Lessons of Life From Dad: Part 1
A Disciple Like Jesus Blog (www.disciplelikejesus.com)
I want to present before you some simple truths that are deeply profound. Here I am in life now with a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, a Divinity Doctorate, and a Theology Doctorate. I am also in a Philosophy doctoral program. Yet with all of my academic training I can still look back on my life and see the teachings that mean the most to me come from real life examples of my… Continue
Added by Keith Sherlin, Th.D on August 30, 2009 at 11:58am —
As many of you know I woke from a dream as the words came, "take the articles you've written and put them in a book." My wife later woke in the night and exclaimed, "I know the name of your book, and I can see the cover!" That was in 2008, and the book is finally completed and in the process of publication.
As I determined long ago, I am making the ebook version available for free as a PDF download and viewable for free online as well. Click the link at the bottom of the page to… Continue
Added by Kriston Couchey on August 29, 2009 at 11:00am —
Many of you know that I am not event driven, but am consumed by His presence. His presence does inhabit the praises and lives of His people. Any event that brings His people together seeking Him, and the sound of heaven, can be assured of His presence, and assured that in His presence, transformation takes place.
We are co-sponsoring an event on October 3, 2009 that I… Continue
Added by Robert Ricciardelli on August 28, 2009 at 9:36pm —
"One thing we owe to Our Lord is never to be afraid. To be afraid is doubly an injury to him. Firstly, it means that we forget him; we forget he is with us and is all powerful; secondly, it means that we are not conformed to his will; for since all that happens is willed or permitted by him, we ought to rejoice in all that happens to us and feel neither anxiety nor fear. Let us then have the faith that banishes fear. Our Lord is at our side, with us, upholding us." -Charles de… Continue
Added by Jacob Zarris on August 28, 2009 at 8:40pm —
Many passages in the Bible speak out on the issue of violence, and GOD's attitude toward those that repeatedly use violence:
Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Zephaniah 1:9 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.
Psalms 37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall… Continue
Added by Don Henderson on August 27, 2009 at 11:20pm —
Quite often, if we as victims approach and confide in an elder, priest, or member of our Church, hoping for some support and encouragement, we can leave feeling even more guilty and trapped than we did formerly. We may be told that the abuse is due to our own lack of submissiveness, or our own sinfulness, that we would not suffer if our faith was greater, or that we will be rewarded in the next life for the suffering we experience in this one (!?!). I have heard of women who have been told… Continue
Added by Don Henderson on August 27, 2009 at 11:14pm —
Added by Katie Driver on August 27, 2009 at 1:59pm —
Let me get this straight right off the top...I REALLY
do not like forwards! I would rather hear from you and if you want to quote someone in the body of your letter or not then that is fine. But if all you do is click a button to send me someone else's letter to, well, someone else
, then usually I say, "keep it to yourself". Then there are forwards like this. I don't even open them but my wife received this in her email and read it to… Continue
Added by JP Vilaire on August 27, 2009 at 11:30am —
Pray for them with true compassion. By now you may have heard of the recent decisions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's regarding formal acceptance of those with a homosexual life style as Ministers in the ELCA. I hope you received this news with deep grief and not in any way gloating over one more IC that has all but removed itself from Biblical Christianity. It will help us tremendously if we resist the temptation to say as one of my beloved Black Reformed Baptist pastors said… Continue
Added by John Paul Todd on August 27, 2009 at 7:00am —
Antidepressants are typically considered the “solution” for depression. Unfortunately, these prescriptions are often repeatedly
written without addressing the underlying problem. Unless people are willing to discover and contend with the source and
make the necessary adjustments in their diet and lifestyle, another prescription should not be written!
Those suffering with depression frequently have
low levels of key neurotransmitters in the brain
Added by Bonnie Jaeckle on August 27, 2009 at 7:00am —
Numbers 13:1-4 The LORD said to Moses, Send out men to explore the land of Canaan, the land I am giving to the Israelites. Send one leader from each of the twelve ancestral tribes. So Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He sent out twelve men, all tribal leaders of Israel.
26-27 After exploring the land for forty days, the men returned to Moses, Aaron, and the whole community of Israel at Kadesh in the wilderness of Paran.
They reported to the whole community… Continue
Added by Lloyd & Mariela Selby on August 26, 2009 at 10:55am —
I want to stress through my sharing how important it is to stay connected to the heart of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit who is faithful to guide us into new places. My husband and I are from Barbados in the Caribbean where we recently planted a simple church (last year). We did not however leave our former church where we served as Associate Pastors with this in mind. We knew of the existence of House Churches and we also knew that there were several elements of institutional churches… Continue
Added by Denise Charles on August 26, 2009 at 4:00am —
A Case Study in 'How Not to Treat Your Fellow Christians".
My son gave me a couple of books to read over the week-end about the emerging church movement. The one I'm referring to above is, in my opinion, a very hostile and negative response to the emergent church movement and in particular house-churches. It's full title is-"Why WE love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and organized Religion", by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck. Kevin is Ted's pastor and they belong to the RCA- the… Continue
Added by John Paul Todd on August 25, 2009 at 3:30pm —
The Catholic Encyclopedia, II, page 263:
"The baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by the Catholic Church in the second century."
The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, I, 275:
"It is often affirmed that the words in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost are not the ipsissima verba [exact words] of Jesus, but...a later liturgical addition."
The Jerusalem Bible, a scholarly… Continue
Added by Pastor Vince Elam on August 25, 2009 at 1:24pm —
"But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world
" Gal. 6:14.
In Galatia, Paul had to deal with the problem of a different gospel. The Judaizers had come into the churches after he and Barnabas had left and brought in the gospel of legalism. His gospel was only Christ (Gal. 1:11,12; 15, 16). Yet the radically religious Jewish believers added something to the gospel. They… Continue
Added by Milt Rodriguez on August 25, 2009 at 11:25am —
Taken from: "His Daughters Do Prophesy"
(With a Word for You)
Marion Clark Ingram/author
Well, I declare unto you a new thing - A Kingdom unfolded, A Kingdom unraveled
A place in the Spirit where not many travel.
It's well past time to take this trip;
For this journey can no longer stop at your lips.
There are people to be healed and the dumb want to talk.
Have you forgotten to… Continue
Added by Marion Clark Ingram on August 25, 2009 at 6:30am —
My small group imploded (as described by one of the members)!!! Now what???
This is a first for me – I’ve moved away from groups, had a hurricane scatter a group across country, but never had one implode. It brings such a sad sense of failure. I can point to a lot of reasons but when it comes down to it, I was one of the leaders – so what did I do wrong? I’m trying to figure it all out.
Here are some things I know:
The 2 leader couples were not on the same… Continue
Added by Adele E Millwood on August 24, 2009 at 11:11am —
Can leadership be taught? Well, if medical schools can teach brain surgery, leadership skills are surely teachable. All great leaders were born without knowledge of leadership principles. They had to learn how to lead. And what can be learned can surely be taught.
But leadership traits cannot be taught to people who lack the desire to learn. The truth is, leadership blossoms in people who have adequate preparation, a motivating environment, encouraging models to watch, caring… Continue
Added by Don Henderson on August 24, 2009 at 4:35am —
1Corinthians 13:8-10 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Many church leaders, and those who have been ignorantly led astray, use this scripture to say that prophecy, and thus the position of the prophet, has… Continue
Added by Darold Scott Tumlinson on August 24, 2009 at 1:00am —
Heaven and Our True Near at Hand Hope
We think Jesus on the cross promised entry to it that day to the malefactor beside him. (Lk 23:43) Yet Paradise is the term used, not Heaven. Maybe it seems an eccentric quibble to point it out. The phrase "go to heaven" never actually occurs in the Bible in relation to anything. Some similar wording is attached to Paul's described experience (2 Co 12) though he didn't die, there are three heavens involved and Paradise comes up… Continue
Added by James Rohde on August 23, 2009 at 10:30pm —