Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Encounters with God

I am really excited about preparing and bringing the messages from my new series entitled "Encounters with God".  In the months to come we will look in God's Word at Abraham's, Jacob's, Moses', Gideon's, Isaiah's, Jeremiah's, and others life changing encounters with God.  We will see that when each of these had a personal encounter with God, God revealed something of Himself and His plan for them and for those around them.

You may think that only people in the past encountered God; that God met people in the Bible, but He doesn’t do it today.  But Jesus told John on the Isle of Patmos, "I am the One Who was, Who is and Who is to come." This means Jesus will live in the future, He lives today!  Christ can meet you today; that’s why I am excited about embarking on this study.  We will spend the next 6 months in this series and we will learn and grow together as we study these extraordinary encounters with God.  Their lives were dramatically changed and so will yours when you have a real and personal encounter with God.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Burning the Koran

Pastor Terry Jones of Gainsville, FL has set Sunday, Sept 11 aside as "International Burn a Koran Day."  He claims that the purpose of this burning is to bring awareness to the dangers of Islam.  I firmly hold that the beliefs of Islam will lead those who hold to those beliefs to an eternity in hell cut off from the presence of the one true God in heaven.  Yet, I wholeheartedly agree with Chuck Colson that Pastor Jones's plan is irresponsible and dangerous.  I also believe it lacks spiritual discernment.  He has not thought through the implications of his actions.  Moreover, he will forever lose his opportunity to be an effective witness for the Lord Jesus Christ to Muslims.

Click the link to read Chuck Colson's article.