Sermons & Discussions – 2017/June

Sermons

  1. Jacob Prasch
    • Isaiah’s Sons and Last Days Obsession with Conspiracy Theories
      Published On :- 2017-May-31st
      Link

 

Indepth

Isaiah’s Sons and Last Days Obsession with Conspiracy Theories – Jacob Prasch

  1. Parallels between last days of Southern & Northern Kingdom
    • 585 / 586 BC :- Judah
    • 720 / 721 BC :- Samaria
  2. Pesca” Interpretation
  3. 2 Comings
    • Cosmo Sign
    • Roman Emperor
      1. Assign numbers to control known world
      2. Economic Control of known world
      3. In Israel to be deceived
  4. First Son :- Isaiah 7:10-17 ESV
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  5. Second Son :- Isaiah 8:6-7 ( ESV )
    Link
  6. Third Son :- Isaiah 9:6-7 ( ESV )
    Link
  7. Third Son :- Isaiah 9:6-7 ( ESV )
  8. It is written as an instruction to us
    • Now these things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.
      So the one who thinks he is standing firm should be careful not to fall.…
      ( 1 Corinthians 10:11 )
    • This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
      ( Psalm 102:18 )
  9. Gird yourselves, and be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and be broken in pieces!
    • ( Isaiah 8:9 )
  10. A Call to Fear God
    • For thus the LORD spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,
    • “You are not to say, It is a conspiracy!’ In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.
    • “It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread.…
      ( Isaiah 8:11-13 )
  11. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
    Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
    And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
    Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
    ( Isaiah 8:15-18 )

    • House of Jacob
      • Eterocentric
      • Always to the Jews
    • Israel
      • Can be applied to Church
  12. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
    • ( Isaiah 8:20 )
  13. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
    • ( Isaiah 8:22 )
  14. Discernment
    • Watchtower
      • I will climb up to my watchtower
        and stand at my guardpost.
        There I will wait to see what the Lord says
        and how he will answer my complaint.
        ( Habakkuk 2: 1 )
      • Then the Lord said to me,“Write my answer plainly on tablets,
        so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
        This vision is for a future time.
        It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
        If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
        for it will surely take place.
        It will not be delayed.
        ( Habakkuk 2: 2-3 )
  15. To the Law and Testimony
    • Whenever the Lord gives a prophecy it must agree with what is already written in the scriptures
  16. Communication with the Dead
    • When God allows it
      • Saul/Samuel
        • Sign of Judgement on Saul
  17. School for Prophets?
  18. Todd Bentley
    • Female Angel
      • Todd Bentley “Emma..another experience”
        Link

        • Work up this morning and said “God why Lakeland?”
        • God says I want to give you an outpouring
        • I said I like California more than Florida
        • Those healing angel you saw in Heaven
          • Those healing Angels have come down
        • Gods says I want to release Healing
        • God is reading
        • Over 100 healing pools of Bathsheda
        • Spokane Washington
          • George G. Lake
          • Healing Room
          • Over 100,000 signs and wonders
          • Hospitals shut down because of the Healing Revival
      • Todd Bentley – Emma The Angel – “Lyin’ to My Face”
        Link

David Brooks – This Age of Wonkery

Background

Newspaper Man, David Brooks, writes an article only he can write; as it takes not being solidly behind an Ideology.

 

Story

 

Link

If you were a certain sort of ideas-oriented young person coming of age in the 20th century, it was very likely you would give yourself a label and join some movement. You’d call yourself a Marxist, a neoconservative, a Freudian, an existentialist or a New Deal liberal.

There would be certain sacred writers who would explain the world to you — from Jung to Camus, Dewey or Chesterton. There’d probably be a small magazine where the doctrines of your sect would be hammered out.

People today seem less likely to give themselves intellectual labels or join self-conscious philosophical movements. Young people today seem more likely to have their worldviews shaped by trips they have taken, or causes they have been involved in, or the racial or ethnic or gender identity group they identify with.

That’s changed the nature of the American intellectual scene, the way people approach the world and the lives they live.

In his book, “The Ideas Industry,” Daniel W. Drezner says we’ve shifted from a landscape dominated by public intellectuals to a world dominated by thought leaders. A public intellectual is someone like Isaiah Berlin, who is trained to comment on a wide array of public concerns from a specific moral stance. A thought leader champions one big idea to improve the world — think Al Gore’s work on global warming.

As Drezner puts it, intellectuals are critical, skeptical and tend to be pessimistic. Thought leaders are evangelists for their idea and tend to be optimistic. The world of Davos-like conferences, TED talks and PopTech rewards thought leaders, not intellectuals, Drezner argues.

Intellectual life has fallen out of favor for several reasons, he continues. In a low-trust era, people no longer have as much faith in grand intellectuals to serve as cultural arbiters. In a polarized era, ideologically minded funders like George Soros or the Koch brothers will only pay for certain styles of thought work. In an unequal era, rich people like to go to Big Idea conferences, and when they do they want to hear ideas that are going to have some immediate impact — Jeffrey Sachs’s latest plan to end world poverty or Amy Cuddy’s findings on how to adopt the right power stance.

Drezner doesn’t call this a decline, just a shift (let’s not underestimate how silly and wrong some of the grand, sweeping intellectuals could be). But I’m struck by how people’s relationship to ideas has changed.

In the first place, public thinkers now conceive of themselves as legislative advisers. Drezner writes a book called “The Ideas Industry,” but he is really writing about public policy. When George Orwell, Simone de Beauvoir or even Ralph Waldo Emerson were writing, they were hoping to radically change society, but nobody would confuse them with policy wonks.

Second, there was a greater sense then than now, I think, that the very nature of society was up for grabs. Call it a vestige from Marxism or maybe Christianity, but there was a sense that the current fallen order was fragile and that a more just mode of living was out there to be imagined.

Finally, intellectual life was just seen as more central to progress. Intellectuals establish the criteria by which things are measured and goals are set. Intellectuals create the frameworks within which politicians operate. How can you have a plan unless you are given a theory? Intellectuals create the age.

Doing that sort of work meant leading the sort of exceptional life that allowed you to emerge from the cave — to see truth squarely and to be fully committed to the cause. Creating a just society was the same thing as transforming yourself into a moral person.

For George Orwell, this meant being with the poor and the oppressed — living as a homeless tramp in England, a dishwasher in Paris, getting shot through the neck as a soldier in the Spanish Civil War. It meant teaching himself how to turn political writing into an art form.

For the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci, it meant committing fully to ideas, even if it meant years in prison, and doing the rigorous mental work required for a life of hard thinking. He was as left as can be, but he believed in traditional school curriculums, the tough grinding of learning Latin and Greek grammar. “It will be necessary to resist the tendency to render easy that which cannot become easy without being distorted,” he wrote.

It also meant joining a tradition and a team. There were a whole set of moral tests involved with obedience to the movement, breaking ranks when necessary, facing unpleasant truths, pioneering a collective way of living, whether feminist, Marxist or libertarian.

The 20th century held up intellectuals like that, and then discredited them — too many were too wrong about communism and fascism. But we’ve probably over-adjusted, and deprived a generation of a vision of the heroic intellectual. It’s good to have people who think about North Korean disarmament. But politics is most real at a more essential level.

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Andy Stanley

 

Sermons & Discussions

  1. Skin in the Game – Full, Unedited Conversation
    Your Move with Andy Stanley
    Guests :- Sam Collier & Joseph Sojourner
    Published On :- 2016-Sept-20th

  2. Exposed: Michael Leahy and ex-wife Patty talk with Andy Stanley about Michael’s sex addiction
    A compelling interview my ex-wife Patty and I did years ago at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA with Senior Pastor Andy Stanley. I’m posting it here so more people will watch it and reach out to me for help as we mentor men who struggle with sexual addiction and their hurting spouses. To learn more about our mentoring programs, visit http://www.bravehearts.net.
    Published On :- 2014-May-3rd
    Link
  3. Leadership, Preaching, & Cultural Engagement
    Conversation between Russell Moore and Andy Stanley at the 2016 ERLC National Conference
    Published On :- 2016-Sept-20th
    Link

 

Indepth

Skin in the Game – Full, Unedited Conversation

  1. As Police Officers we want control
    • If people will just understand that they should do what we want them to do

 

Skin in the Game – Full, Unedited Conversation

  1. Bible Verses
    • But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. ( Romans 13:14 )

Damon Thompson – 2017-March

 

 

  1. Damon  Thompson – Cycle Of The Supernatural
    The Place, Lyndon Amick, Brad Kuster, or Damon Thompson
    Published On :- 2014-Jan-16th
    Added On :- 2017-March-1st
    Link
  2. Damon Thompson- Remaining in the Wilderness
    Damon Thompson encourages us to continue in the process and outlines the benefits of a wilderness season in this Launch service message.
    Published On :- 2013-Oct-7th
    Added On :- 2017-March-1st
    Link
  3. Damon Thompson- Colliding With Trouble
    At Rochester First Assembly of God
    Published On:- 2102-Sept-7th
    Added On :- 2017-Mar-2nd
    Link
  4. Damon Thompson- In The Right Position
    Featured on Celebration Church podcast
    Uploaded On :- 2012-Feb-23rd
    Link

Sermons & Discussions for 2017-March

 

Sermons

  1. Paris Reidhead
    • Satanic Strategy By Paris Reidhead
      Published On :- 2014-Jan-5th
      Link
  2. Damon Thompson
    • Damon Thompson- Discerning Transition and Receiving Direction
      Published On: 2013-Feb-3rd ( Super Bowl Sunday 2013 )
      Added On :- 2017-Feb-27th
      Link
  3. Live Your Song. | Jon Foreman | TEDxUniversityofNevada
    Published On:- 2016-Feb-8th
    Added On:- 2017-Feb-27th
    Link