Showing posts from May, 2009

I Want My Inheritance!

I just finished my third installment of the Principles of the Kingdom Series on the Eternal Word Broadcast. I am teaching about the kingdom of God, and right now I am teaching about who will receive. More specifically, I was teaching about hindrances to the kingdom.

We all know that some things that happen in our lives make it difficult to serve God the way we want to. Life's circumstances sway us from our path and purpose. But if we stop, repent, and turn around, we can be put back on the path that God has chosen for us.

In the word of God, we have precious reminders that God desires greatness for us. The scriptures the Holy Ghost gave me for tonight offer great encouragement.

"Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our Lord." 1 Corinthians 6:11

That's the good news of the passage, now here's the bad news: "Or do you not know that the unrighteous…

What is a Teacher? Elder Catrina Blount (pt. 2)

Here is the second part of the video.

What is a Teacher? Elder Catrina Blount

Just wanted to share this with you!

Muslim Demographics

This is something that a pastor friend of mine in Bulgaria sent to me. I have not done in-depth demographic research, but based on what I do know, it rings true.

Is Your City Sin City?

As I write this, I am sitting in a great hotel room in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. When I was getting ready to come here, I told one of the pastors at my church that I was going to Sin City. He responded by asking, "What city is that?" His next comment was even more striking. He stated that every city is sin city nowadays.

I have been thinking about that and it is so true. It is hard to differentiate one place from another in the universal sense of sinfulness. However, we have to acknowledge that each area has its own particular wickedness that seems to prevail. For instance, here in Las Vegas, gambling is abundant. I have observed scores of people sitting motionless in front of machines that are sucking up their finances. There is a certain excitement in the bells and whistles, to be sure. I have seen high stakes tables where people wager more money than I make in a month on the draw of some cards or the toss of some dice. I have taken a look at the people and you…

Stay Connected

It's funny, but I just lost what I felt was a very brilliant post that I just added to another one of my blogs. What happened was I lost my internet connection. The funny thing about it is I was writing about keeping in touch with God through prayer.

Now I am over here, writing about staying connected. It is a slightly different thought, but the theme of connectedness lingers on.

As believers in Jesus Christ, we must make every effort to stay connected to Him. It is sometimes hard in our state of busyness to set aside time for Him alone, but it is vital to our progress and productivity.

The Lord Jesus Christ told us in the fifteenth chapter of John that we must abide in Him. He let us know that we will be pruned if we bring forth fruit. He also let us know that if we do not bring forth fruit, we will be cut off.

Here is the powerful statement found in John 15:4, "Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so ne…