Thursday, April 29, 2010

Truth Project

We recently finished going through Focus on the Family's The Truth Project with Del Tackett.  This was an awesome video study on the Christian worldview and I would suggest this to anyone who would like to learn more about what they believe and why. 

Here, I've posted the Scripture References from each of the tours, so that you can just hover your mouse pointer over each one and let RefTagger give you a pop up preview, instead of having to look them all up.

Tour 1 Verses

Isaiah 6:1-8,  John 18:33-38,  Matt 5:18,  Matt 10:15, Matt 13:17, Matt 16:28, Matt 17:20, Matt 18:3,18,  Matt 19:23, Matt 21:21, Matt 23:36, Matt 24:2, Matt 25:40, Matt 26:21, Matt 26:34, John 3:3, John 3:5,  John 3:11, John 5:19,24,25,  John 1:17, John 14:6, John 6:26, 32, 47, 53,  John 8:34, 51, 58,  John 17:17,  John 4:24, John 8:32, John 14:16-17, John 16:13, 1 Tim 2:3-4, Eph 6:14, Isaiah 59:4, Jer 7:28, Isaiah 59:15, 1 Tim 6:13, 2 Tim 4:3-4, Rom 1:18, Acts 20:30, Rom 2:8, Rom 1:25, 1 John 4:6, Job 1 & 2, 2 Thess 2:9-13, John 8:34-47, Rom 7:11, 2 Thess 2:10, Eph 4:22, Heb 3:13, 1 John 3:10, 2 Tim 2:24-26, Col 4:5-6, Isaiah 44:18-20, Isaiah 44:17, Matt 6:25-34, Col 2:2-4

Tour 2 Verses

2 Tim 2:24-26 Col 2:8 Rom 12:2 Mark 9:2 2 Cor 3:18

Tour 3 Verses

Gal 5: 16-17 Gen 1:27 Rom 5:12 Gen 6:5 Rev 20:15 Heb 9:27 Rev 5:9 Rom 7:14-20 Rom 6:12 Rom 8:5-14 1 Cor 15:42 Rom 8:13 Col 3:5-10 Rom 7:24-25

Tour 4 Verses

Col 2:3 John 3:16 Luke 18:18 John 4:13-14,  John 5:24 John 5:39-40, John 6:27 John 6:54 John 17: 1-3
Phil 3:8-10 Hosea 6:6 Jer 9: 23-24 Deut 4: 23-24 Zech 8:2 Ex 34:10-17 Gen 32:28 Gen 17:5 Luke 1:13
Psa 42:1-2 2 Cor 10:4-5 1 Pet 1:24-25 Ezek 22:26-28 1 Kings 16:29 2 Kings 8:16 2 Kings 1:17 2 Kings 3:1 Heb 4:12

Tour 5 Verses

Psa 19:1-4 Jer 33:22 Rom 1:18-20 Rom 1: 21-23 Rom 1:25 Psa 53:1

Tour 6 Verses

Isa 46:9-11 Matt 28:11-15 1 Cor 15:14-19 Josh 4:1-7 Judges 2:6-15 Num 15:38-39 Deut 22:12 Ex 12:24-27 Deut 4:9 Deut 6:4-12 1 Cor 13 Deut 8:10-20 Hosea 13:6 2 Cor 10:3-4, 5 Psa 33:10-11 Acts 4:27-28 1 Kings 22:28-34 Eph 1:11 Isa 46:8-11 Prov 16: 9-10 Acts 17:24-26 2 Kings 6:8-18

Tour 7 Verses

Psa 18:1-4 Job 12:7-8 Job 25:2 1 Cor 14:33 James 3:16 Gen 2:18 Matt 28:19 John 10:30 John 20:21 John 14:26 John 16:7 Eph 5:22-33 Titus 1:5-6 Acts 20:28 Heb 13:17 1 Tim 5:17 Ex 20:12,14,17 Gen 1:26-28 Gen 2:18-24 Matt 19:4-8 Mal 2: 13-17 1 Pet 3:1-7 Col 3:18-21 Titus 2:4-5 Heb 13:4 Eph 6:4 Eph 6:1-3 Prov 1:8 Deut 6:6-7

Tour 8 Verses

John 14:16-20 Eph 5:31-32 Titus 1:5 Eph 4:11-13, 14 1 Tim 3:15 Col 1:27 John 15:5 2 Cor 5:17 Gal 2:20
1 Cor 3:16-17 1 Cor 6:19 1 Cor 12:27 Rom 12:4-5 1 Cor 10:17 Rom 16:25-26 Eph 1:9-10 Eph 3:6 Gal 3:28-29 Eph 2:19-22 John 17:20-23 Eph 4:3-5 1 Pet 1:22 Gal 6:2 James 5:16 Eph 4:21 Eph 4:32 Col 3:16
Rom 14:19 Rom 12:10, 16 1 Thess 5:11 Eph 5:21 Gal 5:13 Rom 15:7 1 Thess 4:18 Rom 15:5 Phil 2:3
John 13:34-35 Deut 22:11-13 Numbers 15:38-39 Matt 23:1-7 1 Sam 18:6-10 Matt 6:1-18 Isa 55:1-2 John 17:3 Isa 53:5 Psa 42:1-2

Tour 9 Verses

1 Kings 21:1-9 Dan 4:29-36 Prov 16:9-10 Prov 21:1 Dan 2:21 Rom 9:17 1 Sam 8:1-18 2 Chron 26:1-23
Rom 13:1-6 John 17:1-2, 1 Cor 15:24,27 1 Cor 15:28 Titus 2 & 3 Rom 13:7 1 Pet 2:17 Rom 12:17-21 Psa 2:1-3 Psa 121:1-2 Psa 62:1-2 Psa 37:39 Psa 22:28 2 Chron 20:6 Job 12:23 Isa 14:26-27 Luke 20:25 Acts 17:24-26 Isa 14:24-25 Prov 16:9-10 Deut 17:16-20 Ex 22:28 Rom 13:1 Titus 3:1 1 Pet 2: 13-17 1 Sam 8:9 1 Sam 8:19-20 Ex 32:1 Acts 7:40 Isa 52:12 Ex 13:21 Isa 45:2

Tour 10 Verses

Isa 33:22 Rev 2:5 Rom 13:1-6 Hosea 13:6 Deut 8:10-20

Tour 11 Verses

Ex 20:8-11 Mark 2:27 James 5:4 Prov 22:29 Gen 2:2 Psa 19:1 Psa 102:25 Heb 11:3 Gen 2:15 Gen 3:17-19 Ex 20:8-11 Ex 20:15, 17 Prov 10:4 Prov 14:23 Matt 6:20 Matt 25:14-30 Psa 50:7-12 Gen 1:28 Lev 25:23 Psa 50:7-12 Gen 1:26-30 1 Chron 29:10-14 Lev 19:9-10 Ex 23:11 1 John 3:17 Eph 4:28 2 Cor 8:13-15 Deut 8:17-18 Deut 24:15 Luke 12:48 Eph 6:9 Col 4:1 James 5:4 Eph 6:5-8 Col 3: 22-25 1 Tim 6:1-2 Titus 2:9-10 1 Pet 2:18-22 Eph 6:5-9 Prov 6:6-11 2 Thess 3:10 Matt 6:20-24 Prov 28:27 Ex 23:11 Prov 29:7 Psa 101:3 1 Chron 25:1-8

Tour 12 Verses

Deut 6:4-9 Matt 19:16-17 Matt 22:33-40 Luke 10:25-29 Luke 10: 29-37 1 Sam 2:1-10 Job 5:11, 15 Psa 12:5 Psa 35:10 Psa 22:4 Psa 138:6 Isa 57:15 Lev 19:18 Gal 5:13-14 Rom 13:8-10 James 2:8 Matt 25:33-36 Matt 22:37-40 Prov 14:21 Matt 5:43-44 Prov 28:27 Deut 15:11 1 John 3:17 Deut 24:14 Job 5:15 John 17:6 Amos 4:13 Isa 65:1-2 Matt 23:37-38 Matt 11:28-29 2 Cor 3:18 Luke 1:51-52 James 4:6,10 Col 3:11 1 Pet 5:5-6 2 Cor 10:1 John 13 John 14:4-9 2 Tim 1:7 Col 4:5-6 Jonah 4:9-11 Heb 11 2 Tim 2:15 Jer 20:9 Heb 2:15

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday 04-24-10

Saturday was an awesome day of sharing the Gospel!

We had a WOTM Crash Course on Saturday before heading out to distribute tracts and witnesses to the lost, in obedience to the Great Commission. We prayed after the class, and headed out seperately, as some had to stop off for different reasons before meeting at Mill.

I stopped off at Burger King to use the restroom and get some change for trivia questions. You have to buy something to use the restroom, and I needed some ones to give away for trivia in order to gather a crowd, so I bought a double burger for a dollar and brought it with me.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but as I arrived at 5th St, there was a homeless woman with a baby hanging around there, so I gave her the burger and a tract to read through.

Leigh was already out there passing out tracts. Alan came a little later, and then Tom & Catherine with Jean and Doug from the class.

I gave an IQ Test tract to a woman who had just gotten off the bus and was able to talk to her a bit. I took her through the Good Person test, but she would only admit to lying. She said she had never stolen or used the Lord's name in vain. When pressed a little futher, she did admit to lusting as well, which is adultery in the heart and violates the 7th Commandment (Matt 5:28). She still felt she was a "good" Catholic (Prov 20:6), but I explained that Scripture tells us that there are none found good, and that she had already admitted to breaking God's law.

When asked if they would be found innocent or guilty on Judgment Day, so many people will say that they would be "innocent because of Jesus," even though they just admitted to breaking God's law. And they don't seem to understand that Jesus did not come for the righteous, but for sinners (Luke 5:32). If they refuse to admit their guilt, Jesus has nothing for them (Gal 5:4-5), so the correct answer would be "guilty, but forgiven due to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ."

I left her with a couple of tracts and some stuff to think about on eternal matters and her current religion.

Tom and I were playing with an optical illusion which looks like you are throwing a light back and forth between each other. A small group stopped to take pictures of this, and Tom was able to start a conversation with a girl named Emily and her mother, who listened as he took her through a few of the commandments and explained our need for a Savior. It was a pretty long discussion, but we left them with a "Save Yourself Some Pain" tract and an "Are You Good Enough to Get into Heaven" tract, which takes you through all ten of the commandments. I'm not sure how receptive they were, but they were willing to look into it a bit further - seeds planted.

Then Tom did some open air trivia, and talked with a woman named Roxanne and her friend. Both women seemed very much into the grace and love, warm fuzzy message of the modern Gospel and didn't like talking about the other side of it - God's wrath against sin and rebellion, punishment in hell and how we all deserve that for breaking His law. But they did listen to the whole thing, and we left them with some good tracts to read through later as well.

A young lady approached us saying that she needed $1.75 because they had missed their bus and couldn't get to a friend's house where they were staying. Earlier, I had found "A Gift For You" tract that I'd forgotten that I had put a five dollar bill in. This is an envelope with a good Gospel message printed on it, and little tabs to secure money inside. So I gave her that and told her to make sure that she read it, and went back to organize some stuff in my backpack.
I turned around and there she was, and grabbed me in a big bear hug and thanked me.

After that, Jean got on the soapbox to do her first open air. She did very well and didn't seem nervous at all. We only knew that she was because we can remember the first time we stepped up there to do it. She did an awesome job, going through the Ten Commandments. God's Word does not return void (Isaiah 55:11), and it went out on Saturday night on Mill Ave.

Later on, I got up to do some open air trivia, and a woman named Marcella agreed to take the Good Person Test. She found that she wasn't a good person at all by God's standard, and I explained the Gospel and what we need to do in order for Christ's sacrifice to apply to us - repent and trust in Him alone. She thanked us and we gave her a couple extra tracts to take with her as she left with her family.

Marcus and Phil were preaching at the corner, and there was a drunk who was a bit upset at the message as well as the video camera. I helped herd him away a couple of times before he finally left.
Apparently, wherever he went, someone sprayed him with pepper spray, and he came back to blame the street preachers.

Doug stayed with me as others headed out for the night, and we passed out more tracts before heading home ourselves around 12:30 or so.

It was a great night, people were very receptive to tracts and we distributed a lot of them, finding only a few of them tossed on the ground. We had many good discussions with people and God's Word was proclaimed.

Here's a video sample. You can find more at Tom's blog - tillthenetsrful.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rescue The Perishing

This is an awesome song, listen carefully to the words:

Go, rescue the perishing....

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday 04-17-10

Tom and I headed out to Mill on Saturday night to share the Gospel. We met Allan out there and prayed before getting started. We handed out a few tracts and then a couple of guys stopped by with a video camera and asked what we were doing. They asked if it was ok to film us for a class project he was doing. Tom said, "Sure, will you email me the video?" and the guy agreed. So, Tom took the guys friend and ran him through the Good Person test while the other guy filmed. A little later on, one of the atheists stopped by to argue, and so he filmed all of that as well. It should be pretty interesting.

While Tom was doing that, I moved away to pass out more tracts. I came across a young woman who liked the IQ Test tracts, and so I was able to witness to her, but she didn't seem to be paying a lot of attention. She kept looking around nervously as if she had somewhere to go, or maybe just wanted to get away. I gave her a couple of tracts and she left. I'm not really sure how much of it really sunk in for her, but maybe she'll read the tracts more in depth later and gain more understanding.

We passed out more tracts and Emily and Breanna from Urban Evangie joined us, and Marcus and Phil (Repent Trust) showed up a little later.

Allan did some open air preaching and then I did some trivia questions to gather a crowd. There were a couple of Christians who stopped by, yet still considered themselves to be "good" people. I took them through the Good Person test and left them with a few tracts and the WOTM website to check into for further information.

Tom did some trivia and gathered a descent sized crowd. One woman came forward to take the Good Person test and I filmed. That should be available on Tom's blog shortly. LINK

She went through the whole thing, but at the end, she stated that only God could judge her and walked away. She was wrong in that, because we can also judge ourselves. God has revealed His moral standard to us in the Ten Commandments, and she had just gone through a few of them and knew that she fell short. When conviction hits, people will either repent or get mad, and she was too proud to repent at this point.
However, as she walked away, another woman walked up to Tom and tearfully asked for prayer. She had been listening in the crowd and was very convicted and realized her need. It often works out this way - the people that you think you're talking to aren't necessarily the ones that God has chosen to speak to. Sometimes this is revealed to us, as the woman came forward, but sometimes it's not. There may be a person hearing it just out of sight around the corner, or someone hanging around nearby seemingly not paying attention. Sometimes they will come up to us later on, other times they won't. But we know that God's Word does not return to Him void. Glory to Him.

Later we handed a tract to a man who handed us a CD in return. He said his name was Chris and he was out trying to get some publicity for his band. He asked us about what we were doing, so Tom and I were able to witness to him a bit. He admitted to being a bit drunk, but seemed to enjoy discussing spiritual things. He said that his father was a Catholic and his mother a Protestant, but he didn't really hold to either belief. He seemed to be doing a bit of searching. We talked to him for a while and gave him a copy of "Save Yourself Some Pain." Tom asked if we could pray for him right then and he said that would be great, so we both prayed for Chris right there in the middle of the sidewalk. He thanked us and went on his way. Please keep him in prayer, that the Lord would work in him, revealing the truth and opening his eyes that he may be truly saved.

Soli Deo Gloria

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Diary Of A Bible

This was an interesting email I received the other day.

Diary Of A Bible

January: A busy time for me. Most of the family decided to read me through this year. They kept me busy for the first two weeks, but they have forgotten me now.

FEBRUARY: Clean-up time. I was dusted yesterday and put in my place. My owner did use me for a few minutes last week. He had been in an argument and was looking up some references to prove he was right.

MARCH: Had a busy day first of the month. My owner was elected president of the PTA & used me to prepare a speech.

APRIL: Grandpa visited us this month. He kept me on his lap for an hour reading from 1 Peter 5:5-7. He seems to think more of me than do some people in my own household.

MAY: I have a few green stains on my pages. Some spring flowers were pressed in my pages.

JUNE: I look like a scrapbook. They have stuffed me full of newspaper clippings - one of the girls got married.

JULY: They put me in a suitcase today. I guess we are off on vacation. I wish I could stay home; I know I'll be closed up in this thing for at least two weeks.

AUGUST: Still in the suitcase.

SEPTEMBER: Back home at last and in my old familiar place. I have a lot of company. Two women's magazines and four comic books are stacked on top of me. I wish I could be read as much as they are.

OCTOBER: They read me a little bit today. One of them is very sick. Right now I am sitting in the center of the coffee table. I think the Pastor is coming by for a visit.

NOVEMBER: Back in my old place. Somebody asked today if I were a scrapbook.

DECEMBER: The family is busy getting ready for the holidays. I guess I'll be covered up under wrapping paper & packages again...just as I am every Christmas.

-Author Unknown

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday 04-10-10

Tom and I headed out to Mill Ave and met Leigh as we were walking over to the post office (our usual spot for street preaching and witnessing). Valerie was already out there by herself, handing out tracts. Allan and Joe joined us a little later.

We played some ApologetiX through the speaker system and handed out tracts for a while, then started some open air preaching. I preached for a while, and then did some trivia, which caught people’s interest right away. Two people wanted to go through the Good Person Test at the same time, so we went through it with both of them. Both were self admitted lying, thieving, blaspheming adulterers-at-heart and were found to be just like the rest of us – not good by God’s standard.

It is only when we compare ourselves to other people that we come to the wrong conclusion that we’re good. Once held up to God’s moral standard, we can see ourselves as God sees us, and understand the danger we are in. One of the women seemed to have heard it before, and the other one had not. They both heard the Gospel clearly, and went on their way.

Marcus and Phil joined us and started preaching at the corner, and Sean showed up as well. Tom moved down a little further from their loudspeaker to do some more trivia, and had a small crowd pretty quickly. You can check out the video for that at Tom’s blog, Til The neTs r full

Around 11:30 or so, we decided to take off and go to Taco Bell, where a friend of Toms works. The night shift remembered us from the last time we had stopped in there, and we were able to share more tracts – the curved illusion and some more million dollar bills, available at LivingWaters.

Tom had noticed a group of young guys reading and went over to talk to them. They were having a Bible study there in Taco Bell, and so we were able to share with them what we had been doing earlier in the evening. They just happened to be studying Matt 28 – the Great Commission.

They seemed very much in line with the Bible on evangelism and reaching out to the lost. We left them with a few tracts and websites to check out for evangelism resources, and they gave us some info for their church website. They expressed some interest in the Crash Course coming up at the end of the month, so maybe we’ll see them there.
Pray for more workers (Luke 10:2)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Do you know the Preamble for your state?

Check it out....

Alabama 1901, Preamble
We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution...

Alaska 1956, Preamble
We, the people o f Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land...

Arizona 1911, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Arkansas 1874, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

California 1879, Preamble
We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom...

Colorado 1876, Preamble
We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe...

Connecticut 1818, Preamble
The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy...

Delaware 1897, Preamble
Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences...

Florida 1885, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...

Georgia 1777, Preamble
We, the people of Georgia , relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Hawaii 1959, Preamble
We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance ... establish this Constitution...

Idaho 1889, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings...

Illinois 1870, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors...

Indiana 1851, Preamble
We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government...

Iowa 1857, Preamble
We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution...

Kansas 1859, Preamble
We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution...

Kentucky 1891, Preamble
We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...

Louisiana 1921, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Louisiana grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy...

Maine 1820, Preamble
We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity .. and imploring His aid and direction...

Maryland 1776, Preamble
We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble
We...the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction...

Michigan 1908, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution...

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings...

Mississippi 1890, Preamble
We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work...

Missouri 1845, Preamble
We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness, establish this Constitution...

Montana 1889, Preamble
We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution...

Nebraska 1875, Preamble
We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution...

Nevada 1864, Preamble
We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution...

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V
Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience...

New Jersey 1844, Preamble
We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors...

New Mexico 1911, Preamble
We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty...

New York 1846, Preamble
We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings...

North Carolina 1868, Preamble
We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those...

North Dakota 1889, Preamble
We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

Ohio 1852, Preamble
We the people of the state of Ohio , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common...

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble
Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this...

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2.
All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences...

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble
We, the people o f Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance...

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble
We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing...

South Carolina , 1778, Preamble
We, the people of the State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

South Dakota 1889, Preamble
We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties...

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III.
That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...

Texas 1845, Preamble
We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God...

Utah 1896, Preamble
Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution...

Vermont 1777, Preamble
Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man...

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI
Religion, or the duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other...

Washington 1889, Preamble
We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

West Virginia 1872, Preamble
Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God...

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble
We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility...

Wyoming 1890, Preamble
We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution...

'Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.' - William Penn

Anyone else notice a common factor there? Is there any doubt as to what values our country was founded upon?
Look how far we've fallen.....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday 04-07-10

I was able to talk to my boss a little today at lunch. He heard my music in the parking lot - I blast it pretty loud. He said he liked the music I was playing, and I told him it wasn't what he thought it was. He thought I was listening to Kansas, "Carry On My Wayward Son", but I was listening to ApologetiX.

They're a Christian parody band, and pretty good, too. I was actually listening to "Hurry Home My Wayward Son" - about the prodigal son. So that gave an opening, and he asked me later what church I went to. He's been going to church, he broke away from the Catholic church that he grew up in and is going to a regular Bible-based church now. He was tired of the empty ritual in Roman Catholicism.

I was able to explain what we do, currently going out and actively evangelizing as we're commanded by the Lord in the Great Commission, and explained that we offer a free class every month or so to equip people in overcoming their fears of sharing their faith. I didn't get too in depth, but was able to plant some seeds before others met up with us and the conversation turned to other things.

I pray that this brief conversation sticks with him and maybe he'll eventually show interest in a class or further information. I've given him tracts before, so I'm just hoping to keep eternal things in the forefront of his mind.

You never know when an opportunity will come up, we must be ready in season and out of season. I wish I would have been more ready. Who would have thought that blasting my music would lead to a conversation like this?
We serve an amazing God.

Recall Notice

The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.

This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.
This defect has been technically termed "Subsequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some other symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this SIN defect.

The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure.

Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:

1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace.

The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven to prevent contamination of that facility..

Thank you for your attention! GOD

Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice and you may contact the Father any time by 'kneemail."