Saturday, February 27, 2010

Comfort For Our Sin

It comforts me to read in the bible that the great men and women in the bible were all sinners too.
Moses was a great prophet murdered a man in Egypt during a fit of rage.
King david was call the man after God’s own heart and yet he committed adultery.
Paul who wrote so much of the new Testament was a persecutor of the early followers of Jesus.
I find comfort because even though they sinned great sins God forgave them and called them to serve. I am comforted that God transformed their lives and is even now transforming millions of lives today and I am so thankful that God transformed my life so many year ago.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Purim??? What is that you say!

Jews re-experience the miraculous events of Purim by listening to the reading of the Megillah (Scroll of Esther) twice: once on Purim eve, Saturday night, February 27, and again on Purim day, February 28, 2010. Note that the Jewish day begins at Sundown.
When the villain Haman is mentioned, it is customary to twirl groggers (Purim noisemakers) and stamp one's feet to "eradicate" his evil name. Children are encouraged to know that Purim is definitely the right time to make noise!
Big Grin
Read the Book of Ester to get the whole story. Come on it is an easy and enjoyable read.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Bible Study Today

Today I am starting a new Basic Bible Study that takes the student through the bible in a years time. This year I am doing two classes one an afternoon class at 2 PM and the other at 7:30 PM.
Big Grin
I have been doing this almost every year for 40 years. I love teaching the Bible.
Cloud Nine

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kentucky Governor's Prayer Breakfast

Thursday morning I will be singing four songs at the Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast with the Kentuck Regional Men’s Chorus.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Old Folks Humor

While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch.   After finishing their meal, they left the restaurant, and resumed their trip.  When leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table, and she didn’t miss them until they had been driving for about forty minutes.
By then, to add to the aggravation, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around, in order to return to the restaurant to retrieve her glasses.
All the way back, the elderly husband became the classic grouchy old man.  He fussed and complained, and scolded his wife relentlessly during the entire return drive  The more he chided her, the more agitated he became.  He just wouldn’t let up for a single minute.
To her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant.  As the woman got out of the car, and hurried inside to retrieve her glasses, the old geezer yelled to her,
“While you’re in there, you might as well get my hat and the credit card.”

Monday, February 22, 2010

Taking God's Name In Vain?

I was asked the question, “What does it mean to take God’s name in vain?”
To begin with it is not a casual curse asking God to bring damnation on someone or something. It is a serious sin and in some cases a serious crime.
It is an act you do on purpose and with understanding that it is wrong. A person takes God’s name in vain when he or she swears an oath in the name of God knowing at the time that it will not be kept.
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One example is making a marriage vow in the name of God while planning to commit adultery is taking God’s name in vain. I have known people to do just that.
Another example is swearing in court in the name of God that you are going to tell the truth while you know that you are going to tell a lie. That happens to be serious crime as well as a sin. It is called perjury and you can get jail time for that.