Archive for November, 2007

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Great Calvinists: Abraham Piper article

November 28, 2007

Sometimes I just get frustrated with some Calvinists, and in that see all in the same light, but thank God some are not just mean spirited cusses… Some are truly Desiring God.

Here is an excerpt from an article by Abraham Piper .

“There is a letter on Scot McKnight’s blog from a pastor who is very frustrated with certain Calvinists in his church. It would be easy enough to disregard it, pointing out that not all Calvinists are like that or that his use of the word “hyper-Calvinist” doesn’t match correct theological jargon. But that would be missing the point. And, ironically, that reaction would only lend credence to the frustration that motivated the letter in the first place.”

Read the whole article here. Be a Kinder Calvinist

I for one was refreshed and blessed by this article.

iggy

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Great Calvinists: Abraham Piper article

November 28, 2007

Sometimes I just get frustrated with some Calvinists, and in that see all in the same light, but thank God some are not just mean spirited cusses… Some are truly Desiring God.

Here is an excerpt from an article by Abraham Piper .

“There is a letter on Scot McKnight’s blog from a pastor who is very frustrated with certain Calvinists in his church. It would be easy enough to disregard it, pointing out that not all Calvinists are like that or that his use of the word “hyper-Calvinist” doesn’t match correct theological jargon. But that would be missing the point. And, ironically, that reaction would only lend credence to the frustration that motivated the letter in the first place.”

Read the whole article here. Be a Kinder Calvinist

I for one was refreshed and blessed by this article.

iggy

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Tozer devotional

November 28, 2007
Collective Writings from the Books of A.W. Tozer
That Incredible Christian
Chapter # One
That Incredible Christian
Amid Contradictions
The Christian soon learns that if he would be victorious as a son of heaven among men on earth he must not follow the common pattern of mankind, but rather the contrary. That he may be safe he puts himself in jeopardy; he loses his life to save it and is in danger of losing it if he attempts to preserve it. He goes down to get up. If he refuses to go down he is already down, but when he starts down he is on his way up. He is strongest when he is weakest and weakest when he is strong. Though poor he has the power to make others rich, but when he becomes rich his ability to enrich others vanishes. He has most after he has given most away and has least when he possesses most. He may be and often is highest when he feels lowest and most sinless when he is most conscious of sin. He is wisest when he knows that he knows not and knows least when he has acquired the greatest amount of knowledge. He sometimes does most by doing nothing and goes furthest when standing still. In heaviness he manages to rejoice and keeps his heart glad even in sorrow.
Prayer
Lord, Your pattern of life for me is antithetical to that of this world. But it is in You I live. Deliver me from the enemy’s deception that I may see clearly Your way and follow it. In Jesus’ name.
Scripture
Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.
— 1 Corinthians 3:18-19
Thought
Strong when weak and weak when strong! To embrace that truth–not just in mind but in heart and life expression–is to take a giant leap in spiritual maturity!
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Tozer devotional

November 28, 2007
Collective Writings from the Books of A.W. Tozer
That Incredible Christian
Chapter # One
That Incredible Christian
Amid Contradictions
The Christian soon learns that if he would be victorious as a son of heaven among men on earth he must not follow the common pattern of mankind, but rather the contrary. That he may be safe he puts himself in jeopardy; he loses his life to save it and is in danger of losing it if he attempts to preserve it. He goes down to get up. If he refuses to go down he is already down, but when he starts down he is on his way up. He is strongest when he is weakest and weakest when he is strong. Though poor he has the power to make others rich, but when he becomes rich his ability to enrich others vanishes. He has most after he has given most away and has least when he possesses most. He may be and often is highest when he feels lowest and most sinless when he is most conscious of sin. He is wisest when he knows that he knows not and knows least when he has acquired the greatest amount of knowledge. He sometimes does most by doing nothing and goes furthest when standing still. In heaviness he manages to rejoice and keeps his heart glad even in sorrow.
Prayer
Lord, Your pattern of life for me is antithetical to that of this world. But it is in You I live. Deliver me from the enemy’s deception that I may see clearly Your way and follow it. In Jesus’ name.
Scripture
Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.
— 1 Corinthians 3:18-19
Thought
Strong when weak and weak when strong! To embrace that truth–not just in mind but in heart and life expression–is to take a giant leap in spiritual maturity!
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Yikes… stupid computers

November 27, 2007

Sometimes I hate computers. At least when they decide to go belly up and destroy things like family photos and other things one cherishes.
Now, I finally have the computer up and running but still have no sound. From what I gather this is a common issue, yet having done all the things everyone on the Internet suggested, I still have no sound.
Also, I am still trying to gather funds to send the books and teaching materials… I need $184 to send the materials to Mauritius… so if you want to help click the paypal link and help out with what you can…
Now, with all this I am also very short handed at work and have been working nights and days… and am a bit out of sorts… but I think things have worked out a bit for this week.
All said, God has been reminding me of His Sabbath Rest… Jesus.
Blessings,
iggy
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Yikes… stupid computers

November 27, 2007

Sometimes I hate computers. At least when they decide to go belly up and destroy things like family photos and other things one cherishes.
Now, I finally have the computer up and running but still have no sound. From what I gather this is a common issue, yet having done all the things everyone on the Internet suggested, I still have no sound.
Also, I am still trying to gather funds to send the books and teaching materials… I need $184 to send the materials to Mauritius… so if you want to help click the paypal link and help out with what you can…
Now, with all this I am also very short handed at work and have been working nights and days… and am a bit out of sorts… but I think things have worked out a bit for this week.
All said, God has been reminding me of His Sabbath Rest… Jesus.
Blessings,
iggy
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Happy Thanksgiving…

November 21, 2007