VIDEO God’s Not Dead – Trailer, Debate, Song

The Movie God is Not Dead will be out on DVD in August….it will be well worth the purchase and good for evangelizing.

God’s Not Dead | Teaser Trailer

God’s Not Dead – Official Movie Trailer 2

God’s Not Dead | Official Trailer #3

Newsboys – God’s Not Dead

God’s Not Dead, Josh Last Lecture!
Mar 21, 2014

The last lecture scene from the movie “God’s Not Dead”. The scene shows the debate between the professor and the student in the topic that “God doesn’t exist”. The student, a Christian, will refute the statement that his Professor presented to the class. It is for view for everyone of all ages and all stages of your Christian walk. The final portion of the debate is not on this clip.

Christianity is a relationship. To be in a relationship, it is always up to you. Since Jesus gives us the freedom to choose, it is always up to us if we want to be in a relationship with him.

Cheers People, God is Good and He ain’t Dead!

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The Weight of Squandered Blessings

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I was making my usual pleas to God. I asked for help guiding my children to Him, for more income, for more time to devote to my writing. Then a chilling thought washed over me: What if God has already given me these blessings?

I thought about the previous evening, when I had used the fact that my children were all preoccupied as an excuse to watch television. I wasn’t even very interested in the show. But my kids were busy, and I was a little tired, and a little bored, so that’s how I spent 30 minutes.

The month before, I’d taken a walk with my son. It also took about 30 minutes. We talked about things close to his heart. I told him of mistakes I’d made; he told me about the fears that haunted him. And even though it was just a walk around our neighborhood, I know I will still remember it when he has children of his own.

Thirty minutes to draw close to my son; 30 minutes to watch television. That’s what I recalled as I asked God to help me lead my children to Him. We lead our children to the Lord by teaching them His ways, by talking to them about Him, and by living out His lovingkindness.

It’s hard to do any of that when I’m sitting on the couch watching TV, isn’t it?

And what about this financial independence I keep praying for? How much did I pay for lunch last month because I couldn’t be bothered to make my own? How much more did I spend going to a movie instead of renting a DVD? Why did I even pay for a DVD, when I would have been better off reading a good library book anyway?

Every day I spend a dollar here, five dollars there—and what do I have to show for it? The same goes for my free time. A few minutes on Facebook, a couple of hours watching a game between two teams I don’t even care about. I waste my minutes the way I waste my dollars.

I squander my money and squander my time, then ask the Lord for more of both. Am I any better than the slave who hid his master’s talent in the ground? (Matt. 25:14-30). I may well be worse; at least that slave didn’t have the nerve to demand more.

Too often I think of blessings as big, gaudy Christmas gifts. I ask the Lord to improve my finances, and by that I mean a winning lottery ticket. I ask Him to help me raise my children, but what I’m really asking is that He raise them for me. I ask Him for time to write my novel, but I behave as if I expect Him to reveal the perfect plot to me in a dream.

The blessings of God are indeed gifts, but often they are—like grace itself— sprinkled throughout my life. They are the minutes I can spend training my children or ignoring them. They are the dollars I can invest or squander.

It’s on my heart to be more cognizant of these seemingly small blessings. I want to be a better steward of them. I want to be “faithful in a very little thing,” that I might become “faithful also in much” (Luke 16:10). That “very little thing” can itself become the “much,” if only I will steward it faithfully.

So I’ve added stewardship to my daily prayers. Help me remember, Lord, that these blessings are not as small as they may seem.

by Tony Woodlief

Down The Up Staircase

If My people . . . will humble themselves, and pray . . . and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin. —2 Chronicles 7:14

The video starts with a puppy at the top of the stairs afraid to go down. Despite much encouragement from people cheering at the bottom, Daisy can’t figure it out. She wants so badly to join them, but fear keeps her pacing the landing. Then a bigger dog comes to help. Simon runs up the steps and then back down, showing Daisy how easy it is. Daisy is not convinced. Simon tries again. This time more slowly. Then he watches Daisy try again. But Daisy still is too scared. Once again Simon goes to the top and demonstrates the technique. Finally Daisy dares to let her back legs follow the front ones. Simon stays beside her. She makes it. Everyone celebrates!

What a beautiful picture of discipleship. We spend much of our time trying to teach others to climb up, but the more important, and more difficult, thing to learn is how to “go down.” Throughout Scripture we read that God desires humility of us. Because the people of Judah humbled themselves, the Lord said, “Therefore I will not destroy them” (2 Chron. 12:7).

On numerous occasions, God demonstrated humility by coming down (Ex. 3:7-8; 19:10-12; Micah 1:3). Finally God sent Jesus, who spent His life teaching the technique we are to follow (Phil. 2:5-11). By Julie Ackerman Link

More like the Master I would ever be,
More of His meekness, more humility;
More zeal to labor, more courage to be true,
More consecration for work He bids me do. —Gabriel

No one will learn anything at all unless he first learns humility.

He Doth Devise Means

“For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.” (2 Samuel 14:14)

These words of the “wise woman of Tekoah,” spoken to King David concerning Absalom, his son, were wiser than she knew, for they reflect a principle of human experience that affects us all. Human life must eventually deteriorate and die; this declension cannot be reversed any more than water poured down on the ground can be “un-poured” up into the cup again.

This principle is the famous law of entropy (“in-turning”). Physical systems wear out; biological organisms get old and die; societies and empires fall and vanish. All these phenomena are local expressions of God’s universal curse on man and all his dominion (Genesis 3:14-19). It applies to everything, without exception.

However, the very existence of the law of entropy points to a Creator because systems that are wearing out must first have been made new, and beings that die must first have been given life. The very idea of a universal naturalistic evolution of all things into more complex systems is contrary to all real scientific data and is contradicted by all human experience.

Nevertheless, the God who created all things can surely “devise means” by which the law of decay can be set aside. Solar energy and the hydrologic cycle can raise the spilled water; the sinful life can be purified by God’s grace and the blood of Christ; and the dead can be revived by the resurrection life of Christ. Someday the Curse itself will be removed when God creates new heavens and a new earth, and the whole creation “shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Romans 8:21). HMM

Oh, that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest

Oh, that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.—Psalm 55:6.
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles.—Isaiah 40:31.

IS there no way of escape for us when in trouble or distress? Must we just plod wearily through it all, and look for no relief? I rejoice to answer that there is a glorious way of escape for every one of us, if we will but mount up on wings, and fly away from it all to God. All creatures that have wings can escape from every snare that is set for them, if only they will fly high enough; and the soul that uses its wings can always find a sure “way to escape” from all that can hurt or trouble it. What then are these wings? Their secret is contained in the words “They that wait upon the Lord.” The soul that waits upon the Lord is the soul that is entirely surrendered to Him, and that trusts Him perfectly. Therefore we might name our wings the wings of Surrender and of Trust. If we will only surrender ourselves utterly to the Lord, and will trust Him perfectly, we shall find our souls “mounting up with wings as eagles” to the “heavenly places” in Christ Jesus, where earthly annoyances or sorrows have no power to disturb us. HANNAH WHITALL SMITH.

Who is she that looketh forth as the morning

Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners? Song of Songs 6:10

The church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

There appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun. — The marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. — The righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe.

The glory which thou gavest me I have given them.

Acts 20:28. Ephesians 5:25-27. Revelation 12:1. Revelation 19:7,8. Romans 3:22. John 17:22.

His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me

His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. Song of Songs 2:6.

Underneath are the everlasting arms. — When [Peter] saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? —The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders. — Casting all your care upon Him, for he careth tor you. —He that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of his eye.

They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all.

Deuteronomy 33:27. Matthew 14:30,31. Psalm 37:23,24. Deuteronomy 33:12. 1 Peter 5:7. Zechariah 2:8. John 10:28,29.