Bought by the Blood

August 30, 2009

Choosing Thomas

Filed under: Abortion,links,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 7:14 pm
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Please check out this link for a really touching video from the Dallas Morning News.  It is about a family that finds out that their son has a DNA abonormality called Trisomy 13.  Unless a miracle happens Trisomy 13 is a death sentence for their son and they were given the option of terminating the pregnancy.  The mother states in the video:

“We didn’t not terminate because we were hanging on to some sort of hope that there was a medical mistake or there was gonna be some sort of medical miracle. We didn’t terminate because he’s our son.”

August 29, 2009

Chris Wright on evangelism

Filed under: evangelism,Gospel,sin — cubsfan1980 @ 9:54 pm
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“In presenting the good news of the Gospel, the evangelist must also confront people with the bad news of the reality of sin and the danger of judgment.  The language of salvation only make sense if there is something to be saved from.” Christopher Wright

Boice on Prayer

Filed under: Boice,Prayer — cubsfan1980 @ 8:58 pm
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Image courtesy of Tenth Presbyterian Church

Image courtesy of Tenth Presbyterian Church

“In prayer the Christian can be absolutely certain that ohears and answers his requests so that whatever he asks he obtains, but with this qualification: that he prays not according to his own sinful wishes but rather according to what an all-wise, infinite, and holy God desires.” James Montgomery Boice

August 28, 2009

Matt Chandler on the De-Churched

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this is my first time using “Quick Press.”  If you are using a reader or facebook to view this you will need to come to my blog to view the video.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Fridays are for Fathers

Filed under: Holy Spirit,links,parenting,Satan,Spiritual Warfare — cubsfan1980 @ 8:58 am
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I never thought fatherhood was spiritual warfare until I read the following quote by Owen Strachan

Satan has been warring against men since the garden.  He wants us to be bad dads.  He wants to snare our children and send them to hell.  He wants us to neglect them, even for expressly positive ends, and to make them bitter against us. He will give us all the help we need to accomplish this end…On the other side of Satan, with all people, men or women, Jesus Christ stands and calls us to take up our cross and follow Him, denying ourselves, shirking our sin, aggressively taking dominion of our lives and our world to advance His kingdom and spread His gospel.  Through His awesome Holy Spirit, He waits to empower us.  He searches the earth for men (and women) who will lay their lives down for Him.  He gives us local church accountability, exhortation, and encouragement so we can do just this.

You should check out the post that I linked to above where Owen lists temptation that are common to fathers.

August 27, 2009

What Vick did compared to abortion

Filed under: Abortion,Michael Vick,pro-life,sports — cubsfan1980 @ 9:15 am
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Prayer For Evangelism

Filed under: evangelism,Isaiah,obedience — cubsfan1980 @ 8:23 am
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“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8

Here am I lord send me.
Light a fire in my heart
So that I may go to the lost.

Give me a heart of compassion
For my coworkers and neighbors,
Make my heart break for their sin.

Remind of how lost I was
Before your grace saved me.
Help me to see that I would
Be the same as them
If my life was not submitted to Christ.

I want to trust you for their salvation
And walk in obedience to plant gospel seeds
Since you are faithful to tend to them rightly.

Use my like you used others in my life.
Your fame and glory is to great
To keep to myself.

August 22, 2009

Boice on dreaming big dreams for God

Filed under: Boice,Daniel,Godly Ambition,Luke — cubsfan1980 @ 8:19 pm
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Image Courtesy of Theopedia

Image Courtesy of Theopedia

James Montgomery Boice is my theological hero.  Just as every Friday is dedicated to fathers, I want to make Saturdays dedicated to Dr. Boice.  Below is a quote from his commentary on Daniel about deciding to live for God.

“Most young people want their lives to count, and most Christian young people want their lives to count for God.  Youths dream big.  That is right.  You should dream big.  But youth is also often impatient and undisciplined, and young people are tempted to let the little things slide.  You must not do that if you are God’s young man or woman.  God will make your life count, but this will not happen unless you determine to live for him in the little things now.  You know what Jesus said: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with little will also be dishonest with much” (Luke 16:10).  Being wholly given over to God now is the essential and best possible preparation for future service.”

August 21, 2009

The Crux of Christian Ministry

Filed under: humility,leadership,links — cubsfan1980 @ 10:44 pm
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All who lead others spiritually need to ask themselves these key questions from Glen.

Does our Christian ministry seek to build the appearance of correctness, togetherness, superiority?  How much is dripping in repentance and broken-hearted humility?  Are we just trying to speak out of strength to poor sinners over there?  Or are we beggars showing other beggars where to find Bread?

You can read more here

Fridays are for Fathers

Filed under: parenting,patience,Prayer,Trusting God — cubsfan1980 @ 11:32 am
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Here is a prayer from Doug Wolter that every parent should pray when children are disobedient and wearing on patience.

“Father, I need your help right now.  I need your Spirit to give me patience and wisdom to talk with my child.  I can’t do it on my own.  I need you and my child needs you.  Without you, Jesus, I can do nothing.  So be with me now as I go.  Open up my heart and my child’s heart to you.”

This is a prayer of dependence, reliance and surrender.  It reminds us that ultimately our parenting is futile without God’s intervention.  You can read more here.

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