Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mission For Life Outline

Sermon from NCC Fuel on 30 July 08

Mission for Life ---

Introduction -- Mission Trips are Great, But short lived.

1. Why we Go on Mission Trips - What is our Mission?

Biblical Examples of Mission Trips - Jonah, Paul

1. Serve Other Christians

John 15:12 - This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Act 2:45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.

2. Share the Gospel

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. (Luke 24:45-47 ESV)

Matthew 28:18ff - And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

2. Why Do We think that we need to Go somewhere to do these things?

1. The Stereotypical Christian
8% Share there faith - How does this line up with Scripture??

John 14:21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.

2. Are You the Stereotypical "Christian"

1. 3 Questions
1. Do You Know the Gospel message?
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
2. How is you Life?
Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. (1 John 3:7-9 ESV)
3. How is Your Mission?
Matthew 28:18ff

David Crowder and Squirrels

So I really have like David Crowder sense he was at CIY in Idaho, Got to hang with him, talk with him, ect... So I have found two Videos of Mr. Crowder, that made me laugh... Enjoy!

So remember, Squirrels are evil, evil Creatures.

To my friends down under, have no fear... there are no squirrels there.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tony Campolo in Town

As you may or may not be aware, Tony Campolo is a major player in the Red Letter Christianity movement. Which basically wants to focus less on Abortion and Homosexuality and more on things like AIDS.

I wanted to share a quote from the local paper here in town that spoke about his visit.

Finally, on abortion Campolo argued than rather than outlawing it - which, he says, never prevented abortions before - he would rather work to reduce the number of women who choose abortion. He said that 70 percent of abortions are financially motivated; providing contraception and the means for young mothers to care for their babies would drastically cut the number of abortions.

Now, several things were Striking to me. First, the basic line of argumentation is flawed, it looks something like this; people will get abortions even if it is banned so why bother banning it - seems to be the basic idea. With all due respect to a man who was once a good preacher, sir - We ban Drugs, murder, theft, ect... and people still do it, so should we legalize those things too? Of Course not. You have balked at the moral issue at hand, which is Murder. You have in effect said, people will murder others, so lets make sure that there are less people to be killed! This is crazy talk. Well we can't stop Murderer's so lets not make it Illegal! You have to be kidding me, sir.

Second, Most abortions occur in women who are not married. So why not teach the bible, and Jesus' words that teach that Lust and fornication are Sin. That we shouldn't do them. You want to cut back abortion without law, use the bible. It is the Truth that sets people free from the wickedness of Sin. So why not preach the Word, instead of saying, "sin all you want, with no consequences?" You see, the basic order of things is as follows - Sex leads to Babies. More sex, equals greater chance of having a baby. Sex with Lots of different people may lead to having a baby with someone you did not want to have a baby with and/or not knowing who you are having a baby with. This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of diseases that Mr. Campolo is so concerned about. If you are worried about abortion and Aids, teach people to get married, and only have sex with there spouse.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pisseth on the Wall by Steven L. Anderson

This is a Real Pastor?!?!

I have visited this church's website and found some odd stuff. First is there Doctrinal Statement.

Doctrinal Statement

We believe that the King James Bible is the word of God without error.

We believe all Scripture was given by inspiration of God, and that God also promised to preserve his word. Divine inspiration is of no value to Christians without God's promise of preservation.

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith. Being born again by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ is the only requirement for salvation.

We believe that Jesus is God, and that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary.

We believe only in the local church and not in a universal church.

We reject the teaching of Calvinism and believe that God wants everyone to be saved.

We are Non-dispensational.

We believe that life begins at conception (fertilization) and reject all forms of abortion including surgical abortion, "morning-after" pills, IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), birth control pills, and all other processes that end life after conception.

We oppose worldliness, modernism, formalism, and liberalism.

I have removed some things for brevities sake, but this is the weirdest SOF I have ever seen. I was sitting here thinking why is this so odd? then the website told me...
Pastor Anderson holds no college degree
Oh, that explains it, wonder why the guy can't exegete his way out of a paper bag??? Wonder why he feels that one of the most inferior biblical texts (1611 KJV) is the only truly inspired word of God? Wonder why He preaches sermons about real men who "piss" standing up? Because He has received no training on what it is to be a pastor. He is an Average Joe, who has Memorized a lot of the bible, over 100 Chapters according to the church's website, who has no idea of how to practice good hermeneutics. In fact, the Guy says that that Bible College is Blasphemous!! This man is clearly clueless about theology. I pray that God would get him into a good Sem.

Pastor Anderson

I understand you are a KJV Only Guy... But I have to say that Your argument is full of logical errors and frankly is just unconvincing. But Just for fun, I will give an error in the KJV, to prove that it isn't the perfect text....

Hebrews 4:8 says For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. in the 1611 KVJ.
Hebrews 4:8 says For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. in the ESV.

Jesus did give us rest, and no other day was spoken of... We find rest and fulfill the 4th commandment by being Christians and Having rest in Jesus.

A real Man doesn't need to stand up to Pee, a Real man needs to Love Jesus, and Understand Theology.