rights, etc when addressing those who might be affected by a relationship with the infected.

It does its best to encourage the HIV-infected reader to exert their 'right' to pursue sexual pleasure, while minimizing the rights of/responsibility toward those from whom the reader may receive that pleasure.

Ultimately, it's about YOU. This mindset is far removed from the example of Jesus Christ and what Romans 12:10, Phillipians 2:1-8 (esp. verse 4), and other such verses/passages teach us.


I agree. It's not about us. We are to treat others as Christ would have treated them. Hiding information (especially when you know the other person would care to know) is not being compassionate about the other. We have rights but as Christians were are to LOVE one another and put others before ourselves. As cliche as it it, the phrase stands true and always will. "WWJD"
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That is a scary road. 

I would have to do more research but I am pretty sure there have been some trials regarding people having unprotected sex while knowing they were infected w/ HIV.
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  Quote sgreen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/24/2014 at 7:17pm
Below is a link to a brochure (Healthy, Happy, and Hot: a young person's guide to ...) from Planned Parenthood. I came to it while searching out an article's claim that PP was "suggesting" that it is a young person's right to decide if, when, and how they will inform their sexual partner(s) of their HIV status.

http://www.ippf.org/resource/Healthy-Happy-and-Hot-young-peoples-guide-rights

I think 'suggest' is the correct term, because the advice is implied, not explicitly stated. Page 3 says "Young people living with HIV have the right to decide if, when, and how they will disclose their HIV status", though not saying to whom. Page 5 discusses different ways to broach the subject with others. Then, page 6 states "Some countries have laws that say people living with HIV must tell their sexual partners(s) about their status before having sex, even if .... These laws violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility criminal charges." As I read through it, I felt that the language of the brochure took a highly moral tone when addressing the rights, dignity, respect, privacy, etc. entitled to the infected, but didn't use the same tone or accord the same rights, etc when addressing those who might be affected by a relationship with the infected.

It does its best to encourage the HIV-infected reader to exert their 'right' to pursue sexual pleasure, while minimizing the rights of/responsibility toward those from whom the reader may receive that pleasure.

Ultimately, it's about YOU. This mindset is far removed from the example of Jesus Christ and what Romans 12:10, Phillipians 2:1-8 (esp. verse 4), and other such verses/passages teach us.
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Originally posted by red_baron

Read about it but did not watch the video
The video was not graphic in any way. I can't help but wonder if she'd have felt the same about aborting her baby if she'd been able to see what was being done to her baby.
definitely sad how desensitized culture has become. 
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Yesterday, while working out, I was running on the track at the gym and I kept looking behind me thinking someone was behind me. This got me thinking:
What if those scary moments when you feel like you are being followed, or those moments when your house, apartment, heck even the woods, you hear a sound of a creek of the floorboards or the crack of a stick, what if that's God's way of letting you know the [B[HE is with us. It's not some stranger or wild animal. It's God. Letting you know you aren't alone. Forget all the scary movies where the person gasps and turns around to some creepy figure over them. Instead, it's your Heavenly Father saying, "Be still and know I'm here."
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Last Friday my director took me to lunch and on our way there he informed me politely that I was not good enough at my job to keep me in the position I was in. He followed it up by telling me that the company values me as an employee and doesn't want to fire me but would like to move me into a position that they see me a s a good fit. However, he gave me the option to leave the company on my own will if I did not like the idea of being moved.
Heartbreaking as this was, the ultimatum would allow me to be mentored and later the option to be moved back to my old department.
I was given the first half of the week off to think. During this time I knew that I was going to take the ultimatum.

The entire time this went on my fiance found out she didn't get the teaching job she was after for 3 yeas now. Durring a long night of just talking she asked me if I was scared. And my answer, of course, was "no." Hebrews 11:20-40 covers this pretty well. Actually Hebrews 11:6 is perfect for this, "Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him." The end of the passage (39-40) are pretty comforting too, "These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect." It's hard to see why God puts situations in our life but always have faith that there is a reason and God with God's flow!

Other questions arose during my extended weekend of thinking:
- Is this God's way of telling me that He has use for me somewhere else? (meaning another company or the other department)
- How do you know if God is speaking to you/wanting you to move verus overthinking things?
- Is this God's way of testing my faith similar (but to a much less degree) to Job?

Regardless, I know there's a plan and I will persist in faith and take on what God puts in my way and continue to worship Him.
I am a family man so my way of answering these questions is to approach it this way. I will do what's best for God first. If I am unsure what God is trying to tell me, I pray about it. And if I'm still not sure then I will do what's best for my family while still honoring God by sharing His Gospel. I just have a new group of people to witness to in the office.
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This article irritated me.
http://onenewsnow.com/national-security/2014/05/13/president-wants-transgenders-in-military-says-national-defense-analyst#.U3LW7CiGi7Y

I'm mentioning it here because I think it demonstrates something that anyone seeking truth should guard against: misrepresentation, whether intentional or not. The headline and final paragraph state that our President wants transgenders in our military, but provides no evidence for that claim. In fact, the quote credited to Sec of Defense Hagel only states that he (Hagel) is open to the idea. The source for the article may be correct, but it doesn't matter since they don't provide anything to substantiate their claim.


This article bothers me because of the obvious disapproval in the writer's tone. "so-called transgender".
And Donnelly is obviously against it. But has poor arguments.

I am not opposed to any sort of sexual preference, people are who they are. But I do think that it displeases God but those are battles that the one with the sexual preference is facing. Not something our community needs to force and persecute.
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Originally posted by red_baron

Read about it but did not watch the video
The video was not graphic in any way. I can't help but wonder if she'd have felt the same about aborting her baby if she'd been able to see what was being done to her baby.
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This article irritated me.
http://onenewsnow.com/national-security/2014/05/13/president-wants-transgenders-in-military-says-national-defense-analyst#.U3LW7CiGi7Y

I'm mentioning it here because I think it demonstrates something that anyone seeking truth should guard against: misrepresentation, whether intentional or not. The headline and final paragraph state that our President wants transgenders in our military, but provides no evidence for that claim. In fact, the quote credited to Sec of Defense Hagel only states that he (Hagel) is open to the idea. The source for the article may be correct, but it doesn't matter since they don't provide anything to substantiate their claim.

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Read about it but did not watch the video
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I'm a bit stunned by this and was curious if anyone had seen/heard about it:

http://genfringe.com/2014/05/girl-films-abortion-inspiration/

Thought I'd add this for some encouragement:

http://www.rforh.com/blog/eudoxias-dilemma-persecution/
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Christianity Reason and Science. Here some other channels I subscribe to:

Ravi Zacharias Int'l Ministries
Inspiring Philosophy
STRvideos
firstcauseargument
drcraigvideos
C. S. Lewis Institute
The Veritas Forum
askcliffe
Frank Turek
Wretched
Jude 3 Defense

Something I would like to do is encourage anyone looking at sites/ministries like these for the first time to use discernment/discretion. Some of the folks in these ministries can be just as provocative/disrespectful/incorrect/dishonest/etc as those who oppose Christianity. Sometimes you'll find that you have get past some dross (for you AV readers) to get to what is truly valuable/useful. askcliffe, in my mind, is a good example of that. Sometimes I find Frank Turek and Todd Friel of Wretched annoying, though I like a lot of what they have to share. Bottom line is, like me, none of these folks are perfect, though they all have useful information to share. Some less/more than others. Use good judgement. I tried to make the list in order how much I visit their sites.

Maybe some others have sources they'd like to share.

God bless everyone.
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What channel on YouTube? I may have to subscribe myself.
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This was a great idea and Many people can learn from this. I shared this with a couple of the pastors at my church and hopefully I can relay some of their insights of this projects for Kings Church.

What led you to the site sgreen?
A channel I subscribe to on Youtube posted one of their vids. I thought it was interesting and decided to look up their site. I'm glad you find it beneficial. God bless.
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went last night to redrocks and saw skillet, lecrae and toby. Super good show and awesome venue to see them w/, especially w/ a bunch of like minded people!
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This was a great idea and Many people can learn from this. I shared this with a couple of the pastors at my church and hopefully I can relay some of their insights of this projects for Kings Church.

What led you to the site sgreen?
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  Quote sgreen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/04/2014 at 7:27pm
A site I found earlier that some might find interesting/useful:

http://www.bigobjections.co.uk
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"Men will allow God to be everywhere except on his throne. They will allow him to be in his workshop to fashion worlds and to make stars. They will allow him to be in his treasury to dispense his alms and bestow his bounties. They will allow him to sustain the earth and bear up its pillars, or light the lamps of heaven, or rule the waves of the ever-moving ocean; but when God ascends his throne, his creatures then gnash their teeth; and when we proclaim an enthroned God, and his right to do as he wills with his own, to dispose of his creatures as he thinks well, without consulting them in the matter, then it is that we are ridiculed, and then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on his throne is not the God they love. They love him anywhere better than they do when he sits with his sceptre in his hand and his crown upon his head."   Charles Spurgeon
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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2014 at 6:16am
This is a passage my fiance and I went through in pre-marital couselling this week:

But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self,which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
-Ephesians 4:20-32

In summary, we need to live our lives as Christ did:
-Speak kindly
-Resolve conflicts without being harsh
-Don't hold grudges (forgive means to forget)
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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2014 at 6:29am
I agree. It's sad that we associate eggs and chocolates and bunnies with Christ's Resurrection. We are allowed into Heaven and yearly we take time to remember and reflect on this with worldly icons. Thank you for pointing this out.
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Every Easter and Christmas reminds me of Deut 12:29-31. God hates it when we worship Him using the same ways that other people use to worship pagan gods. Yet, we remember His resurrection with bunnies and decorated egg hunts (all not in the Bible and are based on worship of pagan gods). Even the name of the holiday is named after a pagan goddess.

29 “When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, 30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ 31 You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. Deut 12:29-31
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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2014 at 6:12am
Hope everyone had a good Easter. Every Easter I hope you remember this passage.

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/01/2014 at 8:23am
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Thought I'd share this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egYTTe4w0tk

I find C. S. Lewis, along with G. K. Chesterton, being quoted often by many apologists. God bless.
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J.R.R. Tolkein influenced C.S. Lewis? That's very interesting.

C.S. Lewis - "...Christianity capture[s] the mind, fire[s] the imagination, fille[s] the heart..."
"Our hearts must be on fire for the things of God, and so must our reason." - C.S. Lewis

I noticed that at my new church, the College & Young Professionals pastor quotes C.S. Lewis at least once a week. And now I know why.
A lot of people should take a peak at this. Very enlightening.
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From the track "Destroy" from the group Worth Dying For on the album Love Riot:
"It began long ago, when darkness through it's deceit captured the hearts of the sons and daughters of light.
We looked for light, but we found only darkness.
We searched for bright skies, but walked in gloom.
We fumbled like the blind along the wall, feeling our way like people without eyes.
We were destined to fall, even in the brightest days.
We stumbled as if it were dark, among the living, we were like the dead.
We looked for justice, but it never came.
We looked for rescue, but it was far from us.
So He, Himself stepped in to save us with his strong arm and His justice to sub stain Him.
He put on righteousness as armour. Salvation his helmet.
He clothed Himself with a robe of vengeance and wrapped Himself in a cloak of divine passion. He slipped out of His royal garments, left eternity to enter time.
Divinity to wrap Himself in humanity.
The sea of glass for the ocean of separation.
He left peace and for the first time, felt pain.
Because the very hands that held stars, were now sentence to wear my scars.
It was love that purchased this traitors heart.
It's what the prophets spoke about when they envisioned light living in men once again
For this reason I am legend.
Predestined for greatness.
Built for the final hour.
I was born for this.
With weapons in hand, armour in place I now march to a beat of a different drum.
I will break through battle lines that have been drawn by discouragement and despair.
Where more is left to be said, time has met its end.
It's now or never.
Collision with me, myself and I.
You see my mission today is clear, to wake the dead.
So Let freedom's song range.
You're not abandoned.
You're not alone.
Last day warriors, arise, from yesterday ash and raise your fist with us.
We are the army that's charging upon the land.
Defeat is no longer an option.
It is victory."
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Everyone is precious in God's eyes and therefore we must go out to the harvest of lost people in the world as laborers, and be willing to do what God calls.
We must go beyond personal and geographic borders.
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Amen

Thought I'd share this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egYTTe4w0tk

I find C. S. Lewis, along with G. K. Chesterton, being quoted often by many apologists. God bless.
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When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.


Everyone is precious in God's eyes and therefore we must go out to the harvest of lost people in the world as laborers, and be willing to do what God calls.
We must go beyond personal and geographic borders.

What tangible thing is God calling you to do?
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