Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
'Jesus tomb' documentary ignores evidence, logic, experts say
'Lost Tomb' is pure sensationalism, Mohler says on 'LKL'
Has the family tomb of Jesus been found?
And this from the Catholic News Agency:
‘Lost Tomb of Jesus’ documentary claims unfounded, hype, archeologist says
Monday, February 26, 2007
"New scientific evidence, including DNA analysis conducted at one of the world'sNow, if true, that's a startling statement! The documentary will suggest that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child together named Judah. The article states,
foremost molecular genetics laboratories, as well as studies by leading
scholars, suggests a 2,000-year-old Jerusalem tomb could have once held the
remains of Jesus of Nazareth and his family."
"Five of the 10 discovered boxes in the Talpiot tomb were inscribed with namesThe obvious conclusion that film director James Cameron is communicating is that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a relationship resulting in the birth of at least one son. Therefore, Jesus did not die on the cross. He did not rise again. He is not God. It's of interest that there were no bones found in any of the burial boxes even though there were three human skulls discovered. The original discovery of the tomb and the burial boxes was not seen as significant by the Israeli Anitiquities Authority at the time of discovery more than fifteen years ago since the names are extremely popular for the time period in which they lived. Amos Kloner who is the archeologist who oversaw the excavation project says that Cameron's conclusions are, "nonsense". According to Kloner, "It makes a great story for a TV film, but it's impossible. Jesus and his relatives were a Galilee family with no ties in Jerusalem. The Talpiot tomb belonged to a middle-class family from the first century." Kloner insists, "...the names found on the coffins had been found in tombs before"
believed to be associated with key figures in the New Testament: Jesus, Mary,
Matthew, Joseph and Mary Magdalene. A sixth inscription, written in Aramaic,
translates to 'Judah Son of Jesus.'"
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
"This is a book about personal revival" (p4).
"Revival is renewed interest after a period of indifference or decline" (p5).
"Revival is not long lines of anxious sinners waiting for a turn at the microphone to reveal their most secret sinful something. That's not revival. Revival is not emotional extravagance..." (p5).
"The Bible does not invite us to seek a revival, ask God for a revival, or pray that revival will come" (p5).
"...we don't have control over moves of God that affect entire cities or regions. What we can affect is the experience of 'being revived' personally" (p6).
"Don't attempt to be revived if you have never been 'vived' in the first place" (p.6).
"Revival involves an increased hunger for and delight in God's Word after a difficult season of life" (p7).
"Revival involves a disdain for sin and renewed desire for obedience to God" (p7).
"Revival brings increased commitment to and interest in personal prayer" (p7).
"Revival is: God, gladly at the center of my life, experienced and enjoyed" (p7).
"If enjoying a happening relationship with God were easy, everyone would have one" (p8).
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The following six churches received their funding requests.
Trinity Baptist Church, Gunnison, $1000, Discipleship Conference.
Summit House Church Network, Dillon, $2000, High Capacity Coffee Machine for Big Red Bus. The Big Red Bus is highly effective evangelism tool—kind of like a block party on wheels.
Hope of Israel, Denver, $2000, High Speed CD/DVD Duplicator.
CrossPointe Community Church, Highlands Ranch, $2000, “Reaching America” mailout.
Immanuel Community Church, Fort Collins, $2000, Resource Evangelism Project and the completion of a welcome/coffee center.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Meeker, $2000, Complete bathroom facilities in children’s area and purchase video projector.
The Church Health Committee has a total of $19,684.34 to distribute to Colorado Baptist churches in the area of church health. $8,684.34 remains for other requests that may be submitted throughout the year.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
- Great Commission Prayer - One or two people must be praying! Coggin Avenue was not a praying church but there were two people (out of 400) who were praying daily for God to do a work.
- Pioneering Risk - Dr. Avant says, "The move of God came when I didn't care anymore if I was fired!" He refused to meet again with the personnel committee because he would always walk out of the meetings defeated. He didn't care if they fired him! That freedom allowed him to begin taking risks...like beginning a Sunday School class for gang members.
- Revival of Radical Evangelism - When he quit worrying about pleasing the right people, he was able to return to an evangelistic lifestyle.