Letter from John Newton| stalwart of our past

His eye is on the sparrow

 Due to the mainline churches of today increasingly becoming more prone to apostasy and heresy in their desire to be “relevant” in a changing society, I find it increasingly more fruitful to re-discover the words of mighty stalwarts from our Christian past.  -g.w.

From the Letters of John Newton: Letter to a new Christian

March 18, 1767
“Dear friend,
You have one hard lesson to learn, that is–the evil of your own heart. You know something of it, but it is needful that you should know more; for the more we know of ourselves–the more we shall prize and love Jesus and His wondrous salvation.
The more you know Him–the better you will trust Him.
The more you trust Him–the better you will love Him.
The more you love Him–the better you will serve Him.
This is God’s way. He is teaching you these things, and I trust He…

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Did God Really Say?

Chaplain + Entrepreneur = Chaplapreneur

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There she stood in the garden.  She was beautiful, intelligent and confident.  There was no need for a crusade for her rights.  There was no need for a protest.  She had no use for greed, she was the richest women to ever walk the earth.  Everything in the garden has been entrusted to her and Adam.  The enemy knew that faith and unhindered fellowship with God can’t be defeated.  The Serpent is described as crafty and witty.  The truth is he has to be.  He dwells in darkness.  Deceitful spirits especially The Father of Lies have no place in the light.  It would be too easy to see clearly and expose him for what he is, a fraud.

The Serpent decides, “I must use what God said some how or call into question His Word.  The man and the woman were given everything in the garden.”  The fact is they can eat from any…

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The Answer To Everything…

See, there's this thing called biology...

Jesus, Jesus Christ is the answer to everything. Just read the instruction manual, He explains everything. 🙂

But I wanted to speak to something else I have learned. The answer to all impertinent questions like, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” is  “Honoring God.”

Why are you still single?

Because I’m honoring God.

“What’s your calling in life?”

Honoring God.

“Why are you getting married?”

Because I’m honoring God.

“Are you finally going to do something useful with yourself now that the kids are growing up?”

Uh yeah,  I’ll be honoring God.

“A water pipe has broken and the kitchen is flooded, what are you going to do about it?”

Honor God.

“How do you fix your marriage?”

By honoring God.

“What do you do when your grown kids get all lost?”

Honor God.

Adam was actually made to commune with God. His job…

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Book Briefs: NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

Originally Posted by Bob Hayton   Zondervan has released a monumental study Bible. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible promises to bring the ancient world of Scripture to life for contemporary readers. The array of resources presented and the depth of research made accessible could almost be described as incredible. This Bible is presented in … Continue reading Book Briefs: NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

Jesus for President (Part 2)

Jonathan Camac

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I’m officially sick of politics.

But there’s seriously no competition in the race for best PM and government when Jesus is in the picture. And in the end, our vote doesn’t determine his rule and reign. This baby is happening.

The ball is in your court to decide whether you want to be part of His government. In Part 1 we discussed three reasons why Jesus is (by far) the best leader the world has and will ever see. So without further ado, here’s three more reasons in this – Part 2:

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  • He provides the solution to the biggest problem facing humanity

Forget the economy. Forget jobs. Forget global warming. Forget social status.

The single biggest issue facing the world today is death. Nobody escapes it. Everyone plays to its tune. And so we dance our way around in life, looking for ways to prolong what is destined for…

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