Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Moon and Jupiter

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Full of It

You can't be full of the Holy Spirit if you're continually full of yourself. ~ Rick Boyne

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sermon (Nov 25, 2012 Morning)

Here is my Sunday morning message, "God's Branch Office" based on Mathew 2:19-23:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Facebook Is NOT my Pulpit

I'm not sure I can post about any subject without an objection from someone on Facebook.

I could say, "What a beautiful day!" and someone might respond, "That's a little biased, don't you think?"

My posts about Obama have earned me a great amount of criticism, ranging from "you're a pastor and shouldn't say things like that" to "you're a moron."

 Let's make one thing abundantly clear, Facebook is NOT my pulpit!

Already, I'm going through what people are going to say about that particular declaration. So, let me say it again this way, "I speak my opinions on Facebook; I speak only biblical truth from the pulpit."

Let's get this straight, too: Sometimes I speak biblical truth on Facebook. So should you! But I don't let my opinions get in my way when I'm preaching God's Word from the pulpit. But, because of who I am (a Christian, not necessarily a pastor) the truth of God's word envelopes my whole life. I don't stop being a Christian when I post an opinion on Facebook.

You may not agree with my opinions. That is perfectly OK with me, because I probably won't agree 100% with your opinions, either. But knowing that you aren't going to agree with MY opinions isn't going to stop me from expressing them.

 I have very strong opinions about politics. But just because I say something that you disagree with doesn't mean that I hate you.

What happened to being able to disagree with someone and still be friends?

There are several options: you can de-friend me; you can hide my posts from your timeline; or you can ignore me.

 I would hope that disagreements over politics, worldviews, and varying opinions wouldn't be cause for the end of a friendship.

 Most likely, I'm going to be backing off making status updates about Obama, politics, and the sort, not because of the criticism I have received, nor because of the advice I have been given, but for other reasons that I won't be sharing at this time. (and no, I'm not afraid of the government)

Suffice it so say, I love my God; I love my country; and I'm not happy about the direction our country is heading.

Many folks have said something like, "If you spend as much time praying for the president as you do criticizing him, you'd be ahead."  Well, let me just say, "I take Matthew 6:1& 6 to heart."

 God bless America and God bless you!

PS Pray for Israel  (Genesis 12:3)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunday Evening Sermon (11/11/12)

Here is my sermon for Sunday evening, November 11, 2012, "Handling Conflict" based on 2 Samuel 15:5-14:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sunday Morning Message (11/11/12)

Here is my Sunday morning message "Your Part in Missions & Evangelism" based on Luke 16:19-31:

4 More Years

Never has 3 little words been so hard to type.

For the past 4 years, the man in the Oval Office has blamed his predecessor for the current American economic situation.

For the past 4 years, George W Bush has been vilified as an incompetent evil leader who led America down a dark path.

For the past 4 years, the man in the Oval Office has refused to take any responsibility for the current economy, despite the fact that it has been on a crash course for the past 3 years.

Poor President Obama. What a mess he has inherited in his second term!  Who is he going to blame now?

There are many, many things that concern me. Not the least of which is the state of the election.  I don't understand how many precincts can have over 100% of voter registration having voted in their precincts?  Or how some precincts can have NO votes for Romney?

I have been accused of being bitter. I don't think bitter is the right word. Frustrated, perhaps. Angry, definitely.  Concerned, without a doubt.

The next 4 years could very possibly destroy America as we know it. Obama is a narcissist that has a past that he pays millions to hide and an agenda that has slowly been unfolding during the first term. We'll see the "more flexibility" come to full fruition during the next four years.

In the movie The Matrix, Morpheus offered Neo the choice between a red pill or a blue pill. The blue pill would allow him to continue to live in ignorant blissful illusion. The red pill meant facing the uncomfortable painful reality.

How fitting that Democrats and Republicans are also represented by red and blue. It appears that, (if the election is legally valid) that more Americans prefer to live under the ignorant blissful illusion of the benevolent reign of BHO, rather than facing the painful reality that all is not well.

As of the writing of this post, more than 30 petitions have been filed on the White House website requesting peaceful secession from the USA. While these are not binding, they certainly send a message that there are still quite a few Americans who have decided on the red pill.

The red pill is, indeed, a bitter pill to swallow.

The blue pill, however, goes down just like Koolaid....

Monday, November 12, 2012

White House Petition

Sign the official White House Petition to require President Obama to release his college transcripts and other records. The petition reads as follows:

President Obama has promised the most transparent administration in history. In the spirit of promised transparency, we the people request President Obama unseal and disclose his university applications, transcripts and other records.
No other president in history has sealed his university records, We the people, would like to know why President Obama would do such a thing.
The refusal to disclose these records leads to speculation and division within the country. Allowing the respective universities to make those documents public will put to rest, once and for all, any question as to why the records are sealed in the first place. The records need to come from the universities and should be subject to independent verification to adequately address the issue.

25,000 signatures are needed by December 12, 2012 for the White House to acknowledge the petition.

Sign the petition here.



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