Saturday, June 24, 2006

Really Excellent Apologetics resource site

bethinking.org is a website that aims to put the best Christian thinking and communicating resources right into your hands. Whether you are a student, at home or at work we want to help you to talk about the Christian gospel in a way that is relevant, true, culturally aware and attractive. There are hundreds of interesting articles and audio talks on bethinking.org for you to use and think through.

Sweet Spirit

[G]Sweet Spirit
[Csus]Sweet Holy Spirit
Come and [G]dwell with us
Come and [D]work in us to[Am]day[D]

[G]Sweet Spirit
[Csus]Sweet Holy Spirit
Help us [G]see Christ's love
Help us [D]share His love to[Csus]day

verse
[Bm]Given in [Em]love
[Bm]A breeze from a[Em]bove
[Bm] Thunderous [Em]whisper - fire we can't [Am-D]earn

Three in One
Father, Spirit, Son
One left to dwell 'til He returns

Chorus

verse
Gift from our Savior
Guidance and Councillor
Still small voice to lead the way

Word of the Father
Peace like no other
Trust Him in faith and follow today

Chorus

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Five F's to Focus on and Follow to Find Fulfillment



From what I hear - if you Focus on the top Four, the Fifth just sort of "happens"

  • Faith
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Fitness
  • Finances

From here:
http://www.techtrend.com/blog/2006/06/five_fs_site.html

So very alliterative...

-JD

Logic Fallacies - Excellent resource!

One of the most exhaustive listings I have seen with good, pithy summaries.

"The interpretation of a Biblical text is only as good as the underlying logic that supports it. God made man in His image (tselem) and likeness (demut), and therefore made him with rationality and the ability to correctly reason about things.

The Lord Jesus the Messiah is described as the “Logos” or “logic” of God, and we are called to follow Him as His talmidim (students or disciples). You simply cannot properly begin to properly read the various texts of Scripture without first being grounded in the basics of clear thinking.

This section lists some common errors in thinking that afflict all of us since the fall of Adam in Gan Eden. By familiarizing yourself with these forms of reasoning you may guard yourself from making the same sorts of errors (as well as to catch errors in the thinking of others who purport to be speaking the truth). "

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Perseverance illustrated

Habakuk 3:17-19

17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,

18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

19 God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deer's;
he makes me tread on my high places.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Wonderful Poem on Affliction


I asked the Lord, that I might grow
In faith, and love, and every grace;
Might more of His salvation know,
And seek more earnestly His face.



I hoped that in some favoured hour
At once He'd answer my request,
And by His love's constraining power
Subdue my sins, and give me rest.

Instead of this, He made me feel
The hidden evils of my heart;
And let the angry powers of hell
Assault my soul in every part.

Yea more, with His own hand
He seemedIntent to aggravate my woe;
Crossed all the fair designs I schemed,
Blasted my gourds, and laid me low.

"Lord, why is this?" I trembling cried,
"Wilt Thou pursue Thy worm to death?"
"Tis in this way," the Lord replied,
"I answer prayer for grace and faith.

These inward trials I employ
From self and pride to set thee free;
And break thy schemes of earthly joy,
That thou may'st seek thy all in me."


John Newton

Friday, June 16, 2006

Bible Translations and Versions Comparison












Found this on the International Bible Society site - I edited to add the English Standard Version (ESV)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Great site for Great Sermons!


Oneplace.com

Excellent resource!

I am listening to John Piper, John MacArthur, Ravi Zacharias, among many others!

God's richest blessings to you and yours!

-JD

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning

Joy in the morning
When He splits the Eastern sky
Joy in the morning
Going home to never die!

Christ came and lived a life of love
A precious gift for you and me
He died then went home up above
But He promised one day we would see!

Chorus

It's been many many years now
And many folk gone to their rest
With the faith Christ's love has allowed them
Knowing that His children will be blessed
(When they see the...)

Chorus

So as you travel down life's pathway
And if you hear His gentle call
Don't foreget this life is fleeting
Come to the Cross and join us all!
(And we'll have ...)

Chorus D Am C D
Verse Bm Gx3 A D

"this generation will not pass away "

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

Mark 13:

28"From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. No One Knows That Day or Hour32"But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35Therefore stay awake--for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the cock crows, or in the morning-- 36lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake."

I took this from Mark as the primary example and am aware of the parallel passages. Couple of questions/thoughts:

1. Any reason not to exegete that Christ is speaking prophetically to the church in general?

2. Any reason not to separate the prophecy of the temple destruction from the "end of age" prophecy?

3. Any reason not to exegete that this generation he is speaking to is not "this generation of the time that will be experiencing the events of which I am prophesying and all the events will occur during a generational time period"

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John MacArthur thoughts (found this after I had formulated my thoughts and am blessed that his thought parallel mine!)

http://www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/sg2372.htm

The Christian duty to be vaccinated and double effect

In another post, I briefly summarized why it is the duty of Biblical Christians to take the vaccine in alignment to the 2nd greatest command...