A little of this and a little of that

Boundaries by Phil Johnson… We’re often told by gurus of church-growth and guardians of postmodern values in the evangelical community that we mustn’t erect “boundaries.” I gather from the way such comments are often bandied about that the word boundaries is supposed to have totally negative connotations. Honestly: I don’t see why. I can understand how worldly people… Read the rest Here

On Cars, Vows and the Slow Death of the Church by Carl Trueman… A friend just brought the following article to my attention.  It is worth reading and a reminder that the cultural influence of evangelicals is waning even as the noise within evangelicalism about ‘engaging the culture’ (whatever the verb and the singular noun may mean — who knows?) is increasing. One particular aspect of the article started my synapses firing: the idea of church shopping… Read the rest Here

Have you even wondered how The valley of dry bones in Ezekiel really means without being spiritualized? Pastor Jim McClarty talks about the necessity of letting the words of the Bible speak for themselves — especially when God interprets His own actions. Here he talks about Ezekiel 37:1-10 and the valley of dry bones and lets God interpret it for Himself starting in Ezekiel 37:11 where the vision is explained… Watch this video Here

Saturday morning cartoons always makes me laugh, thanks Eddie

The Challenges We Face: A New Generation of Gospel Ministers Looks to the Future by Albert Mohler… “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” [2 Timothy 4:7]  Writing to Timothy, the Apostle Paul was able to look back on his ministry and declare satisfaction that he had finished his course. Paul would be the first to insist that his entire ministry was evidence of the grace and mercy of God, but he was assured that, by grace, he had finished his race… Read the rest Here

I’m just wondering if all this Tebow Mania truly brings glory to God… The Evangelical world has embraced him, he does seem like a great kid.. The secular world has joked about him… But all for the glory of God? :(  Though the bible does say let your light shine before men “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 I get that! But does Matthew 6:5 come into the play? There have been many devoted Christians in sports that when they score or make a great play just hand the ball off to the ref with humility and go pray in their closet, I don’t know! What do you think?


Soli Deo Gloria

Lenny

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  1. Lisa

    I don’t think Tebow is like the hypocrites-praying for all to see to bring glory to himself. I think he brings glory to God-praying at a moment when he needs to—it’s the media that swoops down and puts his pray out there for all to see—and making fun of him in the meantime. It is something different in people’s eyes therefore it makes for a good story.

  2. Lisa

    Thanks for your comment,

    My concern is that all this tebowing and other stuff that the secular world has come up with is having a adverse effect on those kids he is a role model for, as kid’s are mockingly tebowing in public and so on. I don’t for once believe he thought this was going to happen, but it has. Maybe he needs to evaluate what he does in public and ask himself is God getting the glory or is he by proxy.

    He feels the need to pray, so pray, But do you have to get down on one knee in front of 75000 people to have God see and know your praying and praising Him? I would feel much better if he would publicly proclaim Jesus Christ continuously and be in trouble for that, and then have kids that look up to him, want to emulate him for that, then the gospel of Christ and God would be glorified.

    It’s beyond the point knowing that he can just do what he wants, because his motives are pure, maybe he needs to ask… Is God being made a joke of? How is it effecting kids? My thinking is that he will eventually… There is nothing wrong with praying in public, and it’s good at times, thats why we have prayer meetings, but praying in private is better! for this reason Matthew 6:5-6 then it’s you and Him minus 75000 people plus at the stadiums all the media cameras. We should do everything for the glory of God, and sometime we allow ourselves to take some of that away from God.

    I especially have to be aware of that on my blog, thats why I aways end my post with Soli Deo Gloria (For the Glory of God Alone) It keep things in perspective for me… Is what I wrote and posted for my glory or His! Because I, like Tim Tebow have rights too! But! Is what Tim Tebow doing for God’s glory or for his, even knowing he may not be doing it intentionally? Something to think about, especially because we’re (he’s) human.

    Soli Deo Gloria
    Lenny

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