For our Sunday sermon binge yesterday we stopped at Southeast Christian Church to hear another message from Kyle Idleman. He asked the congregation a series of questions that are worth considering:
The answer to these questions points to what might be God’s primary competition in our lives:
- What are you most disappointed with? or What do you complain about the most?
- What do you sacrifice your time and money for?
- What do you worry about?
- Where do you go when you get hurt; when life is hard? or Where do you go for comfort?
- What makes you mad, angry?
- What brings you the most joy?
- Whose applause do you long for?
Use this link and go to the sermon for 7/15 (week # 2 of the series)
Over the weekend Mitt Romney was asked about paying taxes. He replied, “I pay taxes. I pay lots of taxes.” I’m sure that he does. He owns several elite properties around the country. The taxes on them are substantial. When he buys things, I expect the sales tax on those items are rather hefty. I can’t imagine him buying inexpensive stuff.
The question should be: “Did you pay income taxes in each of the last ten years? If so, how much did you pay?”
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You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16
Whether we know it or not, we are being watched. Whenever we claim to be something, people will watch to see whether we live up to it. For example, an athlete is judged by his or her performances. And an investor is valued for his ability to make substantial amounts of money; while a police officer is judged by his ability to perform well under fire.
What is it that Christians are judged for?
When we call ourselves Christians, we are claiming to be mirror images of Christ for all the world to see. We are presenting ourselves…
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I was going to save this for the link list on Wednesday, but this is a developing news story that is worthy of some attention now.
Normally, I don’t re-blog news events reported at Stuff Fundies Like, which is a site/blog devoted to people who grew up in ultra conservative Evangelical churches or more strict Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches, mostly because they usually involve people only known in that milieu, and while sexual scandals do occur — as they do in mainstream Evangelicalism and mainline Protestantism, too — they often take place in obscure churches in relatively backwater locations.
But Jack Schaap is a superstar in that movement, and First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana (south of Chicago) is the church pastored for many years by Schaap’s father-in-law, Jack Hyles. (As a child, I actually attended a service there once with my parents; and remembered the massivefleet of buses…
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