In God's Word

Sorry guys. It's been a crazy week. We've had people over everyday this week, so after having one group over, we would start preparing for the next. I don't have anything that I really want to post on, but I've been going through a Bible study lesson and it has really been talking about God's word and how important it is. I was wondering though, what are you currently reading in the word. It's great to read other books by other Christian people, but we also need to be in the word constantly. Also, If you are memorizing anything, I would love to hear about it!

-Kole

1 Peter 1:17

A while back, my Dad did a Bible time on this passage:

"If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on the earth" 1 Peter 1:17

We talked about the last line: during the time of your stay on the earth. Hmm, that kind of sounds like we're temporarily staying here... hmm... But we are! It's right, this is not to be our home! We are temporarily stayin here! Ok, now that we've gone through that, what are we supposed to be doing with our time on the earth?

Then it says conduct yourselves in fear.

Ok, I'm going to open it up for discussion, tell me what you think it means to conduct yourselves in fear. Does it mean to live today like you're going to die tomorrow?

All Christ,
~Kade

Age of a Man

Hey guys, I just noticed that it's been a while since I've posted. But here we go:

The "Age of a man" was something practiced a long time ago. It was a ceremony when a boy became a man. It was time for him to take on responsibility, get a job, and be ready for marriage. A boy who was of a priestly race would become a man at age eight. A warrior's son, age eleven. And a laborer's son, age twelve.

But in our day and age,(to the world's standard) you must be at the age eighteen or twenty-one to be a man.

But I say to you.. a man is a man when he is a man!

(Let that sink in)

Talking about being a man, please pray for me right now, I'm trying to get a job (or internship) at an architecture firm. I've tried a couple different places, they said no. But I'm not giving up. So pray.

Be the man,
~Kade

The Standard

I just posted that last one just now but I wanted to share something else I gained from a family bible time I had tonight. We were reading Philippians 3 verse 12 to the end of the chapter, and in verse 16 it says, "However, let us keep that standard to which we have attained." And that standard is Christ. But right after he says that, he says this, "Brethren join in following my example..." Isn't that messed up? First he says follow Christ, and then he says follow him? What's up with that? And my Dad explained that there is a difference between a standard and an example. An example is just someone else to follow, like following Paul who is following Christ in this illustration. It says later in that last verse, "and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us." It is good to look to others for an example, but Christ should always be our standard.

For His Son's Glory,
-Kole

For the Whole World...No

"Jesus Christ, our savior. Who is the propitiation, the satisfaction if you would, for our sins and not just for our sins but for the sins of the whole world." Is this true? I found this error while listening to this song I have on the sidebar, and I thought, "Is this true? For the sins of the whole world?" The answer is no. He didn't. If this were true than everyone's a Christian! Christ only died to pay for the sins of those who would repent and believe in Him. Everyone else is under judgment. I just wanted to make this clear for you. This was the mistake that I metioned if you came from the Rebelution.

For His Son's Glory,
-Kole

New Music

Hey guys! I put some new music of the side, and were hoping to be more dillegent changing it up. Enjoy!!

-Kole

Sacrifice an Abomination?!

I was reading Proverbs 15 just now, and I read something that I hadn't noticed before (as always). In verse 8, it says, "The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight." I thought about this, and I thought, "God enjoys it more when I pray then when some unbeliever gives millions of dollars to a charity?! Not only that but it's an abomination!?" And the answer is yes, and I think it's because when we pray we show that we are trusting in him more than we are trusting in our money or material things.

-Kole

Resiste`

Once there was a girl, along with some thirty or forty ladies who were told to recant their faith. They said no, and were put in a high tower for thirty-five years. All they had to was recant their faith, and they would be let out. But they never did, they died there, but everyday they were there they carved the word "Resiste`" into the wall. Resiste`: "to resist."

~We all have our sins that tempt us. And they might tempt us forever, but all we've got to do is resiste.` So when you're tempted to sin, just say the word resiste.` And do it.

~Sometimes we'll say "Oh, I'll sin just once, then I'll be satisfied." Have you ever said that? Well, don't, because when you feed your flesh all it does is make it want more. The sinful flesh is never satisfied.

So my challenge for you today is to "Resiste`."

All Christ,
~Kade

My Self-Righteousness and the Pride After

Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted in a while! I just noticed I hadn't posted since last Monday!? :0
Anyways, I just wanted to tell you about something I've been thinking of lately. About three years back my family and I took a trip to Arizona, and while there I heard a sermon about how it says in the bible that everyone is building a temple either of sticks, hay, and wood; or with silver, gold, and precious jewels. And that everyones deeds would be evident because it would be refined with fire. Now I had just been saved by God's Grace about a week or two before, so I was a brand-new believer. And when I heard this I thought of the people before me or others who had been Christians longer than I had (which was a lot since I was just saved) and thinking of how my house was made of the worthless things and just feeling very humble. And recently I felt like I wasn't felling like this enough, and that I would find self-righteousness in my own works or even this blog, Like, "Wow, look at all the people I'm helping on the blog. That's got to be at least six ounces of Gold!;)" Maybe not really like that but I felt like too often we find things to have self-righteousness in. And I thought I would rather be humble and have nothing to be proud of except Christ than to have a huge temple of gold that one half on the place is roting because of my pride in my own works!

-Kole

Working hard to the Glory of God

Well guys, I've/we've been working really hard lately. Kole and I are trying to make money to go to an inner city ministry in Tulsa. And I've been thinking, how do we work hard to the glory of God? So I got a few points:

(1).Have a good attitude when you work, serve joyfully. (I really struggle with that). God even gave the Israelites over to their enemies, because they did not obey joyfully. "Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things;
therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you..."
(2). Be grateful.
(3). If you do get paid for the job, use the money in a way that would bring God glory.

These are just three things, and there are many more. So what other things can we do to work to the glory of God?

All Christ,
~Kade

Two Q's

Ok guys, I've been reading "Don't Waste your Life" And I've got a few questions to ask yourself to see if you are/are not wasting your life:

"You don't have to have good looks or riches or come from a good family or a good school... instead you have to know one great all-embracing thing... and be set on fire by it." -John Piper
Q: Do you know one all-embracing thing, and are set on fire by it?

"We waste our lives when we don't pray, think, dream, plan, and work toward magnifying God in all spheres of life" -John Piper
Q: What are you doing to magnify God?

All Christ,
~Kade

Rash Words...Rash Decisions..

I think you all have heard stories of Saul in you classrooms in Sunday school or at least about David. But today I wanted to tell of a story of Saul and Jonathan that a story in my Literature book that reminded me of the this story in the bible.

In 1 Samuel 14 Saul is facing the Philistines and he says "Cursed be the man who eats food before evening, and until I have avenged myself on my enemies." And later when Saul asks if he should go fight the philistines and God does not answer he knew that something was wrong; and said though the fault lie with Jonathan he would be killed. And this ends up getting him in trouble when his son Jonathan (who had not heard this) ate some honey.

You can read this story and find out what happens at the end. But Saul was a man who made rash decisions and said rash things. I just wanted to encourage you to not be rash, and just say things that you will regret later, but wait on the Lord.

-Kole

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