Friday, September 12, 2014

Documentary about singer Dennis Jernigan who struggled with homosexuality.!watch/c22pg

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What the sudden and tragic loss of Robin Williams should teach us.

It is a tragic and sudden loss, with Robin Williams. He was a man that brought laughter to lots of people, including myself. But I want to remind you he is apart of the ultimate statistic 10 out of 10 people will die. 150,000 people die every day, many of them you might never know their name, like we did with Mr. Williams. Will you be ready to meet God on what the Bible calls the day of judgement? It's appointed for a man to die once and then face judgement. Often we like to automatically think every one goes to Heaven, but God's standard is not the same as our standard. Do you think you are good enough to go to Heaven? The dictionary says “good” is to be “morally excellent.” Let’s check the standard – the Ten Commandments – to see how far we fall short: Is God first in your life? Do you love Him with all your “heart, soul, mind, and strength?” Have you made a god to suit yourself? Have you used His name in vain? Have you always honored your parents? Have you looked with lust and therefore committed adultery in your heart? Have you lied (including “fibs”), stolen (value is irrelevant), or coveted other people’s possessions? If you are honest, you know you will be guilty on the Day of Judgment. God, however, doesn’t want to send you to Hell. Jesus Christ suffered and died on the Cross so you could go free. That’s how much God loves you. You broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid your fine. Then He rose from the grave. If you repent (turn away from all the things you know are wrong) and trust in Jesus Christ alone, God will forgive your sins and grant you everlasting life. Begin by reading your Bible daily (start with the book called John) and obey what you read. I don't know for sure where Mr. Williams went when he died, but I would guess where ever he went, he would not want you to miss Heaven. If you want to see more about what it means to be a Christian and where to go from here see this page called, "Save Yourself Some Pain."        Thank you for reading this. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

John 18:37

John 18:37

English Standard Version (ESV)
37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

Proverbs 3:12-14

Proverbs 3:12-14

English Standard Version (ESV)
12 for the Lord reproves him whom he loves,
    as a father the son in whom he delights.
13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
    and the one who gets understanding,
14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver
    and her profit better than gold.

Proverbs 2:5-7

Proverbs 2:5-7

English Standard Version (ESV)
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
    he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

Psalm 111:9-10

Psalm 111:9-10

English Standard Version (ESV)
He sent redemption to his people;
    he has commanded his covenant forever.
    Holy and awesome is his name!
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all those who practice it have a good understanding.
    His praise endures forever!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

One of God's medicines!


One of God's medicines!

(J.C. Ryle)

"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:11

Affliction is one of God's medicines!

By it, He often teaches lessons which would be learned in no other way.

By it, He often draws souls away from sin and the world, which would otherwise have perished everlastingly.

Health is a great blessing--but sanctified disease is a greater blessing!

Prosperity and worldly comfort are what all people naturally desire--but losses and crosses are far better for us--if they lead us to Christ.

Let us beware of murmuring in the time of trouble.

Let us settle it firmly in our minds, that there is a meaning, a 'needs be', and a message from God--in every sorrow that befalls us.

There are no lessons so useful, as those learned in the school of affliction.

There is no commentary that opens up the Bible so much, as sickness and sorrow.

Afflictions are intended by God . . .
  to make us think,
  to wean us from the world,
  to send us to the Scriptures,
  to send us to our knees!

The resurrection morning will prove, that many of the losses of God's people were in reality, eternal gains. Thousands at the last day, will testify with David, "It is good for me that I have been afflicted!" Psalm 119:71