Dec 25 2013

Quotable: 72 yr old male

“She paid her way through Bob Jones by makin’ moonshine.”

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Oct 28 2013

Humblebrag

n., “a statement in which you pretend to be modest but which you are really using as a way of telling people about your success or achievements.”

The word was recently added to the dictionary. Tim Challies, where I first heard the word, has an excellent tutorial on how to humblebrag effectively.

 

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Oct 19 2013

Quotable: A.W. Pink

“No verse of Scripture yields its meaning to lazy people.” —A.W. Pink

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Oct 9 2013

Quotable: D.A. Carson

“There’s no rulebook in Haddon Robinson’s ‘Homiletics’ that says, ‘Thou shalt preach the entire flipping book or thou shalt be damned.'”

 

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Jun 28 2013

Things to avoid

Galatians 2:12, “For before certain men came from James, he [Peter] was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party.

I’d be afraid of anything called a ‘circumcision party’ as well.

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Apr 12 2013

Chreaster

n., one who attends church only on Christmas and Easter, or adj., ‘Chreaster dad,’ via Wes Molebash‘s Insert [IMG].

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May 17 2012

More quotable C. S. Lewis, from The Four Loves

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”

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Nov 10 2011

Quotable: Adam Clarke

“Even the success of apostles depended, in a certain way, on the prayers of the Church. Few Christian congregations feel, as they ought, that it is their bounden duty to pray for the success of the Gospel, both among themselves and in the world. The Church is weak, dark, poor, and imperfect, because it prays little.”

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Oct 15 2011

Dog

My dyslexic friend got kicked out of church for singing ‘Our Dog is an Awesome Dog.’

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Jul 26 2011

How a grudge is like a turd

While teaching a lesson on the book of Obadiah to my church youth group , I used the following illustration:

Similarities between holding a grudge and holding a turd

  1. You think it’s valuable, but everyone else sees that it is not.
  2. It makes you unpleasant to be around.
  3. You can’t get clean as long as you are holding on to it.
  4. You think you are hurting another person by holding it.
  5. You look stupid for doing it.
  6. It will eventually infect every area of your life.
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