Saturday, April 21, 2018

Power of God's Word

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God's Word Will Transform Your Life

The article above gives many good examples on how God's Word can completely change a person. In this article it talks about how you have to ask yourself who will your authority be. Will it be the world or God? Public opinion or the laws in this world cannot truly change people, the only thing that will change the heart is God's Word. There are a lot of things in the world that will try to influence us to stray from the Bible. John 8:12 describes how there is no hope for us in this world, but following God and His Word will give us life. "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'"


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Witnesses for Our Lord

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"Witness" by Jack Halloran is a piece sang by our 2017-2018 Acapella Choir. It is a great reminder of what our mission here on earth is. We are not only to learn more about our Savior and what he did for us but also take his words and actions and live by them. Lots of Christians follow God and stay strong in the faith but don't do anything to spread and witness for our Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says, "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God." We are to spread the good news we are blessed enough to know about! To share the message you don't need to uncomfortably approach people and force your religion upon them. This kind of thing normally happens when and where you least expect it. Remember to be gentle and respectful as you witness. This could happen in the grocery store, at the park or during a mission trip. Don't be to worried about saying the wrong things, God will be with you whatever happens. In Luke 2 Jesus says, "do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Witnessing For God


I selected this video because skit guys find a way to bring life to a topic we all struggle with and make it comical. Witnessing for God is a scary thing to some people and something we do not always strive to do even though we should. God commands us to to and make disciples of all nations. We should all try to fearlessly proclaim the word of God and show our christian love to others.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Christianity is the Opioid of the Masses

   
CHRISTIANITY IS THE OPIOID OF THE MASSES

      Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, public figure, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He has been talking about many subjects regarding the roles of men and women, and how you must act to improve yourself and your life.
      In this video, Peterson is at a lecture where he is asked a question about Christianity on the concept of "The last will be first, and the first will be last" and how that is one of the things that attract people to Christianity, its what makes it so appealing.  Peterson responds and says "The part of the attraction of Christianity but this was something that emerged across time, was the notion that even if you were in a lowly position that there was something about you that was akin to the divine." This line really stuck with me, and that got me thinking about how it gives more purpose to suffering, and that even if you are one of the "least of these" that you are really on the top in God's eyes. GOD DOESN"T CARE IF YOU ARE POOR. "It illuminates the dignity of the human being."
       He also goes on and says that if Christianity and the "the last will be first" concept isn't just wish fulfilment because if it was then there would be no hell. What attracts people is the possibility of transcending this sinful world and our sinful bodies and lives, and going to heaven.
       The three points that I want you to take away from this video and this article are; that God doesn't care about your status, the Christian faith can give you dignity and purpose through your suffering, and that our forgiveness through Christ is not something to take for granted.

Thank you for watching the video and reading this article. I encourage you to look up more things that Jordan Peterson has talked about.


In N Out

In N Out is a fast food restaurant mainly in the west part of the country that started in California. The burger joint expanded from there and can be found in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas and Oregon. On the different wrappers for the food they print small bible citations on them. This practice began in the 1980's as a reflection of the Snyder Family's Christian beliefs. Some of the passages that are used on the products include: John 3:16, Proverbs 3:5, Revelation 3:20, Nahum 1:7 and many more. Each Item on the menu has a different verse that includes each kind of sandwich, fry and each kind of drink.
I think that the fact that the guy that makes these videos was smart enough to take a talent that he had like rapping and use it to spread the word of God in a way that can get a younger generation to really enjoy what they are hearing was very cool. I personally enjoy the rap genre of music but it does not always talk about things that may be found righteous in the eyes of God. So the fact that I can listen to this and not only enjoy what I am hearing but also hear something that is pleasing to God rather than something ungodly is very nice. I think that there needs to be more people like this guy or maybe like Lecrae, another rapper in the industry, who loves what he does and is able to preach about God while he does it.

giving to those in need

Today in chapel we learned about a great cause that we can donate out talents and time and unused shoes to. As Americans we are so blessed to have paved roads and jobs where we don't have to work in garbage and sewage pits. We take for granted the shoes we get to put on our feet not only do they help us look good but they keep our feet safe. Just imagine how happy and how beneficial it will be to give a pair of shoes to a person in need and not only give them a pair of shoes but give them the opportunity to hear about Gods word so that they can share the same benefits of Christ just as we do. This cause does just as what Jesus commands us to do in Mark 16:15

Mark 16:15 New International Version (NIV)

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.