Archive / November, 2011

The Story of Jonah and Jesus

Jesus Uses the Story of Jonah – Luke 11:29-32 Opening Thoughts:I just successfully wasted about 6 hours over the last two nights on writing this post only to erase it both times and start over again. I’m starting to think that it’s important, either that or God is just working on my patience and obedience. The Long Hair: I remember when I was a kid, likely about 12 years old, I was hanging out with some school mates and I noticed that one of the girls had a very long hair on her forehead. I told her about it and reached to pull it out and to my horror it was attached! She was horrified as well and I think she ran to the bathroom to pull it out. My first thought was, “A hair like that does not grow over night, how on earth did it get that long […]

A Mob Sent by God

Matthew 26:47-56 K.P. Yohannan: This past Sunday my husband Shane and I visited another church so that we could listen to brother K.P. Yohannan, founder of the ministry Gospel for Asia, speak. We have heard him preach online and I’ve begun to read his book “Revolution in World Missions“, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet him in person. He is a dear friend to our dear friends at Living Waters Ministry and so even though we had never met before we feel great love for him and we love his ministry. During the service he shared several stories of the suffering people in India, in particular. One story at the end though really wrenched my heart because it was about a five year old boy that he had seen on the front cover of a local newspaper who was photographed lying on his side on the street […]

Clean but not Washed.

Seven More Evil Spirits Worse Than Him — Luke 11:24-26 Opening Thoughts: Today was a very normal day around our house. My wife was up several times in the night with Kate, who is now 6 weeks old, I slept through most of it. This morning I got up with the two youngsters, Max and Sarah, as I usually do. They seem to have a built in alarm clock for 6:45 am, oh how I wish it was at least 7:45 am, but it’s not. It doesn’t even seem to matter when they go to bed, the moment that clock hits 6:45 am, they start shouting from the bedroom. Back to my story:-) I had breakfast with them as usual, then when Danae and Kate got up I headed off to my office (Starbucks). After a day of work I headed to pick up Danae and the kids for Max’s […]

Blessed are Those Who Hear the Words and Keep it!

Blessed is the Womb that Bore You — Luke 11:27-28 Opening Thoughts: Have you ever been at a conference or a service where the speaker asks people in attendance to “Quickly shout out an answer to their question” or in one sentence explain it… You start to sweat because you really want to say something, because in your opinion you have the 100% correct answer to the question. You hear several people give their answers and they sound pretty good, but you know you can top it if you can just get the courage. You finally go for it, you stand up and blurt it out! Everyone turns to look and the pastor immediately says “that’s not exactly what I was thinking”, Ouch! Or how about this, I was in a service one time when a guy in the middle of the service stood up and walked onto to the […]

180 Movie is a Tsunami Headed for Abortion-ville

A New WAVE in the Pro-Life Movement is About to Land on the Abortion Industry Opening Thoughts: Shane here from the social media team at Living Waters:-) This will be a very short blog post my friends. The abortion documentary 180 Movie is gaining amazing momentum. It’s been both horribly criticized and ecstatically praised. The purpose of 180 Movie is to create a worldwide tsunami that will crash into and destroy the “City of Destruction” called “Abortion-ville” (Pilgrims Progress). We need all believers and pro-life advocates from around the world to continue pushing this wave. I believe that with your help 180 Movie has the potential to cause abortion clinics everywhere to close their doors for lack of business, and abortion doctors like Henry Morgentaler will start walking off the job. This will all happen because of a major shift in the way people see abortion thanks to 180 Movie. […]

180 Movie is Aborting Abortion

Hoping to see the day when Abortion itself is finally Aborted! Opening Thoughts: Planned Parenthood will tell you that “Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures in the industry”, I have even heard that abortion is safer than child¬† birth itself? If that’s the case we should be thanking PP for saving so many lives, if it wasn’t for them think of how many women would have died having babies! Of course I’m being sarcastic, how stupid is that argument. The abortion industry is all about the money, they don’t care about how you feel after the procedure, their pro-choice agenda is built upon a billion dollar industry. A Payday loan company doesn’t care that you have absolutely no money and that you will likely be paying them back for the rest of your life, they lend you money because they will make a ton of interest off your […]

Bench Warmers for JESUS!

Jesus Casts out the MUTE Demon – Luke 11:14-23 Opening Thoughts: For those who are tracking along through my study in Luke, welcome back! For those of you who are jumping in for the first time, welcome aboard. My wife Danae and I are so grateful to be used of God by way of studying the Word and blogging it out. Our hope is that in some way we can be a tool to help prepare the way for the kingdom of God in the hearts of those God has called. We pray that as you read you too will be challenged to open your Bible and carefully digest all that is written,¬† and ultimately be challenged, convicted, and changed for the Glory of God! Today’s text is taken from Luke 11:14-23 In this text you will find that Jesus performs a miracle that is very significant in pointing to […]

180 Movie is the Pro-Choice Nightmare!

180 Movie has Blindsided the Pro-Choice Movement Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, if you have been following the exciting new documentary called “180 Movie” you will have seen the waves that it is making in the media. In less than than 2 months after it’s release it has been viewed over 1.5 Million times on YouTube. Many of these viewings have been in public settings that range from several people upwards to groups of several hundred. The number of people who have actually watched this award winning documentary would literally be about 4- 5 million people considering the groups etc, and that’s just on YouTube. Aside from the YouTube views over 200,000 180 DVDs have been handed out at high schools and college campuses around the USA and Canada. According to a couple students: “I’m a student at University of Michigan-Flint. I had a conversation with someone who I […]

Ask, Seek, Knock – Luke 11:9-13

Knock and it will be opened – Luke 11:9-13 Opening Thoughts: Many of you that are following our blog will notice that we have attempted to be faithful to our daily posts but have come up seriously short this past little while. Our desire is to blog daily but good intentions are often interrupted by the most wonderful things in the world “children”. We have 3 wonderful kids and I can’t imagine life without them, but these little people are many times why we don’t get around to blogging. Their regular bedtime is 7pm and by the time we close the door to their room it’s often 7:30. Then there’s the “Mommy & Daddy, can I have a drink?” questions…. or the “I have to use the bathroom!” requests. Being a parent is super tough, there has to be a limit right? I mean by the 4th request for a […]