Reading with Pastor Matt
The Mortification of Sin by John Owen
Chapter 4 Part 3
I attended my first City of Danville City Council meeting last night. The reason why I attended was because of an Abortion Clinic that is attempting to come to the City of Danville.
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The ACLU has sent a letter to the City of Danville Illinois, warning them ... hmm... how do I say this? It is warning Danville that they can't stop the legal murder of babies.
All of the unborn / unwanted of Danville would thank you... but they won't have the opportunity.
For the record. If you are out there and you read this and you are considering an abortion: if you will carry that baby to term, my wife and I would gladly adopt that child. You can read my other thoughts on abortion here.
This post will also serve as Episode 55 of my Podcast. You can listen to it here:
I'm going to warn you in advance. This is going to be a long post. It is going to be long, not because I have a lot to say, but because the little I have to say will require a thick scriptural delivery system. It will also require a few additional words, because the world we live in has no mercy for succinct statements, unless they are in agreement with the world. I will then pepper in some additional words, in an attempt of honesty and transparency, to show that my motivation is love -- love for people, love for God, love for his word, and a love for the Church. I will attempt all of these words while offering a semi-exposition of 1 Timothy 1:3–20, with a practical emphasis on an event that happened at a church in my community.
Darrel Bock on Luke 14:26 -
"Jesus spares no one who claims to have a disciples commitment. The desire to come to Jesus is a good one, but it is not to be considered casually."
Commentary on Luke Volume 2, Baker Exegetical Commentary by Darrell Bock
I know a few people who are preppers. (I'm assuming that you know what this word means.)
I am not allowed to mention their names (the preppers) or to even allude to where they might live. I have been extensively warned by my prepper friends that this information should not be shared even under the pain of death because when the apocalypse hits, they don't want anyone to know that they have prepared. If the preppers I know were the sort that spent time on the internet looking at things other than survival gear and food buckets, they would probably be annoyed that I have even mentioned that I know preppers. I want to take a moment to assure my prepper friends that I will stand firm when I am being interrogated. I will not give away the location of their prep work. I promise you that nobody will know where you keep your chickens.