And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:3-6)

Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. (Psalm 69:6)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thought of the day

"When a person’s tongue is extensively wrong, it is absurd to say that their heart is right." ~ J.C. Ryle

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Blog articles I need to write……

I have been busy with school, and celebrating my wife's birthday. Added to that is the beautiful weather these weeks that has afforded time with my kids at the par 3 golf course. In the mean time I have been crock potting a few ideas of things I want to blog about. Hopefully in the weeks coming I will actually write these posts. In the time between, please ruminate on these topics.

Title: The Problem with Youth Ministry Today.

Gist: The problem lies in the thought that youth ministers are to train our kids. This is an abandonment of the biblical command for parents to train their children. Youth ministries are a supplemental reinforcement not a means.

Why I have not written it yet: I struggle to find the right balance of understanding.

Title: Why I wear a suit

Gist: How I dress ought to reflect my respect of God.

Why I haven’t written it: I don’t want to come across as condemning others. This is just a personal preference I enjoy and have thought through.

Title: How to Work October, Pastor Appreciation Month

Gist: Make the whole month an encouragement for the entire pastoral family.

Why I haven’t written it yet: I would all too easily come across as fishing for favors.

Title: How I do my Personal Bible Time

Gist: I want to provide mechanical helps for folks in their study time.

Why I have not written it yet: Some areas are inconsistent.

Title: Perseverance in the Old Testament

Gist: How God enabled leaders in the Old Testament not to quit

Why I have not written it yet: My understanding is too limited

Title: Perseverance in the New Testament

Gist: How God enabled people in the New Testament not to quit

Why I have not written it yet: The answer is so vast it would become a book. Hummm perhaps I ought to……(I am actually working on this one)

Title: My Personal Choice of Internet Filter: And why you should use it too.

Gist: It only makes good protective sense to have not only a computer filter but a whole house filter.

Why I have not written it yet: No time.

Title: In an Age of Pop Music Why am I becoming a Fan of Classical?

Gist: Having once been “addicted” to rock music God is creating in me a sense of the beauty of Classical music that I never thought I could have.

Why I have not written it yet: My lack of knowledge in this area is a stumbling block. I want to be informative as well as creating a desire in folks to give The Classics a try.