“Our Home is like a Little Church was written to teach preschool children the Christian truth evident in its title–that the home is a “little church” where the father teaches his family God’s commands and leads them to worship the one true God.” -Sojourn Church
I found this book online, and I had never heard of it. I received it in the mail yesterday. It is awesome! Amazing. If you have a family, please buy it. You will reap great reward from reading this short little book. You can buy it here for only $4.
I have already read it to my family. And I also read the whole book to our church last night. It has inspired me and challenged me greatly to be a great Dad.
I am very excited to announce our upcoming Bible Study during Spring Break.
You can check out fbcfairdale.org to see the post advertising the Study.
Spring Break is here, and we are ready to dig deep into God’s Word. With Easter approaching, we are inviting all young people along with all adults to be here to grow as Pastor Josh teaches on the role of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit in the Resurrection.
Tuesday April 5th, Wednesday April 6th and Thursday April 7th from 10am to 12 Noon.
Lunch will be provided on Wed. and Thurs. following the Bible Study.
We all at times unintentionally forget the basics. The simple basics that are so important and foundational should never be forgotten, but at times they are here.
Here is a short and sweet reminder.
- God is perfect without sin.
- We have sinned against Him.
- Jesus gave up His life and shed His blood for us.
- If we believe, God will forgive our sins.
- Being forgiven and pure before God brings new life in Christ.
- All those who have new life in Christ will also live forever with Him in heaven.
I am praying for God to create more and more middle-aged and elderly people who have a deep burning desire to make an impact for Jesus to the up and coming generations.
Who are the 30, 40, 50, and 60 year olds who are faithfully telling the children, teens, and 20 somethings about the glory and faithfulness of God? Where are they?
Check out these verses from Psalm 71:17-18:
“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.”
If you are 30 years old or older, please consider this. What are you doing to tell the next generation? How is God using you to tell the younger folks? Someone has to tell them. Lets consider how to be used by God. Get involved.
Go do it! Go proclaim God’s might to another generation! It will be the most thrilling thing you have ever done.
That will make you think!
This morning in our Thursday Ladies Bible study, we spent 2 hours digging through most of the Book of Revelation. Verse 1:7 caught our attention and made us think.
“Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.”
That lone verse will really make you think.
“He is coming.” “Every eye will see Him.” “All… will wail.” “Even so.” Wow!
Think about that verse along with Second coming teaching from 1 Thessalonians 5 and Acts 1, and it is enough to have you examining at how ready you are!
I love Crystal Lewis’s words from years ago “People get ready, Jesus is coming! Soon we’ll be going home.”
“So…who is the blessed man of Psalm 1? Taking into account the numerous lexical ties between Psalm 1 and Psalm 2, the blessed man of Psalm 1 is the Son of Psalm 2. Well…who is the Son of Psalm 2? He is the Messiah—Jesus Christ.”
Josh Honeycutt’s blog is Dynameno.wordpress.com and this post is an excellent full of good insight with reading the Bible. This post is called ‘jeremiah 17’.
You can read the rest of that great post by clicking on the link below.
I love being a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at local schools. This picture was taken at Fairdale High School today. The F.C.A meets on Thursdays after school at 2:30. In this picture, FCA staff person and former University of Louisville football player, Scott Long is speaking to the students. The FCA at Fairdale High is led by teacher/coach Loren Renfrow. God is using Coach Renfrow in many ways at the school.
To anyone who may be discouraged today because you know of people who need to be saved that continue to refuse to come to Christ;
To anyone who has lost their zeal and fervor to joyfully tell others about God’s saving grace and Jesus’ redeeming work;
To anyone who has not spoken of God’s love and Jesus’s cross in a long time;
Remember these words from Jesus (Luke 10:2):
“the harvest is plentiful”
What an encouragement! Those four words make me smile today.
I preached this past Sunday on Jesus’ temptations from Luke 4. You can hear the sermon here.
Jesus is tempted three different times by the devil.
- The first temptation is for Jesus to turn a stone into food. Jesus responds by saying “It is written, ‘Man shall not live bread alone.'” Jesus was referring to the Old Testament. Moses wrote that in Deuteronomy 8:3.
- The second temptation is for Jesus to worship Satan and receive the authority and glory of the kingdoms of the world. Jesus responds by saying “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'” Jesus was referring to the Old Testament again. Moses wrote that in Deuteronomy 6:13.
- The third temptation is for Jesus to test God by throwing himself off of a very high place. Jesus responds with “It is said ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'” Jesus was referring to the Old Testament yet again. Moses wrote that in Deuteronomy 6:16.
Very impressive! Jesus practices what he preaches. He walks what he talks. Did you see that? Jesus’ first response to Satan was that even though he was very hungry (40 days without eating) he still found obedience to God better than sin. He says his sustenance is not food so much as it is God. Man does not live by bread alone but by every Word that comes from the mouth of God.
Here is my point. Jesus then proceeds to counter every temptation with a passage of Scripture. It is as if Satan is trying to get Jesus to give in and sin, but Jesus replies all three times by saying “But God’s Word says this…”.
Wow. What a commitment to the Bible! It really is alive and powerful. Let the reader of Luke understand that Jesus found the Word of God to be so very valuable to his life in the midst of the temptations of the devil.