Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jesus is the good shepherd

John: 10:1-18

1 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.

7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me[a] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

Monday, February 18, 2008

AWESOME! Christian military video


I believe this compilation will help convict the hardest of hearts. Amen!(click here)


Only God knows what you are thinking.

I see a book out entitled I know what you are thinking. Only God knows what we are thinking at all times. The enemy and other human beings in the world do not have this power. It is just another example of God's superiority over the evil powers of this world. Though some will boast that they know what another is thinking, this a lie, all they can do is guess. They can observe and study and perhaps increase the probability of guessing correctly, however God doesn't have to guess or gather intelligence, God knows.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Teaching the word of God

The Bible, the word of God, is a deep, rich, sometimes confusing book. I see some church teaching and teachers that speak about scripture as if they have ALL the answers. Given the fact that the Bible is the word of God and that any teacher or any reader is an imperfect human being, I think some teachers ought to take a more humble approach. I often imagine God up in heaven looking down upon some sincere teachers thinking "that's absurd." Of course my understanding of the Bible is also imperfect and continues to evolve.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

23 minutes in Hell

part I(click here)
part II(click here)
part III(click here)

I find this testimony to be very powerful.

Non-believers, let this scare you straight.

Believers, if you are doing things that you know are not pleasing to God, let this turn you away from that.

Anyone who wants to avoid this place that many will enter, its about Jesus Christ, knowing Jesus Christ and being OBEDIENT.