Friday, May 29, 2009

This is awesome! Check it out:
"Apart from Christ I am just a sinner with no hope in eternity"
-Pastor Chad-

Thursday, May 28, 2009

This is where we are...

Last night at bible study I did a devotion from an article by Matt Slick from Christian Apologetic Research Ministry ( The article title was, "Christianity and Homosexuality". I was surprised with the normality of the issue. The term "normality" is a term that I use based on the open discussion that we had. How have "Christians" youth or not, come to the point where we are able to take God's Word and lower His standards that are clearly evident, to meet are own personal feelings or emotions on a situation or in circumstances? How? Someone please tell me how "God's Children" are not offended by the ungodliness of those who consider themselves the Body of Christ? Homosexuality is an abomination to God (Leviticus 18:22). In the old testament those who broke the moral standard of God that declares we should not change the natural use of that which is against nature; no man should lie with another man and no woman should lie with another woman, were dealt with in a manner that is worthy of capital punishment (Leviticus 20:13). The same God in the old testament is the same great and loving God that we serve today. He is guiding someone like me to post this blog post so that anyone who is reading may come to an understanding of how He feels about Homosexual immorality, so that maybe they will repent and be forgiven of the lawlessness against God. His grace is sufficient and His mercy endures forever. I am not provoking any kind of hate crime or malicious actions be brought upon any individual who practices Homosexuality, they are sinners just like myself who are in need of a Savior. God has supplied the need by sending His Son, Jesus into the world to be sin so that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). However, God is still the same God, and instead of that transgressor being literally put to death, God may give them over to a reprobate mind (Romans 1:26-28). They will become comfortable in their sins and have no conviction of wrong in their actions thereby finding no reason to repent and thus leaving no room for forgiveness which leads to salvation. Apart from God in eternity is worse than capital punishment, it is eternal punishment. To all of my brothers and sisters in Christ, be loving in all things and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people with the hope that God will grant them repentance (2 Timothy 2:24-25). Align your morality with the morality of God, afterall we are to be dead to ourselves and alive in Christ. It is no longer our will be done, but the will of God is to be perfected in us continually. If God does not like something, then we should not be fond of it ourselves. In love Pastor Chad.

Dating By Pastor Mark Driscoll

- by Pastor Mark Driscoll on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 11:40 am

As part of the Religion Saves and Nine Other Misconceptions series, last Sunday I answered the question: “How does a Christian date righteously; and what are the physical, emotional, and mentally connecting boundaries a Christian must set while developing an intimate relationship prior to marriage?
The entire answer is available for download in audio and video format on the Mars Hill Church website and on iTunes. It will also be expanded as a chapter for an upcoming book I am writing for Crossway.

Here’s a basic outline of the sermon (By. Pastor Mark Driscoll):
I started by explaining four kinds of relationships–three of which are acceptable for Christians, and one of which is sinful (option #3).

#1 - Prearranged Marriage
#2 - Courtship
#3 – Non Christian Dating
#4 - Christian DatingI also gave some practical advice for single men and single women alike, and advice for men and women specifically:

Christian Dating Principles for Both Men and Women
1. Maximize your singleness for God.
2. Do not pursue a relationship until you are ready to marry.
3. Be reasonable – do not set your expectations too high or too low.
4. A date is not dating: date = time together; dating = couple (1 Tim. 5:1-2).
5. Never go on a date or date a non-Christian (2 Cor. 6:14).
6. Only date one person at a time.
7. He initiates; she responds.
8. Look at who God puts in front of you (e.g. Boaz & Ruth).
9. Feel free to use technology (e.g. internet dating) wisely.
10. Only invest in a relationship with someone who you are attracted to entirely (e.g. physically, 11. Mentally, spiritually, emotionally, ministry gifts).
12. Only date someone who agrees with you on gender and family.
13. Guard your heart (Prov. 4:23).

Christian Dating Questions for Men
1. Are you overlooking good women (e.g. single moms, shy, divorcees)?
2. Are you honoring, God, her, her family, her friends, etc.?
3. Is she modest (1 Tim. 2:9)?
4. Will she follow your leadership?
5. Does she have noble character (Prov. 31)?
6. Can you provide for the lifestyle she expects (1 Tim. 5:8)?
7. Is she like the worst women in Proverbs (e.g. nag, loud, quarreling, unfaithful)?
8. Do you want your daughters to be like her and your sons to marry someone like her?

Christian Dating Questions for Women
1. Do you want to help him and join his course of life (Gen. 2:18; 1 Cor. 11:9)?
2. Is he tough enough to remain strong in tough times (2 Tim. 2:3)?
3. Will he take responsibility for you and your children (1 Cor. 11:3)?
4. Is he considerate and gentle with you (1 Peter 3:7)?
5. Will he be a good father (Ps. 127:3-5; Eph. 6:4)?
6. Is he a one woman man (1 Tim. 3:2)?
7. How valuable are you to him?
8. Do you want your sons to be like him and your daughters to marry someone like him?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Check this out and let me know if you see anything :-)
Christians know that they should not go and watch Corpus Christi, but what about TV in general that grieves the Holy Spirit?