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Powerful Preaching

In A Christian Life, Sermons, The Pastor's Blog on July 9, 2009 at 10:11 PM

I have just been watching some powerful preaching by a man known all over the world as a prophet, preacher, teacher, college president, author and many other things, too. Dr. Ray H. Hughes has preached the gospel of Jesus Christ with power and conviction for over half a century, and is one of my favorite preachers in all the world. What a powerful anointing is on his life.

For those of you who have not heard him preach, I am pleased to show you one of the greatest messages about Jesus Christ I’ve ever heard. This is Part 1, so you will need to find the other parts if you want to continue the message. Enjoy this video and be blessed by it.

Please let me know what you think.

Climate, Climate – This is Madness

In Family, Politics on July 9, 2009 at 10:32 AM

I don’t know what you think, but I’m tired of hearing about several hot topics and climate change is near the top of the list. Climate change, Al Gore’s baby much of the world has latched onto for various reasons, continues to garner more and more press. Scare tactics aside, the infatuation with “global warming” has reached preposterous levels and threatens to deeply affect all our lives.

Something struck me today for the first time while reading news items on the net this morning. Leaders at the G8 conference seem to act like lemmings * when it comes to the global warming hoax. They get together and follow along with junk science and then offer solutions to what is perceived as a threat to the world. IMHO, they would be better off looking at real problems instead of the earth’s natural warming-cooling cycles.

I am reminded of a story in the book of Genesis regarding people’s ambitious behavior. They thought they could effect a change by working together to build a tower to where God sits on his throne. Haven’t heard that story? The end results were not favorable to those involved.

Genesis 11:1-9 (ESV) 1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused [1] the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

Did you notice what the people in Genesis said about making a name for themselves? To a great extent, I believe this is partially what all the hype and fear is about. People from Al Gore and his collective band of scientists to the president and much of our government appear to be just like those who want to make themselves a name. They speak of global warming as though it’s a proven fact and that they can do something to change the course of God’s laws. This is pathetic!

Let’s look to God’s word to see what the Lord has to say on the subject:

  1. (Ecclesiastes 1:4, ESV) A generation goes, and a generation comes,but the earth remains forever.
  2. (Psalms 104:5, ESV) He set the earth on its foundations,so that it should never be moved.
  3. (Psalms 119:90, ESV) Your faithfulness endures to all generations;you have established the earth, and it stands fast.

What President Obama and others are proposing regarding energy is just going to put more financial strain on an already perilous situation. It is disgusting to see so many people talk about man-made climate change as thought it’s a fact. Equally disgusting are those who have hopped on the band wagon believing we can do something to reverse global warming. People, haven’t you heard – temperatures have actually decreased lately? An older article from NewsBusters is enlightening on the subject at hand.

So, what do you thing about global warming? Can we change the world by following along with recommendations from people like Al Gore and even our own president? Do you believe the G8 needs to spend their valuable time on this matter?

* I know lemmings really don’t commit mass suicide as many suggest. It’s a metaphor about people who seemingly follow someone mindlessly. It seems many in this world are doing just that.

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