Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
We're meeting this Saturday. Hope you guys can join us.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Bring your children to Solid Rock Church this Sunday, August 26th at 10:30 AM. It's time to fight back!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
In this book, Ben Young gives excellent responses to the excuses some people give for why they are not Christians:
- It’s true for you, but not for me
- All Christians are hypocrites
- Evolution is true
- The Bible is full of myths
- All paths lead to God, not just one
So getting back to Rethinking Jesus, we are going to watch part two of his talk this coming Sunday evening, August 19th. Don't miss it!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I'll see you guys this Thursday at 6:30 PM.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
The best two things about his trip have been the time that Joey and I are spending together and the evening services. Joey goes to the National Youth Convention service and I go to the General Council service.
Tonight's General Council service was awesome! If you get a chance, watch the last General Council service Friday night beginning at 6:00 PM on INSP, channel 21.
Tomorrow, we should know who the next General Superintendent will be. I heard from a friend who has been in the business meetings that it looks like it will be either George Wood or Alton Garrison. We'll soon find out.
There are about 30,000 people here for these three events. It's been a very exciting week!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
What repentance is not
Repentance is not merely remorse. Remorse is the distress that is felt from a sense of guilt. It is regret but nothing more. Judas felt remorse for his sin but he never repented.
Repentance is not doing penance for our sins in an attempt to “balance the books”.
What repentance is
Basically, repentance means to change our mind, or to change direction.
Repentance involves a radical change of mind about God. Instead of being indifferent toward Him or rebelling against Him, the person who repents understands His love.
Repentance involves a change of mind about self. Self is no longer on the throne. Man no longer thinks about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Instead, God is seen as the Creator. Jesus becomes Lord in every area of our lives.
Repentance involves a change of mind about sin. Sin is no longer minimized. It is no longer rationalized or justified.
Repentance involves a change of mind about life. Life is to be lived for the glory of God rather than for selfish indulgence. We live to tell God’s story rather than to tell our story with God’s resources.
What repentance will bring
Repentance will bring forgiveness. Repentance and forgiveness go hand in hand. (Acts 5:31) It doesn’t matter what your background is, if you will repent of your sin, God will forgive you.
Repentance will bring joy. Sin brings pleasure—but only for a moment. But repentance and forgiveness bring joy. There is joy for the person who repents and there is joy in heaven. (Luke 15:7)
Repentance brings change. The life of a person who has repented will not be the same. He will be a new creation.
Take advantage today of God's gift of repentance.