Final post for a little bit.
Well I am going to be in the air soon. I will not have good access for a few weeks while I travel from here to Kuwait, to the States and then to South Dakota. I want to say God bless you all! I will holler back at you as soon as I can!
Biblical (Ashkar) Manuscript Found! →
The true Scriptural source of consolation, in the face of all that troubles us,...– J.C. Ryle from “Looking Unto Jesus” via Of First Importance
Seven Passages on Social Justice (1) →
Kevin DeYoung has started an interesting new series on social justice. The first deals with Isaiah 1.
Free Stuff Fridays @Challies dot com.. →
Excerpt: It’s time for yet another edition of Free Stuff Fridays. This week’s sponsor is the same as last week’s—Ligonier Ministries. This week they are offering five great prize packages, each of which consists of three books by Richard Phillips and a pass to a conference. The Masculine Mandate Jesus the Evangelist What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace? A pass to any 2010 Ligonier...
Just thought you might find this interesting. I have been using this stool since I got into country. We replaced a California National Guard unit,so I figured someone from their unit left it. :)
A Praise and Thanks to God!
I was participating in a DISQUS discussion on Chris Lazo’s blog, when I realized I had something to praise and thank God for. I am finishing my 2nd deployment to Iraq. I am waiting on the plane ride. My first deployment was in 2005. In the 2005 deployment, our unit did many different tasks. We trained an Iraqi Army battalion in Najaf, escorted and provided security for Civil Affairs unit...
With regard to the opponent, don’t fight [argue] with anybody you don’t pray...– Douglas Wilson This is excellent advice, especially for the internet age. (via christianity)
All my bags are packed I’m ready to go.– John Denver- “Leaving on a Jetplane.”
The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.– Tim Keller
Let the Word of Christ dwell richly in you. Because when someone looks you in...– Britt Merrick (Big God, p.22) (via chrislazo)
Interesting Links #5
Missional Business by Tim Chester. Interesting article about running a business on mission. Jesus Sings by Will Turner. Never realized this before! Persecution and the Prosperity Gospel by Michael Kelley. Good observation from Hebrews 11. Excerpt: “Because all of these people, the rich and the poor, the delivered and the delivered over, the comfortable and suffering, were “approved...
It is no good giving me a play like Hamlet or King Lear, and telling me to write...– William Temple
What it's like to be told you're terminally ill.:... →
So I got up today, drove to Philadelphia in freezing rain, did testing for 3 hours, met with the doctor. I thought I was doing ok, even though in this weather it is VERY difficult to breathe outside. A woman from the transplant team came in first and said “So what are you doing at home that we… Excellent news! Gonna continue praying for you!
chrislazo: Leviticus 23:34-39 ~ “On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the Feast of Booths to the Lord…for presenting to the Lord food offerings, burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings…you shall celebrate the feast of the Lord seven days” John 7:37 ~ “On the last day of the feast [of Booths], the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out,...
setfreebyhe: We exist for God. God does not exist for us. We exist for God’s purposes. He does not exist for our purposes. We exist for God’s glory, and not our own. watch the video or you can read the study notes! Listened to this a few months ago…really good stuff!
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(via chrislazo) My Amazon e-mail says my copy ships tomorrow. It should be home when I get there!
The internet connection is actually half decent tonight…so I am going to try to catch up on tumblr as much as possible.
In transient housing...
A few days ago I moved out of my residence at Q-West and into transient housing here. Basically that means I am a short-timer. I now have under 10 days until I leave Q-West and start the journey back to the United States. One bad thing about this is that we have a whole battalion in transient housing and all trying to use the wireless connection here. Yes, the internet (which was bad to begin...
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From Ligonier Ministries… Excerpt: This week they are offering five great prize packages, each of which consists of: A copy of In Christ Alone by Sinclair Ferguson A copy of By Grace Alone by Sinclair Ferguson A pass to any 2010 Ligonier Conference
Interesting Links #4
The Big Issues Facing the Western Church by Tim Keller How to Answer “That’s Just Your Interpretation” from Fallen and Flawed Filtered Listening: True or False & Filtered Listening, 2: Source by Thabiti Anyabwile Corrective Tract for the Prosperity Gospel from Desiring God A Second Century Church Service from Mike Riccardi The Insecurity of Potential...
Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.– Billy Graham
Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly by John... →
The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,” so that we confidently say,”THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Low barometric pressure and I don't get along...
itiswellwithmysoul: whatitsliketodie: I’ve kept track and when the barometer is falling, or stays low for a few days, it is extremely difficult for me to breathe. I have no idea why that would be. And when there is snow on the ground/melting, it’s also harder. And when the conditions stay like that, it seems to compound, that is get a little worse every day. When there is very little...
1 Timothy 6:6-10
But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money...
When we are trusting Christ most authentically, we are not thinking about...– John Piper- Lessons From an Inconsolable Soul
Prevailing Prayer | TheResurgence - Zoecity →
Thoughts on Revival
chrislazo: “It is the mature fruit which comes afterwards, and not the beautiful colours and smell of blossoms, that we must judge by” -Jonathan Edwards
chrislazo: prevailzine: Hope means holding on to you, grace means you’re holding me too.
Packing all day...
I have been packing things up today and getting ready to move out of my can and into transient housing. Closer and closer to leaving Iraq!
A compilation of some video I took while preparing for and while on a convoy mission to FOB Sykes near Tal Afar, Iraq.
Interesting Links #3
Pluralism [What You Need to Know—and Why] from Fallen and Flawed From Michael: 2/10/10: Real Apologetics from the Internet Monk Stott on How and Why Christians Should Debate Each Other from Justin Taylor 10 Things That Keep Us From Mission from Acts 29 Network via The Resolved Church in San Diego Missional Communities Are Great and All, But Now What?! Transitioning to Missional by Brent...
chrislazo: Sanctified |ˈsa ng (k)təˌfī| verb (theology) set apart as or declare holy; consecrate (christianese explained) … Justification = declared by God to be right by the work of Christ’s payment on the cross for you (God does all the work) Sanctification = practicing what you have been declared to be (You do all the work, as God works in you to do it, Philippians 2:12-13) Both of...
Big God, by Britt Merrick →
aaronfeeney: codyjoens: Well I have held out long enough on this one. Here is something very exciting happening in of my best friends lives. He is by far one of the most genuine men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and an absolute blessing to serve with day in and day out. He is my pastor, my colleague, my boss, my friend and most importantly my brother. He has written his first book...
The gospel is called a burden and a yoke, lest we presume; yet light and easy,...– Euthymius- (377-473) Byzantine monk
We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us, we’re wondering...– C.S. Lewis
Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven...
prayfordaisy: Hi all, wanted to give a quick request for prayer tomorrow. Daisy will be getting an echo which is like an ultrasound on her heart to see if it is strong enough to complete her chemo as one of the agents causes heart damage. Thankfully she gets to eat breakkie first! Phew… After that she will get another dose of chemo. As always, His will be done, but we obviously would love...
Resurrection: Why It's Necessary to Fight for a... →
People are always seeking peace, but what they don’t realize is that Peace came...– Mujahid el Masih (via aaronfeeney) (via chrislazo)
Oh, that you could be aroused! Seek the Lord, I pray you, while He may be found;...– Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen
Interesting Links #2
Self Justification by Tim Chester. Lukewarm Churches Are Those That Neither Heal Nor Refresh by Wade Burleson. A good explanation of Rev. 3:15-16, which I have heard before, but this brought it back to mind. Preach Hell by Trevin Wax. On how to emphasize ministries of mercy and remain true to the gospel. What It Means to Me by Thabiti Anyabwile. Good article talking about the “What...