The truths that I know best I have learned on my knees. I never know a thing well, till it is burned into my heart by prayer. – John Bunyan
This ‘notice’ has been posted around the internet before but having it come back around recently just brought to my mind just how important its point is on why we need Jesus, why sin is such a big deal and why we can’t just get by with it.
The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed “Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality,” or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.
Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.
The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.
The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.
No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
9. Self control
Please see the operating manual, the HOLY (He Only Left You) BIBLE (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.
WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency service, call on Jesus.
DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention!
Just in time for our latest historical election, below are two video links from Ronald Regan’s famous ‘ A Time For Choosing’ speech in 1964.
No matter how this election turns out, our Lord still reins and He still calls us to 1 Tim 2:1-4….
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
As Jesus said above, let the children come. I believe He also meant for them to be born…and so does the Brown family.
Watch this inspiring video about their incredible daughter, Pearl, and her daily challenges to beat the ‘odds’ the doctors gave her before birth.
Also, visit the family website at Pearl Joy Brown to follow their journey of faith in their baby girl and in Jesus!
– Ever find it hard to share your faith?
– Felt tongue-tied and unsure of what to say next?
There’s an app for that!
And maybe this app is for you.
Check out this website, How To Share Your Faith, and download the app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android.
As Christ followers we are called to go and disciple those for His kingdom.
Acts 1:8 – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
“In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it’s core Jesus’ gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can’t do your own list of rules and feel “not good enough” for God. With Jesus though you have humble confident joy because He represents you, you don’t represent yourself and His sacrifice is perfect putting us in perfect standing with God the Father.”
Watch this awesome video in light of God’s desire for His commands to come first before our own traditions as declared in Mark 7:6-7
He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:
“‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.‘
You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”
Visit Jeff Bethke at his website.
Also check out the book that inspired the video, The Prodigal God.
It truly was a miracle …
How many lives were saved.
Over-shadowed by the horror;
Of the war-like rubbled grave!
Time seemed frozen, hope was lost;
For loved ones left behind.
Trying to hold onto their faith,
Praying, “God give us a sign!”
Uncovered from the wreckage;
A sight that seemed unreal.
A cross that stood ’bout twenty feet …
From twisted beams of steel!
© Marge Batzer
Below is an amazing video by Yale scientist, Alexander Tsiaras, who is part artist, part technologist whose work explores the unseen human body, developing scientific visualization software to enable him to “paint” the human anatomy.
In his own words, “Even though I am a mathematician, I look at [fetal development] with marvel: How do these instruction sets not make mistakes as they build what is us?” and “The magic of the mechanisms inside each genetic structure saying exactly where that nerve cell should go — the complexity of these mathematical models is beyond human comprehension.”
But we, as Christians, know that answer to that marvel! We know that it is our God, Creator all who is at the center of all this complexity, all that is ‘beyond human comprehension’. Just makes me smile!! 🙂
Contemplate on Psalm 139:13-16 as you watch this amazing video!
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
But even the hairs of your head are all numbered! Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. ~Luke 12:7
This wonderful song is now out in tribute to the victims of the Colorado shooting. Please join us in praying for those still healing and the grieving families of those who were taken in this evil crime.
Know that our Great Comforter is always with us!!!
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
Recently, we have come to realize just how much the Lord has blessed us. This, of course, rouses the curiosity about how many verses there are in the Bible about His blessings.
There are so many more. We are richly blessed by our heavenly Father. In turn, we are so blessed to be a blessing to others!
A wonderful part of being in this world as a ChristianRep, is we get to meet a lot of new people from across the globe and sometimes right in our own back yard. One recent new friend on Twitter is John Finch – @johnpfinch.
John is creating his very first full-length documentary telling his own life story of growing up without a father, the wound and the resulting incredible effect left in the wake of forgiveness. With John as narrator, his film is set to tell the story of how growing up without a father has shaped his life as a boy, a man, and a father.
His documentary, The Father Effect, is set to be a long reaching look into the lives of children who will grow to be adults one day soon, and will live out the effect of their father’s impact. Simply and directly, it is a story that needs to be told for the sake of families now and in the future.
As children of God, we have a heavenly Father always there for us and loving us. This film is for those who may still feel the wounds left from having an earthly father who may have fallen far short of God’s expectations.
Here is the short story – now on film. TheFatherEfffect.
“Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake.” ~ Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards, one of the greatest theologians of his time, wrote these resolutions during the winter of 1722 through the summer of 1723. He faithfully resolved to read these resolutions weekly in order to help him humbly stay in the will of God.
As representatives of Christ in the world, these timeless resolutions can still be applied to our walk today.
The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards (1722-1723)
Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake.
Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week.
Written Aug. 17, 1723
A new movement has begun for those who live…
How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word
It’s is called ‘We Will Wait’ and it has been formed in response to a recent ‘bounty’ on Tim Tebow’s virginity. According to a recent reports from The Christian Post, there is a $1 mil offering to any woman who can prove she has been sexually involved with Tim Tebow.
Watch this video about this ‘offer’ and decide if you would like to make your choice whether or not to join the movement, “We Will Wait,” by making a stand to wait until you are married to have sex. Regardless of your past choices, you can choose make the decision today to put your future first.
Genesis: 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
20 Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”
21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”…..
Enjoy this very special BBC video presentation produced by David Attenborough as a celebration of our God’s great creation…!
We understand how powerful our own words can be in lifting up or bringing down those around us. The Word of the Lord are the most powerful indeed.
In this thought provoking video produced by Alpha & Omega Ministries called 40 Arabic Words, we are presented with the power of what just 40 words can do to prevent a whole group of people from knowing the gift of Jesus at the cross.
In contrast, just 33 Greek words from the New Testament prove to be such a gift to us now….
Alpha & Omega Ministries is an apologetic ministries where you can go to learn more about apologetics. Renown apologist James White is the current director.
Our dear friend and contributing blogger, Marie Wikle, founder of SpreadingJOY, has just published her first book, appropriately titled… Spreading JOY Daily.
This is an amazing book filled with 365 ways to spread joy and encouragement throughout the year. Broken down by month, Marie leads you day by day through a whole year of so many ways to bless others.
Ways such as…
January 25 – Leave a sticky note of encouragement on everyone’s computer today…
February 6 – Recycle magazines by giving them to a women’s shelter or even a nursing home…
June 11 – Give kind words freely.
August 28 – Pay a local teenager to mow a neighbor’s lawn. Two acts of spreading joy in one!…
October 21 – Run errands for a new mom. This is such a valuable gift of time….
December 21 – Make 20 sack lunches and pass out to homeless in your area…
Why not check out the many ways you can encourage your family, friends, and your community. You too can make an impact no matter how small, like a ripple in a pond…all in the name of Jesus!
Just Give Me Jesus by Ann Graham Lotz is a wonderful testimony to her renewed intimacy with Jesus. Listen and mediate on her message of revitalization through our Lord Jesus that she has shared with countless women since 2000.
If you can, join the expected 8,000 women due to descend upon Augusta GA in September to take part in the next free, two-day event lead by Ann Grahm Lotz. Visit her website at AnGel Ministries for more information on this event.
Want to read more about her journey? Check out her book at Amazon.