Wimpy Worldviews Produce Wimpy Christians

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbApwqFXO9g

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Published in: on December 27, 2009 at 4:41 am  Leave a Comment  

The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For Christmas I received a resource I had asked for called The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge.  It is an almost exhaustive cross-reference for the entire Bible, with about 500,000 references.  It is useful for utilizing the principle of “interpreting Scripture with Scripture.”  What I have since realized is that the work is public domain, and anyone can now have access to it via the internet.  So I recommend bookmarking this address for future use.

http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/treasury-of-scripture-knowledge/

Published in: on December 26, 2009 at 6:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

BibleArc

If you like to read and understand the bible, I would like to recommend a system / tool called BibleArc.  It is found at www.biblearc.com.  Even if you just like puzzle-ish things, this would be fun.  I personally consider puzzles to be a form of torture, but since this deals with understanding God’s Word, I still am enjoying learning how to use BibleArc.

Go visit and try it out; you might just find it addicting.

[John Piper is likely BibleArcing’s most famous and adamant proponent.]

Published in: on December 8, 2009 at 8:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

Matt Chandler blog as he approaches brain surgery

http://hv.thevillagechurch.net/blog/hvpastor/?p=357

Published in: on December 5, 2009 at 4:45 am  Leave a Comment  

Bloody Sacrifices

I came across this article in the News today:

Hindu sacrifice of 250,000 animals begins : Cheers and protests as thousands of buffalo are decapitated at start of festival in Nepal honouring Hindu goddess Gadhimai (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/24/hindu-sacrifice-gadhimai-festival-nepal)

I heard words from Hebrews whispering in my ears:

12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Heb. 9:12-14)

24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (Heb. 9:24-28)

4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said,

“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,
but a body have you prepared for me;
6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings
you have taken no pleasure.
7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God,
as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

8 When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), 9 then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. 10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Heb. 10:4-10)

Published in: on November 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm  Comments (1)  

Don’t Waste Your Life

Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper from I'll Be Honest on Vimeo.

Published in: on November 23, 2009 at 9:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ex-Rapper

Marvelous Light from I'll Be Honest on Vimeo.

Published in: on November 22, 2009 at 12:20 am  Leave a Comment  

Great Book Deals from Desiring God (including one for $10)

http://desiringgod.org/christmas/

Published in: on November 11, 2009 at 6:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tim Conway – Pastor of Grace Community Church, San Antonio, TX

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I wanted to do a bit of an advertisement for Pastor Tim Conway.  Not only is he the pastor of Grace Community Church in San Antonio, but he has an online site called, “I’ll be honest,” located at www.illbehonest.com.  I want to highly recommend it.  I have especially enjoyed the “Ask Pastor Tim,” portions.  That is located at www.illbehonest.com/apt.  He gives some of the best, most comprehensive, yet understandable answers to all the hardest questions.  If you haven’t taken a look, do so.

Published in: on November 9, 2009 at 2:45 am  Leave a Comment  

The Background of the “Shocking Youth Message”

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