Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rock of Ages

We sang this song on Sunday during worship. When I was running this morning the song started playing in my head. I am healing from years of feeling defeated. There are a lot of emotions stirred that I would not expect. As I start new legs of my journey with Christ I am reminded that he is my protector. He is my source of life. He is uncomparable.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Seemingly Famous Quote by Dr. Mark Meyer

Reading the Bible in English is like watching TV in black and white; reading the Bible in Hebrew is like watching TV in color. -- Dr. Mark Meyer.

So for those of you searching the Internet to see who said this, Dr. Mark Meyer is who I have heard say it in his classes. I do not know who said it prior to him.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Some of My Theological Values

Reformed Theology (Five Point Calvinist) - God is the author of salvation. He moves and acts in ways that are a mystery to us. He saves us without merit on our own. We cannot save ourselves.

Regulative Principle in Family Life, Church Government, Worship, and Ethics - God governs our practices as well as our teachings.

Intellectually Engaged - Faith is coherent.

Historical-Grammatical method of Hermeneutics - The historical-grammatical method is a Christian hermeneutical method that strives to discover the Biblical author's original intended meaning in the text.

Spirit Led; Spirit Empowered - All Christians receive the Holy Spirit at regeneration. He teaches them and enables them for service.

No Small People - Regardless of social position, talent, ability and aptitude God has made each person we meet special in some unique way.

Cultural Mandate (Neo-Calvinism) - All of life, both things commonly counted as sacred and things counted as secular, are to be approached from a Biblical world view by the Christian. It is not an evangelism experiment but living life.

Great Commission Focused - God has blessed all nations through his chosen one the Messiah. We are to declare this good news.

Multigenerational Blessing of the Covenant - God sanctifies families. The covenant is to be passed from one generation to the next.

Application Oriented, Expository Preaching - We are to preach the Bible and not our own ideas. Since the Bible puts an emphasis on being a doer of the Word and not just a hearer, the preaching must be clearly focused on application.