Friday, June 3, 2011

Eight Questions For My Tongue

Finally found my blog thing again. Haven't been motivated to post on it, but think I have had an awakening. I can use this as a outlet for all the fire that burns within or without, or that just catches my fancy.
Today? Not fancy. Just a reaction to a study I've been doing.
I'm reading a book that is provoking a lot of personal studies, devotional times, and general reactions beyond the norm of my peers. Call me nuts, but I've taken to heart what a mentor/friend told me once, "The man God uses most is the man He finds prepared most."
Lesson learned, here is the outline. This could preach. Just 8 questions developed from eight little passages about what comes out of our mouths, erm, my mouth. But you can borrow them.

1. What testimony must I bear to bring others to rejoicing? 2 Cor. 7:5-7
2. What sin (personal and corporate) must I confess to be usable to Him who sits on the throne? Isa. 6:1-8
3. Growing up in Jesus, what must I speak to express His character? Eph. 4:15
4. What favor and silence must I bear to produce peace and friendship? Prov. 16:28
5. What offense must I bear to promote unity? Prov. 17:9
6. What fuel must I remove to cool tempers? Prov. 26:20
7. What mask must I remove to empty myself of sin? Prov. 26:24-25
8. What construct must I bring by honest speech and sincere communication? Prov. 26:28

Sunday, January 17, 2010


To blog or not to blog, that is the question?
O.K. So this guy in the church I belong to who manages the church's website (created, improves, expands- a real Major Domo) added this "blogging" feature. I'm trying to be the first to sign up, follow, and blog; in support of what he is doing. What is he doing? Just dragging a bunch of Neanderthals into the e-age. Really, Ken is the George Barna of CBC. If there is a "relavant" thing going on here, he is at the leading edge! This is as big as the "Worship/Service" project we did a few months ago that NEEDS to be repeated, improved, followed up on and etc. Give us a break, we CAN"T change the message. The Good News is still the Good News! Every liver is seperated from God by nature and choice. God can't accept us as we are, so HE provided A way for reconciliation. That Way came in the person of Jesus who provides absolute one time once for all reconciliation between us and God. Trust Him (willfully choose Him/His provision) and you permanently obtain life in God- no take backs. Our interim Pastor, Cliff Reynolds, he's right up there with Ken. Right on the edge of what is being done that is right. He passionately reminds people about the responsibilities that come with this new life in God. He shares how God gives us this new life, but it is for a purpose: accomplishing the things God wants done. Get it? God's got plans that He wants us in on. COOL!
So, got half a mind (or a whole one or any part thereof) to get in on What God is about? Just interested in finding more out? You'd be welcome here.