Sunday, August 19, 2012

Righteous Addiction?

1 Corinthians 16:13-18 (KJV)
13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
14 Let all your things be done with charity.
15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

Proverbs 18:1 KJV
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

Definitions from Webster:

Addiction: The quality or state of being addicted.

Addicted (Addict): To devote or surrender (oneself) to something habitually or obsessively.

Desire: Conscious impulse toward something that promises enjoyment or satisfaction in its attainment.

Obsession: A persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling; broadly : compelling motivation.

Compel: To drive or urge forcefully or irresistibly.

"Whatever you're chasing, if it isn't Jesus, when you catch it you still won't be satisfied." ~Lecrae

Isaiah 26:8 (KJV)
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

Monday, August 6, 2012

O'Dell Ministries - Jerry and Marilyn O'Dell

O'Dell Ministries - Jerry and Marilyn O'Dell

These Things Doth the Lord Hate

Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. 

1) a proud look
2) a lying tongue
3) hands that shed innocent blood
4) an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations
5) feet that be swift in running to mischief
6) a false witness that speaketh lies
7) he that soweth discord among brethren

Nice exposition here:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

God's Islands

My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust. (Isaiah 51:5 KJV)

If you have Jesus in your heart, you are an island of hope in this lost and dying world.  You shall wait upon the Lord, for the Lord shall give you strength.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


By Pete Orta

The morality of the Social Justice Movement is Pelagianism.

"When the Pelagians pointed to the virtues of the heathen, who 'merely through the power of innate freedom' were often merciful, discreet, chaste, and temperate, he (Augustine) answered that these so-called virtues were sins, because they did not spring from faith. He admits that the heathen can perform certain acts which are in themselves good and from a lower point of view even praiseworthy, but yet conciders these deeds, as the deeds of unregenerate persons, to be sin, because they do not spring from the motive of love to God or of faith, and do not answer to the right purpose, the glory of God. He (Augustine) denies that such deeds are the fruit of any natural goodness in man." ~ Berkhof