Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2 dollars

I was doing some research for a talk I was giving on the widows mite

I found that most of the world lives on 10.00 a day, and half lives on 2.50 a day.
Also in a 2007 report the average American lived on 54.00 a day.
Compared to the world, we in America, live pretty well.
I wonder if I could live on 2 dollars for a day. Well that’s the plan for tomorrow.
I don’t plan on spending over two dollars. Not sure if i can but I dont want to be rich on this side of eternity and beg on the other side.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Last Day - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

Ephesians - Philippians

  • You dont have to impress G-d, He choose you before the foundations of the world 
  • But G-d..... (i love that)
  • What calling are you walking worthy of?
  • Take off the old man, and change into the new one.
  • As a Christ follower  you watch what comes out of your mouth.
  • Dont hang around unfruitful works of darkness
  • Stop being Selfish
  • It takes maturity to let go anf press on. ----> 

Cant wait to start a new reading plan tomorrow - Looks like Psalms and Proverbs

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 20 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

I think the point in the book of Revelation is


• Know G-d and have your name written in the Lambs Book of Life

• If not. Oh boy!

• He is coming quickly! Keep watch

Two Books Left

Monday, March 15, 2010

Counsumerism

How do you fight against consumerism
•Giving – time, treasure, talents, touch.
   When you give you take the spotlight off you
    Consumerism is all about you.
•Buy things for their usefulness rather than their status.
•Reject anything that is producing an addiction in you.
•Learn to enjoy things without owning them.
•Develop a deeper appreciation for the creation.
•Look with a healthy skepticism at all “buy now, pay later” schemes.
•Reject anything that breeds the oppression of others.
•Shun anything that distracts you from seeking first the kingdom of God.
Resource from Christianity Today International – smallgroups.com

Day 19 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

Revelation 1-11

It seems G-d is more interested with love, faithfulness, purity, endurance, obedience, repentance then He is with your works.

It always amazes me to read the events in revelation.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 18 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

2 Timothy 1,2&3 John Jude

Avoid foolish & ignorant disputes

Truth is learning and action

Confession lead to forgiveness

Love G-d and your brother

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 17 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

John 11-21

The key to doing great works is believing
G-d dont call you to Him to leave you alone.

JESUS Choose YOU!!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

new Easter Series

Day 16 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

John 1-10

•Hear the advice from Mary “whatever He says, do it!”
•There is no room for competition in the Kingdom
there will always be people for you and against you!
•Have you had your faith stretched lately
•A strong passion will feed you with lasting nourishment
•Jesus said go and sin no more. He didn’t say go and try to do better
•A message from a blind man John 9

Day 15 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

Philemon, Titus, 1&2 Peter, 1 Timothy

•Your good work should reflect that you know G-d
•An older generation should be examples and encouragers to a younger generation
•Prepare your mind for Action
•Read 1 peter again agian
•Does Jesus count you faithful

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 14 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

Thoughts and Questions from Colossians - Hebrews

• Are my good works bearing fruit?
• We are disqualified without Christ
• Rejoice in Suffering?!!
• Seek things that are from above
• Jesus is our temptation aid
• What confession are you holding onto today?
• We don’t draw back!
• G-d is well pleased with sharing and doing good
video

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 13 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

A final few thoughts from the Gospel according to Luke


Ch 21- 24

• Give out of need to trust G-d

• This is a re-accruing theme - Don’t be deceived

• Could we get stuck in tradition to the point that we would holler crucify Him

• or could I be a follower that is hiding and denying

• Joseph was good and just, this is how we should be seen to the community

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 11&12 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

Luke 1 -20
The gospels our great to read. Luke really gets into the details of things
only a few thoughts today
  • Dont let the thorns of life steal the word of G-d from you
  • The eye is the window to the soul- watch what you watch
  • Your life oes not consist of your possessions
  • if you exalt yourself you will be humbled
  • if you are humble you can be exalted

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 10 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

Romans
• Tribulation = perseverance = proven charter = hope = no disappointment.
• Dead to sin = Alive in Christ
   Alive in sin = Dead to Christ
• Set your mind on the right things.
• The Spirit helps in our weakness – good thing, because I have a lot of weakness
• G-d didn’t even spare His own son!
• It’s cool when we pray for each other, but WOW, Jesus is praying for us!
• G-d does what He wants.
• Hold tight to what is good.
• Don’t lag behind in diligence, fervent in Spirit and serving the L-rd.
• Don’t let evil win.
• Make no room for the flesh to thrive
• Lets worship together
• Don’t be a slave to your appetite

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 9 - Reading thru the NT in 30 days

• We suffer together

We rejoice together
We are together
• Put away that childish attitude
• Above all else – LOVE
• Speak in a language others can understand
• What does the grace of g-d declare you are
• It’s not the blindness of the eyes that hinder you, it’s the blindness in your MIND
• You reflect the glory of G-d – WOW
• My aim is to please G-d
• Appearing before the Judgment Seat of Christ sounds intimidating
• Christ is the turnaround point
• You are called to ministry reconciliation
• Does your zeal stir anything
• Weakness = strength in the Kingdom of Heaven
• We love to examine others and put others to the test but the bible encourages us to Examine yourself – test your self