This Past Week

This past week at theBridge:

Monday, December 10:

  • Do You Love Me: I’ve been told in various settings that there are no dumb questions and no wrong answers. I’ve lived long enough to prove both of those statements wrong. I am still trying to master the art of asking good questions.Here are a few of the good questions… (continue reading)
  • The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail: I’m not in the habit of reading any of Anton LaVey’s writings. Nor would I recommend them to anyone. In some research for sermon preparation I did read Wikipedia’s bio of LaVey in search of what I understood to be The Nine Satanic statements. They are everything opposed to righteousness or godliness.LaVey, claims that ”Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!” Satan is not the best friend the (true) Church has ever had. As a matter of fact, Jesus tells Peter; “I will build my church and the gates (or forces) of Hell will not prevail” (Matthew 16:18). (continue reading)

Tuesday, December 11:

  • A House of Prayer or a Den of Thieves?: The Lord says to the church that the gates of Hell will not prevail against her, and yet when is the last time your church had to bring in extra chairs for prayer? Most likely the last time your church had to call in extra chairs was for a concert, block party, preaching service, Christmas Eve service or a pot-luck dinner. But when is the last time the church called on her members to move over and make for more room for the prayer meeting?Charge for a weekend event with a popular speaker and see what may come. They’ll come from far and near. But announce that your church is gathering to ask and seek the face of Christ… and you may be all alone. (continue reading)

Thursday, December 13:

  • the(old)Bridge: Don’t forget that there are archived posts going all the way back to 2006 of theBridge HERE. I will be beginning new recordings of the book of Proverbs to be ready by January 1, 2013 and new recording of my Haiti Journal by February 2013. (continue reading)

Friday, December 14:

  • It’s A Good Day To Be The Church: I’m looking forward to the arrival of the new pastor at NorthRidge Fellowship in Jerome, ID. Jeff Norton and his family are actually en-route to Idaho as I pen these thoughts. I’m looking forward to this brother’s friendship as I have all the men God has brought through this fellowship over the 12 1/2 years I’ve pastored in Twin Falls. May the Lord bless His people with a faithful proclaimer of the Gospel. (continue reading)
  • And They Were In Terrible Distress – (updated): Early this morning, like many of you, I heard the reporting of a shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. There is little to say about this and offer up much of a thought. I have been in prayer and of a deeply troubled spirit. I’m in wonder about how the surviving children of Sandy Hook Elementary School are doing right now. I’m groaning in my heart for the parents of all. I’m sure the parents of the children who have been massacred are in great, unspeakable pain. May the Lord meet them in their cry of distress. (continue reading)

Podcast Update: I still have much to learn about the uploading of a podcast to theBridge, but I’m making progress on podcast content. Also, this past week, I purchased my first podcasting equipment. I decided on the digital recorder by Roland to be my first purchase. The Roland R-05 was my choice for two reasons. 1) It had a strong review for the price range I was looking in. 2) I could purchase it locally at the Music Center, downtown Twin Falls on Main Street. I could have bought it for about $15 cheaper online with free shipping. I chose to make this purchase a local one though. I have begun looking into a small sound mixer to produce the podcast, but that will come later. I most likely will not be ready for podcast production until the second quarter of 2013.

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