Posts Tagged ‘government’

The Separation of Wisdom & State: Part 2

Dec
8

Proverbs 8:15-21 “By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. 16“By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. 17“I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. 18“Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness. 19“My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver. 20“I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, 21To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.

The Separation of Wisdom & State: Part 1

Dec
7

Proverbs 8:15-21 “By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. 16“By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. 17“I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. 18“Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness. 19“My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver. 20“I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, 21To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.

Limestone Liberty

May
16

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:1

Amos: The American Prophet

Mar
23

How much do you know about your government?  Thanks to the NSA they know a lot about you.  It’s interesting how a government of the people tends to reflects the values of the culture that they govern.  So if society turns away from morality and virtue, guess what’s going to happen to the government?  And this is nothing new.  In fact a guy in the Bible named Amos had a little something to say about what’s happening in our society today.

Weak Strength

Feb
9

The Winter Olympics are well under way.  And the world’s fastest, strongest, highest flying, and most talented individuals are competing in the snow and ice of Russia.  But there’s a man who outdid them all when it comes to pure strength.

You’ve probably heard of Samson, and some of his “strengths” and weaknesses.  But what do you know about his faith?  Have a listen, and see what you think.

Anything Good?

Feb
2

“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” asked Nathaniel.

Later the religious leaders said “Look in to it.  You will see that no prophet comes out of Galilee.”

There were people who doubted Jesus’ authority, because they saw him as a nobody from nowhere.

So did they have it right.  Is Jesus disqualified as the son of God because he happened to live in Nazareth?  Or does that all the more qualify him as a wonderful example for any person from anywhere to follow in his footsteps?

Listen to the message and see what you think.

Daniel Chapter 11 – Part 4: Despicable He

Oct
14

And you thought you had it bad!

A large portion of Daniel 11 is dedicated to one man.  But he is not remembered for his brave deeds or his faithfulness.  He is recorded in Scripture and history as a despicable madman.  And he focuses his mad rage upon the Jews and leaves a bloody trail of wretched deeds behind him.

If you’re not satisfied with the government, just wait till you hear what this national leader did to his subjects.

The Pinocchio Problem – Election Day 2012

Feb
20

Who do you put your faith in to help change our country and solve our political problems?  Republicans?  Democrats?  A third party?  Guess what.  None of them are the solution to our nation’s problems.  Click on the link to hear why this election is no big deal!

Romans 8:1-4 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 3The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

 

If Your Friends Jumped Off a Cliff…

Dec
6

Ephesians 3:7-12 I became a servant of this gospel according to the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the exercise of his power. 8To me—less than the least of all the saints—this grace was given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ 9and to enlighten everyone about God’s secret plan—a secret that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things. 10The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms. 11This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ’s faithfulness.

The Issues

Mar
15

I originally shared this message on Halloween.  So there’s a short talk on that subject.  How do you think a Christian ought to handle Halloween?

It was also right before the 2010 elections.  So the rest of the talk is about some of the hot button issues then.  It’s primary time for Republicans, and not far down the road it will be election time again.  How do you decide who to vote for?  Do you use morality, popularity, random selection?  How much does the conduct of your elected leaders matter to you?