Sunday, April 17, 2011

200 MPH On A Motorcycle? Sure, Why Not?

I have had the urge to get a motorcycle for the last 2 weeks or so and my wife doesn't think it's such a good idea. With 2 kids depending on me, I can't say that I disagree with her... BUT!

That brings me to a bigger question I have: why is it that men always want to do something dangerous? We want to fly planes, jump out of planes, be police officers, firemen, fight, play football, etc... If danger is attached to something, we want a part of it!

I wonder why that is. We start this from little kids. People don't have to teach us to jump off of roofs, ledges, or fences, we just come pre-programmed to do such things. It's not like we have a death wish or anything, we just thrive on danger.

Why is that?

For the most part, we don't want anybody to get hurt. I don't think it's an "evil" thing. Just look at what missionaries do; go into foreign countries, preach the gospel, give out Bibles even if it means their lives! There is nothing more dangerous or noble than that.

I would love to hear a sermon with some answers to this question. Anybody?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haiti Earthquake: My thoughts

When I hear about horrible tragedies such as the earthquake that occurred in Haiti the other day, I'm always reminded of Luke 13: 4 - Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? (verse 5) I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

We live in a fallen world. Sometimes bad things happen to (so called) good people. Those verses of scripture also remind us that God punishes sin.We are all sinners by nature. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever disobeyed your parents? Have you ever stolen anything?

Then you are a rebellious, lying, thief just as we all are and you are going to die in your sins just as the Bible says in Luke 13.

So what can you do about it?

Well, the Bible says that we must repent - turn away from your sins and turn toward God. The next thing the Bible says to do is Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. The guys from Way of The Master Ministries describe it best as like putting on a parachute. You don't just believe in the parachute, but you put it on because it will save your life. It doesn't matter if people make fun of you for wearing the parachute or not because you know the plane is going down.

The earthquake in Haiti was a terrible event. We need to pray for these people and volunteer and send money or whatever else we can do to help. But most of all, we need to pray that we all take a lesson from this and remember that God is a just God and He does punish sin and since we are all sinners by nature we need to repent and trust God for our salvation. When things like this happen, we know that we will spend eternity with God; not separated from Him.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

A Christmas Carol Review

My wife and I went to see Jim Carrey's new movie, A Christmas Carol, this weekend. We saw it in 3D. It's been a long time since I saw the original Scrooge movie so I couldn't remember all the details of what was suppose to happen. I am a big fan of Jim Carrey so I was pretty excited to see this one.

This was also the first movie I had seen in 3D without those goofy paper glasses on; I can't stand those things.

The movie started off with some unbelievable graphics that can't help but get your attention. They are awesome! Everything looks so real with the 3D version. Snow is flying and you catch yourself dodging some of the snow flakes. Once the opening scenes are finished and it gets into the story, it immediately starts going downhill.

The dialect is hard to hear and understand. I can't imagine a kid under 15 or so understanding 3/4 of what is said throughout the movie. It's written very proper and it's sad to say, but I'm sure that most people don't understand it. I regularly read the King James Bible so it was a little easier for me to understand, but it was hard to hear nonetheless.

The movie was very dark and had a few creepy parts, but the graphics made it worth watching. It's definitely not a kids movie; not because there is foul language or anything like that, it's just really hard to hear and understand. I don't know if they marketed this movie to kids, but it's NOT a kids movie. Also, I don't think it would be worth watching if not in 3D either.

So, to say the least, I was very disappointed with the movie. It didn't have any of Jim Carrey's humor. The storyline was good and I thought it followed the original like I remembered. I also thought it had a great Christmas sermon idea behind it.

First you have the sinner...

Then you have the visit...

and last, you have the change...

It's a great Christmas sermon idea and Here is an example from one of my favorite preachers.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fort Hood Massacre By Muslim Psychiatrist

Today is truly a sad day in America. Another example of the vicious religion of Islam! If you need a sermon idea for this Sunday, why not preach on this "peace loving" Muslim who mowed down 12 people? Sickening!

Army major kills 12 soldiers, wounds 31in mass shooting at Texas military base

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Speaking Out Against Government Policies

Anybody that knows me, knows I like to voice my opinion on issues that effect America. As a Christian it's very hard to set back and see laws endorsing homosexual marriage, abortion and other sin enforced in what is suppose to be a Christian nation.

I've recently had a change of heart after listening to a gospel sermon that will effect how I conduct myself concerning these matters. The pastor preached that we should pray for our leaders even if they are ungodly, they are ordained by God himself, to rule. He even mentions that in Isaiah, God used an ungodly king as judgment upon the people.

Instead of fighting against government and trying to get new laws passed, or protesting laws that as conservatives we believe will destroy our country, we need to spread the gospel more. The pastor used the example of Paul in Acts 19 when Paul preached the gospel so much that it changed the hearts of the people and they simply didn't want to worship the idol. It's a great story.

Sometimes we think that we only need to obey and be subject to leaders if they are the "good guys", but in fact when Paul wrote in Romans that we are to be subject to our leaders, Nero was king! That man was killing Christians just for preaching. Evil, wicked, Nero.

Proverbs (my favorite book) 21: 1 says that God has the hearts of the kings in His hand and he controls how they go. So, it's our jobs to pray for them even when we don't agree with them. Let's stop talking about how awful they are and start spreading the gospel. If you would like to listen to that gospel sermon that changed my heart the exact same way that the preacher says it will change the heart of the wicked, just click on play below.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Explanation of all-powerful 'nothing' hits it big

This is great! If you have never heard or read of Ray Comfort, you are in for a treat. He teaches how to witness using the ways of the Master. I haven't got to read this book yet, but I will soon and have a review for you all.

Comfort's discourse on atheists' beliefs now No. 1

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