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Come with me were I’m going…

April 24, 2011
 
Which Jesus do you follow? I ask this question to help you think. Do you follow the Jesus who was a baby? He is not as intimidating as the babe in the manger; in fact He is mysterious and approachable. Do you follow the Jesus who walked and chose disciples? Do you follow the Jesus, who taught the multitude, fed the hungry, healed the lame and ill, drove out demons? Do you follow the Jesus who stood up against the religious leaders and made subversive political statements? Do follow the Jesus who was betrayed and then crucified? Do you follow the Jesus who died for three days? Do you follow the Jesus who rose from the dead? Do you follow the Jesus who ascended into the heavens? Do you follow the Jesus who poured out His Spirit, His Life, His Rightness, His all to  you, so He can live in and through you? The Jesus who will return and bring His righteousness of the Kingdom of Heaven fully to the restored earth? The Jesus who showed us The Father and how to be loved so we can love others?

Sometimes people want to separate Jesus from all He did, and when they ask, “What Jesus do you follow?”

I say, “I follow that Jesus, come with me were I’m going.”
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DO YOU KNOW HOW THE APOSTLES DIED?

April 8, 2010
I received this email today and thought is was interesting.
DO YOU KNOW HOW THE APOSTLES DIED?
The disciples of Jesus gave their lives for the preaching of the gospel.
1 Matthew: Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia , killed by a sword wound
2 Mark: Died in Alexandria , Egypt , after being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead
.
3 Luke: Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.
4 John: Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution in Rome . However, he was miraculously delivered from death. John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison island of Patmos . He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos . The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully.
5 Peter: He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die in the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
6 James: The Just, leader of the church in Jerusalem, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club. * This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7 James the Great: Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem . The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian
8 Bartholomew: Also known as Nathaniel Was a missionary to Asia . He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey . Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
9 Andrew: Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras , Greece .. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: ‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.
10 Thomas: Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the sub-continent
11 Jude: Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
12 Matthias: The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
13 Paul: Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire . These letters, which taught many of the foundational doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.
Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles disciples during their times for the sake of the Faith. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake:
But he that endureth to the end shall be saved. ~ Matthew 10:22
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DO YOU KNOW HOW THE APOSTLES DIED?

April 8, 2010
I received this email today and thought is was interesting.
DO YOU KNOW HOW THE APOSTLES DIED?
The disciples of Jesus gave their lives for the preaching of the gospel.
1 Matthew: Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia , killed by a sword wound
2 Mark: Died in Alexandria , Egypt , after being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead
.
3 Luke: Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.
4 John: Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution in Rome . However, he was miraculously delivered from death. John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison island of Patmos . He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos . The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully.
5 Peter: He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die in the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
6 James: The Just, leader of the church in Jerusalem, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club. * This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7 James the Great: Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem . The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian
8 Bartholomew: Also known as Nathaniel Was a missionary to Asia . He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey . Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
9 Andrew: Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras , Greece .. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: ‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.
10 Thomas: Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the sub-continent
11 Jude: Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
12 Matthias: The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
13 Paul: Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire . These letters, which taught many of the foundational doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.
Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles disciples during their times for the sake of the Faith. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake:
But he that endureth to the end shall be saved. ~ Matthew 10:22
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One degree of seperation

February 4, 2010
I was thinking that there is only one degree of separation between a Calvinist and a Christian Universalist… and that is limited atonement. However both miss that we are not saved by the Cross but by the Resurrection. We are not saved by Jesus’ death, but by His Life imparted to us. If you equate forgiveness and salvation, you end up with error… and that is the error of both CU and Calvinists.
Calvin equated forgiveness and salvation, and in that saw the logical step of Universalism… yet could not accept Universalism so created Limited Atonement. Yet, if one understand that forgiveness was only part of the salvic equation, and that though one is forgiven, without the Life of Christ they are still dead. For the Life is in the Son. The living risen Son.

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The Rapture is Bull!

June 5, 2009

And now a deep theological discussion on the Rapture…

And her follow up!

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The Rapture is Bull!

June 5, 2009

And now a deep theological discussion on the Rapture…

And her follow up!

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