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  • "The Front Porch of Peter's Pentecost Sermon" (Sermon for the Day of Pentecost, on Acts 2:1-21)

    06/07/2014 9:50:30 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 8, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Front Porch of Peter’s Pentecost Sermon” (Acts 2:1-21)The purpose of a front porch is to get people into the house. The front porch may be small, the front porch may be large, but it does its job if it gets people into the building. The front porch is not the place where you want people to stay, but it should provide a good entryway into the house. And ideally, it should match, and be suitable for, the rest of the building. That’s the way it is with the front porch of a house. That’s the way it is with...
  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/01/2014 3:25:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 479 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | March 26, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16 In an earlier blog post, I made the point that the role of St. Peter and his successors is made remarkably clear in Matthew 16:18-19 and its immediate context:And I tell you, you are Peter (Gr.—petros—‘rock’), and on this rock (Gr.—petra—‘rock’) I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.Jesus...
  • MARK LEVIN: Republicans should pass resolution declaring NULL AND VOID

    01/28/2014 5:37:17 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/28/2014 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin says he thought long and hard about what the House of Representatives can do, given that they won’t use the power of the purse to reign in this president, and has come up with a solution. He says they should pass a resolution declaring null and void all presidential acts that are unconstitutional. Hey lays it out below: There’s something the House of Representatives actually can do. …Congress is a co-equal branch of the federal government and the House of Representatives is a co-equal branch of the United States Senate. The House of Representatives should pass a resolution....
  • Smart cat closes the box like a human

    12/24/2013 7:34:12 PM PST · by albasun · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 24.12.2013 | altin
    useful cat
  • The Conversion of Cornelius...Acts 10 pt 1

    There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.And now send...
  • The Impact of a Debate And Stoning...Acts9 pt2

    And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.(Acts 9:1-2) Saul of Tarsus hated Jesus. The up and coming Rabbi hated the followers of Jesus also.He was appalled by the rapid growth of the sect of Jews known as the ‘Nazarenes’. The constant preaching of the Nazarenes enraged him. The unlearned and ignorant ‘Apostles’ of the sect insisted that...
  • How The Gospel Came To Africa...Acts 8 pt 6

    And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.And the eunuch...
  • Philip's Message...Acts 8 pt 2

    Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.(Acts 8:4-5)But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.(Acts 8:12)Phillip, as we have noted earlier was not one of the apostles, nor at this point was he a noted evangelist. Rather, he was a servant of Jesus Christ, in practical matters of the church, involved in the distribution of relief to widows. But when a very zealous Pharisee...
  • Philip Preached Christ...Acts 8 pt 1

    Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.And there was great joy in that city.(Acts 8:5-9)Who was Phillip? Not one of the Apostles, nor yet was he an evangelist, Phillip was one of the first Deacons of the church, he served God and the church in practical...
  • US Congress acts to avert helium shortage

    09/27/2013 10:14:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 09-26-2013 | STAFF
    The US Congress, entrenched in a titanic budget battle, managed to come together Thursday to pass legislation that prevents a market shortage of helium. In a rare show of consensus between feuding Democrats and Republicans, the Senate unanimously passed a bill approved earlier by the House of Representatives that cancels closure of the national helium reserve. The closure had been planned for October 7, but manufacturers and the medical industry had expressed concern that the move would hurt them. The Federal Helium Program, operated under the Bureau of Land Management, supplies some 42 percent of the lighter-than-air gas used in...
  • "We Are Baptized for This Moment" (Sermon for the Holy Trinity, on Acts 2:14a, 22-47)

    05/25/2013 2:29:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 26, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “We Are Baptized for This Moment” (Acts 2:14a, 22-47)Today is Holy Trinity Sunday, the day in the church year when we most give attention to the great biblical doctrine of the Holy Trinity, the truth that the one true God is the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For example, on this day we confess the Athanasian Creed--like the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene, a trinitarian creed and one we believe, teach, and confess all year round, but we speak the Athanasian Creed aloud on this day, since it goes into the most depth and detail on the doctrine...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Peter And Paul"(1981)

    05/19/2013 12:29:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1981 | Robert Day
  • "Parthians and Medes at Pentecost" (Sermon for the Day of Pentecost, on Acts 2:1-21)

    05/18/2013 1:39:10 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 19, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Parthians and Medes at Pentecost” (Acts 2:1-21)One of the ironic things about the readings for the Day of Pentecost is when the lector--that is, the person reading the lessons--when the lector comes to Acts 2, verse 9, and has to read the following list of persons and places: “Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians.” Now that is a mouthful! It is like the tower of Babel come to...
  • "The Good Shepherd Cares for His Sheep" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter)

    04/20/2013 8:30:51 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 21, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Good Shepherd Cares for His Sheep” (John 10:14-15, 22-30; Acts 20:17-35; Revelation 7:9-17)Today is what is usually called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Every year on this Sunday in the Easter season, the theme of all the parts of the service is Jesus as the Good Shepherd of the sheep, his flock, the church. He lays down his life for the sheep and takes it up again--that’s the Easter connection. On Good Shepherd Sunday, the Holy Gospel is always a portion of John 10, in which Jesus identifies himself as that shepherd several times. The other two readings also fit the...
  • "Words of Life" (Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter, on John 20; Acts 5; Revelation 1)

    04/06/2013 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 7, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Words of Life” (John 20:19-31; Acts 5:12-32; Revelation 1:4-18)To those sitting in prison, facing a death sentence, filled with fear at what awaits them, nothing is more welcome than someone coming with a message of pardon and release. Those words come as words of life in a world of fear and death. “Words of Life.” That’s what we hear in our readings today--in all three of them: the First Reading, from Acts; the Epistle, from Revelation; and the Holy Gospel, from John. Words of life, to people sitting in prison, overcoming their fear and giving them the faith and the...
  • "What to Preach and Where to Reach" (Sermon for the Ascension of Our Lord, on Luke 24 and Acts 1)

    05/17/2012 9:02:42 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 17, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “What to Preach and Where to Reach” (Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11)Today is Ascension Day, that glorious day when our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, where he now sits at the right hand of the Father and from where he will come again on the last day. Ascension Day, which occurred forty days after Easter and thus on a Thursday, which is why we always have service on this day of the week at this time of the year. The Ascension of Our Lord is a major festival in the church year, because it marks such a momentous event. Forty...
  • "Acts of Witness, Mercy, Life Together" (Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter, on Acts 4:32-35)

    04/15/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 15, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Acts of Witness, Mercy, Life Together” (Acts 4:32-35)As many of you may know, for the last couple of years our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has been organizing its work under the banner of “Witness, Mercy, Life Together.” You can see the symbol that is being used for this emphasis on your bulletin insert, encircled by those three terms. But this is more than a slogan in a marketing campaign. No, “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” really describes what the church does, whether on the national and international levels, as our synod operates, or on the local level, as, for instance, here at...
  • On the Praying Presence of Mary

    03/15/2012 1:12:50 PM PDT · by ELS · 12 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 14, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Praying Presence of Mary "Mary prays in and with the Church at every decisive moment of salvation history" VATICAN CITY, MARCH 14, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter’s Square. The Pope continued his series of catecheses on prayer, today beginning a series of reflections on prayer in the Acts of the Apostles. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, With today’s catechesis, I would like to begin to speak about prayer in the Acts of the Apostles and in the Letters of...
  • So, You Just Received Jesus…Now What? [Catholic Caucus]

    10/30/2011 11:57:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    FollowtheTruth.com ^ | Oct 15th, 2011 | Gary Zimak.
    So, You Just Received Jesus…Now What? Oct 15th, 2011 by Gary Zimak.  I’m sad to admit that, over the course of my life as a cradle Catholic, I have received Our Lord in Holy Communion many times and didn’t have too much to say to Him.  It’s understandable, isn’t it?  There are lots of important things to do after receiving Communion: we have to look around the church and see how many people we know, we have to plan what we’re going to do after Mass and let’s not forget that we have to read the parish bulletin to...
  • "Witness, Mercy, Life Together: Our Life as Church" (Sermon for Seventh Sunday of Easter, on Acts)

    06/04/2011 9:12:43 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 5, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witness, Mercy, Life Together: Our Life as Church” (Acts)“Witness, Mercy, Life Together”: This is the threefold emphasis now being used for our national church body, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” has also served well as the basis for our sermon series here at St. Matthew’s this Easter season. We have seen these themes emerge in our readings from the Book of Acts, for “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” can be said to characterize the life of the early church. But not only so, these aspects of the early church’s life are true for us as well. And so...
  • "Making Known the Unknown God: Paul at the Areopagus" (Sermon for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 17)

    05/28/2011 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 29, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Making Known the Unknown God: Paul at the Areopagus” (Acts 17:16-31)“Witness” has been a major theme running through the readings from the Book of Acts that we’ve had this Easter season. We’ve heard the church bearing witness to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world: Peter and the apostles speaking boldly before the Sanhedrin. Peter preaching Law and Gospel on the Day of Pentecost. Stephen bearing witness to Christ and becoming the first martyr of the church in the process. The church giving verbal testimony to the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, calling...
  • "Witness, Mercy, Life Together: The Case of Stephen" (Sermon for Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 6-7)

    05/21/2011 11:53:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 22, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witness, Mercy, Life Together: The Case of Stephen” (Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60)“Witness, Mercy, Life Together”: This is an emphasis right now for our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, since the work of our national church body can be gathered under these three headings. In connection with this, our synod is using the New Testament Greek words associated with these aspects of the church’s life: Martyria, “Witness,” the bold testimony that Christians give to their Savior, often in the face of hostility and persecution. Diakonia, literally “Service,” but especially, service in the form of works of “Mercy.” And third, Koinonia, “Fellowship,” or to...
  • "Koinonia: The Church's Life Together" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, on Acts 2:42-47)

    05/14/2011 9:54:51 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 15, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Koinonia: The Church’s Life Together” (Acts 2:42-47)During this Easter season, we’re tracking the readings from the Book of Acts, under the theme, “Witness, Mercy, Life Together.” Witness: The church bearing verbal witness to Christ the Savior. Mercy: The church showing the compassion of Christ in serving people in need. Life Together: The church being the fellowship, the family, that Christ has formed for himself. We see each of these aspects of the church’s life well on display here in the Book of Acts. The last couple of weeks, the readings have focused on “Witness,” the church boldly proclaiming the word...
  • "Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel" (Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, on Acts 2:14a, 36-41)

    05/07/2011 9:46:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 8, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel” (Acts 2:14a, 36-41)Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t: The hymn we just sang, “He’s Risen, He’s Risen,” was written by C. F. W. Walther. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was, of course, the first president of our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and really the leading figure in our synod’s history. This year we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walther’s birth in October of 1811. Yesterday, May 7, was the commemoration of his death, and so it is very appropriate that we sing his Easter hymn today. “Oh, where is your sting, death? We fear you no...
  • "Witnesses Worthy of the Name" (Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter. on Acts 5:29-42)

    04/30/2011 10:49:24 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 1+ views
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 1, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witnesses Worthy of the Name” (Acts 5:29-42)Today we begin a series of sermons based on readings from the Book of Acts. Recently many of you went through a several-month-long Bible study on the Book of Acts, and hopefully that will still be somewhat fresh in your mind. In any case, I think it will be timely and helpful for us to reflect on these glimpses of life in the early church, for in many ways the time of the early church, the conditions they faced, parallels the situation of the church in our day. They lived in a world that...
  • The Acts of the Apostles Considered Historically and Dispensationally

    03/24/2011 12:03:01 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 2 replies
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | January, 1913 | Editors
    No. 223., January, 1913., Vol. XIX., No. 1., pp. 7-9. THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES CONSIDERED HISTORICALLY AND DISPENSATIONALLY. (Reprinted from Vol. XIII., Feb., 1907) THE writings of Professor Ramsey re-affirm and emphasize the genuineness and authenticity of this important and unique Book of Scripture, and the more recent references to it in professor Harnack's New Testament Chronology, interesting as they are from the point of view of Modern Criticism, will be of even greater service to theologians generally if they help to draw attention to what is as yet a strange and widely prevalent misconception as to the real...
  • Join That Chariot...Acts 8

    10/10/2010 6:06:17 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 1+ views
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 10-10-10 | Bill Randles
    And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.(Acts 8:25-29) Philip , a deacon of the early church, scattered by...
  • While Peter Spoke the Spirit Fell...Acts 10

    09/20/2010 12:29:47 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    09-19-10 | Bill Randles
    And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.(Acts 10:41-45) Cornelius, a Roman centurion had assembled a house full of his closest friends and family, to hear a message from Peter. He had never known or met Peter before, but an Angel arranged the meeting,...
  • Saving Words...Acts 10

    09/19/2010 7:25:35 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. (Acts 11:13-15) We have been looking at The third of three conversion stories in the center of the book of Acts, that of Cornelius. An angel had come to the God-fearing Roman officer while in prayer, bidding him...
  • The Conversion of Cornelius...Acts 10

    09/12/2010 5:13:17 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 18 replies · 1+ views
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 09-13-10 | Bill Randles
    There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.And now send...
  • DOJ investigating at least 5 anti-Muslim acts

    09/07/2010 4:16:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    seattle pi ^ | 9/7/10 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is investigating a handful of apparently anti-Muslim incidents in four states, including the stabbing of a Muslim cab driver in New York City. FBI agents and civil rights division investigators also are looking into vandalism and other incidents at mosques or mosque construction sites in Arlington, Texas; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Madera, Calif.; and Waterport, N.Y. The open criminal investigations were confirmed by civil rights division spokeswoman Xochitl (SOH-chee) Hinojosa in response to a query from The Associated Press. Attorney General Eric Holder met Tuesday with Muslim and other religious leaders to discuss the attacks and the...
  • From the White House to the Big House? 50 Impeachable Criminal Offenses and Counting

    08/19/2010 10:37:49 AM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 17, 2010 | Fred Dardick
    A few weeks ago I wrote an article From the White House to the Big House: 25 Impeachable Crimes and Counting that detailed 25 illegal acts committed by President Obama and his Democrat cohorts in Washington. It showed a President and political party willing to break the law at will in order to accomplish their political aims. Thanks to reader contributions and conservative writers around the country, here are 25 more for your consideration. Whether or not any of these troubling examples will lead to Obama’s impeachment and/or imprisonment, only time will tell. Regardless, taken together they paint a picture...
  • "A Trinitarian Pentecost" (Sermon for the Holy Trinity, on Acts 2:14a, 22-36)

    05/29/2010 11:52:36 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 114+ views
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 30, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Trinitarian Pentecost” (Acts 2:14a, 22-36)Our text today is the second reading, from the second chapter of Acts. Now if that sounds familiar to you, it should. We said the same thing last week, when our text likewise came from Acts 2, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and the beginning of Peter’s Pentecost sermon. Today our reading continues on with Peter’s sermon. But wait a minute: Last week was Pentecost. Today is the Feast of the Holy Trinity. What are we doing with a Pentecost text on Trinity Sunday? That’s seems odd. Well, not...
  • It Couldn't Be Happening Now - Right?

    05/11/2010 11:44:29 AM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 41 replies · 1,164+ views
    alleyesonCHRIST ^ | 5/11/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    "It couldn't happen in our time - right? I mean, come on. Don't be ridiculous." Now let's be honest, at some point have you ever let the thought that just maybe the end of the world is upon us cross your mind. Listen, you don't have to raise your hand and be identified publicly as some sort of kook. It is just between us here. I just wonder, "have you ever wondered?" Honestly, it has crossed my mind. And, I have clients that swear that 2012 will end everything. Personally, I subscribe to the Bible which states that no man...
  • It Couldn't Be Happening Now - Right?

    05/11/2010 11:42:21 AM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 10 replies · 335+ views
    alleyesonCHRIST ^ | 5/11/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    "It couldn't happen in our time - right? I mean, come on. Don't be ridiculous." Now let's be honest, at some point have you ever let the thought that just maybe the end of the world is upon us cross your mind. Listen, you don't have to raise your hand and be identified publicly as some sort of kook. It is just between us here. I just wonder, "have you ever wondered?" Honestly, it has crossed my mind. And, I have clients that swear that 2012 will end everything. Personally, I subscribe to the Bible which states that no man...
  • Malaria becoming more drug resistant - Artemisinin-based medicines fail a growing number of...

    07/29/2009 9:40:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 660+ views
    Nature News ^ | 29 July 2009 | Katharine Sanderson
    Artemisinin-based medicines fail a growing number of patients in Cambodia. The malaria parasite, carried by mosquitoes, is growing resistant to artemisinin-based drugs.James Gathany / CDC Malaria parasites in Cambodia are becoming increasingly resistant to the drug hailed as the world's best chance to eradicate the disease.Artemisinin-based drugs are currently the best weapon against malaria, a disease which kills around a million people every year and is spread by mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites such as Plasmodium falciparum. These parasites have already developed resistance to drugs such as chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, once the front line against the disease, so hopes have been...
  • English Standard Version Verse of the Day

    05/12/2009 7:16:48 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 174+ views
    Acts 20:32 32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
  • Was Jesus a Socialist?

    05/03/2009 9:53:16 AM PDT · by OneVike · 137 replies · 6,241+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 5/3/09 | OneVike
    It has been the aim of the Democrat party since they lost the Presidential election in 2004 to subvert the Christian doctrine with the claim that Jesus was a socialist. Their goal is to convince Christians that their Social agenda is morally equivalent with the teachings and life of Jesus Christ. Considering the lack of historical and Biblical knowledge most Americans have, it is not surprising that many have fallen for the misinformation on what Jesus taught (and for whom the teachings were given). These Biblical revisionists have become especially adept at cherry picking Scripture to suit their agenda. Hence,...
  • Put on Your Happy Face

    08/26/2008 9:21:53 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 169+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 26, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Put On Your Happy Face by: Bethany Stotts, August 26, 2008 Less than one quarter of high school graduates who took the ACT have a 50% probability of getting a B in all four college-level subject areas of math, English, reading, and science, test results from the American College Testing Program (ACT) show. “This year’s results, released Wednesday, reveal that more than three in four test-takers will likely need remedial help in at least one subject to succeed in college,” wrote the Associated Press on August 13. Previous statistics, released this July, indicated that about 60% of America’s community college...
  • The Jerusalem Conference of Acts 15: What Was Decided?

    09/12/2007 7:01:47 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 17 replies · 311+ views
    The Jerusalem Conference of Acts 15: What Was Decided? Some people believe that the early Church's decision in Acts 15 freed Christians from the need to obey the laws revealed in the Old Testament. But is this the case? To understand what was really decided there, we need to look at and understand the historical, cultural and scriptural background. From the beginning of gentile conversions, "certain men . . . from Judea" insisted that "unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved" (Acts 15:1). Notice that they viewed circumcision as a matter of salvation. It was...
  • Did WWIII Actually Begin in 1979 ?

    08/02/2006 9:11:31 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 5 replies · 270+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 08/02/06 | vanity
    A speech, attributed to a Navy Captain from NAS Pensacola,details a number of warlike acts carried out against the US prior to 9/11.
  • Report: U.S. notifying Mexico of some civilian border patrol acts

    05/09/2006 9:16:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,491+ views
    The U.S. Border Patrol is alerting Mexican officials when civilian border patrol groups detain or allegedly mistreat suspected illegal immigrants, according to a newspaper report published Tuesday. The policy is meant to assure the Mexican government that migrants' rights are being observed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mario Martinez told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario. On Tuesday, the agency called the article inaccurate. Citing interviews with Border Patrol agents and documents on a Mexican government Web site, the newspaper reported agents notify Mexican authorities when members of civilian groups such as the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps apprehend...
  • Christians Could be Sent to Jail for Praying in School - (ACLU demands incarceration for praying)

    06/10/2005 4:51:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 98 replies · 3,269+ views
    CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA.ORG ^ | JUNE 9, 2005 | EDITORS
    "Anything short of actual imprisonment would be ineffective..." -- ACLU of Louisiana “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew5:10 In their latest attack on Christianity, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a motion to hold Tangipahoa school board officials in Louisiana in contempt of court, asking they be jailed for praying in schools. The Tangipahoa school board and the ACLU of Louisiana entered into an agreement, made public in an August 27, 2004, District Court Consent Judgment, which required school officials to prohibit “invocations given prior to athletic...
  • Pivotal Chapter

    05/17/2005 8:51:51 AM PDT · by TheTruthess · 2 replies · 86+ views
    Bible InfoNet ^ | Unknown | H. A. (Buster) Dobbs
    Pivotal Chapter By H. A. (Buster) Dobbs Without intending to demean any of God's Word, still, there appear to be several especially outstanding chapters in the Bible. A whole series of lectures or articles could easily be presented from such biblical narratives; doubtless Isaiah 2, Isaiah 53, Daniel 2, Joel 2, Proverbs 31, Acts 2 and Hebrews 11 deserve inclusion in a list of great chapters of the Bible. Chapters like the ones cited virtually jump off the pages, are filled to overflowing with activity or grasp the reader by the heart with piercing power.Additionally, Acts Chapter Two is...
  • Israel Acts To Halt Russian Missile Deal With Syria

    01/12/2005 6:08:07 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 432+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-13-2005 | Inigo Gilmore/Julius Strauss
    Israel acts to halt Russian missile deal with Syria By Inigo Gilmore in Jerusalem and Julius Strauss in Moscow (Filed: 13/01/2005) Israel was attempting yesterday to halt a weapons deal under which Russia agreed to supply Syria with advanced anti-aircraft missiles. Israel fears the weapons may fall into the hands of Palestinian militants and may ask Washington to intervene to halt the sale of Igla SA18s to Damascus. The Israeli vice-premier, Shimon Peres, said: "We have enough problems on the ground with Syria and we don't need more problems from the sky." The foreign minister, Silvan Shalom, stressed that Israel...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • A.C.T.S. Of Prayer

    11/13/2004 2:41:38 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 436+ views
    www.countypressonline.com ^ | By Joe O'Loughlin
    How many times have you heard someone speak about his favorite actor this way? "Oh, I just adore him. I love his work!" People have a tendency to describe in glowing terms someone whose artistic efforts kindle the fire of inspiration in them. The next common reaction is for the fan to wish, "If I ever meet him I would love to get his autograph." What the person desires is to gain even a small piece of their adored performer. It's funny how many of us, myself included, react in the directly opposite manner when it comes to the greatest...
  • Giving Terror a Boost

    11/05/2004 7:05:09 AM PST · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 433+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 5, 2004 | Daniel Mandel
    Do the media give aid and comfort to terrorists by giving their violence maximum exposure and impact at times while sanitizing the perpetrators and tainting their victims at others? It is standard procedure for many media outlets to describe the perpetrators of terrorist acts - the premeditated slaughter of civilians - with a range of euphemisms, "militants" being the most common. Thus, The New York Times can headline a report on the killing of a hostage as "Iraq Militants Said to Behead a Truck Driver From Bulgaria." Similarly, terrorists killed in a military strike can be described in another as...
  • U.S. Acts Against General Who Saw a 'Christian' War

    10/26/2004 7:24:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 821+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/04 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has taken action against Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who embarrassed the Bush administration by giving speeches in which he described the war on terrorism as a Christian battle against Satan. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody declined to give any details of the action taken in response to Boykin's remarks, which violated Pentagon (news - web sites) rules, but said it was not "significant." "I took the appropriate action based on the recommendations of the Inspector General," Cody told Reuters while attending the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army....
  • CA: Governor's acts may chill talks

    12/20/2003 9:23:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 159+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/20/03 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO – Only a week after forging a bipartisan agreement to eliminate the state deficit and restrict future spending, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved aggressively on his own, invoking emergency powers to protect public-safety funds.</p> <p>While some called it a bold move to head off a pending crisis, Democrats say the Republican governor's decision has also bought him political complications on longer-term issues like next year's budget.</p>