God’s Politics

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2012 by treiii

Came across this interesting note, just wanted to share –
God’s politics is never partisan or ideological. But it challenges everything about our politics. God’s politics reminds us of the people our politics always neglects — the poor, the vulnerable, the left behind. God’s politics challenges narrow national, ethnic, economic, or cultural self-interest, reminding us of a much wider world and the creative human diversity of all those made in the image of the creator. God’s politics reminds us of the creation itself, a rich environment in which we are to be good stewards, not mere users, consumers, and exploiters. And God’s politics pleads with us to resolve the inevitable conflicts among us, as much as is possible, without the terrible cost and consequences of war. God’s politics always reminds us of the ancient prophetic prescription to ‘choose life, so that you and your children may live,’ and challenges all the selective moralities that would choose one set of lives and issues over another.

Truth Moment

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 28, 2012 by treiii

I have realized that it is easier to preach a great sermon than to actually walk it out. I have had a rough week, but I find myself in a situation where I am having to believe God like never before. Usually, most preachers wouldn’t admit something like that. Some think that just because we are anointed to deliver the word of God from a platform that we are above the issues of this world or setbacks. I WISH!!! Let me put it this way, I stayed up all night because worry was beating me down. Frazzled even. If I told you some of the absolutely ridiculous thoughts that played in my mind…..ok I’ll leave that alone, but it wasn’t good. So, I get up this morning and on my coffee table is a CD of a recent sermon that I preached called Great Expectations. I have received so many emails about this message. How powerful it was, how it empowered people’s belief in what God can do. Some things from that message came flooding back to me instantly: Cast your cares on Him, Y? Cause he cares for you; He is able to do exceedingly abundantly far above all we can ask or think; Jesus said, Did I not tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God? If you know me, I can get loud and I bring a force and a confidence that carries. I can PREACH!!! 😉 (LOL) BUT, when it was time for me to walk it out, where did that confidence go??? I have heard people say, “I can show you, better than I can tell you”, but at times I find it easier to tell than to show. The same message that I preach, has to be alive in me. Not just words, but there has to be action, in my life. The Bible says, to not be hearers only, but doers of the word as well. Let me take it a step further, I can’t be a hearer or a teller and not be a doer. It’s easy for me to tell someone else to believe in the power of God, but I need to tell myself to do the same. God is great, and God is good. God is not just powerful enough to fix it, but because of His great love for me, He wants to fix it!!! The goodness of God that I experienced last year is helping to build up my faith through this situation NOW. (I’m using this space to preach to myself) The same things I tell others God can do for them, God can do for me. My hope is in the Lord!!! Ok, sorry for the rant, but sometimes I have to write it down to keep it in front of me. I don’t care how hopeless it looks….Just because something is fact, doesn’t mean it’s the TRUTH. I have a letter that states facts, but God’s word is TRUTH!!! Ok, I’m done. Just needed to free write some. Thanks for reading, Be Blessed.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 2, 2012 by treiii

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”
― Stephen Colbert

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2012 by treiii

There are no victories without conflicts, no rainbows without rain.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2012 by treiii

Hope in God’s promises, therefore, is not a wishful longing but a faith-filled confidence for the future. It is simply impossible to trust one of God’s promises and not anticipate its coming true. To know God is to trust Him. And to trust God is to trust His promises. And to trust God’s promises is to be sure of their fulfillment. This assurance concerning the future, anchored in God’s promises, is what the Bible calls “hope.”

Scott Hafemann
The God of Promise and the Life of Faith. Crossway Books, 2001, p. 109.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 17, 2012 by treiii

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Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2012 by treiii

Think about it. One person stands up, says a few (or a lot) of words and every single time there is the potential that someone’s life can change forever. Amazing.