Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Mankind is getting smarter every day. Advances in science are taking the superior human race further and further into amazing leaps in dealing with health and social issues. Even with all of those advances we still fall so short of the ability of our creator God. For example, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is only 25% as effective as the heart beating on it's own. Mankind is getting smarter every day and there is nothing wrong with science but reliance on it to the point of trying to explain away God is risky and proves that intelligence has it's faults. God blesses us with knowledge but with increased knowledge comes increased responsibility.
..."For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." Luke 12:48
If God blesses you with knowledge and certain abilities you have a responsibility to use it wisely and to use it for the glory of the creator.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
"Maria Sue Chapman, adopted and youngest daughter to Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, was killed Wednesday night in a tragic accident in the family driveway on Wednesday evening (May 21, 2008). She was Lifeflighted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital but for only reasons God can explain she went home to Him..." (KLOVE)
Pray for the Chapman family that God will give them peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
Go to: http://chapmanchannel.typepad.com/inmemoryofmaria/
2008/05/maria-sue-chapm.html or www.klove.com
to leave a word of encouragement for the family.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
What if you knew your best friend stole something from you? Would you talk to them, forgive them and let it go? God would and he's forgiven you for things you've done. What if you knew your employer was trying to get rid of you, not because you did anything wrong but because you stood up for what was right and they felt it made them look bad? Would you talk to them, forgive them and let it go? Jesus was treated worse than we will ever be treated and he forgave his offenders. What if you knew God loved you enough to give up the most important thing to him? He does and he did! What if you knew Jesus would return in one week? Would that change how you live? I'm sure it would, in fact you would tell everyone you came in contact with. Why do you feel you have so much time? You may not, Christ could come tonight. You could die tomorrow. You need to act like today could be your last. There are no guarantees. What if you knew? You don't...
Sunday, May 11, 2008
In the book of John, Jesus asked Peter "do you love me?" three times. Peter was hurt that Jesus kept asking him the same question. We know that Peter denied Christ three times, so did he really love him? Yes he did but he allowed fear to take control so he failed Christ when things got rough. Are you willing to stand for Christ no matter what? What would cause you to turn your back on the Lord? Would fear or sin in your life? Jesus asks, "do you love me?" Yes Lord, but I'm very busy today. Jesus asks, "do you love me?" Yes Lord, but I'm a weak Christian. Jesus asks, "do you love me?" Yes Lord, but... It's time to get serious about the Lord.
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep." The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Feed my sheep." John 21:15-18