Uploaded by 1996tahoess on Oct 7, 2009
Simple worship video we use at Children’s Church
Uploaded by 1996tahoess on Oct 7, 2009
Simple worship video we use at Children’s Church
Watch this place: Abbott Loop Community Church, it’s now called. This is where I attended Bible school and had many great moments.
I also learned a lot of really hard lessons — “a torture chamber” — but better days ahead.
After attending there yesterday morning, I decided to put together this shot (with mostly Alaska wildflowers) —— for something really good may soon bloom!
I’ve been drinking out of these cups for decades, hoping…
May we be truly ONE in Christ — no messing around.
Those who have been hurt…
what about them?
Will love happen?
Will you humble yourselves
“Then the world will know…”
ONEcanhappen when Jesus is Lord!
Life in the Son!
I almost forgot: the cross and the wheat logo on the right cup…
The idea comes from what Jesus said in John 12:
24 Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, let him follow me. Where I am, there will my servant also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
Paul taught (and Frank taught in Bible school) Jesus is The Pattern in Php 2:
1 If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion, 2 make my joy full, by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; 3 doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself; 4 each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others. 5 Have this in your mind, which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, didn’t consider equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him….
12 So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputes, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world.
And in my logo at the top of the page is Galatians 5:22-24:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
We must die in order to truly live!
Let’s do it! Let’s be million candlepower lights — our flesh crucified — like Him — Christians!
Jeff : )
Prophecies for Abbott Loop CC (If you have a word for ALCC)
AN Irish priest who comforted Senator Ted Kennedy on his deathbed has told how the dying politician insisted he was ready to go to heaven. …
“He expressed to his family that he did want to go. He did want to go to heaven. He was ready to go,” Msgr Tarrant told a local news station.
“Teddy wanted to go, he went in peace and it was beautiful.” Despite the sombre nature of the gathering, the priest recounted how there was “a peace in the room.”
The Real Teddy Kennedy: Deadly Legacy For America, by Frosty Wooldridge
The real Ted Kennedy legacy, by Joseph Farah
From: News with Views
The Biblical reference to only a “few” being chosen or saved can be found in Matthew 7:14, 20:16, 22:14, and Luke 13:23. Most Christians don’t like to dwell on this, or they think they are one of the “few.” How can so many be deluded? It happens when they don’t recognize that they are in the time of “a [moral] falling away” (2 Thess. 2:3).
How is it that these lying, conniving, con artists called politicians can sucker church members as easily as they do the un-churched?
How is it that Christians do not seem to recognize the devilish doctrines of socialism, fascism, elitism, or globalism for what they are?
How can they be so easily manipulated?
From: News with Views
America’s Christian heritage is both rich and deep. What most historians and educators refuse to acknowledge, our forebears understood clearly: it was mostly Christians and churches that formed and shaped the new land that became known as the United States of America.
For example, when discussing the brave exploits of the passengers on board the Mayflower, people seem to have forgotten that the voyage was mostly the endeavor of a single church congregation. And don’t forget that it was Pastor Jonas Clark’s male congregants who withstood British troops at Lexington and fired the very first of the shots heard ’round the world. The famous French historian, Alexis De Tocqueville, credited the pulpits and churches of Colonial America with inspiring America’s successful War for Independence and subsequent prosperity much more than its institutions of learning, halls of Congress, or industries of invention. From the very beginning, America’s Christians and pastors were intricately involved in the establishment and building of this republic.
It is no hyperbole to say that without the influence, sacrifice, dedication, blood, sweat, and tears of America’s early Christians, this country would not exist.
But what do we see today? We see pastors and church congregations who are, for the most part, totally ignorant of their own heritage and history. They have little or no understanding of the principles of Natural Law–something America’s founders knew almost by second nature (no pun intended). They seem to know next to nothing of the Biblical principles of liberty and government. All they seem to be able to do is regurgitate some mindless interpretation of Romans 13–an interpretation that could have been written by King George III or even Adolf Hitler.
Ignoring the great examples and exhortations of both Testaments, today’s Christians seem to have lazily latched onto a modern-day “divine right of kings” philosophy, through which they have become the pathetic slaves of arrogant and pompous political wolves dressed (barely) in the sheepskins of legitimacy.
Where are America’s watchmen on the wall? Where are the great stories of courage and commitment demonstrated by America’s founders that once emanated from church pulpits? How is it that today’s Christians know more about sports celebrities than they do America’s heroes? How is it that these lying, conniving, con artists called politicians can sucker church members as easily as they do the un-churched? How is it that Christians do not seem to recognize the devilish doctrines of socialism, fascism, elitism, or globalism for what they are? How can they be so easily manipulated?
Wow! I’m so disappointed.
I just got back from a service this morning in which the pastor openly led the people to curse the abortionists during the pre-service prayer. [Actually, I went to Costco instead of sitting through the service. I just can't stomach this.]
He prayed that they wouldn’t be able to sleep, and that God’s wrath would be on them — among other things. Yikes!
What about the ‘Christians’ who supported all of President Bush’s wars in which we killed many hundreds of thousands of innocent old folk, adults, children and embryos (women carrying children)? And many of these people won’t go to heaven like aborted fetuses will. Over 1 million people (made in God’s likeness) are dead in Iraq alone.
Which is the greater sin?
We did it in the name of Love, and it besmirched His name. I don’t hear any evangelical pastors leading prayers of repentance for that.
First, we take the plank out of our own eye. Then we’ll see clearly how to take the speck out of our neighbor’s eye. – Jesus
This is reverse-Christianity, you all: killing innocent people with bombs and bullets and wishing people dead with our prayers (James-3 curses). It’s God’s job to avenge, not ours. We’re to be examples of Love: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Whatever happened to WWJD — What Would Jesus Do?
This is sick, that ‘Christians’ think they can curse others who are made in Jesus’ likeness.
James 3 totally spells it out:
9 With it [our tongue] we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. 10 Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water?
And if we read carefully, the deepest place of origin is not the tongue, but the heart (verse 14). And the source is demonic (verse 15). We need to have clean hearts, literally. Then we’ll have FREEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee————–dom!!!!!!!!!!
The only way I’ll ever possibly pray anything heavy on someone, I let God decide what to pray, by either praying in tongues for them or saying, Father, you deal with them according to what you determine is right.
It’s not for us to specifically pray (James-3 curse) in God’s wrath. James warns us to not do this!
Some will say it’s Biblical because David cursed those who were about to kill him. Well, there is zero support for this in the New Testament, which teaches a new and better way by which we draw near to God, Abba Father, now that we have the Holy Spirit inside of us. [And just because we have the Holy Spirit inside us doesn't mean we're going to heaven. See Rev. 3:1-5]
Consider Psalm 50. “You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought I was just like you.”
16 But to the wicked God says, “What right do you have to declare my statutes, that you have taken my covenant on your lips,
17 since you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you?
18 When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have participated with adulterers.
19 “You give your mouth to evil. Your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your brother. You slander your own mother’s son.
21 You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.
22 “Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you into pieces, and there be none to deliver. [Hell - editor]
23 Whoever offers the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me, and prepares his way so that I will show God’s salvation to him.” For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Worship, not James-3 cursing prepares the way.
May we be holy. May the blood of no one be on our hands. May we be clean, and be right with all mankind.
We are not God. We live according to His rules. He calls the shots. “Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons and daughters of God.” “Those who are Christ’s have crucified their flesh.”
Again: First, we take the plank out of our own eyes. Then we’ll see clearly how to take the speck out of our neighbors’ eyes. The Holy Spirit will give us wisdom how to remove specks from others when we remove our planks, first. And cursing people are huge planks!!
Just think if we actually Biblically were salt and light. That we would be ONE, Jesus prayed. How would this put a dent in abortions? How many thousands of mothers would then be inspired to carry their children to full term — those who now are going into the clinics to terminate their child?
Com’ on people! Let’s love, love, love — and love some more — being c a r e f u l!
The Devil answers the cursing prayers, not God, and then the blood (or their sicknesses) are on our heads. May this never be.
“Don’t be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Our goal is to be like Christ, to be ONE!
The greatest two commandments should be our focus, which means loving even those who would kill babies — which includes those who supported President Bush’s wars and refuse to repent (paragraph 4 above).
And the greatest commandment is to love the Lord, our God with all of our heart… — not cursing others from our hearts.
They’ll know us by our love —
not by our James-3 curses,
The songs being sung by the Bride ['Christians' - ed.]
at that time were focusing on need [ourselves - ed.].
My heart longed to focus on something far greater than my need,
knowing that all needs would be satisfied with just one glimpse of Him.
- Jennie Riddle (songstress)
Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and
Glory and power be
To You the Only Wise King,
From: Praise Charts
The Story Behind “Revelation Song,”
by Jennie Riddle
Back in 1999, I had just changed my 20,446th diaper (yes… I count… don’t you? ), and began singing the aforementioned lullaby over my fourth son, Andrew, as we cuddled in our blue chair. My keyboard was broken down, and I simply didn’t have the energy to set it up; it had been a really tough “mommy” day. The guitar (which I didn’t really play) was accessible, my spaghetti dinner was begging to be cooked and screaming my name… but so was the Holy Spirit! I, again, began telling Him how much I wanted to SEE and HEAR all creation worshipping Him. The songs being sung by the Bride at that time were focusing on need. My heart longed to focus on something far greater than my need, knowing that all needs would be satisfied with just one glimpse of Him.
Therefore, I asked the Holy Spirit to help me write a song that painted Him; a song that the angels and creation were already singing, so that we could join in with One Voice, as One Bride, to One King. My heart recalled Ezekiel 1:26-28 and Revelation 4…. (Entire Article Here)
This is an amazing worship song being performed at Christ for the Nations Institute…. I always loved this song but its impact became so much more powerful when I realized how biblical and real it is. This video is an attempt to give an idea of the biblical context, so you know that when you sing this song, you are truly joining the angels… (more…)
Today, I woke up hearing “Psalm 19.” I thought I’d share it with you all.
From the Textus Receptus based and royalty free World English Bible:
A main reason I like photography so much!
1 The heavens declare the glory of God. The expanse shows his handiwork.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech, and night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their voice has gone out through all the earth, their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,
5 which is as a bridegroom coming out of his room, like a strong man rejoicing to run his course.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heavens, his circuit to its ends; There is nothing hidden from its heat.
The world says do what feels good. Satan says “do what thou wilt.” But life, joy and actual internal freedom from demons comes from obeying our Lord, being led by the Holy Spirit, the law that is now written in our hearts.
7 Yahweh’s law is perfect, restoring the soul. Yahweh’s testimony is sure, making wise the simple.
8 Yahweh’s precepts are right, rejoicing the heart. Yahweh’s commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.
It’s amazing how probably the majority of preachers today say we no longer need to fear God, but how clean then are these preachers? Neglecting this detergent that Paul did clearly teach is destroying our land and many are perishing, forever.
For if the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, what do we have since we’ve discarded it?
Remove the fear of the Lord and remove wisdom, the cleanser that is supposed to keep us clean.
9 The fear of Yahweh is clean, enduring forever. Yahweh’s ordinances are true, and righteous altogether.
Our number one pursuit, our main focus should be righteousness with God and all people.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is your servant warned. In keeping them there is great reward.
This reminds me of Hebrews 10:26-34 (For if we sin willfully…), which I explain in Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way. We’re in big trouble with God if we get presumptuous and willfully sin sins that we know dishonor God and people. From these we must repent in order to be righteous before God. The “fear of the Lord” detergent should keep our hearts clean.
…while David then asks to be forgiven from errors that are hidden from him, that he isn’t fully aware of. It’s the willful sins that people knowingly do that have deadly consequences.
12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive me from hidden errors.
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous* sins. Let them not have dominion over me. Then I will be upright. I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Yahweh, my rock, and my redeemer.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
* presumptuous (from Wiktionary)
May we all be holy and shine — God’s glory beaming out of us just like it does out of the heavens — our hearts smiling — clean!