Sunday, May 29, 2011

Whose Opinion Matters Most to You?

Some of us have been getting ridicule for taking a stand for our beliefs (Matt. 5.11-12, John 15.20-21), the most recent deliberate misunderstandings are based on voicing our beliefs on Christian modesty (if you're curious about the hate, you can see some in comments here and here). They can continue with their vituperation, but not only will they leave reality itself unchanged, but they will have no influence on our commitment to the teachings of the Word of God. They will have to explain themselves someday (Matt. 12.36, John 5.28).


Here is a song that demonstrates the standards of Bible-believing Christians, and it is also an encouragement to us. Petra has meant a great deal to me for many years, and this is another reason for it. The "video" is audio-only. Lyrics are below.





"Godpleaser"
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Prov. 14:12; Eph. 6:6; Gal. 1:10; 1 Thess. 4:1; Matt. 6:2, 25:23; Col. 3:23

So many voices telling me which way to go
So many choices come from those who think they know
There's a way that seems right to a man
But it only brings him death
I wanna go the way that leads to life
Till I draw my dying breath

(Chorus)
Don't wanna be a manpleaser - I wanna be a Godpleaser
I just want to have the wisdom to discern the two apart
Don't wanna be a manpleaser - I wanna be a Godpleaser
I just want to do the things that please the Father's heart

Some make a sacrifice and never let it show
Some make a point of letting everybody know
Some will live their lives as unto men
And they have their reward
I just wanna do everything I do
With all my heart unto the Lord

I just want my life to glorify His Son
To make my Father proud that I'm His child before I'm done
No need to pat me on the back or stop the shake my hand
I just want to hear my Father say "Well done, well done"
I just want to hear my Father say "Well done"

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday Resource: Are We Making Him Known?

As Christians, are we keeping the truth to ourselves? When we meet God on Judgment Day, will we have people say, "Yes, Lord, this one led me to you"? For that matter, are we sure that we are right with God, or are we playing religious games with ourselves?

Today's resource is not going to take you all that long (this time). It is about twenty minutes. You can click the link and listen to the audio, or right-click and "save as" so you can listen to it offline. It is by Dr. Charles Stanley, and it is called "Making Him Known". I sincerely hope that you will use this link and give it a listen.