Author Archives: Billy David Dickson

Billy is a writer , Bible college student, radio show host, and youth worker. He has worked with young people for over ten years. His work includes teaching children youth in Bible studies, and Sunday School classes.
He currently does a radio show everyday at 6:19 E.T. on KCRO radio 660 A.M. in Omaha, Nebraska.

Answering the call

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Before we had phones that told us who was calling I would sometimes guess who was calling. For example I would pick up the phone and say hello Aunt Pat, hello dad, hello Fred. One time I recall my guess was wrong and I felt kind of foolish.
Hello I am Billy David Dickson with a thought on the Bible and answering the call.
Genesis 12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Now the Lord said to Abram,“[a]Go forth from your country,And from your relatives And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
2 And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so [b]you shall be a blessing;
3 And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who [c]curses you I will [d]curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
A. First off answering the call of the Lord is an act of obedience. A
true child of the Lord Jesus should never say no Lord when the
Lord tells him or her to do something. Lord means authority- boss. You might ask how do you find out what God wants you to do by studying his word, by praying, and getting the input of others.
B. Then according to Genesis chapter 12 answering the call might mean leaving
where you are now. We often think here of those who go to other nations as
Missionaries and yes that is true but this also might mean leaving whatever
your comfort zone is. It might mean not sitting at lunch with your friends and
sitting with a group of different people at your school. It might mean starting
a new ministry, starting a new job.
C. Then answering the call means you will be blessed. Every time we do
what the Lord wants us to do God will bless us. He will bless us his way. That
doesn’t mean we will get rich far as the things of this world goes but we
will be rich in the things of God.
So today are you going to answer the call of God on your life. Are you
ready to obey, and leave your comfort zone. I would encourage you to do that.
That is a thought on the Bible.
Until next time,
I’m Billy David Dickson

This blog may be reproduced in whole or in part with a full attribution statement. Contact Billy or read more commentary on current issues at http://billydteacher.wordpress.com/.

Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue smashed

OKLAHOMA CITY (October 24, 2014) – Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group has been suing to have removed, smashing it to pieces.

( The story is here. )

Abortion advocates lose one in Oklahoma

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Former atheist says daughter’s illness led to faith

A former atheist is speaking out about his new faith in Christ.

British author Scott Coren says the birth of his daughter, born with life-threatening problems, led him to God instead of hardening his heart.

Coren tells OneNewsNow that he and his daughter spent months in pediatric intensive care, where he was at the mercy of the doctors. It was there, he says, that he began questioning his beliefs as the doctors couldn’t give him “proper answers” about his daughter’s treatment.
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This Coalition isn’t Christian

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Don’t you think the main mission of us who are followers of Jesus is to proclaim the good news of how every soul can have their sins forgiven by faith in Jesus. I do.
The Christian Coalition was founded by Pat Robertson. This is what it says on it’s website. The Christian Coalition offers people of faith the vehicle to be actively involved in impacting the issues they care about – from the county courthouse to the halls of Congress.
I think the Coalition can be a help to voters with their voters guides. However I am troubled by the name Christian Coalition. A better name would have been Moral Coalition. The Christian Coalition is not Christian but a political group. People of different faiths such as Mormons who are a cult can join it. Where there is no truth there can be no unity. Today some are trying to bring all faiths together. Awhile back there was a group of Evangelicals who put their names on a document with members of a church who leadership doesn’t teach we are justified by faith in Christ alone. The argument that these Evangelicals gave were things are so bad in our world that we have to join forces with others. I am not against belonging to political groups but we better not call them Christian groups or comprise the truth of the gospel.
What do you think.
Until next time
I’m Billy David Dickson

This blog may be reproduced in whole or in part with a full attribution statement. Contact Billy or read more commentary on current issues at http://billydteacher.wordpress.com/.

Today’s ( Wednesday ) Posts

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Not ashamed ( A Bible principal for children )School board rejects Common Core
Mexico helping its poor get help from the U.S?
lesbian mayor changing tune on pastors’ sermon subpoenas
States that accept Medicaid expansion are accepting rising costs, too
Young basketball player with brain disease to play ‘one last game’

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Not ashamed ( A Bible principal for children )

Hi boys and girls: Uncle Billy here. How would you act if you got punished or were about to be punished for telling others about Jesus. In today’s story a little boy suffers because he loves Jesus. Here it is.
Jen Snow and her 10 year old son Jack were just leaving church.
“What did you learn in Sunday School today?” Mrs. Snow asked her young son.
“That we need not to be ashamed of Jesus and should not keep him to ourselves,” Jack answered.
“Son, that is so true.”
“I wish daddy would follow Jesus.”
“Jack we just have to keep praying for him and being a light.”
That night when Jack went to bed he prayed for his dad to embrace Jesus and for his friends from school and those on his baseball team to see their need for the Lord.
The next day Jack felt like the Lord wanted him to start telling others about Jesus.
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This blog may be reproduced in whole or in part with a full attribution statement. Contact Billy or read more commentary on current issues at http://billydteacher.wordpress.com/.

School board rejects Common Core

Following the wishes of disgruntled parents, a school board in Louisiana has voted to dump Common Core math.

The St. Tammany Parish School Board will do away with the Eureka Math component by the end of the school year, though some educators and others have urged the board to give it more time. Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project finds this move to be gratifying.
“They went with what the parents wanted,” she notes. “They said, ‘We don’t really care whether you think it’s wonderful. We’re supposed to be making the parents happy, and the parents are not happy, so we’re going to change it.’ So I thought that was very good. That’s an indication that they’re answering to the correct people.”
( LA school board ‘answering to the correct people’ )

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Mexico helping its poor get help from the U.S?

An immigration enforcement advocacy organization says it is clear that the government of Mexico cares more about helping its poor citizens live illegally in the United States than helping the poor within its own borders.

( The story is right here. )

Houston’s lesbian mayor changing tune on pastors’ sermon subpoenas

(October 16, 2014) – The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the city’s lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, and her city attorney, David Feldman, are changing their tune on subpoenas the city issued against five city pastors opposed to Houston’s equal right’s ordinance.

The proposed “bathroom bill” ordinance passed 11-6 in May despite vocal opposition by the Houston community, which was led by local churches and their pastors.

Among other things, it would give men who say they feel like women the right to use female washrooms and vice-versa.

The Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom says the city issued the subpoenas in defense of a lawsuit against the ordinance. The subpoenas demand that the five pastors turn over sermon notes and private communications with church members.

On Tuesday, Mayor Parker and Feldman said the sermons were fair game. But yesterday, they admitted the subpoenas were “overly broad.” Feldman also said the city will be clarifying their request.
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