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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Grace Makes Marriage Flourish

Christian marriages survive by God's grace, and they thrive when couples learn to love each other according to it. Give grace today.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Christmas Music is the Best Music During Any Season

Resound: Joseph Clarke, Jessica Fox, and Mariah Hargrove singing the best music in the world. Enjoy!

You can learn more about the trio here.

Is Halloween for Christians?

This is a re-post.

God saves sinners by causing them to become born-again. In their new life with God, they will develop convictions about gray areas where allegedly the Bible is silent. For example, Christians, who grew up trick-or-treating, will learn biblical convictions to govern how they view Halloween. The aim of this Bible study is to highlight biblical principles for Christians to apply so that they can discern how to respond to the question of participating in Halloween. Here are some ways Christians have responded to the question, “How should a believer think about Halloween?”

  • “I don’t see anything wrong with it, if you do it just to have fun.”
  •  The Old Testament condemns participating in anything involving the occult, therefore, God hates it and so should Christians.
  • Well, Halloween does have occult roots, but if you take those out (e.g., Jack-O-Lanterns, scary costumes, etc.) then it’s okay to participate in it.
  • Numerous NT passages such as 2 Cor 6:17; Rev 21:8 apply the OT command to Christians to avoid pagan practices, so Christians should avoid it altogether.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Good Scientific Advice on How to Lose Weight

Some of you may know that I studied Kinesiology at UCLA before going to seminary. I wish I had kept up with the science of nutrition but I didn't :-( but this interview makes a lot of sense to me. Losing weight is really hard to do but it's doable if you approach eating the right way. These two scientists expose a lot of wrong thinking and eating habits (some of which I taught and practice). They also explain (sometimes in hard to understand scientific language) the best way to eat to lose weight. It's definitely worth listening too.
Also read the article that goes along with the interview "What Really Caused the Obesity Epidemic, and How Can it be Reversed?"

FYI, I'm going to try this, and I'll post back in a month or so to let you know how it well it worked for me.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Planned Parenthood's Barbaric Murder of Male Baby

This is evil!!!!!!! America will either repent of our barbarianism, or our barbarianism will lead to our destruction under the wrath of a Holy God (Rom 1:18-32). 
Read the full report on Breitbart

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Raising Your Kids to Love Jesus and Impact Their World

2015 Legacy Parenting Workshop Notes
I can think of no more urgent need in our urban context than to raise up a generation of children who love God and hate evil (Ps 97:10). The world and the dark side of the hip hop culture stands against our children. (As I write this, gangs in LA have vowed to kill 100 people in 100 days just 2 miles from my house). Our children’s very own flesh wars against them. And Satan himself seeks to devour them. And what, do you ask, is God’s appointed means of grace to help your children? That answer is simple. It is you, God fearing parents. Yet the final outcome of childrearing is more complicated than what you do or fail to do for your children. The final outcome of our childrearing is the combined result of four influences.
  • God—The Ultimate Influence
  • Parents—The Ordained Means of Influence
  • The World—The Unavoidable Influence
  • The Child’s Heart—The Overlooked Influence
Below is a summary explanation of each of these influences from my 2015 Legacy workshop on parenting.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015