Thursday, April 27, 2006

bastard churches

from page 16 of Confessions of a reformission rev. : hard lessons from an emerging missional
by Mark Driscoll
"One well known expert promoting this new undefined, undisciplined, and unbiblical ecclesiology was once asked how we can possibly define what a church is if his advice of not having elders, deacons, members, discipline, or doctrine was heeded. His response was simply, 'If it smells like a church, it is a church.' My response was that sometimes a whore wears the same perfume as a wife, and it's no different with the bride of Christ."
Mark is not a landmarker, but this quote certainly jives with it. You know I may be the first person to ever use the termlandmarkerr and jive inthee same sentence. Some probably cringe at the thought. Anyway I think Mark gives us a great illustrationn of bastard churches or should I say Gospel societiess

If it's in the Bible, it's Baptist

Urshë Thalór said...
and then there are the Calvinistic charismatics ...[sometimes my pastor just shakes his head at me]Then again, my pastor has often said, "If it's in the Bible, it's Baptist."
April 25, 2006

the history of failure

"The history of failure can almost be summed up in two words: too late.
* Too late in comprehending the purpose of a potential problem.
* Too late in realizing the impending danger.
* Too late in preparedness.
* Too late in uniting all possible means of help.
* Too late in standing with one's friends."
- General Douglas Macarthur

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

something i'd like to read

Baptism and the Baptists

Baptism and the Baptists
Theology and Practice in the Twentieth Century Britain
Studies in Baptist History and Thought - SBHT 1
by Anthony R. Cross
Paternoster Press,2000
xvii + 530 pages,English
ISBN: 0853649596
List Price: $41.99
Your Price: $25.19

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

bad news of Judas

wow, more garbage is propigated about the Church and Jesus. Here is a great place to get info and help.

He Must Reign

"He Must Reign"

Ist Cor. 15:25-28

  1. Public Inauguration
  2. Present Existence
  3. Inclusive Extent
  4. Ultimate Intent

This will be the Easer sermon at Sylvania Church which is pastored by Dr. Matthew McKeller.

pray need

Please pray for my family and myself as we fight for Graduation, try to figure out God's will for some family matters and need rest.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

the wonders of technology

There was a buzz stirring on the blogsphere yesterday about a site called The idea is that all of the tomes hat you would find at the library, all those super rare books you want to get your cruddy little paws on all of the things you don't have the space or the money for are availible to you 24/7 with no fines or quips that is it checked out. I think that this is great but would love to hear some feedback.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

it works

it works! it works! yeah! i finally got the code straightened out to show the greek from the right way. this is just the coolest. i am so happy now.


Psa 51:17 "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise." NASB

How can you go wrong blogging Scripure.

Sunday, April 02, 2006


So as I have said in my lost blog entry I have been very convicted by supermom's Scipture memory. I have always stunk at this and to be honest I have not put enough time or effort into this. Well no more. I have chosen Romans Chapter 8 of the NASB and I willl be struggleing to succeed to at this. Wish me luck and keep me in your prayers.

Rom 8:1-39 NASB Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. (3) For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, (4) so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (5) For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. (6) For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, (7) because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, (8) and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (9) However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. (10) If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. (11) But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (12) So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh-- (13) for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (14) For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (15) For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" (16) The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, (17) and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. (18) For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (19) For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. (20) For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope (21) that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. (22) For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. (23) And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. (24) For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? (25) But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. (26) In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; (27) and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (28) And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (29) For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; (30) and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. (31) What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? (32) He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? (33) Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies; (34) who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. (35) Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (36) Just as it is written, "FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED." (37) But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. (38) For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, (39) nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.