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Good Point

May 19, 2009

Here’s a great, pithy, blog post from Russell Moore quoting from Andrew J. Cherlin.  Yeah, I know… Secondary source… But I like it okay! ^_^

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Bible Reading Plan (Day 128)

May 9, 2009

DAY ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT — Numbers 17-18, Psalm 55

Nu 17-18

YHWH proves clearly that he has chosen Aaron to be the priest. After this YHWH gives further instructions on the duties of the priesthood and the care for the priests.

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Ps 55

This Psalm of David is a sad one to start with. David cries out to God being wearied by the persistent blows of the enemy, what’s more, that enemy is not some Philistine stricken with gigantism, but a close friend with whom David once had fellowship. The last to verses give those who have been grievously slighted by beloved “brothers” and David hope. God will avenge them. We can count on it.

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Questions to Ponder:

Bible Reading Plan (Day 125)

May 6, 2009

DAY ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE — Numbers 14, Psalm 50

Nu 14

What a people. I do not direct that at Israel alone. I direct that to all humanity. After so much God gives without promise, how much more should we expect WITH a promise? The people become so blinded by fear that they forget the promise of the immutable God! Moses, Aaron, Joshua, and Caleb are mortified. They fall to their faces in fear of God and beg the people to consider what they are saying in light of God’s promise to them. The people then decide to stone Moses, but the glory of YHWH appears and stops them. He then says that he will make Moses the new patriarchal head.

Moses then begs YHWH to not do so because it could slight the name and glory of YHWH. He then begs YHWH to forgive.

YHWH then shows justice and mercy going hand in hand. In justice He vows that all the men 20 and older (saving Caleb and Joshua) would die out side of the promised land. In mercy he allows all the children to enter. Immediately, those spies who started the whole thing, were killed by a plague from YHWH leaving only Joshua and Caleb.

The people thinking they could do it on their own went to attack the land. They weren’t defeated. They were pwnd.

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Ps 50

Every once in a while there comes along one of those parts of Scripture that are overtly relevant to the age in which we live. This is one of them. In this Psalm God promises judgement to those lukewarm people of Israel who wear the name JEW but live the lable GENTILE. 

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Questions to Ponder:

* Go back over Exodus and list the ten times the people grumbled against God/Moses.

* Explain how this Psalm is relevant to the vast majority of the church today.

Bible Reading Plan (Day 109)

April 20, 2009

DAY ONE HUNDRED NINE — Leviticus 24, Psalms 31

Lev 24

Here are more laws for our fellow Israelites and Aaronites (don’t judge me). So we start this chapter with the lamps that are in front of the veil. Remember them Exodus? Well they are back. The LORD commands that the lamps would stay lit regularly and that they will be a statue for them. Aaron (or the Aaronites) had to arrange the oil on the lamp [and stuff], regularly for generations to come.

Next up is bread for the Tabernacle. Twelve loaves were commanded for the Tabernacle and were a portion of the food offering. Aaron had to arrange this bread every sabbath and it was a covenant for the Israelites fo-eva.

Blasphemy is up in the next verses. There’s a little story about a mom, a dad, and their a son. But things don’t get happy after ever. The son blasphemed God’s name in a fight with an Israelite. The son is taken hold for a trial and they wait on the LORD for an answer. So He answers, “Whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.” His name is Holy and if you ask me putting someone to death because they Blasphemed His name is pretty much what one deserves. But God, even though it’s His name, He forgives.

Next up we have what I think would be the most basic form of (I guess) judicial law. “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.” There simple. And also a principle that still carries over to our generation. Even though it may seem simple it is effective. And so the rest of the last verses of this chapter.

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Psalm 31

Today for this Psalm I may not go into much detail. I will say though that I can totally see the Christology (I hope that’s the right term) on this Psalm. Perhaps a shadow, I may add, about our Lord Jesus Christ and His life. So all I will add is wow, go read this Psalm 🙂

!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

April 16, 2009

!!!Happy Birthday Dad!!!

I love you and I’m praying for you even more today.

See you when I get back!

Quotes (87)

April 3, 2009

I will be out of town from April 3 – April 8 on a missions trip to Mexico. The quotes while I’m gone will be from Charles Spurgeon in regards to missions. Furthermore, Ageman will be taking my place at the Bible Reading Plan helm while I am away. Please pray for souls to be won!

By the love and wounds and death of Christ, by your own salvation, by your indebtedness to Jesus, by the terrible condition of the heathen, and by that awful hell whose yawning mouth is before them, ought you not to say, “Here am I; send me”?
— Charles Spurgeon

Quotes (80)

March 29, 2009

If you use the name of God as a common curse word, you are at root a profane person. You have no respect for the holiness of God. And I urge you to think before you let that word pass over your lips again in a frivolous manner. Because God will not tolerate the desecration of His name.
— R. C. Sproul

True Church Conference (Session 9)

February 23, 2009

Taking the Message to the World
Paul Washer
Lk 14:36-49

7 requirements of the Christian misisonary

1) Totally convinced of the ressurection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
This is attacked from without and within the Christian community.
V 36 gk very careful to emphasize Jesus himself!

Back in 33 and 34 this is contrasting what before. What’s important? Further in 36 he hismeslf stood with them. The apostles testimony is now 1st hand testimony.

If you are going to be a missionary you can’t rely on the 2nd hand testimony of others.

V 37
Why is this in here? the witnesses misunderstood so much. If Luke were writng myth this would not be in the text. It also shows the real hero. Who is the real hero? There’s only one and it is God. (more…)

RESOLUTIONS of Jonathan Edwards

December 30, 2008

It’s that time of year AGAIN! It seems to happen with shocking regularity every 365 days, but it is indeed NEW YEARS again. Perhaps you have resolved to get to the gym 3 times a week or more, drop 20 lbs, bench 300, read through the Bible this year, or swear of chocolate. I wish you God’s grace in accomplishing such goals. Well… not the last one. You need mental therapy for wanting to forsake the Lord’s greatest creation. HA! (more…)

Bible Study Notes (11-23-08)

November 25, 2008

FrieNdShip

 

“A man of many companions may come to ruin,

but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

Proverbs 18:24

JOB AND PALS

Now I’d like to address something if you have ever had a friend you know well about and that’s being a true friend to someone in times of trial. When sickness, death,  and loss come into the picture, how do we handle it rightly? Here we find one of the most infamous friendships. That between Job and his, ahem, “friends.” We all know this story, I should hope: Satan comes before God. God mentions His upright servant Job. Satan laughs and suggests that the only reason Job loved God was his wealth. God says, “Fine! Take away his money, but don’t touch his person. See what happens.” Bam! Cattle, gone. Sheep, gone. Camels, gone. Servants, gone. Sons and daughters, gone. Job, being the man of faith he was says, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” (more…)