Prayer (c): Announcement Day



Lord, Jesus, our God,
You said "apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:15)

In faith we embrace Your words, Lord, and implore Your goodness. Help us to carry out the work we are about to begin, and bring it to completion.

I request good health, wisdom, courage, peace, and sound judgment for Mr. Stufflebeam, his family, staff, and supporters.
I pray for a good turn out of journalists and favorable reporting.

Advent



Advent: A holy season of the Christian church, also known as the season of Christmas.

A season of celebration of the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ, and of expectant and hopeful waiting for His return!

Adventus is the Latin word for ‘coming’, and is the exact Latin equivalent for the Greek word parousia, commonly used in reference to the Second Coming.” (1)

Discipleship: Scripture Story and Life Story Application



"The Bible is God's story, his declaration of the way the world really is. The Bible is not an exhaustive history of the world, but it narrates, in a progressive way over time, the story of God's actions and what they mean for the people of God."

"Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen helpfully structure the biblical narrative as a six-act play:"

December - Saint Nickolas (A.K.A. Santa Clause)


He is often called Saint Nickolas or Nickolas of Myra, where he served as a bishop. He was born in Turkey around 270 and died on December 6, 343. Today his bones lay at rest in a Basilica in Bari, Italy...

He was known for his generosity and often gave gifts secretly to those in need but he didn’t limit his gift giving to children...

Marriage: "Strong families, prosperous states"

Socialism vs Communism vs Liberty (Republican Democracy)



"ADOLF HITLER’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY [National Socialism] HAS BEEN SUMMED up to say: 'Society’s needs come before the individual’s needs.' History, of course, tells us how that way of thinking worked out..." (1)

"Communism stresses the importance of the political party over the person. In fact, under Joseph Stalin’s collectivization efforts in the Soviet Union during the early 1900s, peasant farmers were forced, for the benefit of the state, to give up their land and animals in order to become part of collective farms. This resulted in the starvation and death of many millions of innocent people" (1)

On the contrary...

Socialism: Are free services really free?



Free education, free health care, steal from the rich and give to me. Free, Free, Free!!

Would FREE Education really be free?
- would teachers teach for free?
- would maintenance workers work for free?
- would land owners give land for free and developers build schools for free?

NO, of course not. So be honest, what are you really asking for?

Aren't you really asking, out of jealousy, for the government to steal what you covet from those that have more than you to give to you in the form of free education?

Do not be fooled by the false hope and idolatry of socialism!

Thanksgiving


Protestant pilgrims are shown on the deck of the ship Speedwell before their departure for the New World from Delft Haven, Holland, on July 22, 1620. William Brewster, holding the Bible, and pastor John Robinson lead Governor Carver, William Bradford, Miles Standish, and their families in prayer. Painted by Robert Weir (1803-1889).
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EmbarkationPilgrims.jpg)

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Politics: My Unofficial 2016 Voters Guide


My Un-Official 2016 Voter Guide

I'm a two issue voter:

1. Life.

There is no other issue if the sanctity of life is not upheld. The first “unalienable right” mentioned in our Declaration of Independence is the right to life. Be a one issue voter. Be a One Issue Voter Posted by Scott Boerckel, God-Centered Christian

Justice: Law is King - Lex Rex



All, whether king, president, rich, poor, famous, or commoner are accountable to the law.

When Jesus said “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s,” He was making clear that the civil government has limitations. The State is not the “be all and end all.” It cannot declare just anything to be its own. They cannot make up law as they go, nor change the immutable laws of God. The authority they have is delegated to them from God – it is not autonomously held...

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