Thursday, August 28, 2008


Jesus came to serve us, and we must follow his example

Matthew 20:28- "Even as the son of man came not to be served but to serve, and give his life as a ransom to many."What an amazing example he set, that even "The King of Kings" would serve sinners. We must follow his example and serve others, by serving others we are serving God,

Matthew 25:40- "And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." (Galations 5:13, Chronicles 28:9, John 12:26, Deuteronomy 10:12, Romans 12:11).

We should be excited to serve

Romans 12:11- "Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord."

~"There must be no hesitation or sloth in Christian living. The Christian should be "fervent," living for Christ with enthusiasm and energy." -Note from the "Reformation Study Bible"

I know that I have a hard time getting excited to serve, I pray that God will make me strong in this area.

Serving in the small areas of life is just as important as serving in the large areas.

Serving is a way of humbling oneself, which God has commanded us to do, James 4:10- "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you." If we humble ourselves and serve God, he will exalt us. Serving in the small areas where our work will probably not be noticed is a very important form of service. When God sees our devotion in the those areas he will exalt us to a higher form of service(Small areas being, daily chores, serving our siblings ect. Large areas being, missionary work, a ministry ect.).

Friday, August 22, 2008

"Mere Christianity" and "Culture Shift"

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis has given me a much more clear view of the Christian basics than ever before; chunks of wisdom are written all through this book. It has become one of my all time favorites. I recommend it to you, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Culture Shift by Dr. Albert Mohler Jr. In this book Mohler talks about the issues of today with a biblical perspective. Its goal is to equip Christians for standing up and speaking out. It is totally a must read.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

God Ordains Our Leaders

I thought it might be a good idea to post about how God ordains our leaders.

Romans 13:1 says, "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For their is no authority except God, and those that exist have instituted by God."

God chooses who our leaders will be. Whether John McCain or Barak Obama win the upcoming election, it will be the result of God's invisible plan, and whatever happens, we must trust that it is for our good.

Romans 8:28- "And we know that for those who love God all things are worked out for good, for those who are called according to his purpose."

How it is for our good we may never know, but one thing's for sure, God knows what he is doing and he will never do anything unwise.

However, just because we know that God has it all taken care of doesn't mean that we sit back and do nothing. As Americans we have the privilege of voting for our leaders. Each of us should show responsibility by doing all we can to vote in good leaders on both the local and national levels.

For those us who are not old enough to vote, we can become involved by volunteering our time to the candidate of our choice.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Identifying Pride in Our lives

Here are some very humbling and wise words from C.S. Lewis,

"If you want to find out how proud you are the easiest way is to ask your self, 'How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take notice of me , or shove their oar in, or patronise me, or show off?' The point is that each person's pride is in competition with everyone else's pride. It is because I wanted to be the big noise at the party and I am annoyed at someone else being the big noise."

It's true, everyone's pride is at war with everyone else's pride. But who am I to think that I am the greatest and the best or even think that I am even sort of great? I am nothing, I can't even do a simple thing like draw breath without God's help.

I found this quote to be very helpful in helping me to identify pride in my every day life.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Being a Christian means having a relationship with God; so how do we develop our relationship with him? By Praying and reading his word. When we pray we are fellowshiping with God and therefore growing spiritually stronger and developing a better relationship with God.

By praying to God we are declaring our dependence on him. Whether we are asking him for help, interceding for others or thanking him, by doing these things we are telling him that we are weak and that we need his help. This is what God desires, that we humble ourselves and admit that without him we are nothing and are capable of doing nothing. James 4:10, "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you." God desires that we pray to him, because it is admitting that he is God and we are not.

We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives. If He has said much about prayer, it is because He knows we have much need of it. -C.H. Spurgeon

Besides prayer being a declaration of dependence on God, It is also a great privilege and honor. Why is it such a privilege? We(wretched sinners) are allowed to talk to and fellowship with the most high. That is truly an honor.

The reason I haven't been posting at all lately is because we have been in the process of moving. But we just got Internet in our house today so I'll be posting more often from now on.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Bob Kauflin on Truth and Music

Here's a great video of Bob Kauflin on Truth and Music. Enjoy!

I love this guy.