Timothy Keller – 2017/Summer

Teachings

  1. The One God uses
    • YouTube
      Published On :- 2017-August-10th
      Link
  2. TIM KELLER 2017 – An Immigrant’s Courage (POWERFUL SERMON 2017)
    • YouTube
      Published On :- 2017-July-4th
      Link
  3. A World of Idols | Timothy Keller
    Sermon :- Acts 17:16-34

    • YouTube
      Published On :- 2017-August-7th
      Link

 

Indepth

The One God Uses

  1. The calling of God
    • Divine Call
      • Being
      • Doing
  2. Apprentice of 18 years
  3. Prophetic of 30 years

 

An Immigrant’s Courage

  1. Deuteronomy 23
    • “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever,
      because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.
      But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you.
      You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever. ( Deuteronomy 23:3-6 )
    • “You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you were a sojourner in his land.
      Children born to them in the third generation may enter the assembly of the Lord. ( Deuteronomy 23:7)
  2. Barren Woman
    • “Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman,” says the LORD. ( Isaiah 54:1 )
    • …But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
      For it is written: “Rejoice, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who have never travailed; because more are the children of the desolate woman, than of her who has a husband.”
      Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of the promise.… ( Galatians 4:26-28 )

A World of Idols

  1. Gehazi’s Greed and Leprosy
    …Naaman said, “If not, please let your servant at least be given two mules’ load of earth; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering nor will he sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
    “In this matter may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon your servant in this matter.”
    He said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him some distance.… ( 2 Kings 5:17-19 )

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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Sermons for April 2016

Here are some sermons for April 2016

  1. Timothy Keller
    • Changed Lives
    • Tim Keller on The Bible as a Single Story
  2. Damon Thompson
    • Shift Conference ( 1/19/2015 )
  3. Neil T. Anderson
    • Neil T Anderson “Spiritual Warfare” Full exclusive interview ( with Jon Oleksiuk ) – Published on Oct 23, 2013

 

Indepth

Damon Thompson

Shift Conference

Scriptures

  1. Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son ( Luke 7:13-15 ) – Link
    …When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said, “Do not weep.”
    Then He went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. “Young man, He said, “I tell you, get up!”
    And the dead man sat up and began to speak! Then Jesus gave him back to his mother.…

 

Lesson

  1. Fig Tree
    • If fig tree had fruits, it would have been supernatural fruits
    • Glory that cancels winter
    • Perpetual Springs
    • Winter
      • Points to absence
      • Not to depth of circumstance
    • Bears fruit in its season
      • in every season
      • And, its leaves never withers
    • World does not want us
      • Our fruit is subject to rejection
  2. Align emotions with God
    • Me being here can deal with him being dead
  3. Arrival of presence
    • Announcement that intervention is possible
  4.  Compassion
    • The bible says he had compassion on her
    • Not Identification with situation, but transformation of the situation
  5. You will not to live your life reactive
  6. Touches boy’s coffin
    • You can touch me, but don’t touch that boyfriend
    • Don’t touch my casual drinking
    • Touches the vehicle that the enemy is using to take the boy out of his purpose
    • Uses his authority to touch the tool of violation being used by hell
  7. Jesus still touches coffin
    • Unconsecrated areas of the boy’s live
  8. Holiness Versus legalism
    • Both lives are not separable
    • Legalism to avoid hell
    • Holiness to be qualified to touch heaven
  9. If Jesus touches your coffin
    • Degree of resurrection that he is trying to manifest in your live
    • Inferior affection
    • Give everything to you, because he wants to give you more
    • Arrest vehicle that is transporting you out of purpose
  10. If coffin is closed, there is no violation, but if opened
    • Nazareth Violation
      • Consecration
      • Priestly DNA
    • But, he knew if he touches the boy, he will not be dead anymore
  11. Why was coffin opened
    • Something told mama that this one is not over yet
  12. Take the lid off
    • remove the barrier to the intervention
  13. When the young boy came back
    • He came back with revelation

Sermons & Discussions – 2015/Oct

Sermons

Here are some sermons and discussions for Oct 2015:

  1. Desiring God Conference – 2013
    • Speaker Panel: David Platt, Michael Ramsden, Michael Oh, Ed Stetzer, John Piper
    • Transcript
  2. Biola University
    • David Nelson: Never Too Far from Grace [Greater]
      Link
  3. Tim Keller
    • Satanic Exposition ( Added on Sept. 29th, 2015 )
      Link
    • Spiritual Warfare – Ephesians 6:10-13 – January 29, 2012 ( Added on Oct 20th, 2015 )
      Link
    • How To Change Deeply ( Added on Oct. 20th, 2015 )
      Link
  4. David T. Demola – Exposing the Spirit of Jezebel ( Added on Sept 28th, 2015 )
  5. Congregation of YHWH, Jerusalem ( Added on Oct. 2nd, 2015 )
    • Take Every Thought Into Captivity
      Link
  6. Derek Prince
    • Am I cursed? Breaking Curses and be Blessed with your words ( Added on Oct. 2nd, 2015 )
      Link
  7. Thom Rainer
    • The First Baptist Church of Laodicea – Revelation 3:14-22 ( Added on Oct 7th, 2015 )
      Link
    • Fallen Families or Mighty Ministries?  ( Added on Oct 7th, 2015 )
      Link
  8. Pastor Robert Morris
    • Free Indeed – The First Open Door  ( Added on Oct 15th, 2015 )
      Link
  9. Jimmy Evans
    • Revived Life
      • Reversing the Jezebel Curse // Jimmy Evans
        Posted On :- 2017-May-16th
        Added On :- 2017-July-2nd
        Link

In-depth

Desiring God Conference – 2013

10/40 Window

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10/40_Window

The 10/40 Window is a term coined by Christian missionary strategist Luis Bush in 1990 to refer to those regions of the eastern hemisphere, plus the European and African part of the western hemisphere, located between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator, a general area that in 1990 was purported to have the highest level of socioeconomic challenges and least access to the Christian message and Christian resources on the planet.

The 10/40 Window concept highlights these three elements: an area of the world with great poverty and low quality of life, combined with lack of access to Christian resources. The Window forms a band encompassing Saharan and Northern Africa, as well as almost all of Asia (West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia and much of Southeast Asia). Roughly two-thirds of the world population lives in the 10/40 Window. The 10/40 Window is populated by people who are predominantly Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, animist, Jewish or atheist. Many governments in the 10/40 Window are formally or informally opposed to Christian work of any kind within their borders.

10-40 Window

Biola University

David Nelson

Never Too Far from Grace [Greater]

Quotes

  • There is a divine moment that God has appointed for you
  • We don’t rescue because we are rescuers, we rescue because we have been rescued ( David Platt )
  • I was the best with being who you wanted me to be
  • Don’t get it twisted. Jesus was a friend of sinners, but he was not a companion of sinners ( Bad companions, corrupt good characters – 1 Corinthians 15:33 )
  • Confuse Corporate growth with personal growth
  • Be still and know that I am God ( Psalm 46:10 )
  • What good is it to gain the World, but lose your soul ( Mark 8:36 )
    • What good is it to gain the world, but not love yourself, not valve yourself
  • I am
    • The I am is a state of being
  • Commitment is the longevity of devotion in the same direction
  • Live a life beyond self
    • Live a life that is not about us
  • Gave you dominion over the earth
    • Adam called to name the animals
  • Respond with commitment

Prayer & Meditation

Forward

My pastor just started a month long series on prayer.

Everyone seems to be on the same page lately.

I suppose that it is how it is supposed to be.

Yet, the convergence is kind of scary.

Others

Here are some other voices on the same chord:

Special Mention

Jezebel

Robert Morris

  • Discerning the Jezebel Spirit
    Added on :- 2015-09-14
    Link
  • STOP tolerating Jezebel spirit – Robert Morris
    Link
    Uploaded on : 2011-Apr-07
    Added On: 2016-12-01

John Paul Jackson

Addendum

David Platt, Added on Sept 11th, 2015

Link
David Joseph Platt  is currently the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, and he is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. He released a follow-up book, Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God in April, 2011.  And in February, 2013, he released Follow Me: A Call to Die. a Call to Live.  Platt recently founded a resource ministry, Radical.net, dedicated to serving the church and making disciples of all nations.

He also served at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans and resided in a parsonage when Hurricane Katrina hit, flooding the parsonage.

At the age of 26, Platt was hired to lead the congregation of The Church at Brook Hills, and he became known as the youngest megachurch pastor in America. He said, “I believe that God has uniquely created every one of His people to impact the world. Some may count it as idealistic, but I believe it is thoroughly biblical, rooted in Psalm 67:1-2, yet covering Scripture from beginning to end. God is in the business of blessing His people so that His ways and His salvation might be made known among all people.”

He holds to a continuationist view, meaning that the Biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit did not cease with the apostles and are operating today for the edification of the church.

Adieu

In closing, I sign off with the words of one Kiki Sheard…Hear This.