Friday, March 14, 2008

Warning Against False Teachers

This scripture for today is: 1 Timothy 1:3-7:
"3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine." This verse really implies do not teach false doctrine. Example: Do not wed, because it will not make you powerful in spirit. Do not teach that andif someone else is, stop them, or try and get the other people to not listen to them. On: 4 Nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith." Do not believe in myths and legends. They are useless and not real. take note that this is not either! IT IS THE TRUTH! Believe that believing in myths will pull you from God. "5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith." Our charge means Our plan. We are to love God with a pure or true heart, really loving him and not faking it. Knowing What is Fale Teaching when it is hurled at you, and having a "sincere faith" in God that he will protect and bring you to heaven. "6 Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion." These people that go to church, but then loose it and say, "this feels useless." are known and classified as false members Who stray and hate the "Sound Doctrine" and like the "False Doctrine" because it sounds cool to them. And they wander into a discussion they think is profitable, but they are blind. "7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions." They do not understand what they are doing. They did have a chance, but they are now in trouble. We have done that, in th beginning, but, we are now able to stop it because of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. I see an example. I had a friend. I deliberately brought him to the christian life. He listened, did believe, but, then new kids moved into the neighborhood. They were, he put it this way,"More cool than you are. They have Xbox360, you don't." and, this was before I got the ps2. They were anti christians, and slowly turned him back to the life before, but he didn't realize, and because of it, I lost a friend, who turned to an anti christian. I hated to watch him fall away, and desperately tried to save him. This did not really help. Basically like a rose in a grass blade. It withers away, so he withered away.

I hope this helps,

Leemac Over 'n Out

Four Conversations of Jesus

This was a very good message preached by Wayne Brooks. The first conversation of Jesus is Fear Not. Jesus' main theme is fear not. He says this a lot, especially when he arose from the grave...and when someone saw him for the first time...and all the angels said it when people encountered them. The second conversation: Touch Me. after Jesus appeared, the disciples came to Thomas, and called to him, "Jesus has been risen from the dead!" and Thomas replied,"Unless I see the marks and feel them I will believe...". Eight days later they were in a house locked tight but Jesus still came. Thomas was with them this time. The disciples scattered becuase they were pretty sure Thomas would be called for this one, but Jesus simply said, " Thomas, come and touch me on my side." this is where the Roman Centurion had come and sliced his side and was left open. Thomas came and felt it, and said, "My Lord! I see you and I believe!" and Jesus replied, "Blessed are those who believe but do not see." So, we are blessed if we believe him. Third Conversation: Go Out. He told them to go out and preach and proclaim abot him, the son of God who was raised from the dead. and then, this is really where the gospel comes in: John 3:16. I've said it before, so I am not going to say the verse. but it really makes a bridge...Doesn't it? Fourth Conversation: Follow Me. In John 21:18-22 we hear this command twice, so if you have a bible, plz look at it, because this has already been a long post and if I do scripture to this would be a never ending post. speaking of that, I like the never ending story series...the movies. I haven't read the books if there is any...which I am pretty sure there is. If you ever hear a voice in you saying,"You don't need to follow christ, You need to do what you want. You are so much higher than that, and DON'T FOLLOW ANYONE BUT YOURSELF," don't listen, it is NOT true. but follow the voice that says,"Follow me, There is a world beyond this that you can only get to by following me. This world that I will lead you to has so much more to offer than this world." Listen to this voice because it is true. The first voice is the demon trying to get you NOT to follow god. This is wrong, and do not listen. Listen to Jesus, he is the one that is the truth. There is really nothing better to give your life to. You might feel this is gambling your whole life and yourself, but really it is the opposite. The first voice is all lies and deceptions. THIS VOICE IS GAMBLING YOUR LIFE! THE OTHER IS NOT! Please consider this. We had a fun time at the easter Party the other day...:)

Leemac Over 'n Out

Healed Partly

My blister has partly healed. My gash hasn't quite got a quarter healed yet. Or, at least I don't think so. Cause it still hurts, still looks the same, and hasn't changed. Question: When will this cut heal? Answer: I do not know is the correct answer. I am just ready for it to heal. Normally, where I keep on getting hurt is at the "tree". This tree is really a nice tree. Pretty easy to climb, but that is not why we go there. It is very fun, yes. We go there for the fruit and juice of the Japenese Plums, yellow to red yummy fruit. We will take big risks to get them, but, they are fully worth it. Before, I would not want to even climb high in that tree, but now, because of Dillan shooting at me, I climbed to the very top or middle, not such an easy target. (kind of.) well any way, it is a good tree. It is actually one of the couple trees that are climbing ability.

Leemac Over 'n Out

Oh! Another Annoying Blister!

Perfect. It seems like ever since I got my gash by that annoying glass dish, I have been seeming to get bad luck. while raking to try and get in two of my friends business, I got a blister. then, after that; one of my x-friends shot me with several bb airsoft gun. It really hurt because he had a special airsoft gun that shoot's extra hard. Then, I fell of the tree. If I had fallen two inches to the left I would have come crashing down on Dillon, the x-friend, who, is, not one of my friends anymore. And, will NOT BE AGAIN~! sorry. Then, when I wake up this morning, blister from raking, (It had a thing that I should have peeled off) IT GREW BACK INTO MY SKIN!!!! It doesn't look very pretty, if, by chance you know what I mean. hey, at least I have a band-aid around it so I am not able to look at the disgusting hole that the growing in peice of skin left. VERY, VERY DISGUSTING!!!!! I do not feel like submitting a peice of scripture right this minute. I feel very confident something else will happen, like me breaking one of my toenails or something. I think I am bad luck right now.

Leemac Over 'n Out

O The Annoying Cut On My Hand

My cut has some what healed, but it's still annoying. I can't really do a lot of things because of it. And, I really have to be careful with it. here is a scripture from James continuing in my James series. James 1: 12-13: 12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will recieve the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no one say, when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God," For God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one."

My cut is pretty deep. But, I am not even tempted to say that. I am tempted, if anything; to plea for God to heal it; which I know he will. Because that is how God is. He is soveriegn, loving, and caring. It is just a matter of time.

Leemac Over 'n Out

Rich Youngs

I will start with the scripture, like I always do. James 1:9-11:
Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 and the rich man in his humiliation, because like the flower of the grass he will pass away. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of all his pursuits. but, I dare say this does not apply to Mr. Young; though he is rich, he is a christian. So, if he keeps to God; he will be safe, which he as his family. And, indeed; his family is a very nice one. Don't mind me, I just cut myself with a peice of glass on accident this afternoon. I don't feel like telling the story, because it is pretty much embarrassing. I am not feeling very well, and I think I should go off computer for a while.

Leemac Over 'n Out

Updated Epcot and Godliness, becuase...

Yesterday, as you know, I went to Epcot. (Well, I didn't say that last post.) One silly thing: We went on the ride finding nemo, and, I dazed off on the ride. We got off the ride, and there were tanks with Dolphins, another seperate, with Manatees. Another tank had coral stuff, with rays, fish, and other kinds of fishes. I went on Test Track twice. Test Track is REALLY FUN!!!
I will get on with todays message, by David Traugott. It was a good message: Those who are believers are saved. Hope should produce Godliness. We can not go to heaven because of our works, BUT BECAUSE OF JESUS! The hope that God will bring us to Paradise (Heaven) is a solid hope. A not solid hope is this: "I hope it will not rain this afternoon. your hope is not in you, but in your savior. We should all work and strive for him. that is all I have to say...

Leemac Over and Out...

Walt Disney World

Well! I'm going to Disney World today! So let me get in a quick scripture: James 1:5-8:

"5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."

That is a big piece of scripture. That is also a very important one as well. We really need God, really badly. We think we can get away with whatever we want, and do whatever we want. But that is wrong. We are here to serve and do his will. Oh, I really need to go.

Leemac over and out...


As you can see, my dad has posted on this topic before. well, last night, I found myself in the bathroom with a cockroach situation. And this is not a very godly blog, so I will not post a scripture this time. These creatures are definitely from hell. I armed myself with one of my sisters white wedding sandels. I hit it a couple of times and expected it to be dead, but no, it was still scurring away. I hit him another couple times. That night, I at the least counted hitting that cockroach 29 times. I lost count then, because I was trying to hit him with all my might...I finally killed it, but, unfortunately this morning, I woke up and went to see if it was still there. IT WAS GONE! I was wondering. Did I have a dream? Was I just seeing things??? I'm very confused. There is one where I killed several days ago. But the one that I killed last night was gone. What do you make of that?????????????

Leemac Out...

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Gospel Post

I will be continuing my series in James as soon as I just do this post: John 3:16: a verse everyone should know:
"16 For God so loved the world he gave his only and begotten son, and whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."

This is really the gospel. Of course, yeah, yeah. I know that you people who normally come on my blog know about this. There was nothing else I could think that I want to, I posted this. Well, something you might not know Josiah, is that: People really only think about Jesus when Christmas time comes. But, if you try and engage a conversation about this, they don't really get into the conversation deep, because they really don't know the lord. They really don't think that there is a god. Well, most of them don't. But, they still don't really go deep; but stay very shallow. I, and like most of us, unlike you and me Josiah, (Who normally falls asleep during the sermon) who don't go deep, but people like you and me, will go very deep. Well, I would, and do. Not sure about joe though. (Josiah.) [Just kidding Joe.] But still, it is very true. Well, I do not know what else to put in, so...You know...

Leemac Out...

p.s. sorry joe, I love using your lines. plus, this is a free country...

What To Post?

What to post??? Today was a long, short, medium day. I don't really know if it went fast, slow or medium. In some ways it feels like all. Well, today my sister, Charli, got ran over by the cruiser...she didn't feel it, and can't except that it hurts. We do not think it is broken, but probably sprained. And, it wouldn't feel good to be run over by a car, sense I can't even take being run-over by a scooter. This is probably my first blogging day, and won't be the last, of not knowing what to say. maybe I should enter a scripture. but what verse? what book? What chapter? I know. James is always a good book of the bible. James 1: 2 Testing of your faith:
"2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complere, lacking in nothing."

I think this is a good verse. Certainly has a good meaning. I don't know what else to say...

So, I guess this means...

Leemac Out...


Instructions For the church:
1 Timothy 5: 1- 4:
"Do not rebuke an Older man but encourage him as you would a father. Treat younger men like brothers, 2 older women like mothers, younger women like sisters, in all purity."

I am guessing that means that you should not treat anyone badly but more than yourself... well let me carry on:
"3 Honor widows who ae truly widows. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and make some return to their parents, fr this is pleasing in the sight of God."

Is this possibly the next message at Grace??? Am I fortelling the message that Wayne or David will be preaching next week??? maybe. I wouldn't know til Sunday. but, that is a week away. oh well, it doesn't matter if it is or not. just posting the next et of sripture that it would seem like the next message. but, like I said; I don't know. I am just about to be a new teenager! Give me a BREAK! I am just feeling a bit cooped up. I am wanting to be outside for some strange reason.

Leemac out

good message untitled.

Well, what to say? hmmmmm. The message by Wayne Brooks of Grace Church was pretty good. Title of message: Spiritual Discipline. This message was about servants and members of the church. "A good servant is on the lookout for false teachings and false members." which, I am currently NOT a false member. (I am perfect in every way.) no, cut that. Real members are not perfect. not even near perfect. but, they do serve and love the lord with all their heart...that is true. A good servant is constantly nourished by the words of god and Sound Doctrine. notice: not false doctrine, but sound doctrine. A good servant also avoids false doctrine. A good servant is striving for the Lord's Godliness. Yeah, it was a good message. there also were some big laughs in this sermon too. Wayne Brooks' sermons almost always touch me. I am glad that he is a Pastor of Grace Church.
Leemac out.


Psalm 27:
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who will stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked the Lord, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all of the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lordand to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock.
6 Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me! 8 "Come," my heart says, "seek his face!" Your face, LORD, do I seek. 9 Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation! 10 If my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will take me up.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. 12 Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, and they are breathing out violence. 13 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

This is one of my favorite psalms, "Verses" or "Chapters" in the bible. It is really a confidence song. I am a new blogger. my name: "LeeMac" "Lee" is my middle name, and mac, comes from my favorite movie, or "TV" show, MacGyver. my dad made this, so on my info card, the macguyver is spelled wrong. so dad you spelt it wrong! [but I fixed it, too! Dad] (No, I don't care. It is just good news to have a blog.

Leemac out.