A Simple Prayer for Victims of Boston Bombing
Monday, April 15, 2013
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Use that Good Eye Today
Friday, April 12, 2013
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Use that Good Eye today!
Luke 11:34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light
Pray for Pastor Rick Warren
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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As you may know, Pastor Warren's son recently committed suicide. On top of this tragic loss has been some negative talk about Warren in social media and even among some circles of Christian media and especially online forums--which drives traffic to these websites like the gossip that sells tabloid magazines at the supermarket.
There are always people who view personal tragedy as a kind of sign of God's disfavor or judgment. There are believers who never "forgave" him for offering prayer at President Obama's first inaugural--as if a sin was committed.
Misguided Christians can be the most cruel of all people.
Ironically, our Christian culture in some ways has become most unbiblical. When we are not ignoring the "least of these," we are chasing after Christian celebrities. When we are not bowing down to become pawns for a political party, we've got our heads stuck in the sand, running into our own closets to avoid "controversies" like same-sex marriage or banning combat-style weapons.
In many ways, Pastor Warren serves as "America's Pastor." He continues to do great work for his congregation, for God's kingdom and our world. He has taken principled stands on many issues and been a non-politically partisan voice for God in our times.
It is important to intercede in prayer for Pastor Warren, his wife, and family over the next several weeks.
Pray that the peace of God will surround his heart and mind. Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
What is the Condition of Your Heart (Soil)?
Thursday, April 04, 2013
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You are responsible for the condition of the "soil" of your heart and attitude. Good seed is wasted on bad soil with weeds. Good seed (the Word) thrives in good soil.
Three bad conditions to avoid:
1. "Wayside" is the walking path around the garden. Nothing is planted and seed is wasted. The devil "takes away" unplanted seed.
2. "Shallow" is a lack of depth. It's like saying "Amen!" to the Word, but doing nothing else. What was sown on Sunday is gone by Tuesday.
3. "Distractions" choke progress that has been made. Like aggressive weeds in a garden that harm the plants. Jesus said that "cares, riches, and pleasures of life" can "crowd out" or choke good things.
One good condition to cultivate:
"Receptivity" to God's Word: Be eager to hear and cling to what God is saying, after saying "Amen!"
Being Unique in a Culture of Conformity
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
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Jesus described His generation as a "monkey-see-monkey-do" culture. He characterized that generation for finding fault with unique people such as the "Son of Man" and "John the Baptist." It seems our culture has not changed much after all these centuries.
Last time I checked, we were not destined to do or like things just because everyone else does. We value working together as well as value encouraging the exploration of God's unique gifts within every heart and life. The body of Christ is made stronger when we understand our unique purpose.
Let's go with God's wisdom where ever He leads and dance to His tune.
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