Thursday, October 27

God's Ultimate Glory

Hey, I was at a church service tonight and I started thinking about how God is glorified. What I've written below is a combination of teachings I've heard from a Sunday school teacher in high school and John Piper, and hopefully the Holy Spirit.

Have you ever thought that God may have purposefully created us humans in His own image with no sin and given us the ability to choose between right and wrong, knowing that we would choose wrong - the ultimate and deepest fall, which deserves eternal condemnation?

God's perfection and holiness demands that it be set apart or glorified to the ultimate magnitude - nothing can be more glorified than perfectness. Here is how God receives the ultimate glorification. Through perfect and undeserved love given when Jesus sacrificed Himself for His own creation to make a way for once righteous but now condemned, imperfect people to be reunited with their supremely and ultimately perfect Creator who cannot have imperfectness in His presence.

God then, is most glorified when His creation, in an ultimate low of imperfection acknowledges its sin, repents and accepts Jesus's ultimate sacrifice of love (the only way to be reunited with God). This love brings His creation up as His adopted sons and daughters to share in His ultimate glorification for eternity!

RE: Idea #1

God helps him who helps himself. So, take it from me. If you want God to help you, do things for yourself. Do whatever it takes, even if you have to hurt someone. We need to stand up and defend ourselves and our friends/family. If we don't, i'll consider you all fools. Oh yeah, sorry again about last wednesday night again Matt.


There are a few statements in here that are right on, others I’ll have to disagree on and be considered a fool. In Psalm 146, the importance of caring for the oppressed, fatherless and widowed (group family in here too) leaps out at me. However, in the same Psalm, God is shown to be the only one who possesses the ability to bring COMPLETE hope to any person. Here’s the Psalm, read it and judge for yourself.

Psalm 146
“Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!
While I live I will praise the Lord;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Do not put your trust in princes,
Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
His spirit departs, he returns to his earth;
In that very day his plans perish.

Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Who made heaven and earth,
The sea, and all that is in them;
Who keeps truth forever,
Who executes justice for the oppressed,
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners.

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
The Lord raises those who are bowed down;
The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the strangers;
He relieves the fatherless and widow;
But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.

The Lord shall reign forever-
Your God, O Zion, to all generations.

Praise the Lord!”

One thing that I noticed is all the “weak” positions that God takes care of – the oppressed, hungry, blind, bowed down, strangers, fatherless and widows.

Another Psalm 145:17-20 says,

“The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious in all His works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He also will hear their cry and save them.
The Lord preserves all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.”

Here I notice that God is only helping those who ask for it, He isn’t helping those who are trying on their own. (In other words, He is helping the humble but not the proud).

Monday, October 24

Idea #1

God helps him who helps himself. So, take it from me. If you want God to help you, do things for yourself. Do whatever it takes, even if you have to hurt someone. We need to stand up and defend ourselves and our friends/family. If we don't, i'll consider you all fools. Oh yeah, sorry again about last wednesday night again Matt.

Sunday, October 23

Where are you

Hey everyone, do me a favor and look around this Wednesday and see who isn't there. Write down their name and call them. Tell them and remind them to fight the good fight. PEACE

Monday, October 17

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hey

thanks stacey

ok now:
how do u put a girraffe in a refigerator?

how do put an elephant in a refigerator?

thing king of the jungle calls for an meeting all the animals are there except one, which one?

there is a river filled with hungry alligators, they havent eaten in weeks, and u need to get across. what do u do?

answers on Wednsday (if no one asks me for answers in 10 min)

Tuesday, October 4

Music 2

OK I feel so strongly about this that im putting it as a post now and not just a comment. I don't care about what kind of music i listen to. Im always gonna listen to rap and old school R&R. I don't care about what the "hidden messages" are in the music. I look at music as a form of expression. that's why i dont listen to country, it's all the same stuff, losin my wife, my truck, my dog. thats what i think. OK. We as man formed music so that we can convey how we feel to the whole world. so if you don't listen to most kinds of music, then why should we listen to you.PEACE