Archive for December, 2008

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Biblical Hope. Does God Hope?

December 12, 2008

Biblical hope is trusting in that what God has done will come as it was promised. Jesus’ return is the Blessed Hope… For Jesus is our Hope… to say that “hoping it happens” is not biblical hope at all… Biblical hope is to “anticipate with confidenc or expectancy.” I think God placed His Hope in Christ Jesus… and knowing that His desires would come to fulfillment in the Hope that is and comes through Christ Jesus. Do a word study on “Hope” in the bible and you will see what I am saying. Often “Faith” and “Hope” are translated from the same word from Greek.

I think God anticipates with expectancy that which he began in Christ Jesus before the Creation of the world… or as the writer of Hebrews put it…

Hebrews 11: 1. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

I see God hoped to redeemed all people and it is by faith in Christ he planned to do this and was certain it would work.

I hope you do not disagree that God held in total confidence that His Hope for us would save us… For it is His Hope we receive as all things are a gift from God… for if salvation is of God alone as you state you believe, then Hope is from God and of God and imparted to us through Jesus Christ… If the hope as some state is only produced from human effort it is Godless hope and does nothing for us.

I will also add that all godly things come from God. As with righteousness and holiness, hope is also a gift of and from God. Our hope is not as this world hopes it is God’s hope imparted to us. Otherwise to say we have “hope” in Christ, by your definition leaves us with uncertainty.

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Is this like church to non Christians?

December 11, 2008

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ConsiderItBlogged Setup from Consider It Blogged on Vimeo.

Is this like church to non Christians? Just a thought.

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Is this like church to non Christians?

December 11, 2008

ConsiderItBlogged Setup from Consider It Blogged on Vimeo.

Is this like church to non Christians? Just a thought.

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God Hates Shrimp!

December 9, 2008
Jon Trott recently wrote about how Fred Phelps and co. came to Chicago and do their hate based protest. Unfortunately there was an issue where it seems “God Hates Fags” Fred Phelps changed their date of protest so many showed up to do an anti-protest a few days before. Jon was the only one that was able to attend and hold signs to counter the hate protest. I want to thank Jon for being there when so many could not be.
Now in the comments was something that really made me laugh… and I hope that it will make us think about our attitudes toward others.
God hates Shrimp!
(Yes I changed this post a bit. The first sentence just read wrong to me and sounded like Jon had invited Fred P to come to Chicago, he most definitely did not!)
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God Hates Shrimp!

December 9, 2008
Jon Trott recently wrote about how Fred Phelps and co. came to Chicago and do their hate based protest. Unfortunately there was an issue where it seems “God Hates Fags” Fred Phelps changed their date of protest so many showed up to do an anti-protest a few days before. Jon was the only one that was able to attend and hold signs to counter the hate protest. I want to thank Jon for being there when so many could not be.
Now in the comments was something that really made me laugh… and I hope that it will make us think about our attitudes toward others.
God hates Shrimp!
(Yes I changed this post a bit. The first sentence just read wrong to me and sounded like Jon had invited Fred P to come to Chicago, he most definitely did not!)
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Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay… what do you think?

December 5, 2008

Thanks to Worship Trench blog for sharing this. If Coldplay did not rip off Joe Satriani then this is a huge coincidence. It is also a very cool video… maybe they should collaborate?

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Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay… what do you think?

December 5, 2008

Thanks to Worship Trench blog for sharing this. If Coldplay did not rip off Joe Satriani then this is a huge coincidence. It is also a very cool video… maybe they should collaborate?