Friday, September 04 2009
The United States of America was founded on Christian principles. This is not news to anyone that understands history. What is appalling is what our country is becoming. The video details the fight of two public school employees that prayed a public blessing over the food at a school function. This seems like the right thing to do, but now they are facing jail time and fines. They could also possibly lose their pensions.
As Christians, we need to become aware of the agenda of those that want to do us harm. They do not want us to be able to exercise our constitutional rights as Americans to worship. I do not want to sound like an alarmist, but this video is proof of a plot by Americans to restrict the worship of other Americans. We need to pray more!!!
Wednesday, September 02 2009
In the 5th chapter of Timothy is Paul giving instructions to the church concerning the caring of the widows. This was obviously an important issue within the church at that time simply because their was no government assistance available to these ladies.
There is one scripture within this chapter that I would like to comment on. It is verse 17...
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
This scripture speaks to us today in volumes. As a pastor under 40, I stand upon the shoulders of those that have gone before me. My father received his license as a minister in 1976. He has maintained his integrity and staunchness for the truth for over 30 years. It is his generation of preachers that we must honor with our words and deeds. We must continue to preach the Apostolic message that was passed to them by the pioneer preachers of the 20th Century while lifting them up as elders of the church. We have the ability to tap into their knowledge and experiences which will continue the Apostolic revival through my generation. Our mission is simple...be Apostolic in word and deed.