Monthly Archives: November 2009

Having a Joyful Holiday

Here is a video sermon I did yesterday on how to have a joyful holiday. The writen transcript is below the video.

 

  

I have some ideas and thoughts which I might share but best place to find out about having a joyful holiday is God’s word the Bible. Philip 4:10-14

A.   Make it about God, Jesus and faith. We get in trouble when we take  our focus off of Jesus. Heb. 12:2 tells us to fix our eyes on him. Those of us who are followers of Jesus know what Christmas is about honoring the fact that God sent his son Jesus to be  with us. Spend time reading the true Christmas story from the Bible.  Go to candle light service. Attend a Christmas Eve, and or Christmas Day service.

B.   Content: Today I think one of the reasons people get burned out during   after Christmas is they try to buy the love of others if it be children or grandchildren . They spend money they don’t have  and get things they can’t afford. Cut back this year. I don’t have a problem  with buying a few things. However  I think we are spoiling our children here in America. Explain to your children and grandchildren that you think you need to cut back this year. Also get creative give  gifts  you make or things like  a card which says they get to spend the whole day with you.

 You and your family help those who are less blessed than you. This can be in a dollar amount and or volunteering.  It might be taking your children to a soup kitchen to serve, to a nursing home, ringing bells for the salvation army. You will not only bless others but God will bless you.

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GodLess Thanksgiving 11-26-09.avi

Here is a video  which  talks about what really took place the first Thanksgiving. Below is the written copy of the video.

 

 

Thursday, November 26,  (Thanksgiving 2009)

 

Putting the Thanks Back into Thanksgiving

By Chuck Colson

One of the most popular movies of 1989 was Dead Poets Society, about a group of classmates in a boys’ school who formed a secret society to celebrate American poets. Well, Christians might do well to adapt their example and form a Dead Pilgrims Society.

Why? Because today’s kids are being fed a half-baked version of Thanksgiving lore, complete with glazed facts, mashed multiculturalism, and a generous helping of censorship.

Several children’s books about the Pilgrims are on bookstore shelves. But in a cold November blast of secularism, much of the spiritual component has been blown away.

As a result, our children are consuming a dumbed-down version of Christian history. They’re taught that the Pilgrims risked their lives traversing the ocean for economic gain, not religious freedom. And that first Thanksgiving feast? It’s described as nothing more than a three-day binge with the Indians.

Take, for example, a book called The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George. As this book tells it, the Pilgrims left Europe “to seek their fortune in the New World.” That would have come as news to the Pilgrims themselves. Pilgrim leader William Bradford wrote in his diary that the voyage was motivated by “a great hope . . . for advancing the kingdom of Christ.”

And when it comes to Thanksgiving itself, in this book the religious dimension finds no place at the table. The author states flat-out, “This was not a day of Pilgrim thanksgiving” — thanksgiving to God, that is. Instead, she writes, “This was pure celebration.”

Odd. That’s not the way the Pilgrims themselves remembered it. Listen again to the account by William Bradford, who was actually there: “The Lord sent them such seasonable showers,” Bradford writes, that “through His blessing [there was] a fruitful and liberal harvest. . . . For which mercy . . . they set apart a day of thanksgiving.”

Thanks Chuck.

Some today in the culture, the government schools want to remove anything  that speaks kindly of God from our history books. The truth is Thanksgiving is not only an American holiday in November  but it  was created as a day to honor the Lord no matter what those who want to rewrite our history say. Have a blessed  Thanksgiving  and let it truly be a day in your home to Thank the one who truly all blessings come from.

Hindu sacrifice Is Wrong

The world’s biggest animal sacrifice began in Nepal today with the killing of the first of more than 250,000 animals as part of a Hindu festival in the village of Bariyapur, near the border with India. ( Hindu sacrifice of 250,000 animals begins)

 

The event, which happens every five years, began with the decapitation of thousands of buffalo, killed in honour of Gadhimai, a Hindu goddess of power.

With up to a million worshippers on the roads near the festival grounds, this year’s fair seems more popular than ever, despite vocal protests from animals rights groups who have called for it to be banned. “It is the traditional way, ” explained 45-year old Manoj Shah, a Nepali driver who has been attending the event since he was six, “If we want anything, and we come here with an offering to the goddess, within five years all our dreams will be fulfilled.”

( I am sorry about those souls who believe their dreams will come to pass  because they killed  an animal  are in spiritual blindness. The  only way to have purpose and see your dreams happen is to put your faith in Jesus. The Bible says in Psalm 37:4

 Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.)

Thanksgiving For

So what should we be Thankful to God for  this Thanksgiving and everyday. Watch a video sermon I did last Sunday.

Do All Faiths Lead Down the Same Road?

Do all faiths lead down the same road? 

Are all world views the same?

Are there things which will always be right and other things which will always be wrong? Watch the short video below to see.

 

A Night With Cal Thomas

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One week ago tonight  myself and many others  in my city had the joy of hearing a great column writer (Cal Thomas) speak. Cal said many great things.

One of the things Cal said those of us who are people of faith need to build relationships with others. Cal has done that with many different people in the media that he is friends with. Cal has made many friends with those who don’t hold the same  political  views as his. 

Cal looks at things from the right. He first is a follower of Jesus, then he is a  conservative. 

I hope you are reading Cal Thomas in your newspaper. By the way if your paper picks up the Cal Thomas column get  a  subscription to it and  tell the editor why you are taking it.  If your paper doesn’t pick up the Cal Thomas column you can read it at calthomas.com/.

Cal also does a radio commentary Monday through Friday. It can be heard  right here.

Today Post’s

  • John Piper on the prosperity gospel
  • worldview: Ready to Live and Die
  • Fort Hood
  • John Piper on the prosperity gospel

    Here is a video I found on the net while do some study. Watch it and be prepared to be convicted in your heart and soul.

     

    worldview: Ready to Live and Die

    Here is a video sermon I did awhile back. I hope it will bless you.

    Fort Hood