Chaplain LTC Jim White - SBC in Iraq.
How sorry am I to post a pre-slung video from another blog.
I know it's a sorry excuse for a blogpost to just sling a video up, but it's a pretty busy time of year. Plus, this video is worth it. Why didn't I think of this when I was a kid?
I left a comment there, too.
Be sure to scroll down and get James White's 2-cents worth.
IMWTO = In More Ways Than One
If you are planning on reading through the New Testament this year let me recommend a site to you: http://www.bible.org/netbible/index.htm
This is the home of the NET Bible - in a real nice format. A real nice feature is that you can click on the speaker icon next to the chapter reference - and you will be able to download and listen to the chapter being read for you. It is kind of nice to read along with the author. You may like it so much that you find yourself going through the NT several times this year. [The OT is not done yet.] Also, by the time you have gone through the NT you will have the entire NET Bible on MP3 - that you can burn to CD or copy to your MP3 player of choice. The whole NT is only about 1.2 gigabytes in size - leaving plenty of room on your MP3 player for good music and quality sermons [except for my pitiable little 512K player - sigh.]
So check it out.
I meant to get this posted yesterday - you know - to start the new year off with nice post. Oh well. Hmm - I wonder how many situations I will review this year and close them with an "Oh, well."
I haven't posted in quite a while. I was busy musing. Specifically I was musing about John chapter 6. It was my turn to teach in Sunday School - and John 6 is where we were(are) at in our class. The musing I was involved in had to do with how to teach this passage to the class without stirring up a lot of conflict. I think John 6 contains a Masterpiece sermon by Jesus. In it he covers His Position as the Son of Man, The Sovereignty of God in Salvation, The Inability and Responsibility of Man in Salvation, The Place of Works and Faith in Salvation, The Eternal Security of the Believer and even more. My cause for pausing and musing was that my church is not friendly to the Doctrines of Grace - more commonly known as Calvinistic Soteriology. I am very friendly with it - I think that the 5 points of CalvSoter are biblical and clear in Scripture. Our church tries to hold place for the libertarian free will of man - especially in Salvation. So I had to hold to my beliefs and teach them - in a fashion that was clear - but not overtly confrontational. My move to being a 5-pointer took years of studying [maybe I am just slow] - and I realize that 20 - 30 minutes of class time will not convince the skeptic. I wanted to present my views with gentleness that might give some a possible reason to investigate further. Anyhow - that is one of the things that distracted me from posting.
I hope to be more consistent this year - posting several times a week - if not daily.