Apr 3, 2013

The Waiting In Between

This blog will (God willing) continue when the "beginning of sorrows" (Matt. 24:4-8) is over and the final days ensue.  Everything is changing but nothing has changed.  Nations continue saber-rattling, aircraft carriers continue to move, technology and transhumanist agendas continue to advance, governments continue to legislate away work opportunities and rights while enriching bankers, and the serpents grip tightens.  Nevertheless, we are in that time "in-between", awaiting the beginning of Daniels final week (Dan. 9:24-27), and the end of this age.  When I believe the events merit coverage, they will be here.  Until then, there's much you can do to watch, pray and prepare.  And perhaps a stray researcher may enjoy some of what has been posted here.  Grace and peace to you all.

Mar 31, 2013

The Treasure of Jesus - Steven Curtis Chapman

One of the most beutiful songs never heard, a little known blessing from Steven Curtis Chapman.  This video set appropriately to 1 Corinthians chapter 13.  What a beautiful way to memorialize our Lord Jesus Christ.


Agnus Dei/Worthy is the Lamb and These Thousand Hills - Third Day


Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus

 A little bit of old-time bluegrass in this rendition...

This is a compilation, much slower, of hymns on the blood of Jesus by Sarah Hart Pearsons

The Gospel in 6 Minutes - John Piper

Nice presentation of the gopel by John Piper.  This is also a plea to Christians to hold fast to the gospel in every day of their life.  I personally fall short of the gospel on a daily basis, yet I am lifted up daily by the mercy of God, and again seek to portray this to the world every day in word and deed.

The Resurrected Jesus Restores Peter on the Shore of Galilee

A precious story from the gospels, and the only really detailed story we have from the gospels of the resurrected Jesus.  Jesus restores Peter, who had denied Him three times before His crucifixion, three times.  Each time He empowers Peter to "take care of His sheep".  In the story, Jesus is asking Peter as written in the original Greek, "do you love Me?".  The first two times Jesus uses the word "agapao", meaning unconditional, relentless love.  The first two times Peter answers Him, "You know I love You", but using the word translated love in the Greek, phileo, meaning brotherly love.  There's a difference in degrees here.  Peter isn't responding to Jesus love with the same intensity or degree which Jesus is asking of him.

In the third instance, Jesus uses the term "phileo" in questioning Peter.  Peter, broken by his own frailty and humanity, recognizing what Jesus is asking of his own commitment and heart, replies, "Lord, You know all things, and know that I love You".  Again Peter used the term "phileo".  Yet Jesus replied to Peter a third time that He wanted Peter to "feed His sheep".  This is Jesus re-affirming His appointment of Peter as the leader of the gospel movement, the early church. 

One thing that is often overlooked that we should note from this, is that Peter would have been rejected and cast out by most institutional churches in these days for his denial of the Lord.  Yet Peter was chosen by God to be His leader of the early church and the spread of the gospel.  We in our human nature are often so quick to judge others in their failures and struggles.  Yet God decides who will lead and who follows, based on His will and determination.  He alone is perfect in all His ways.  Oh that we should learn not to judge others, and accept the will of God in all things! 

The Gospel of John - The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus

Remember our Lord Jesus Christ with the best gospel presentation ever made on film, the Gospel of John.  This part records the end of His trials with Pilate and the Crucifixion, as presented in the gospel written by John. 

The Passion - The Crucifixion

I refrain from world news for these days that I might focus on the suffering and glory of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  The world will one day pass away, but those who believe will live forever with our Lord.  This isn't just important, it's everything.  It's everything.  To quote an old preacher, "without God, nothing else matters."  Blessed be our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.